MAYDAY TREE - A Curmudgeon's Boot

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 910 days ago 1182 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this piece of Mayday wood from a tree I had chopped down in my yard a couple of years ago. Thought I might try and make a boot but found out that it wasn’t fully cured, hence the split at the heel. To add to my misery, I had cut the blank a bit small and the composition took on a world of it’s own. I wasn’t going to quit or throw away the wood so I kept on carving. The result was a wrinkled old boot, twisted from old age making up it’s character. I found some of my airbrush paints that I had collected for my fish carvings and slapped the paint on with reckless abandon.
That’s my boot!!!!


-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#1 posted 910 days ago

Way to improvise Roman. It’s amazing how an initial idea can transform as we all make little mistakes along the way. The journey is more interesting and rewarding that way! Beautiful piece.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#2 posted 910 days ago

thats amazing. Its hard to beleive its made from wood. It loks like an old beat up leather boot. fabulous.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 910 days ago

Nice looking shoes, do they come in any other sizes?

-- Tim, Michigan

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#4 posted 910 days ago

Nice recovery looks pretty real. Boy, that tounge sure looks like it got toasted. (-:


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 910 days ago

Lovely attention to detail Roman in a rustic kind of way, :) great job

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

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#6 posted 910 days ago

I likes it.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#7 posted 910 days ago

The Boot Man Strike again….thank for posting BC

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#8 posted 907 days ago

I think it is nothing short of fabulous .

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