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BIG FOOT! Amur cherry.

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 01-10-2017 04:50 PM 434 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had an odd shaped piece of Amur cherry. When I cut out the boot blank, the toe cap and tongue piece were out of proportion with the vamp portion. Interesting! Why not a boot for a Yeti!!??? So in went the carving burrs, dust flew and the result – BIG FOOT!!!
The darker grain is the onset of spalting, i.e. the wood was in a state of decay. So I shaped and sanded the block and gave a final coat of French polish (Lee Valley product). The boot will be a talk piece in someone’s home and how the stories will fly!
Enjoy!

Roman, the Bootman!

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 04:57 PM

As usual you kicked it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 08:15 PM

WOW ….. a boot for 10 toes ….. on 1 foot …..........LMAO …...... GREAT JOB :<)

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

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 10:07 PM

Nice boot and color. Toe wiggling room. Sunny here today and cold -23 this morning. Went out and took pictures of the snow laden trees and your beloved mountain.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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