WALNUT and MAYDAY - First Woman's High Heel!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-02-2012 05:12 PM 1313 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some story!!

A long time ago, when our ancestors climbed down out of the trees to become hunter-gatherers a major step forward occurred in our evolution!
Glug and Mabel were a couple in those times and were on a new adventure. Glug had adapted well to his new environment. Running after prey, his foot and toes adapted well. As for Mabel, her big toe had been located in such a manner as to allow for grasping branches as she flitted through the trees. Terra firma was not her place and she was in constant agony. To minimize the pain and suffering his mate was experiencing, he took his stone axe, found some walnut in his wood cache and a branch from a mayday tree, and presto here came the first high heel! Glug knew he was unto a good thing. Mabel was happy with her high heels and Glug could go hunting whenever he pleased! And I don’t lie, I just tell stories and carve wooden shoes! Enjoy!

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

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 07:48 PM

Stepping out in style here Roman, another beautie Mate :)

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 10:20 PM

Don’t ask me why…. but the first thing that came to mind when I saw this shoe was….Minnie Mouse. I’m figuring that you must have to sharpen/change your bandsaw blade fairly often…. you cut those tight curves in hard wood.

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

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 10:42 PM

That’s cool! Looks a little small for my foot but I don’t look good in heels anyway,LOL.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 11:09 PM

I don’t think this was Cinderlla’s. It is too beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 03:11 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I use 3/16 or 1/4 inch blades in my bandsaw, making relatively tight turns.As the blade wears down I slow the push through the saw but get ready with a new blade pretty quickly. I use the VIKING brand in saw blades. It is a thin kerf, low tension Swedish silicon steel blade. Lee Valley Tools handles these blades.

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

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