Grandma's Work Boot! Douglas Fir

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 01-11-2019 02:10 AM 581 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a chunk of Douglas fir in the dumpster and decided to carve a work boot. My inspiration came from a long time ago when i was a youngster visiting my grandma’s farm. I remember seeing her hoeing her garden and she had on an old pair of work boots that were throw-aways. To protect her feet she had on a heavy pair of woollen socks and was attacking the weeds with reckless abandon. The boots were well worn and wrinkled from years of wear.
The Douglas fir has some beautiful grain and colour so the high-cut boot has some good looks. When I got the wood, it was impaled with a large screw. I removed the screw and did not attempt to cover the hole.
Finished with a wipe-on poly urethane, I give you Grandma’s Work Boot! Enjoy!

The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 01-11-2019 03:38 AM

great story great boot GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2019 03:59 AM

All those nice boots and none to wear!

Still a neat boot!

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

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#3 posted 01-11-2019 04:40 AM

G’day Roman, Downunder we call it Oregon and you’re so right the older timber has beautiful grain. Top pair of boots with a beaut story.

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

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 02:41 PM

Nicely done and great story, I had to search for the hole. Like the wrinkle on the toe.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 01-11-2019 03:44 PM

Another marvelous piece of art and great memory to go with it. What are the dimensions?

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

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#6 posted 01-11-2019 03:58 PM

Boot dimensions Height 6 inches, length heel to toe 5 1/2 inches. width 3 inches.

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

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#7 posted 01-12-2019 07:52 AM

The curled up sole reminds me of some of the beat up old boots I wore. Nice job Roman!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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