"HOUND DAWG BOOT!" Laminated cedar fence-post cut-offs!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 12-02-2017 06:44 PM 2117 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had these pieces of western cedar which was given to me by a lumber store. The posts were severely checked and were scheduled for the burn pile until I came around. The staff saw me coming and I got a half load in my pick-up truck. The wood is full of knots so my creative juices got me to carving some strange looking footwear.
With the blank for this boot there was a large brittle knot on the right vamp so immediately the eye popped out and with some imagination the nose came into being and a couple reveals established the ear flaps.
It was hard carving not for it’s hardness but for the variation in the grain. So out came the paint and ‘Hound Dawg’ was the result.
Acryllic paint and metallic spray added to the final finish.

PS My friend Diane- a fellow carver and one-time student has been carving with me in my studio and I must say, ‘She has led me astray’’! Being meek and mild mannered I had to follow her directions. I’ll recover, but it will be a struggle for me to get into the groove again!


The Erratic Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2017 11:17 PM

You are really getting creative now, so cute and well done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-02-2017 11:41 PM

interesting …GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 01:36 AM

I’m a cat person myself but that there dog is down right cute!!!

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 05:15 AM

This one looks so funny! Great work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 06:21 AM

all I can say is WOOF – who let the dogs out…

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

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#6 posted 12-03-2017 01:16 PM

This is a spectacular boot and it’s very creative and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-03-2017 02:13 PM

Is that Goofy’s brother? Cousin?

A Disney character in the making if ever there were one.

Love it!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#8 posted 12-03-2017 08:22 PM


Now the one of the wolf howling at the moon— I am giving you an idea to wake you up in the middle of the night and keep you awake until you figure it out! Use some of the birch from Bushmaster on the wolf one!

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

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