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Aspen Wood Running Shoe - First in 2017!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 01-01-2017 09:08 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this boot started way back in 2015 and felt that procrastinating any further would not be beneficial to me, so…...!
I picked up this piece of firewood from a friend’s wood box. It was a narrow piece so my pattern and design was limited. I also had some people asking me to do a running shoe which I resisted. When the blank was cut I noticed some interesting figure in the wood and that alone kept me going but reluctantly. It was severely spalted and I kept going but the boot was easily put on a shelf for future consideration. I then proceeded to add some detail, texture and staining. It was a mess and I decided for my first day in 2017 to end it all! My pyrography tool added colour and texture to simulate a rubber like sole. Nike and Adidas – eat your hearts out. There is a new kid on the block!
Enjoy!
I need a drink!

Roman, the runner!

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





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ralbuck

3393 posts in 2017 days


#1 posted 01-01-2017 09:16 PM

All those shoes/boots and you still buy the ones you wear!

Neat looking shoe though.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Roger

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 10:51 PM

You’re already “kickin” it in 2017

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

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-02-2017 01:14 AM

That reminds me of one of my old work shoes. Great work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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crowie

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#4 posted 01-02-2017 10:17 AM

Love it, looks beaut Roman….

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-02-2017 06:32 PM

You did a beautiful job on this one, Roman.

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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bushmaster

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#6 posted 01-02-2017 06:36 PM

What have you been eating. Would like to know, seems like you got allot of zip that all of need this time of year. Actually all I need is more heat, minus 22 today. Great job on the runner.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 01-02-2017 10:45 PM

WOW minus 22 …...anyways another great shoe on 2017 …looks like a year of shoes …. which will work for me just fine Roman …Keep up the good work …..... GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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