LumberJocks

TALL WORK BOOT - a difficult birth!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-02-2017 11:00 PM 1027 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this odd shaped piece of Mayday wood, from a tree I had cut down in my backyard about 5 years ago. It had contracted some sort of virus, so it had to come down. The tree was about 30 years in the making so I had a lot of wood to choose from. Most of the wood I gave away to people who needed some fire wood. The weird and gnarled stuff I kept for some boot building.
The wood offered some extreme variations in grain, colour and texture, so when I cut a blank for a boot I never knew where the wood would take me. This variation is evident in the enclosed pictures – one tree much variation. I had started work on this one several months ago and never got totally enthused about the project. It just wasn’t sending me to some ecstatic exhilaration! Or in simple terms I got bored with it and prolonged the time to completion!
Recently I had some extra time on my hands, I pushed the carving, added some eyelets and did some stitch work shown in pictures 5 and 6.
Come hell or high water the boot had to be completed!

Here is my tall work boot! Enjoy!

Roman , the BOOTMAN

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





14 comments so far

View DMiller's profile

DMiller

249 posts in 287 days


#1 posted 09-02-2017 11:10 PM

Wow! That’s impressive!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

2879 posts in 526 days


#2 posted 09-02-2017 11:53 PM

WOW …....GREAT JOB :<))

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

View crowie's profile

crowie

1991 posts in 1765 days


#3 posted 09-03-2017 12:33 AM

Love the laceup style

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

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

2407 posts in 2096 days


#4 posted 09-03-2017 12:38 AM

Very nicely shaped, Looks well worn.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View ralbuck's profile

ralbuck

3631 posts in 2080 days


#5 posted 09-03-2017 12:41 AM

Way too much skill involved forme to ever try one! Nice job!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

1177 posts in 1380 days


#6 posted 09-03-2017 02:52 AM

Top of the line, mighty fine work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View John's profile

John

954 posts in 1084 days


#7 posted 09-03-2017 04:59 AM

It’s always a pleasure to see your boots Roman, great work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View Eli Adamit's profile

Eli Adamit

718 posts in 3103 days


#8 posted 09-03-2017 11:39 AM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

116497 posts in 3391 days


#9 posted 09-03-2017 01:50 PM

A very nice exercise in carving Roman,very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View euacheitop's profile

euacheitop

4 posts in 79 days


#10 posted 09-03-2017 07:57 PM

Wow. Great work done here.

dentista asa norte

View ClaudeF's profile

ClaudeF

500 posts in 1521 days


#11 posted 09-03-2017 09:24 PM

Excellent work! The hollowing is quite impressive.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

View awsum55's profile

awsum55

42 posts in 322 days


#12 posted 09-04-2017 03:29 AM

You really do incredible work! I’m always amazed at the detail and patience it takes to do something like that.

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

28755 posts in 2680 days


#13 posted 09-04-2017 03:10 PM

Roman, this is a wonderful boot. I love it’s character, the wood, the fine details and the craftsmanship.

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

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

11037 posts in 2681 days


#14 posted 09-04-2017 04:52 PM

Incredible how ordinary piece of wood becomes so magnificant project in your hands. Realy realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com