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COTTON CLUB DANCER - let it shine, let it shine!!!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 04-02-2018 04:59 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Amur Cherry boots keep cropping up and I figured the boot needed some glitz and shine. The grain is beautiful but for a dancer it needed some ‘kick’.
So on comes the experiment. I revealed the toe-cap and heal cover but still no va-voom! So off to Michael’s craft supply store I came across some variegated gold leaf flakes to give the boot some toe-tapping oomph, the kind you see on clients visiting New York’s Cotton Club back in the 20’s and 30’s when all the jazz greats created some great sound!
Oh my! See those gals shimmy and shake!! The guys were pretty good and not to be out done they would wear some shoes with some gold on them! Oh yeah!!!! Let ‘er rip!

Roman, sometimes crazed Bootman!

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 04-02-2018 05:04 PM

A shimmering example of your art!

Very attractive.

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

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#2 posted 04-02-2018 06:10 PM

Wow, hard to keep up to your masterpieces.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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peteg

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#3 posted 04-02-2018 08:00 PM

This one is a real beautie Roman, nicely done
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-02-2018 08:03 PM

Roman, this is another beautiful boot and it’s a real eye catcher.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 03:08 PM

WOW Roman i can see you wearing these you swinging cat ....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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John

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 05:08 PM

That’s one sparkling boot Roman, nice touch! Hope it’s not too cold there today, my daughter is crossing your province, BC to Sask.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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