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Project by bushmaster posted 11-12-2016 03:15 AM 1621 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After viewing Romans project that he posted today I felt I shouldn’t even post my feeble effort, even if I am rather happy how it turned out. I visited Roman this in September, he showed me how he makes his works of Art and bought his book of secrets. When I returned home I made up mind to try to make a BOOT as my first project. A simple design to start with, just making excuses with myself.
I was away from one for two months and then I have had to take a month to get every thing done before winter and clean the shop, the big lathe is now in the shop out of the weather, getting anxious to start something on it now. Only trouble is as winter refuses to start. Warm sunny day here today.
Roman has posted 100 plus of his boot projects on this site and they just keep getting more magnificent. He wants to share his method with anyone who will desire to give it a try and post our efforts. It is not all that hard, I made this one with just the basic machines I have in the shop. No power carver.. The book is great and I would recommend it all of you. Or he may be interested to post a blog.
Thanks for looking and comment appreciated. The credit goes to Roman the Bootman.
Will close with another picture with my Christmas Cactus, in memory of my mother..and also a picture of Roche de Boule mountain range. Roman asked me to include a picture of the mountain in my posts, as it brings pleasant memories back to him. He lived in the area for some time and proposed to his wife at a lake just a mile from my house.

Hagwilget Peak A number of my friends hike to the top just for fun. I moved here in 1970, Roman came that year also, maybe I should give it a try it next summer when I turn 70

Have a nice weekend Brian

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 11-12-2016 04:00 AM

I will be the first to have a say to your post. Congratulations Brian, it is a lovely boot and I like the grain and finish. This is just the beginning and I know you will expand your creativity in providing detail, texture and colour. Soon the wood will be talking to you.
Thank you for promoting my book and the fine comments.

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

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#2 posted 11-12-2016 04:26 AM

My usual no closer than second!

We all know that our projects ALWAYS turn out better if, we do listen when the wood talks!
I do like the mountain pictures too.

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

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#3 posted 11-12-2016 04:30 AM

Well Brian, it sure looks like you deserve a gold star from Roman. From your description, it looks like Roman has produced a well written book. . . . . Ok, gold stars for both of you. :)
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 11-12-2016 07:40 AM

That’s a really neat boot Brian. Great for your first attempt.
Give the mountain a miss mate. There ain’t no need to go up there. LOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 11-12-2016 10:02 AM

Realy amaizing sculpturing/carving. Finish is great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-12-2016 10:20 AM

Move over Roman, The student is at work and WOW he’s done a top job of it….Well Done Brian!!!

PS – Send a little, just a little of that cold white wet stuff south in in month; it was nearly 34deg”C” today…summer is coming and it’s beaut.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 11-12-2016 12:38 PM

Nice going, Brian. You have got that down pretty well now!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-12-2016 01:01 PM

there’s a new bootman in town …... very nice Brian like the grain and finish …...... GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 11-12-2016 05:29 PM

Super good job Brian you certainly have learned well from the Boot Master. Thanks for sharing your first attempt it gives me hope for trying it one day. You said “No power carver”, did you mean that you did this withOUT power carving or that you didn’t consider yourself to be a power carver?

I have seen many of Roman’s boots post here but had no idea the number was anywhere close to 100, wow.

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

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#10 posted 11-12-2016 06:56 PM

I used the backside of my bandsaw blade as a power rasp, most people may not think this is a great idea, and then a spindle sander. I do have a flexable shaft that could have used but was just having too much fun. Roman uses a Fourdom carver with great carving tips.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 11-12-2016 08:11 PM

Boy you’re a quick learner Brian :)
Great start on a new journey. lets see more from you both, well done

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

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#12 posted 11-15-2016 04:39 AM

That’s a great looking boot Brian, good job!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 11-15-2016 04:19 PM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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