Claro Walnut Boots - My School Marm!

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The only boots I made using a female’s boots as a model. Claro walnut has variance in quality, colour and texture and this appears in the pair of boots shown which were carved from the same block of wood. The boots show a solid and firm heel and toe with an extended top to provide for comfort for one who had to stand in front of large class of rambunctious kids. All of these united to depict strength of character in my teacher during my early years in public school. You showed respect and dare not misbehave in her class.
I have other female boots on the drawing board and these will be shown in the future.

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

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 11:20 PM

You need to make a couple of accessories for these boots, a ruler and an apple. The apple from a student trying to be nice to the teacher, and the ruler for rapping the knuckles of the class clown. (grin)

These bring back memries of any teacher who stood for hours on end at the blackboards of the nation, trying to impart a love of learning to a nation of kids. They are as great a momento as any medal of honor.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 12:42 AM

From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 12:51 AM

there is something very .. hmmm haunting, perhaps??? about having the story of teachers past and the boot, there without laces…
I imagine the teacher being very particular about her appearance and her clothes and now, years later, these remain, unkempt, uncared for…... ...

beautiful work!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 03:44 AM

An absolutely beautiful piece of art. I’m always amazed to see clothing made in wood. I can’t imagine the hours you have put in this project. The boots also brought me back to a teacher that demanded respect and got it too! She was about 4 foot something. LOL Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 05:37 AM


-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 12:57 PM

Wow…. so impressive. Your talent overwhelms me…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 01:55 PM

Out of all your boots… these are my favorite! These boots are so well done… even the ‘posturing’ is spot on. Totally GREAT!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 03-08-2011 06:17 AM

Wow, that’s really impressive. They look real. You have a talent that most of us can only wish we had. Good for you.
Thank you for sharing.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#9 posted 03-08-2011 06:21 AM

Some great looking boots. Nice job on the carving.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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