BUBBA! A Working Man's Boot!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-18-2018 04:09 PM 1660 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This boot has been long in coming. It is carved from a piece of Amur Cherry.
I had the blank prepared several months back and was stymied with the final detailing. so I shelved the project until my creative juices kicked in. It’s quite easy cutting out a rough boot blank and easier still to rough out the boot. This one took me just under 3 hours to shape and sand. When the grain was exposed I had difficulty in adding detail as the colour and grain pattern were so prominent. So the boot sat on a shelf collecting dust.
It’s good to walk away from a project and let the debris in your head get cleared up. So early last week I brushed off the dust and with a cup of coffee in my hand the thought processes said, Enough is enough. With a final coat of varnish, Bubba came into being. Now that’s a story!
Thank you for looking and for your fine comments.
PS We’ve had a long and snow ridden winter here in Alberta. I need some green grass and green leaves and flowers!
Now it’s back to carving!!!

Roman , the Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 03-18-2018 04:35 PM

Neat boot,

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2018 06:26 PM

Always great to see your creations. Do you do most of the sanding with a rotary tool or by hand?

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2018 07:51 PM

That is cool! Awesome work!

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#4 posted 03-18-2018 08:51 PM

The bloke who’s wearn that boot has walked a lot of miles doing his work…

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2018 09:41 PM

Good job Roman . . . and don’t worry, the green grass is coming. We actually had our first Ladybug of the year here yesterday!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 03-18-2018 11:18 PM

Suoer nice grain and shape, I like the lace holes. nice day here today, warm and sunny, but will be another month before all the snow is gone.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-18-2018 11:30 PM

Beautiful job!!!
Man you got boot making figured out to the WOW factor!!!

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#8 posted 03-20-2018 05:05 PM

very nice job!!!!!!

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#9 posted 06-20-2018 08:43 AM

Love this one ! Your experience shines through. You are the King of Boot Carving..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 06-20-2018 12:01 PM

looks to me like BUBBA has not seen to much work yet …. nice boot& story … GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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