APPLE Wood Boot - Redemption!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 12-12-2016 05:57 PM 607 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I travelled to Edmonton to collect some wood that my friend had accumulated for me. It was – pick it up or it will be used in my fireplace! So I collected a trunk full and hurried back to Calgary to place my treasures in storage before the snow arrived. Our November here this year was a beautiful one so the trip was well made.
In amongst the logs my friend tossed in a small cut-off piece from his apple tree with measurements not too generous. Picture 5 shows the height at approximately 4 inches and length at approximately 5 inches.
Squaring the piece so that I could cut the shoe blank safely, the boot came out as shown. The wood was severely checked and fragile, but with diligence and TLC the apple boot came into being, forever preserving the wood in a new form. The wood saw it’s redemption!
Roman, the Bootman!

I wish everyone the best for this Christmas season. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!

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

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 07:30 PM

Been thinking of you the last days and wondering how you are doing, have not seen a project for quite awhile that you have don. Glad to know that you are still producing wonderful works of art. Looks nothing short of fabulious. I am looking out the window right now at the mountain glissening in the sunshine, cold out though minus 20 this morning. Working in the shop perfecting a couple of dodad’s.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 08:18 PM

You sure are an imagitive clever woodworker sir….beautiful..

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

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 08:40 PM

Well done.

I will give anyone close some of the apple wood that I had inherited. A few weird pieces that I hate to cut up.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 08:55 PM

nice work on this boot!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 09:15 PM

Awesome boot as usual and Apple is a great wood.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 03:58 AM

Another winner Roman. How fid you do at the show? I haven’t heard much yet but Mick says he’ll get me up to speed tomorrow.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 12-13-2016 10:44 AM

And, it looks like the authentic “boot I’ve been wearing for a couple decades.”

-- Mark

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#8 posted 12-13-2016 02:54 PM

simply beautiful apple boot …...... you never disappoint …....GREAT JOB


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#9 posted 12-13-2016 02:59 PM

This boot was a tough go! It was an end piece of a log and was prone to splitting on me. Thanks to some 2-part epoxy I managed to keep things together.
Thank you LJers for your fine comments. RH

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

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#10 posted 12-15-2016 12:19 AM

Walk on Roman…......

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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