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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-21-2018 06:28 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to take a break away from my Amur cherry cowboy boot project. Am getting along fine with the carvings and am into the hollowing out and decorating stage. Plan to use wood burning to incorporate a western design. So I needed a scapegoat and found this piece of aspen in an old car parking lot.
The piece of wood I salvaged was near to being worm food but since I crawled over a fence and over thistles and junk I wasn’t ready for defeat! Out came my pruning saw and the aspen wood was brought home.
It had a weird shape and off course that suited me fine. To the bandsaw and a boot blank with a pointed edge came into being. You guessed it, the pointed edge became the peak of my Eskimo parka. So the vamp, toe-cap and sole and heel had to fit in. The rest is history!
The poplar wood was rather plain as far as colour and grain were concerned. Since I needed some practise in wood burning out came the fire. I edged the boot with a narrow burn line, gave some fur cuffs to separate the arms and mitts. The toe cap needed to show sewn leather so some cross marks were use to define the upper surface.
Finally I wanted the boot to be a mystery so I darkened the interior of the hood. This makes you want to look in and see a face. But only I will know the truth!
MUSH you dogs, MUSH !!!!!!
As always, enjoy!

The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 07-21-2018 06:34 PM

Your boots are always amazing.

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 07:27 PM

A real Roman, but different. Well done.


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#3 posted 07-21-2018 07:53 PM

this one looks the real deal Roman great job as usual

cheers pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 07-21-2018 11:20 PM

Nice carving, impressive.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 07-22-2018 02:08 AM

Cool, now you need to do sled dog booties. (-;

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

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#6 posted 07-22-2018 02:15 AM

Roman I am really liking the burning you have done to this popular boot … GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#7 posted 07-22-2018 10:44 AM

Fantastic, I have only done a few but they were fun to carve.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 07-22-2018 04:15 PM

Roman, this is an outstanding boot. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-22-2018 07:21 PM

Roman, this is an outstanding boot. Congratulations.

- helluvawreck

AS I have managed to burn MYSELF; many times over the years; I know how difficult that great job of burning is!

Almost forgot—GREAT RESCUE too!

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

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#10 posted 07-23-2018 10:51 AM

Wow !!! once more, you will always impress with your talents, beautiful work,

-- andrek

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#11 posted 07-29-2018 05:18 PM

VAH, Very good…..

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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