|Project by Roman Hrytsak||posted 06-11-2011 09:13 PM||2004 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
The wood for this project came from a Mayday tree in our back yard. It was a beautiful tree and graced our yard for over thirty years. It was being ravaged by viruses so it was time to cut it down. The wood has been sitting along my fence line for two years and when I cut a blank for a boot, the wood went into contortions that every woodworker dreads and the more I carved the more splits surfaced. A test of my patience I persevered and the Yokum boot was complete.
The boot stands 8 inches high, toe to heel length is 5 inches, width is 2 – 3 inches.
A Foredom power tool, and Saburrtooth burrs, were used to rough out and a sanding drum, did the finish work.
A Minwax poly wipe on, was used to finish the piece.
For the youngsters, Mammy Yokum is the mother of L’il Abner, from the famous Al Capp cartoon strip. She was probably the first liberated woman of consequence, she ruled the roost and I liked the fact that she smoked a pipe.
-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!