|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 08-06-2012 08:32 PM||1891 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
My friend picked up a wheel barrow load of Rocky Mountain Juniper that a neighbour of his cut down. It was growing in his yard for forty years and this spring it was time for it to come down. More found wood!
With a short time for curing I cracked into one of the logs and cut out a boot blank. Then to remove some more moisture I placed the blank into the microwave and zapped it intermittently for 6 minutes and then left the blank in front of fan for the evening.
Next morning I rough carved the boot and finished it for sanding by the following day. The wood felt dry after sanding so I sealed it with Shellawax, sanded some more and then applied two lacquer coats for the final finish.
The boot measures 6.5 inches long. 3.5 inches wide and 4.25 high, size???
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!