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BABY, It's Cold Outside! Pine boot

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 01-12-2013 01:30 AM 1192 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was finishing my pine wood boot yesterday, we got a 21cm dump of snow. Luckily, it settled softly and the pictures show the winter beauty!
The pine block came from a log house that I helped to renovate. Didn’t want to throw the wood into the fire, so I cut a blank for this boot. The log house is thirty years old and the logs were a minimum 12 inches in diameter. The wood had been seasoned but a few cracks are evident and I was able to carve the boot with little or no incident.
The wood grain and boot shape seemed to work together. I finished the piece with spray lacquer to show the intricacies of the grain.
PS There are only 63 days till the Eagles return on their fly pass to Alaska. Spring will have arrived!!!!

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





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 01:54 AM

Beautiful work and a beatiful boot! Love the way the grain flows on the boot.

Each day that passes is one day closer to Spring! YEA !!!!!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 02:58 AM

Great job Roman I never thought a boot could have so much character.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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majuvla

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 05:34 AM

Almoust as real!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 08:48 AM

What a world! you’re enjoying the winter beauty in Canada and the summer here is cooking us alive.
Nice boot, like Evan said, looks like real. Thank you for the post.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Roger

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 11:55 AM

Yikes for the snow, but, very kool boot carving.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 01:04 PM

That is a very cold…. uh, I mean ‘cool’ looking boot. Do you keep count on how many of these you make? You certainly have done your share of rescuing firewood….. No doubt about that.

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

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 04:31 PM

Thanks for all the comments. There are more boots, spoons and bird carvings yet to come! Must save as much wood as I can. RH

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

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