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KING TUT'S BOOT - a hieroglyphic record!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 04-18-2017 08:49 PM 724 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Awhile back in February, I was involved in the building of bar at a local golf and country club. The request for the bar top was laminated maple top.. We had it professionally built and delivered to the work site as it measured over 20 feet long. There was some cutting involved to get the bar fitted and off course I got the left over pieces. The width of the top was 24 inches so I had some lovely cut-offs.
The pieces landed in my workshop and I was going to get a boot out of the pieces.Laminating the bar laminate a boot block and blank was in the making. however. the maple wood had limited contrast so I interspersed the maple wood with some mahogany strips. The contrast was assured but was boring when the boot was carved.
I came across some Egyptology about the Egyptian king. The light bulb went on and hieroglyphics according to scribe turned carver left a message for all you Ljers to translate. It is a fascinating story preserved on Tut’s boot!

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the BOOT of TUTANKHAMUN!!!!

Enjoy!

Roman the Bhutmun!

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





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 09:08 PM

I like this boot best of all …..it is very neat with all them tut designs …..GREAT JOB :<))

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

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steliart

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 09:12 PM

Wow!!!!!! love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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peteg

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 09:12 PM

Now you can add Historian to your list of skills Roman :-)
This is a beautie, you have added a real story to it
cheers
Pete

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

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 11:58 PM

It certainly is a boot fit for a king. well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 04-19-2017 12:47 AM

Nice boot Roman! But I’m sure he won’t be needing it anymore!

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

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majuvla

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#6 posted 04-19-2017 04:44 AM

Beautiful shoe! I like those hieroglyphes especialy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-19-2017 05:56 PM

This is a fabulous piece. You did a wonderful job on this and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

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

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

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crowie

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#8 posted 04-20-2017 10:43 AM

The boots just keep coming Roman and they are sure getting fancier sir….

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

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