Lilac - Simply Breath Taking!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-23-2011 08:12 PM 1511 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to cut down a Lilac tree that had out grown itself, i.e. was too close to the house. It came down in mid-winter and I had a 5 to 6 inch trunk to work with. When I cut into the wood for a boot the aroma of Lilac was spectacular and persisted until the boots were completed. However the wood did twist and some checking occurred.
The pair with rough bark was a branch too small for a large boot and just enough for a small pair. The other two came from the larger trunk dimension. There is quite a variety of colour within the wood and a red growth ring was quite the surprise.
Power carved with Foredom and Dremel tools.
I sanded them with a drum sander, 220 grit, and finished with Clapham’s wood polish hoping to retain the aroma of lilac.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 01:38 AM

More great creations Roman, so ya reckon you wont need any of Mum’s powder to keep them fresh
Nice job :))
I like the 2 middle ones

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

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 02:10 AM

Hi Pete, thanks for the comment. Just added a few more pictures. RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 03:19 AM

this is incredible! very nice work.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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