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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-02-2017 01:06 AM 612 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given some chunks of cherry wood. Out came the glue and a suitable sized boot blank was the result.
The blank was large enough to carve a high-top work boot. When the boot was carved I didn’t like the prominent glue marks of the laminations so out came my acrylics that I had been using in my songbird and decoy carving years. I also had sketched an idea for a boot which showed the foot bone structure.
By now you Ljers must think that I should be committed or in serious need of a head doctor. But have no fear. I persevered, went wild with the colour and the x-ray came out quite clear.
The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 02:17 AM

Careful—you might end up designing for Nike!

Very well carved.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 03:43 AM

No head doctor, foot doctor is what’s needed according to those bones! Make another and I’ll wear them. Size 10 1/2 wide.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 04:59 AM

Love it Roman! :-)

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

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 07:25 AM

Now that’s a great boot of fun Roman….

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

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 08:26 PM

Looks great!!

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 08:38 PM

Roman, that is a wild boot. It’s a real eye catcher and I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 05-02-2017 09:16 PM

I saw SHOE and thought of you but the vibrant colors threw me off a bit! Amazing and fun little project – I’ll be keeping my eye on you now! Ha ha ha! Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 05-02-2017 10:06 PM

NOTHING looks broken LOL ........ GREAT JOB :<))


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#9 posted 05-03-2017 04:45 PM

So funny, excellent work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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