ASH CROTCH - Winnipeg Wood!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 11-02-2017 10:03 PM 424 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture two shows the wood I had brought back from my September trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba. This came from my brother Mick’s wood cache that he accumulated from his backyard forest. The log had a small branch on it, hence the crotch. The small boot came from the smaller diameter while the larger boot included the small branch and the main trunk of the tree. You can see the central growth rings by looking at the back side of the large boot.
The ash has some terrific grain and colour but is a pig to carve. It is very hard and my carving burrs suffered some extreme wear and tear.
Next on the list is the maple log from a tree that had been part of a shelter belt that surrounded our garden on the farm at Oakburn. Have many fond memories growing up on the farm and being part of the working family.

Now to work!

The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 10:07 PM

Just a pair of “hard working” boots! As usual=well done.

You can takr the boy from the country; but, not the country from the boy!

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

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 02:20 PM

Wow! These turned out beautifully, Roman.

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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#3 posted 11-03-2017 09:35 PM

To start with an ugly branch and end with a beautiful boot WOW!!!

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

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