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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 04-14-2020 07:59 PM 454 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a piece of fir that my friend Walter brought me from Vancouver, B.C. It was a small log about 9 inches in diameter and about 12 inches in length. To cut the boot blank safely I squared the log and then proceeded to cut out a boot blank. I wanted the height or vamp of the boot to follow the grain. I was cheap in my wood allowance so the toe wood turned out to be short and dumpy.
The wood was a breeze to carve and I had to leave a bit of bark showing.


Roman, the Bootman!

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

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 04-16-2020 07:41 AM

Clearly, Walter was running form a snake,and had to stop suddenly.
Never be shy about “leaving a natural edge” on a piece.

-- Mark

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