LumberJocks

Grandpa's Old Boot! Amur cherry

  • Advertise with us
Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 551 days ago 1472 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!





21 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#1 posted 551 days ago

Good job Roman

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

1629 posts in 898 days


#2 posted 551 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

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3247 posts in 1003 days


#3 posted 551 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!

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13196 posts in 933 days


#4 posted 551 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

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

2728 posts in 1948 days


#5 posted 551 days ago

Excellent work Roman!

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

View MShort's profile

MShort

1722 posts in 2013 days


#6 posted 551 days ago

So realistic. SWEET !!!

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

View Roman Hrytsak's profile

Roman Hrytsak

458 posts in 1281 days


#7 posted 551 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!

View Rustic's profile

Rustic

3126 posts in 2191 days


#8 posted 551 days ago

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

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

View peteg's profile

peteg

2809 posts in 1418 days


#9 posted 551 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

View Zonteal's profile

Zonteal

18 posts in 562 days


#10 posted 551 days ago

Very nice.

-- Mjones "Perfect inPerfections"

View HalDougherty's profile

HalDougherty

1820 posts in 1832 days


#11 posted 551 days ago

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

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

View Spoontaneous's profile

Spoontaneous

1285 posts in 1925 days


#12 posted 551 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)

View Roger's profile (online now)

Roger

14092 posts in 1399 days


#13 posted 551 days ago

A fine lookin boot. Really nice

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

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

990 posts in 1748 days


#14 posted 551 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

View david38's profile

david38

1010 posts in 939 days


#15 posted 551 days ago

great work

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase