Western Cedar - Big Macs!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 05-22-2011 09:59 PM 1301 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are crafted from 4×4 cedar fence post cut-offs. I had enough wood to make a pair of boots and having visited a MacDonald’s restaurant a week earlier I saw a statue of Ronald the Clown. He was posed sitting on a chair with his legs crossed. His shoes were prominent and immediately caught my eye. Here looking at me were two large Big Macs! They had large toe pieces and immediately the power of subliminal advertising had me buying a Big Mac.

These were carved with flex-shaft, Foredom and Dremel power tools using Typhoon and Saburrtooth burrs. Sanding drums with a 1/4 inch shaft were used to obtain a smoothe surface which was finished with Minwax Wipe-On Poly.

PS The Big Mac was excellent and went well with a medium sized Coke!

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

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 10:40 PM

Wow! THese are incredible….nice work.

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona

#2 posted 05-23-2011 02:02 AM

Nice boots did you boil the wood shape it then leave it cool or carve it or is it a trade secret as to how you got the shape

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 02:40 AM

Hi Andy, If you go back to my posting of a zebrawood boot you will get the trade secret.

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

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 04:24 AM

Very good job. It looks just super. Each boot from a single piece of wood?.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 04:33 AM

Your carvings always put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing them with us.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 05:46 AM

Hey Roman, as Nancy said “these boots were made for walking”
nice job very well done :))

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

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 02:19 PM

Thanks Pete! Many times when I am in a solitude carving my boots Nancy’s song keeps going through my head.
“C’mon boots, let’s walk!!!!”

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

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#8 posted 05-24-2011 03:36 AM

Great job!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 04:07 AM

Ha! Ronald McDonald shoes. I gotta tell you… I like your shoes much better than I like their ‘food’. I really love the grain on the two toned shoe.

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

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