"F WOOD" - Free and Fragile California Redwood Beams!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-08-2016 01:01 AM 2007 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how I start my carving projects. I collect wood whenever I can. My neighbour was re-doing the substructure on his patio. The patio was built 35 years ago and water and weather had done some severe damage. My neighbour had salvaged three red cedar beams from an office demolition in downtown Calgary. The building was over 40 years old but the beams had some rigidity to them. They were 16 feet in length, 16 inches wide and 4 inches thick. So my neighbour had made quite the find to help him build his new patio.
This morning I was alerted to the fact that some redwood lumber would be available for my carving program. The large dimension wood was quite the find. Upon examining the demolition, the beams were exposed to water and about 6 inches were soft and rotten. I cut the beams in half for easy transport in my wheelbarrow and brought the redwood home (across the back lane) to start my salvage program.
There is going to be a lot of boots made from this lumber.
Now my mind is full of ideas for future projects.
Finished projects will be reported as soon as they are completed.
My apologies for not showing a completed project. But that’s how the boot works gets going.
Enjoy the story!


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

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#1 posted 07-08-2016 01:07 AM

Great find Roman. Looking forward to seeing the new projects with the new ideas. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-08-2016 04:47 AM

Good usable wood that requires minor surgery is a GREAT FIND!

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2016 09:24 AM

“Now my mind is full of ideas for future projects.”
I do hope this includes some windows and doors, Roman.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-08-2016 10:32 AM

What a haul. You got a great stash now!

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

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#5 posted 07-08-2016 03:55 PM

What a deal – and re-purposing is a great mindset for old wood. Anxious to see what you create.

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

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#6 posted 07-08-2016 10:40 PM

LoL I still get excited about free lumber! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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