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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 02-27-2018 12:15 AM 365 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got a chance to use some of my Douglas Fir beams given to me by my neighbour. The wood had been the main structural beams for a building in downtown Calgary some 40 years ago. The building was taken down and my neighbour salvaged the beams. They were then used as a substructure for his patio until last Spring. The downtown building must have been 40 years plus old so the beams are well seasoned.
Hard to carve Douglas fir due to the uneven hardness of the wood. Doesn’t take much to carve a dent and much sanding needed to correct the accidents.
Finished with a spray on varnish.
Now it’s time to do some line dancing’! Yahoooo!

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

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 12:54 PM

Bravo, another work of art coming from your talented hands, keep busy and keep on sending us more, thank you.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 02:51 PM

Nice looking boot, looks great all the way around. Nice grain contrast.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 02:52 PM

nice too see your still at it Roman …. GREAT JOB :<))


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#4 posted 02-27-2018 03:02 PM

Thanks for the compliment Tony. It’s been a long and tough winter! Starting to warm up here and the days are getting longer.

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 06:24 PM

Roman, this is another wonderful boot. It’s so creative for you to have aligned the grain and figure of the beautiful wood so that the shape of the boot interacts with the wood in the way it does. Nice work!

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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#6 posted 02-28-2018 11:03 AM

goodonya mate. keepe’m commen

-- Dave -

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 10:27 PM

All the ducks line up for this creation from design to timber to history….nicely done Roman

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

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