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TALL WORK BOOT - a difficult birth!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-02-2017 11:00 PM 3838 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this odd shaped piece of Mayday wood, from a tree I had cut down in my backyard about 5 years ago. It had contracted some sort of virus, so it had to come down. The tree was about 30 years in the making so I had a lot of wood to choose from. Most of the wood I gave away to people who needed some fire wood. The weird and gnarled stuff I kept for some boot building.
The wood offered some extreme variations in grain, colour and texture, so when I cut a blank for a boot I never knew where the wood would take me. This variation is evident in the enclosed pictures – one tree much variation. I had started work on this one several months ago and never got totally enthused about the project. It just wasn’t sending me to some ecstatic exhilaration! Or in simple terms I got bored with it and prolonged the time to completion!
Recently I had some extra time on my hands, I pushed the carving, added some eyelets and did some stitch work shown in pictures 5 and 6.
Come hell or high water the boot had to be completed!

Here is my tall work boot! Enjoy!

Roman , the BOOTMAN

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





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DMiller

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#1 posted 09-02-2017 11:10 PM

Wow! That’s impressive!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 09-02-2017 11:53 PM

WOW …....GREAT JOB :<))

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

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crowie

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 12:33 AM

Love the laceup style

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

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#4 posted 09-03-2017 12:38 AM

Very nicely shaped, Looks well worn.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 09-03-2017 12:41 AM

Way too much skill involved forme to ever try one! Nice job!

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

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 09-03-2017 02:52 AM

Top of the line, mighty fine work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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John

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#7 posted 09-03-2017 04:59 AM

It’s always a pleasure to see your boots Roman, great work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 09-03-2017 11:39 AM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#9 posted 09-03-2017 01:50 PM

A very nice exercise in carving Roman,very well done.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#10 posted 09-03-2017 09:24 PM

Excellent work! The hollowing is quite impressive.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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awsum55

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#11 posted 09-04-2017 03:29 AM

You really do incredible work! I’m always amazed at the detail and patience it takes to do something like that.

-- John D, OP, KS

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 09-04-2017 03:10 PM

Roman, this is a wonderful boot. I love it’s character, the wood, the fine details and the craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Ivan

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#13 posted 09-04-2017 04:52 PM

Incredible how ordinary piece of wood becomes so magnificant project in your hands. Realy realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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