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Shoe Carving Challenge: Progress Pictures

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 1349 days ago 2225 views 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nov. 13/10

This project was first posted here as part of the Great Shoe Carving Challenge.
I am re-posting to add my progress photos.

Teacher & Students: A big thank-you to Jordan for teaching the class and supporting me (and the other 6 students). You can see all the projects here.)
Note: if others add their projects at a later date, our class photos will be the first 7 posted! :)

The Class Tutorials: Jordan's blog begins here.

My blog: During the process of carving a shoe, I wrote a blog, talking about my personal journey, the challenges, the successes, the self-awareness etc. My blog begins here.

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The Photos 1. The finished shoe

2. The beginnings: I thought about stopping here because it already looked like a shoe.

3. My first biggest joy – a beautiful sole, smooth, curved up at the toe and heel. This was a really exciting point for me. I could see the possibilities of success!

4. The shape is revealed – a little angling here, a little angling there and the shapes of “my” shoe started to appear

5/6. Before the painting. I really didn’t want to paint my shoe because I knew that my painting skills were even less capable than my carving skills!
I won’t point out the major flaws here .. because if you can see them, you know and if you can’t see them, well, why ruin a good thing?? :)
I did do a little more “nip and tucking” (around the laces, the curves, etc,) after these photos were taken and prior to the painting.
Oh, and the paint was “whatever I could find in the house”.

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Wood: Basswood

The Size: everyone is mentioning 3” – so I’ll just copy that. 3” :)

The Tools: bandsaw to cut out basic shape; Dremel to do the carving.. and all the patience and precision that I could muster.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





31 comments so far

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 1349 days ago

Finally, some pictures!!

Nice job Ms Debbie.

Shame to have only one shoe though!!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1349 days ago

That is great.
Nice to see the process.
Your carving is looking good.
What Next?

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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TheGravedigger

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#3 posted 1349 days ago

Why Debbie, it looks as ratty as one of mine! Of course, that’s the point, eh? Nice job.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Roger

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#4 posted 1349 days ago

That is a great rendering of your shoe. What kind of wood is that? Looks like it mighta gave you a bit of grief in the process.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1349 days ago

Way to go MsDebbie! You did a great job on your shoe. You be a carver now! Jorden be proud of you. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1349 days ago

Lee: never satisfied, are you guys??? !!!! lol :) Always pushing me forward.

Alba: don’t know – but I don’t think it will be another shoe! phew.

Roger: oops.. I forgot to put that detail in the description. It is basswood and is REALLY easy to carve. Now if only my skills were as helpful as the wood :)

Thanks everyone for the support.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 1349 days ago

Your shoe turned out great Debbie!

You were very courageous to tackle this project.

I was thinking of what to say about your endeavor,

& came up with this famous quote by Neil Armstrong.

Slightly rephrased:

”This is one small shoe by Debbie, one giant leap into carving for mankind”.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 1349 days ago

Dick & Barb,

LoL nice one.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 1349 days ago

ha .. Dick/Barb you are so cute :)

how wonderful to be in the same category as Neil Armstrong :D :D :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 1349 days ago

GO!!!! DEBBIE!!!!! GO!!!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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clieb91

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#11 posted 1349 days ago

Debbie, The shoe looks great. What a cool project and way to do it, class around the world.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 1348 days ago

thanks :)
and yes – very cool re: where students are located

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#13 posted 1348 days ago

Great progress Debbie. Nice set of photos.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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prez

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#14 posted 1348 days ago

Deb… I’m so happy that I was able to meet you BEFORE you became a celebrated artist….now your body guard (s) won’t even let me get close to you… AWESOME…. I love it. So what do you do for an encore….make another shoe???? hehehe At-A-Girl (woman).....

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 1348 days ago

haha you can say “I knew her when…”
:)
Another shoe – I highly doubt it. I haven’t recovered, yet, from the first one!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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