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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-10-2020 04:54 PM 788 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past spring I did some pruning of an old birch tree and collected some branches for my carving cache of wood,
The branches ranged in size and I cut a pile pieces cross-wise that were the blanks for my mushroom caps.
Little did I realize the extensive amount of spalting that had occurred so I was indeed surprised with the results,
I went mad with my carving and had 12 mushrooms on tap before you new it.
Base is walnut.

Roman, the Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 07-10-2020 05:07 PM

WOW!!! That’s REALLY cool!!!! Great sculpture!!!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#2 posted 07-10-2020 07:47 PM

So lifelike. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-10-2020 11:39 PM

That is a really Neat project looks Great job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 07-11-2020 02:48 AM

Those are good looking mushrooms Roman!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 07-11-2020 04:11 AM

Love the birch. Fascinating project.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 07-11-2020 04:36 AM

Sharp looking project. Really catches the eye and the spalting stands out nicely. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-11-2020 06:24 AM

Imagine that. Wooden mushrooms infused with fungus.

-- Mark

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