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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 11-11-2016 03:27 PM 881 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m going back in time with this pair. It’s the days of my youth when the ladies wore saddle shoes, frilly socks, white blouses, and skirts that would fling on the dance floor. The young ladies didn’t need tight pants and scruffy jeans to give us a thrill! With trumpets blaring, guitars twanging’, we would be on the dance floor as quick as a wink showing off our ‘zoot suits’ (wide pant legs and narrow cuffs), multicoloured ties with stripped and coloured sports jackets, we’d be rocking and doing the BOOGIE. The wax would be worn off the floor! Those were the days!

This pair is carved from a 9 inch diameter by 4 inch thick turning blank of PNG WALNUT. It had some interesting grain patterns but I decided to detail, texture and stain with two colours for contrast. And the dancing began!

Enjoy, from

The Bootman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 05:32 PM

Always amazing and great looking, as well as, beautifully crated boots and shoes from you Roman. A pleasure to see your work. Thanks!!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 06:06 PM

They surely look nice.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 06:45 PM

some fabulous detail in these ones Roman, lovely work as usual
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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crowie

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 08:29 PM

Yes Roman, They look like they could be slipped into and head out the door….beautiful detailing.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 08:44 PM

This is a delightful pair of boot’s and it will make a wonderful accent for the right home.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 09:24 PM

The work of a master craftsman and carver. They are very well done and I can understand the effort and work you put into the shape, detail and finish. Sunny and warm here today, almost a summer day, snow on the mountain.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 11-12-2016 12:41 AM

very nice

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 11-12-2016 02:23 PM

Awesome work Roman!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 11-13-2016 01:19 AM

Love these ones Roman.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#10 posted 11-13-2016 03:03 PM

I take off a hat….......

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#11 posted 11-15-2016 04:23 PM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#12 posted 11-21-2016 11:54 AM

You are thee “boot-man”......no doubt about it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 11-27-2016 04:10 PM

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