ELAINE'S DANCING SHOE - Siberian Elm from Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 10-08-2017 06:17 PM 2397 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my recent visit to Winnipeg, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of my graduating from the U. of Manitoba, my classmates and I were given an outstanding BBQ at the residence of Ed and Elaine Thompson. They have a beautiful home in the west side of the city close to the Assiniboine river. Their property is inundated with copious varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. I had come into a problem during my visit as I accidentally came across Ed’s cache of wood taken from his forest and left to age for his outdoor fireplace.
With his permission I was able to ‘snag a short log of some Siberian elm. I also said ‘please, may I….’ have a look at your wood. The rest is history!
Elaine was a fellow chemistry major in the Science faculty, eventually completing her studies for a PhD. As in the early years, Elaine is still as charming as ever and I dedicated this elm to her and carved ‘Elaine’s Dancing Shoe’!

I have great pleasure in sharing this shoe on the same day as I complete my 76th year on this planet.
Tomorrow I shall raise my Scotch glass and drink a toast to my ‘womb-mate’ Roxanne who lives in Denver so that we may start the 77th year of our life with vim and vigour.

Kind Regards,
The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 10-08-2017 06:36 PM

Roman, this is a horse of a different color and you did a wonderful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 07:20 PM

Beautifully done, as always, Roman.

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

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#3 posted 10-08-2017 07:51 PM

neat shoe Roman …and also have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY :<))


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#4 posted 10-08-2017 09:28 PM

Happy Birthday Roman. Very nice Dancing Shoe.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 10-08-2017 11:11 PM

Once more you surprised me, keep on the beautiful work, and happy birthday,

-- andrek

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#6 posted 10-09-2017 12:55 AM

Very neat and a good story too.
Hope you also managed a trip to the great zoo!

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

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#7 posted 10-09-2017 10:55 AM

Great job, alittle different approach, from your more traditional method of boots. Takes wooden shoes to a new level, may see someone sporting some on the dance floor yet. Will be heading home from Florida tomorrow, Looking forward to seeing the one you sent me. Will not be till almost two weeks yet

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 10-09-2017 04:48 PM

Every shoe and boot has a platform, the sole can be flat, heeled and/or elevated. With my system of carving you can carve any style you want. All you need is courage and some creativity.

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

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#9 posted 10-10-2017 12:44 PM

Excellent clean shape and smooth lines. One women shoe, for a change.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-11-2017 09:31 PM

Now that’s for a lady indeed….top job Roman

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

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