|Project by Roman Hrytsak||posted 02-10-2011 05:52 AM||1123 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!