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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-18-2017 08:33 PM 332 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now the work boot.
I had this piece of maple firewood and for several years it functioned as a doorstop for my storage shed. Every time I opened the door to get my lawnmower out, I would kick the wood aside and then kick it back to be out of my way. Such an indignity! It was not a pretty looking piece of wood. Last week I got the courage to cut out a blank for a boot and began to carve. As they say, ‘You can’t judge a book by it’s cover’! Removing all the outer decay, sanding, polishing and finishing it with some French polish, a product I get from Lee Valley, the work boot became a work of art.
It will now be sitting on display in my living room for me to enjoy!

The Bootman!

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 09:48 PM

Bootman at his best!

Just kept at it instead of giving it the boot!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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John

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#2 posted 08-19-2017 03:17 AM

Good job on the boots Roman!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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NormG

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 03:06 PM

What a skill you have, these are wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 08-20-2017 03:03 AM

You are amazing.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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crowie

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 09:10 PM

Yes, that boot has been working…

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

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docesalgado

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#6 posted 08-22-2017 03:14 PM

Great Work! Congratulations!
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