CHOKECHERRY WOOD - Boots for the discerning gentleman!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-08-2018 12:28 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years back I had to remove one of my chokecherry trees and saved a few pieces for carving. Last week going through my wood stash I found the wood and thought I would give it a try. Assuming that the wood had dried I squared off the five inch diameter pieces and was able to come up with 3 boot blanks. As I was carving I realized
that the wood had not cured fully so was concerned that in the re-assembly of the boot pieces there might be a few twisting problems. Onward with the carving.
The chokecherry wood is a beautiful wood for grain and carving. The boots were finished with a French polish from Lee Valley.
A variation on a theme!
The Bootman

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

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#1 posted 07-08-2018 02:20 AM

chokecherry seems to be very nice looking wood these boots are fabulous ….GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 07-08-2018 02:40 AM

Nicely done as us
BlackBerry. Is a beautiful wood.

I like that you leave some live edge!

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2018 02:55 AM

Nice boots, I like the lace holes.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 07-08-2018 11:28 AM

Bravo , once more you made another piece of art, it is rewarding to find wood that was hidden for a while. keep on the tradition. one day you will find a pair that fits you

-- andrek

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#5 posted 07-08-2018 03:52 PM

These are all very nice, Roman. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 11:23 AM

I love your creative style Roman… very clever!!

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

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#7 posted 10-15-2018 01:50 PM

These rock, love em….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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