|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 06-14-2011 06:12 PM||1252 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This was the last piece of wood from my mahogany skid. With this boot I put in a lot of wrinkles and reveals (edge depths for contrast). The dark stains came from the nails that held the pallet together – adds character!
Now I would like to welcome you to my sanctuary – my work station in my carving room. The work station was made from an old computer desk that my neighbour had thrown out. I got it before the garbage truck did. The station is like a booth fitted with a vertical basket fan and filter and a horizontal motor cooling fan, fitted with a plastic grate to put my work on. I use a lazy Susan to hold my work. This allows me to spin the work in progress which gives me a total view of my wood sculpture while I sip on my refreshment. The filter removes most of the fine dust while the horizontal takes care of the heavier particles. I do supplement the system with a face mask filter.
My power tools l. to r. pictures 4, 5, 6, Ram micromotors (45 000 rpm), for fine work and details, Foredom flexshaft (18 000 rpm), for heavy work with handpieces, sanding drum and carving burr (Saburr Tooth), and two smaller motors (Dremel type), fitted with flexshafts I bought at a beautician’s supply store (used for manicures and pedicures!) I figure that if these could trim some woman’s toe nails, they could carve wood!!!. These handpieces are either 1/8 and 3/32 collet systems. I like these for their light weight and ease of changing bits. Not for heavy use but they do help in doing the fine detailing.
Welcome to my world!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!