Amur Cherry - This Boot Was Made For Walkin' !

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-15-2012 10:38 PM 1912 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my last small pieces of Amur Cherry found in my wood box. Decided to go the length of the log which had at best a 4 inch diameter. Hence the toe and heel are rather small and out of proportion with the height. But as Nancy Sinatra would say, these boots are made for walkin’!
One regret, I used an orang stain for the inner part of the boot and I lost it. The stain over powered the natural finish on the outer surface. Live and learn. Should have tested the stain on some scrap wood. Dimensions on this boot are 5 1/2 in. tall, heel to toe 3 1/2 in.

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 12:21 AM

nice job do you use dry wood or green keep up good work

-- Chad Manzanitaman

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 02:03 AM

Really unique & really cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 02:24 AM

She’s a littl’n this bne Roman :))
Wouldn’t worry about the inner being darker sort of looks like a “shadow” effect :)
you gotta love that cherry

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

#4 posted 03-16-2012 02:52 AM

Hi Roman,very beautiful work !!!


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#5 posted 03-16-2012 03:00 AM

Hi Chad, I prefer seasoned dry wood. Have tried wet wood and the twisting is too much and unpredictable as far as my boots are concerned. Thanks for your interest.

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

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 10:29 AM

That is a really cute boot, Roman; you might have a hard time finding someone with such a small foot! LOL! Great work!

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

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 11:07 AM

Very imaginative, nice use of colors and grains. I like it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 11:18 AM

Like all of your boots (and other work) this is full of character. I think the inside color totally ‘works’. Gotta love the bark on the Amur, too. Keep ‘kickin’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 06:05 AM

Mate you nailed it again! you are the king of boots.

-- Dave -

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