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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 11-07-2020 11:29 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this last bit of Cypress given to me from a wood chip dealer. So I decided to call this boot in his honour, hence Lumberjack. He may even be a Lumberjock!
Cypress is an interesting wood to carve and the coloration and grain is most interesting. It finishes well showing a lot of colour and grain. It is quite sappy so the carving and shaping is a challenge. Carving bits and sandpaper tend to clog up quickly.
Just got the project finished in time before the snowstorm hit. Got into the house from my carving studio and was welcomed with a two fingered shot of Scotch from my wife. Bless her!

Carving will be postponed for a few days to let the storm pass over. My Scotch supply is adequate!

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

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#1 posted 11-07-2020 11:42 PM

Nice job!!!
I used to have a pear a boots like that for my dirt bike riding.

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#2 posted 11-08-2020 12:30 AM

Looking good. Nice color and finish. Enjoy your snow and the Scotch.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 11-08-2020 03:00 AM

Beautiful boot. We had one snow storm but it melted. Clear sunny day here, made a campfire and enjoyed the viee of the mountai behind seely lake. Ther is some snow on it now.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 11-08-2020 04:43 AM

Great looking boot Roman! Two beautiful days here on the Coast, no snow for us. I know what you mean about the Yellow Cedar plugging up the sandpaper and sticking to the tools. I use a brass brush to get the pitch off my lathe tools and chuck. Believe it or not it works on the sandpaper too, I’d go through too much if I didn’t keep cleaning it. I love the smell and look of this wood, I’m always hoping to get more.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 11-08-2020 07:11 AM

Pair! HTL pair ! as in a set not the fruit !! tee hee

and yet another nice boot too.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 11-08-2020 07:36 AM

The cypress boot looks great Roman, but the snow sounds awfully cold & uninviting, especially for someone who things 5deg”C” is freezing.

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

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#7 posted 11-08-2020 09:39 PM

Wow – that is impressive work.

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#8 posted 11-09-2020 04:35 AM

robscastle that’s one of the reasons I went in to wood working, I can’t spell to save my life. LOL

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