The Boot From MARS!!!! Laminated lam beam

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-13-2017 10:54 PM 901 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strange things are happening to me and my carving. In the last post I mentioned that I helped build a 14 foot long staircase. The stringer was two lengths of lam beam and for an old guy like me it appeared to weigh a ton! Perseverance and a lot of gasping at the upper and lower air vents of one’s body, my friend and I got the stringers in place. Adding treads and risers the staircase became a reality. There were some cutoffs and you guessed it I got a few odd pieces and my boot creating brain got going. The result – BOOT from Mars. An alien appeared and I just kept going. Hope you enjoy this piece of work and find the alien!

The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 11:21 PM

That is gorgeous. Probably the most interesting use of a glue lam I’ve ever seen.

-- EARTH FIRST! We'll log the other planets later. Trust your neighbors, but brand your calves. Opinion worth price charged.

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#2 posted 08-13-2017 11:54 PM

again I’m just loving these laminated boots ….I find them very beautiful ….. GREAT JOB :<))


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#3 posted 08-14-2017 12:08 AM

Very unique, interesting and pretty too!

But,I would not like to wear it.

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

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#4 posted 08-14-2017 12:54 AM


Great job man.


-- 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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#5 posted 08-14-2017 01:11 AM

Top recycling Roman…

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

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#6 posted 08-14-2017 12:37 PM

Roman, this boot is amazing and the wood is out of sight. This boot displays a lot of fine details and craftsmanship.

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 08-14-2017 04:54 PM

Wicked grain, complete the a pair of boots with the grain going the other way.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 08-14-2017 07:31 PM

See the Martian’s head profile picture 6! Scary!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 08-15-2017 05:01 PM

I see it. nifty..

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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