SWISS WORK BOOT! Say Cheese!!!!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-02-2018 09:31 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some Douglas fir left over from my project shown in my previous post. Not one to waste wood, the off-cut was odd shaped so I took a 1/2 inch Forstner bit and drilled it full of holes. Where am I going with this???
The task of carving a boot had started and I cut the usual boot blank for a ‘Roman style’ work boot and let the chips fall where they may!
Four hours later this weird concoction of a boot was the result. Almost reminds you of a good chunk of Swiss Cheese!
I’m getting hungry! Enjoy and promise me that you will smile!


The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 09:58 PM

Hey Roman, I have had work boots with about that any holes!

Another “wood rescue” ACHIEVED!

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

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 10:26 PM

Now that’s one airy boot, Roman…

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

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 10:45 PM

Beautiful work Roman Well Done!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#4 posted 03-02-2018 10:53 PM

Roman, I love it. I believe that you know what your going to do with every piece of wood that you pick up within a few minutes.

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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#5 posted 03-02-2018 11:15 PM

Well done, you have such great ideas.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-03-2018 12:53 AM

UUMMMMM ….. now I’m hungry for cheese …...LOL ….GREAT JOB :<))


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#7 posted 03-03-2018 02:05 AM

Looks like a well ventilated “summer boot”, but I can see why some viewers might find this one a bit “boring”. ;)
Quite interesting, and I’m sure that it was fun to create. Keep ‘em coming Roman. :)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 03-03-2018 02:23 AM

Love the style in which you make these boots. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 03-03-2018 08:01 PM

very interesting. Will wine bottles fit in the holes?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 03-04-2018 11:56 PM

I’ve been back to look at this boot several times, and per your request, I’ve smiled every time! :)
Great bit of creative imagination. I like it!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 03-05-2018 02:37 PM

Thanks for the comments John. After posting the project I realized that by drilling the holes I actually
extended the surface viewing area. This has a bit of a mesmerizing effect especially with the prominent figure of the Douglas fir.

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

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