Plum Tree Boot No. 1 - three more to go!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 12-24-2016 08:51 PM 589 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We got a pile of snow overnight so I shovelled the sidewalk and decided to make some dust in my workshop. We are definitely going to have a white Christmas!
From my previous post you saw the cut blanks. I took the largest one and also the one with the most splits and decay that I could find. Two part epoxy was my friend and once I stabilized the wood I began the roughing out and after two hours the boot was sanded and received two coats of French polish.
I felt that the live edge was a good character to leave in as the grain and colour was the counter balance to the sculpture. I now know why the plum tree was cut down – it was old and decrepit! The boot now is a testament to its old age.
Might have a go at the next blank or perhaps some mulled wine will keep me in the house to enjoy Christmas eve. I am in such a quandary!!! What to do, what to do????

Cheerio, the Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 09:20 PM

Boot-i-ful work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 09:44 PM

It’s travelled some hard miles has this one Roman, :-) Nice result as usual
Merry Xmas from NZ

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

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#3 posted 12-25-2016 01:45 AM

That boot has done its walking. We just have 4 inches of snow, but has turned cold again, minus 20 this morning. You definitely have an advantage of a small shop. Easy to heat… may not even try to heat the shop this week, Christmas, then go to Terrace to pick up daughter and grand girl, have fun. will finish and post another fractal project this week. Want me to try one on a boot. Have a nice Christmas.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-25-2016 06:14 PM

Great looking boot. Love them all.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 07-13-2017 04:27 PM

This is a nice boot, Roman.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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