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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-05-2016 12:19 AM 967 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This must be Handles Week in Grand Rapids.. I finished these two today One is for a shoehorn for my shop. I am constantly changing shoes so I don’t take my shop shoes into the carpeted area. They may have wood or aluminum chips in them so I try to save work. I made a lot of shoehorns but never put one in the shop!!

The second handle is for a rock hammer…or at least that is what I’m going to use it for in Arizona. I bought the hammer for $1 at the flea market and it had a bad handle on it. This handle was turned on 3 centers to make it oval . I Dressed up the handle with a 45-70 casing in the end.

I had this one piece of Mesquite I bought back last winter and it was just enough to get both handles out of it.
The shoehorn handle still had a little bark showing over the yellow sapwood.

Both are finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 12:32 AM

Jim,

I just gotta say it…

You’ve really got a handle on everything in your shop!

Management at it’s highest level… :)

Great Work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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UncleStumpy

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 12:45 AM

One thing great about being a woodworker is that even mundane things like shoehorns and hammer handles end up looking like something ready for the showroom!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 12:50 AM

Nice handles Jim, those elves have been hard at work. Well done to all.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 12:59 AM

Not sure I would like a round handle on a hammer. The oval kind of gives you orientation.
Do you feel you are looking at the head to make sure it hasn’t turned on you?

-- Jeff NJ

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Cliff

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 01:20 AM

Jim. Nice handles. I love that Mesquite. The long handles on a shoe horn is certainly very practical.

I can’t resist saying it “Well Handled Jim” Ha ha.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 02:01 AM

Good job Jim, I am going to try to make a tack hammer handle that I just broke. I received the hammer from my Grandmother after the loss of my Grandfather many years ago. your project inspired me to make a new handle. I think he would like the fact that I made one for his hammer.

Thanks for sharing

The Sedcokid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 06-05-2016 02:13 AM

You handled these projects great Jim. I really like the $1.00 rock hammer. The turquoise doesn’t have a chance.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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peteg

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#8 posted 06-05-2016 02:37 AM

looks like Housework week in the shop Jim :) getting all those “must do that some day” jobs out of the way. like that shoehorn handle mate,
I was given about 40+ old Canadian maple snooker cues & boy do they make great handles
cheers
pete

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 06-05-2016 02:42 AM

Nice! Yur’re certainly quite the lathe artist.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-05-2016 04:17 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Hi Jeff, yes the oval does give you instant orientation. When I made the oval, I turned that last bead on the bottom end round and at the far end I left it square. That kept the orientation for me to mill the rectangular end to fit into the head perfectly aligned with the oval.

Hi Bob. The elves have been busy today: yard work all morning and back on the lathe in the afternoon!!

Hi Pete. I got all my housework done on Friday, Next week we go fishing for few days . I won’t be on here for a while then. I’ll be out in the boat with no internet ( peace!!)

Hi John. I like to make something on the lathe every day. I will say that I did watch TV tonight for the first time in a while. I found a show worth watching: Battlebots is on again and we tape it and fast forward through all the minutia.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 06-05-2016 07:57 AM

This hammer is realy great, my favourite.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mafe

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#12 posted 06-05-2016 11:54 AM

Lovely Jim, I especially like the hammer.
Love wood with sap, gives it so much life.
Best thoughts, I’ll drink a cold beer here and send you a thought,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 06-05-2016 03:54 PM

Thanks Ivan and Mads.

Hi Mads. I’ll set up 2 beers here and drink one for you and one for me…......... wishing you were here.

Cheers, Jim

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

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splinterbubba

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#14 posted 06-05-2016 04:22 PM

The horn and hammer handle look great, you have a very creative eye for those odd pieces you have laying around. You inspire all of us to do more with less THANK YOU….

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 06-05-2016 09:46 PM

Thanks Bruce. when I get back, you’ll have to spend some time on my lathe to get you hooked too!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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