Arbutus Block to Boot - courage, guts, go for it!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-11-2011 01:32 AM 1520 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d show you how I attack a piece of found wood in this case Arbutus.
Starting with pic 2, I cut the stump into a manageable piece, sketch a rough outline of a boot pic 3 with idea from old boot in pic 1. Then comes the bandsaw and away we go. Cut, cut , cut and grind and end up with a boot as in pic 1. This one start to finish was 3 hours. It still requires some spit and polish and we are done. Enjoy!

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

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#1 posted 03-11-2011 01:58 AM

Nice looking boot, better check to make sure I still have all mine ;-).

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 03-11-2011 02:45 AM

I think boots are going to need their own category. It’s crazy how real they all look. I saw moccasin I could not believe it was wood. Yours is the same way it looks like leather.very cool.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#3 posted 03-11-2011 02:46 AM

That is really nice, I love these boots. Seems like lots of work, really 3 hrs? Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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