"CHUBBY" - live edge birch boot!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-10-2017 03:34 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been very hot here this week, so I secluded myself into the shade of my carving shed and my apple tree to do some quiet carving. This piece of birch wood had been cut in a ‘free-handed’ or reckless abandon way to be the start of a small boot. I didn’t have the heart to toss the wood into the fire bin so my inspiration was to carve a well rounded boot leaving as much wood as possible. As the carving evolved, the name came to mind.The boot needed to go on a diet. Hence, CHUBBY, came into being!
Birch wood is a nice wood to carve and along with the bit of bark lining the top of the vamp, some splits in the toecap and colour in the middle of the wood, a distinct carving was the result. I sealed the piece with French polish.

Now lets turn on the music and…......’do the twist’!

Happy holidays to all, the BOOTMAN!

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

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 03:57 PM

I like chubby GREAT JOB :<))


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#2 posted 07-10-2017 04:54 PM

Bootiful job Roman!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 05:10 PM

Roman, it’s another wonderful boot and nicely done.

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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#4 posted 07-10-2017 05:22 PM

Boot for Hilda…......

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 08:35 PM

Another winner Roman! Was this cut from a log (piece of firewood)? Which way does the grain run? TIA

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 07-10-2017 09:25 PM

Grain runs length of the boot – toe to heel,

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

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#7 posted 07-11-2017 04:50 AM

super fantastic, just arrived home last night.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 07-11-2017 07:34 AM

Now Roman that reminds me of a Circus performer’s boot;
one of the very funny, clever little people who made you laugh…

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

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