SOUL MATES - Next step - Refining the tongue, and boot completion!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-25-2017 11:44 PM 3756 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the boot blank was prepared, the omega bandsaw cut was performed to separate the vamp from the tongue/toe cap wood. This step opened the interior of the boot which allows for easy removal of the inner wood. The tongue wood pic 1 shows a bulky bit of wood. Taking the tongue to the bandsaw, wood from the front and back of the tongue are cut out. This leaves a ‘squarish looking tongue-piece which needs some refinement. When you examine the tongue wood it has four edges. Pic 2 shows the method used to reduce wood content. The object here shown by the arrows and hash marks is to reduce the tongue block to two edges. With some creative genius one can impart an interesting curve and when the boot is complete the viewers will wonder how this is done. Pic three shows the reduction and final sanding.
The boot parts now undergo a final sanding. Apply a finish coat, glue up the pieces and picture 4, 5 , and 6 show the end product.

It was a pleasure presenting the final chapter to “SOUL MATES”!


The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 08-26-2017 12:28 AM

Very well done and interesting presentation. Keep carving, what will be next.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 08-26-2017 11:27 AM

It will be interesting to see these evolve, Roman.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-26-2017 11:50 AM

Very nice work, the more I look at this, the more I feel like trying, You got my attention, bravo.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 08-26-2017 11:54 AM

Thanks for posting this….it was interesting to see how you do it.

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#5 posted 08-27-2017 11:04 AM

you’re a clever talents man sir…

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

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#6 posted 08-27-2017 01:31 PM

I never knew how you did this awesome work …...Thank you so much for showing us …....very appreciated ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 08-28-2017 04:50 AM

Roman , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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