|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-05-2016 12:19 AM||967 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
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.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!