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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 11-11-2017 07:14 PM 1842 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last of the wood I brought from my trip to Manitoba in September. Picture 1 – it is the third log from the left. This wood was on it’s last breath, but I was able to salvage three boot blanks shown in picture 2. The wood was quite punky so any piece I could salvage I did my best to make a boot of it. One piece had a severe protuberance off the main trunk so I incorporated it into my boot pattern. It had quite the curve and the pattern was a bit wild. But it came out well and I call it my ‘soccer boot’.
From the pile of logs I was able to carve 12 boots a nice reminder of my visit to Manitoba and my dear family farm. Lots of memories and these boots will be a nice keepsake for me.

Enjoy!

The Bootman

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





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#1 posted 11-11-2017 08:43 PM

Thats a wild looking boot with the bark on it. Great bunch of boots out off questionable wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 09:14 PM

The firewood rescue CHAMP is The BOOTMAN!

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 10:04 PM

Cool stuff.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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htl

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 06:50 AM

Man your going to town with them there boots, and really love the star or is that a spider on the tongue in the third picture. :-}

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 05:16 PM

Roman, I love to see all of the various boots you make. I would assume that you visualize what and how you will carve it by the way each blank tells you how to free the boot that’s locked inside the wood – so to speak. You are very creative and you end up with each boot being totally independent of all of the rest, but very dependent on the blank it came out of. You must have a lot of access to lots of blanks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 06:13 PM

The bandsaw, the wood and then my imagination all play a roll in the carvings.

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

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