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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-07-2017 04:40 PM 983 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from one of the cedar logs that LJ Bushmaster brought me when he was visiting Michigan from Canada- Thanks, Brian!!!!!!!!!!
They have kits in them from Craft Supplies (The Woodturners Catalog) and I make the brass Ferrules for the business end. The one in the center is finished on the lathe with EEE and Shellawax and the other 2 have Danish oil and clear Lacquer on them. The center one has a truer red coloring without the natural Danish oil.

Cheers, Jim

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 04:45 PM

Old school – real classics. Nothing less profesionaly made I didn’t expect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rustic

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#2 posted 11-07-2017 05:47 PM

Nice job Jim.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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splinterbubba

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 05:53 PM

Love those long handle shoe horns, the cedar ones are very good looking and useful. Great job Jim.

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 11-07-2017 07:01 PM

Nice to see that wood come to life for many years to come. For those that don’t know, That tree died or one might say it was murdered on the morning of September 28, 2017, on the campus of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan to make way for an expansion. My wife and I graduated from there in 1969, it was just a baby tree them.
I stopped by to try and get some wood to take to Jim as they where cutting down a large number of trees. Two men with chainsaws had just done the deed. They where nice enough to cut off several large blocks. Had a great visit with Jim, one might say we bark up the same tree. Thanks for giving that wood a second life.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 07:03 PM

Those look great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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ZAGREB

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 07:03 PM

nice job,Jim,as allways
I got rid of my bones when I put my shoes on
I like long handle…
cheers,Marijan

-- bambi

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 11-07-2017 07:10 PM

I like those a bunch. Where did you get the metal piece?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-07-2017 07:26 PM

Great job Jim. Love the color of cedar with or without oil.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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peteg

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#9 posted 11-07-2017 08:55 PM

Real nice job on these Jim, You have just reminded me to make a few iof these up for Xmas gifts for friends, when you’re in your mid seventies these are a hand thing to have hanging on the hat rack at the front door :)
Buy the looks of it you’re using the same kits as me, I just get mine from a local supplier here in Auckland, not sure where he imports from
cheers Bud
Pete

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 11-07-2017 08:59 PM

Another “horny” project / post… COOL as usual… 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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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-07-2017 10:23 PM

Thank you all for all the nice comments!

Hi Brian. Thanks for letting me know the source of the wood. It may have special meaning to alumni of Andrews University. I just got a dried plank of Sycamore today from a Michigan State tree to make some items for alumni from there, too.

Hi Pete. I have given a bunch of them away already!!

Hi Monte, here are places where I get the kits:
http://woodturning.pennstateind.com/shoe-horn-kit

https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/65/5337/Artisan-Shoe-Horn-Kit

I got these from Woodturners Catalog because I had two coupons from there that I won at guild meetings. You’ll notice in the plans in the kits say to make about an 8” handle—silly people. With a long handle I never untie my shoes at all!!

Cheers, mates…...................Jim

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 11-07-2017 10:50 PM

Good stuff Jim! Best looking Shoehorns I ever did see!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 11-08-2017 01:30 AM

Thanks, Tony.

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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#14 posted 11-08-2017 03:40 AM

Those are gorgeous!!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 11-08-2017 03:47 AM

Thanks , Lew!

Cheers, Jim

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

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