|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 09-30-2011 12:47 AM||1306 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Another shoe for the Imelda collection! This piece had it’s challenges, with first working with a gnarled bit of Arbutus, severe checking, and finally branch out growths. I also have problems with the woman’s shoe and it’s composition. The first of Imelda’s collection were caricatures of a shoe but now as I try to design a proper looking shoe it gets harder. I think I’m moving ahead but it is a slow process!
Arbutus is a hard wood and my power carver burrs took a beating, I drum sanded for a final finish, stained it with Minwax gunstock orange and buffed it with Clapham’s beeswax polish.
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!