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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-27-2017 03:56 PM 1217 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of shoes came from an end cut from one of my elm wood logs. It shows some severe cracks but I was able to hold it together during the carving phase.
My first cut to the wood was shaping the shoe and separating the sole from the vamp. Then I took the vamp block and cut out the inner wood by entering from the back of the shoe with my bandsaw. Once the wood popped out I glued up the saw cut and it matches the cracks that the shoe got naturally.
Roughing out I left one shoe with a live edge, i.e. bark on, and the other shoe the bark was removed. Looking at the bottom profile, picture 3 you can see the growth rings of the tree.
Now it’s time to go dancin’.

Enjoy!
I always enjoy my LJer’s comments. Thank you my woodworking friends.
Roman, the Bootman

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





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DMiller

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 04:01 PM

Unique! Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 04:34 PM

You have more wooden shoes than the country of Holland!

They do look neat though!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 06-27-2017 04:57 PM

If you have scrap wood, cracked, weathered, and otherwise ready for the disposal bin, send it to Roman and he will a exceptional boot out of it… well done and Ok on the cut from the back to make this style.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 05:13 PM

As always very beautiful.

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 05:14 PM



You have more wooden shoes than the country of Holland!

- ralbuck

Are you sure? ;)

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 05:34 PM

Roman, this a very nice pair and I love the wood.

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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peteg

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 09:28 PM

A couple of very nice variations Roman in your usual style :)
cheers
Pete

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

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crowie

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#8 posted 06-28-2017 10:34 PM

Heels, we’re going up in the world and Roman is branching out in fashion…nicely done sir.

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

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