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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 04-15-2016 06:48 PM 1597 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all LJers.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the BOOTWORKS! I have moved into my man cave and the dust is flying!
It appears crowded but I have a lot of projects in various tags of completion.
The shop was built using re-cycled wood and windows from some of the home reno projects I was involved in with my home reno friend. I even landed up with a hardwood floor that my neighbour gave me.
Basic tools, bandsaw, power carvers – Foredom, Dremel, WeCheer hand pieces on small motors. My neighbour gave me his thickness planner and I store some of my construction power tools where ever shelves allow.
Now for the pictures.
1. The boss (I didn’t know the my hair was so white and sparse, but that’s life!)
2. North wall with bandsaw and projects shelf.
3. More of the same, with a glimpse of my mural (It’s my shop so I can paint anything I like in it!)
4. Meet my friend VIOLET on the ceiling. My grandkids thought she is great, so the Hey, Diddle, Diddle…. nursery rhyme came into the discussion, hence the mural depicting how the cow jumped over the moon. I have 4 grandkids and they are never short of ideas for grandpa. The figures in the mural are ascribed to each grandchild.
5. I use a hospital intravenous stand to hold my carving motors. There is still one hook available for an intravenous bag of beer!
6. West wall and entrance with shelves showing boots in progress plus an unfinished rooster.

I welcome any carver to my BOOTWORKS. Have a great day!

Roman, the Bootman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 06:52 PM

Good to have a home!

And if you like they DO NOT HAVE TOO! Too bad for them!

Nice cave!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-15-2016 06:58 PM

Wow, now that’s one mighty fine Bootman Cave. And hey, it’s your world so you can make any way you choose to. Don’t see any dust extraction – did you hide it?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 04-15-2016 07:32 PM

Good looking cobbler’s shop Roman. It looks very inviting although I’ve been on the business end of those IV stands too many times to want one in my shop …..... it does seem to work very well though. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 04-15-2016 08:03 PM

Hey Roman. Wonderful shop and it appears the work coming out of it matches. Love the mural and yes, you can paint the sky green if you like. I think I’ma gonna get one of them IV racks …...... for beer that is ;) Cheers!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 04-15-2016 10:03 PM

I can understand why you’re looking so comfortable in here Roman, what a great place to play the day away :)
Thanks for sharing your den

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

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#6 posted 04-15-2016 10:45 PM

My dust extraction system at the moment is a Rigid filtration unit which is close to being useless. I do wear a dust mask when I’m carving. I have a large dust collector that will be installed in the near future.The intravenous unit came from hospital surplus store and it keeps my carving units accessible. Thanks for the comments. Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#7 posted 04-15-2016 11:58 PM

Looks very very comfortable. I like the IV stand implementation…looks like it does the job great. Your work always impresses and amazes me at the same time. To know where you carve the masterpieces will now add to my enjoyment. Thanks.

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

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#8 posted 04-16-2016 02:07 PM

Day Kind….. And Good luck to You in Creativity….....

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#9 posted 04-16-2016 03:15 PM

Thank you Sasha!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#10 posted 04-16-2016 04:29 PM

Roman, you have an interesting shop and it looks like you have a lot going on.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 04-18-2016 12:15 PM

You are thee boot master, Roman

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-18-2016 10:39 PM

Congrats for the move. All the best

-- Dave -

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Sam Shakouri

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#13 posted 04-21-2016 09:32 AM

Many wood workers are wishing they have half of your shop, I’m one of them. The most important is the result of what you can produce.

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

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#14 posted 04-21-2016 03:01 PM

Thanks for the comment Sam.
The shop is only 8 feet by 12 feet, roughly under 100 sq. ft. which the city allows us to build without a permit. Ninety -five percent of the lumber for the build was salvage material so it cost me very little. As I work part-time in home renovations I was able to collect a lot of building material for the project. Now I have a nice place in my backyard to enjoy creating things out of fallen wood. Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#15 posted 10-05-2016 01:44 AM

brianShowing my son your projects and methods tonight and he ran into this picture of when you first started in your new building. Thanks for showing me everything and the most fantastic visit. We both enjoyed it very much and will be showing and talking about it to others for years to come. I certainly will try my hand at making a boot, now that I know your secret. I see it allot easier than \i first imagined, Most wood workers could most likely make one but you have the touch of an artist and the eye of a great work of art from start to finish.Thanks so much Brian

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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