Chip Off the Old Block! Pine Log Boot.

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 05-20-2012 06:22 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent last fall and winter renovating a log house. Had to remove some logs for design change in the upstairs bedrooms, and was not about to throw the three foot pieces into the dumpster. They came home with me and now I have a pine boot for the effort.
I stayed away from carving any details and let the wood grain do the talking. Used gunstock orange for the inner stain and Ultra Shine for the first polish and topped it off with Shellawax (both Australian wood products,
This boot will be one of my models for the up coming cowboy boot carving course at Lee Valley Tools. I expect to have a ‘rip snorting time’ with my class. Only 7 weeks to the Calgary Stampede! YAAAAA WHOOOOOOO!!!!

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

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 06:31 PM

Looks just awesome Roman. Wonderful carving job on this!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 07:56 PM

that is really neat! The grain is fantastic!

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 08:16 PM

The master is at it again
have to be careful not to wear this beauty in the mud there Roman. :: ))))))
very nice

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

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 01:27 AM

There is something ‘fitting’ to fashion a boot from a log cabin. Good looking boot…!

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

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 02:23 AM

Do some boot-scootin boogey. Very nicely carved

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 08:58 AM

Great job mate. I think the Aussie wood products are the secret ;-)

-- Dave -

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 04:01 PM

Hi! Beautiful boots.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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