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WILLOW BOOT - A Study of old age!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-13-2018 06:34 PM 505 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all! I’m alive and still kicking!
Got this swamp willow log from my rancher friend from southern Alberta. Where he ranches you have to be one tough dude! This willow was harvested from land in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies along the US border.
The tree has seen some years and that is visible in the separation of the growth rings of the tree. So the challenge was on and I jumped at it, ‘hook line and sinker’! Lucky for me I had a good supply of glue followed by extreme stubborness, I persevered and up came the old Boot!
While taking the pictures, the extra log in the photo posed another challenge – a face of the old man in the tree! I was mesmerized and you Ljers will have to stick around and see the face come to fruition!

Regards to all,

The Bootman

Here’s lookin’ at ya!

-- 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 05-13-2018 06:49 PM

Nice cowboy boot.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 05-13-2018 07:09 PM

WOW Roman ….....another classic for your shelves…... i really do like this one with all that cool looking bark …. GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 10:17 PM

Looks like a big old gum boot…. has to be coming from the swamp to keep the water out!!

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

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#4 posted 05-14-2018 03:56 AM

great work on on the boot,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-14-2018 06:15 PM

Roman, that’s another mighty fine boot.

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

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