Mahogany Skid Boot - ReDone!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-08-2011 06:16 PM 1225 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was unhappy with the natural finish on one of my mahogany boots and had been considering some dye work. In my paint cabinet I found a cache of Life Tone airbrush paints used by taxidermists, a supply which I had previously used on my fish carvings. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I started with a blue tint, then green and finished with a red. This paint is quite volatile and I slopped it on with a small paint brush. It is quick drying and the colours are translucent. The pictures show the variance in colour with the different light exposures and background elements.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 06:44 PM

It’s fascinating – the results of experimenting! Especially when we can learn from some one else’s experimetns or expense, right? Tee Hee :D Seriously, your work is always very interesting ! ! !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 07:01 PM

Na, looks too much like a real boot now. Nobody will ever believe you carved it. Fantastic carving by the way.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 07:25 PM

I think this is your best one!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 11:19 PM

Sometimes you just gotta play a bit that way you dont sit there wondering “what if”
Very interesting results alond the way Roman, love it, great stuff

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

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