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Grandpa's Old Boot! Amur cherry

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 589 days ago 1527 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found an odd shaped piece of Amur cherry in my wood bin and proceeded to carve an odd shaped work boot. Compared to my other boots I did a bit more reveal work to give the boot an old wrinkled look. Then to complicate matters even further I decided to do a dye job on the structure and the battle between carver/designer and the subject waged on. I started with an ox blood leather dye which made the boot too ‘hot’ so I toned it done with some brown leather dye. Topped it up with a lacquer finish which needs some further toning done as shown by the pictures! I hope Grandpa would be proud!
The boot stands 6 inches high, 7 inches heel to toe and 4 1/2 – 5 inches wide. Size unknown!!!???
Enjoy!

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Good job Roman

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 589 days ago

Top notch carving. What an interesting subject!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 589 days ago

Just absolutely unreal. You have an amazing talent. This boot is fantastic.

How much time do you have in a project like this?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 589 days ago

Really, really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 589 days ago

Excellent work Roman!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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MShort

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#6 posted 589 days ago

So realistic. SWEET !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Roman Hrytsak

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#7 posted 589 days ago

Time for this boot can be broken down as follows, blank preparation 15 minutes, rough carving to shape, 3 to 4 hours, sanding, revealing and detailing, 15 to 20 hours, sanding and finishing 5 to 10 hours (depending on the details incorporated).Equipment used, power carvers.

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

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Rustic

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#8 posted 589 days ago

Very nice work. One day I will be a great carver like you lol

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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peteg

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#9 posted 589 days ago

If this boot was from a foot passing thur, I would love to hear the stories form what looks like a rejuvenated but tired hunched over old soul.
Another classic Roman piece of wonderful art, well done friend
Pete

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

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Zonteal

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#10 posted 589 days ago

Very nice.

-- Mjones "Perfect inPerfections"

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HalDougherty

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#11 posted 589 days ago

Beautiful job of carving, as usual. I love the warm look of cherry.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Spoontaneous

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#12 posted 589 days ago

Grandpa had small feet. <grin> I really like what you did with the staining…. esp. the variation of color around the eyelets. Very cool looking boot!

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

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Roger

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#13 posted 589 days ago

A fine lookin boot. Really nice

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

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ohwoodeye

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#14 posted 589 days ago

Awesome.
I’m wondering what shoe polish would look like on wood….....seriously.
I would have liked to see the blank before you started to see if I could have seen a similar form prior to carving or if you just have an incredible imagination.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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david38

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#15 posted 589 days ago

great work

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