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BOOT HILL! A collection of boots

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 03-02-2011 05:37 AM 1110 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my recent free formed boots from a variety of exotic and domestic woods. Picture 2 came from an elm tree knocked over by a severe storm. Picture 3 is applewood which had a soft core. When I was near completion the core disintegrated so I enhanced the carving by emphasizing the growth rings. Picture 4 a piece of Arbutus wood and boots. Picture 5 shows some pear wood boots. This wood came from friends burn pile and I was able to salvage part of the trunk. In case you are wondering what the red and white striped boot at the centre of picture 1, it is tulip wood.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 08:13 AM

Roman “YOU” have way to much time on your hands. That piece must have taken your entire lunch break

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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peteg

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 09:06 AM

Hey Lizard, I think he’s got a wee team of @#$%^& out the back somewhere :)))))
Roman, Do you ever go the bed???

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

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Spoontaneous

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 01:50 PM

I like the way you use the live edge on the top of the boot… also including the cracks and such. Do you ever use the bark for the sole? Nice collection!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 02:16 PM

These are very nice and the wood looks great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roman Hrytsak

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 06:11 PM

Hi Spontaneous, Yes I have tried cutting the wood to show bark on the sole but as I shape the heel and round out the sole portions of the bark are lost. Whatever portion of the bark remains does add to the ‘organic’ nature of the piece.
Lizard and Peteg, The work you see has accumulated over several years. You know the projects you’ve started and lost interest in, and finally you brush off the dust, get inspired again and complete at a later date. The evolutionary process in wood carving takes up time so I try to keep the projects as simple as possible. Now when it comes to a commission, deadlines are raised and the project moves quickly to a completion date. An end point is mandated!
Thanks for your comments,

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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mommawoodchuck

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 01:20 AM

Awesome little boots. I did a little one out of basswood, not as cool looking as yours.

-- Sheryl---IA

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