2 Mesquite Shoehorns

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-22-2015 02:49 AM 1488 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some shoe horns I made for some guys leaving the park. They are 27 1/2” long and one has about half of it in Sap wood. The wood was on the scrap pile at the sawmill. they are finished with clear gloss lacquer

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-22-2015 06:10 AM

Good job Jim, I guess it wont be long before I’m going to need one of those.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 06:36 AM


-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 08:50 AM

Nice Jim. I’ve never seen turned shoehorns before. They make a nice and unusual gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 10:59 AM

what a great idea..very nicely done..I’ll need to make one feet are getting farther away every month :-)

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 11:27 AM

Good one Jim!!! Very practical project and By Gee!!! They look nice. The Clear gloss Lacquer makes a good finish….would clear varnish be OK as a finish?


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 12:49 PM

Jim well done. I like these pieces

-- Ron Campbell

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#7 posted 03-22-2015 01:59 PM

My first thoughts was a very slim ice cream scoop.. lol.. Nicely done Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 03-22-2015 05:34 PM

I have turned long handles with metal shoe horns mounted on the end. First time I’ve seen one of all wood. I may have to give it a try.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 03-22-2015 08:50 PM

I like these Jim, I have made several for friends but I cheat as I use a brass kit, you now have me feeling guilty for being too lazy to do it properly, Just love them Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-22-2015 09:58 PM

Is ” leaving the park” a euphemism for something?

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#11 posted 03-22-2015 10:07 PM

great looking shoe horns to Jim!

-- James,Alabama,

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#12 posted 03-22-2015 10:15 PM

I haven’t any of those in YEARS!

You did a GREAT job on them… COOL… Super COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 03-23-2015 12:28 AM

Makes my plastic ones look very inferior.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 03-23-2015 12:54 AM

Really classy shoe horns!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 03-23-2015 02:15 PM

Nice, not to mention very useful if you have a pain in the backbone.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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