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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-06-2017 08:23 PM 642 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another long shoe horn made from left over Birds Eye Maple for a current project. the wood part is 20” long and it is finished with EEE and Shellawax. The brass shoe horn kit is from Penn State and I turned the front brass ferrule for strength in the business end of it.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 09-06-2017 08:37 PM

That’s Nice!

I’m getting to the age where one of these is going to be a necessity!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 08:41 PM

Very NICE!

I have more trouble getting my socks ON! LOL

-- 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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Cliff

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#3 posted 09-06-2017 11:18 PM

Good Work Jim….Just the right length and the business end looks nice and smooth for an easy slide into the shoe.

I had Right Hip replacement 3 years ago and I think by the way I struggle to put my left shoe on (and Sock) the time is fast approaching for the left hip replacement…...So I think a Shoe Horn like that will have to be a very soon project. You have got me thinking. I will check the Net for the Slide Part.

Regards,

Cliff,

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

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 09-06-2017 11:46 PM

Nice one Buddy. No bending over with that one. Good for a bad back like mine.

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

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kiefer

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 12:27 AM

Not quite at the point where I need one and hope i never will but this is a nice shoehorn .
Looks great and the right size even a leather loop to hang it up .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 01:00 AM

Really cool…Love it! I could use one of these!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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CFrye

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#7 posted 09-07-2017 03:30 AM

The brass at both ends is a classy touch, Jim. Beautiful.

-- God bless, Candy

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-07-2017 05:24 AM



Good Work Jim….Just the right length and the business end looks nice and smooth for an easy slide into the shoe.

I had Right Hip replacement 3 years ago and I think by the way I struggle to put my left shoe on (and Sock) the time is fast approaching for the left hip replacement…...So I think a Shoe Horn like that will have to be a very soon project. You have got me thinking. I will check the Net for the Slide Part.

Regards,

Cliff,

- Cliff

Cliff, I should get my Right Hip replaced… I am putting it off because I have to take care of my wife, who cannot take care of me!

How long did it take you to get back to Normal? (if ever)...

I have an aid to get right sock on… Sure makes it EASY!

-- 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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Cliff

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#9 posted 09-07-2017 05:53 AM

G’day Joe.

I will PM you and give you all the information I can.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#10 posted 09-07-2017 06:41 AM

that´s it,just for my bad back

-- bambi

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 09-07-2017 11:36 AM

This is a nice project, Jim. Why not also do a back scratcher?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 09-07-2017 01:09 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. The kit tells you to make an 8” wooden handle for the shoehorn but I designed this long one and I have a story stick by the lathe that I always use to lay out the detail. I really needed it yesterday because I lost the drawing I made.

Hi Joe, I don’t untie my shoes any more. I slip out of them and use the shoehorn to get back in ‘em!

Hi Cliff, here is where to buy the kit: https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSHORN.html

Hi Charles. I made a back scratcher from Penn State too: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/281586

Cheers, Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 09-07-2017 03:38 PM

Nicely done Jim. I could have used one of those this morning. LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 09-07-2017 04:47 PM

Thanks, Lee .If you want to make one, I posted the site for the kit in a previous reply!!

Jim

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

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WayneC

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#15 posted 09-07-2017 05:38 PM

Slick. I was not aware these kits were even available.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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