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THE DEVIL'S BOOT!!! Manzanita root, a curse!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-09-2017 10:35 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone. I’m back to the boots again. My summer has been busy with my renovation jobs. so boot carving took second place. It’s been an awfully hot summer out here in southern Alberta. Lost a few pounds sweating it out on two projects, a fourteen foot long staircase and a 14×20 patio. I must say that I did a good job on both these projects. Have a lot of cut-off material which will show up as boots coming this fall.
Now to the manzanita boot. This wood was given to me by my friend who had spent his winters in Arizona. He has retired from carving and I was the recipient of his cache of exotic wood.
Manzanita root is ugly, hard, varied in colour, varied in shape, etc. I cut out the blank as best as I could trying to incorporate a boot shape as much as possible. Let the carving begin I said and the struggle continued and intensified through to the sanding and finishing. When I finished the project I had only one thought and that was, “The Devil made me do it!”
Here is the DEVIL’S BOOT!

Enjoy!
The Bootman!

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





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Druid

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#1 posted 08-09-2017 10:45 PM

My sympathies. BUT . . . You did a great job on an unusual piece of wood!!!
I like the “soft” finished look.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 11:24 PM

The Druid summed it up.

Looks great.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 08-10-2017 12:38 AM

Wonderful creation.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 01:53 AM

sounds like you had fun with that piece of wood. we are on the road to Prince behind a major accident. they said hours.. You did a fantastic job on that boot. Areal keeper.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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oldwood

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 02:44 AM

Great work! Looks a lot like the old pair I retired last year.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 05:24 AM

I’ve missed a few Roman but I still get a kick out of your fine carvings!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 12:22 PM

Mighty fine boot.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 02:14 PM

ANOTHER FINE BOOT Roman ....GREAT JOB :<))

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

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