"BREEZY" - Arbutus (Pacific Madrone) a logger's work boot!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-29-2018 05:40 PM 1867 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of Arbutus came from British Columbia’s west coast Gulf Islands. Also the wood is known as Pacific Madrone. It is Canada’s only native broad-leafed evergreen tree. It likes dry conditions and resides not further than 8 km from the pounding waves of the Pacific ocean. This is one reason why you LJers should consider visiting Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to see these glorious trees. It is a wood workers paradise.

A friend brought me several pieces of this wood and it has been sitting in my wood stash for the last five years. The dry climate of southern Alberta has depleted any moisture in the wood and severe checking and twisting was the result. Last year I cut out a boot blank and exposed all the splits and worm holes.

Finally getting my courage up I commenced the process of removing wood and shaping my boot. Luckily I was able to keep the blank together during the carving process. The wood carves beautifully and I am pleased to introduce “Breezy” to you. I also thank the bugs that helped remove some of the wood. Must give credit where it is due!

Enjoy the boot and thanks for your comments. I love reading them.

Roman, the BOOTMAN!

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

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#1 posted 03-29-2018 05:42 PM

Looks great Roman!

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2018 08:40 PM

Roman, this is another nice boot and it’s a wonderful eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-29-2018 08:45 PM

love this air conditioned boot Roman …..GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#4 posted 03-29-2018 09:15 PM

Beautiful carving



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#5 posted 03-29-2018 11:53 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Roman! Thanks For Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 03:22 AM

Nice boot. loggers usually wear high top boots so they don’t go home with a boot full of sawdust. I have always wanted to get some of that wood and try turning it. Your boot shows me what it looks like.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 02:04 PM

Bushmaster, this is a logger’s Sunday boot!

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

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#8 posted 03-31-2018 09:34 PM

Another clever charactered boot…

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

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