Lambeam Boot

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 02-10-2011 05:52 AM 1256 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always on the hunt for different kinds of wood, I recently had an opportunity to save a chunk of lambeam from a dumpster. A lam beam is a glorified piece of plywood in that it is made up of many layers of pine. It is used in floor construction where wide spans are required and is an alternative to the steel ibeams use in home construction. The beam is quite strong and is stable. I didn’t know how it would carve out especially in the form of a boot.
When I cut out the parts of the boot I made sure that the sole would run with the grain for more strenght. The heel and toe shape allowed me to take advantage of the laminates and carved edges. Finished with tung oil I got a pleasant surprise. Enjoy!

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 08:19 AM

I really like the effect of carving into the ply layers. Did you carve this out by hand, or with a rotary tool or something else? It doesn’t seem to have many voids for being construction grade.

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 09:02 AM

you are one very tallented crafter, this is a realy lovely piece, the laminate is working with you here nicely, I have no idea as to how you got inside that boot to produce the finished job, well done Roman nice job :)

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

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:59 PM

also a very nice boot
you mast make a video for us

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 05:25 PM

VERY nice.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 10:25 PM

There are voids in the material. Look at the left blank about 1/3 way down from top. I was lucky that it didn’t implode on me!

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#6 posted 02-11-2011 03:27 AM


You certainly have come up with unique use of materials! Thanks for sharing. A one-of-a-kind shoe.


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