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LET'S GET CARVING - Part ONE!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-01-2017 08:00 PM 546 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This posting will get all of you avid boot carvers a chance to change a piece of scrap wood into a beautiful work of art.
There will be two parts to show the steps involved.
Picture 1, shows the finished carving.
Picture 2, after drawing a profile of your boot, cut the block into three pieces, sole, vamp and toe/tongue. Put pieces together and prepare the blank for rough carving. Hash marks in black show what wood is to be removed first. It is at this stage that your creative genius kicks in and you start the ‘rough shaping of the boot’.
Pictures 3, 4, and 5 show the separated boot parts and what wood is to be removed first.
In the following post, Part Two, one can see the amount of wood carved away and the pieces sanded and polished ready for re-assembly.
Picture 6 shows the left side of the finished boot, hopefully keeping your interest up to proceed to the next post.

Start looking for your wood now and get carving!

See you next post.

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





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 10:31 PM

Okay, I love your boots, but I have to ask, what ever made you start carving boots???

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 07-02-2017 10:33 AM

I have carved boots and shoes but never this way. Cool idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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crowie

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#3 posted 07-02-2017 10:41 AM

All I can saw Roman after looking at part one and part two is WOW Sir…
Seeing the “how you did it” just makes the end results so more impressive!!

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

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#4 posted 07-03-2017 05:11 PM

Some more nice work, Roman. You are very creative.

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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#5 posted 07-03-2017 11:45 PM

Roman, I have always admired your work. Thanks for the tutorial.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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