Found a chunk of Douglas fir in the dumpster and decided to carve a work boot. My inspiration came from a long time ago when i was a youngster visiting my grandma's farm. I remember seeing her hoeing her garden and she had on an old pair of work boots that were throw-aways. To protect her feet she had on a heavy pair of woollen socks and was attacking the weeds with reckless abandon. The boots were well worn and wrinkled from years of wear. The Douglas fir has some beautiful grain and colour so the high-cut boot has some good looks. When I got the wood, it was impaled with a large screw. I removed the screw and did not attempt to cover the hole. Finished with a wipe-on poly urethane, I give you Grandma's Work Boot! Enjoy!The Bootman!
Made up some whisky flight trays to sell for Christmas at a local artisan decor shop. It's wonderful to see how much the figure comes out from a piece with a light swipe of oil before the finish coats. These were about 18” long and 5” wide. Made the depressions for the glasses with my CNC. Looks a little better with out the fostner dimple And I can fit the square glasses in a square depretion. My wife finds the vintage glass at area thrift shops.
This bowl is made from a piece of Rhodendrum brought to me from a friend in Washington state. I turned him a bowl along the lines of one made by the wood artist, Rudy Lopez. It is 8” x 2 1/2” wide and finished with clear lacquercheers, Jim