BOOTS GALORE! Cowboy boots from an AMUR CHERRY log. PART 2

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-13-2018 10:36 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With boot profile traced unto the block of wood, the bandsaw is brought unto the scene to rough out the boot shape.
This is the followed with cutting of the heel notch and and removing the sole. The next cut – splitting the vamp lengthwise to open the interior wood.
The two pieces are now hot glued to help in shaping the exterior character of the boot. This is then followed by a refinement process, texturing and finishing. The sole is shaped and fitted.
With a chisel, gently separate the two vamp halves and remove and texture the inner part of the boot.
With carving complete , the boot pieces are re-assembled, glued and put on display.

Now I will spend some time following this procedure and will post the project hopefully by next week-end. I hope!
I have till the end of August to meet my completion date.


The frazzled Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 07-14-2018 03:03 AM

Just like that, so easy, after 1000 boots. keep carving, always interested to see your creations

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 01:57 PM

This is such a great technique. Nice work, Roman. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 04:10 PM

You do very nice work. I always wondered how you could possibly hollow out the insides on most of your projects. You do it so well it is virtually undetectable. Just like all carvers, I believe it takes a vivid imagination to be able to see footwear from a chunk of wood. Thanks for helping me understand how this art is done.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 06:57 PM

Sure didn’t take you long to see those boots in that stump.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-14-2018 10:53 PM

That’s coming along real nicely. I’m always amazed how you find those boots in a piece of wood like that.

-- Calgary Bill

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