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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-03-2019 08:35 PM 1046 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had cut out the blank for this boot quite awhile back but was short on courage to carve it when I saw the amount of damage from bugs. Felt it was better to make this project and save the piece of wood going to the landfill.
The spalting and colour of the wood encouraged me.

Initially I was going to do some engraving with my pyrography tool, but when the bug holes showed up I quickly made a design change. With my micromotor carver and some ruby bits, the sawdust left behind by the bug carvers was cleared up. The finished project soon reminded me of a boot that had been blasted with my 12 gauge shot gun.

Another one for the mantle!


As always, the Bootman!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-03-2019 08:56 PM

Nice work on the boot and the bug holes as a lot of character to it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-04-2019 01:32 AM

Good name for the boot Roman. Did you freeze it for a day to make sure the boot won’t continue to be eaten?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 09-04-2019 02:08 AM

A night and a day in the freezer and then some good boot polish will have it looking good. Just kidding.
Great looking boot!!!

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#4 posted 09-04-2019 08:56 AM

That’s an amazing piece, Roman.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 09-04-2019 06:00 PM

Roman, your boots and shoes are always a pleasure to see and very creative. Thanks for the share. What is the size of this one? Thank you.

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

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