|Project by skone||posted 12-20-2010 03:09 PM||2065 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
I did this bootjack quick and dirty. I wouldn’t show it here if it weren’t for the fact that when i snooped around for research, there wasn’t much bootjack representation. So, while not an aesthetic triumph or example of fine execution, it functions perfectly. So I figured I would throw it in the mix in case anyone is looking to make one. I included an ‘action shot’, as I believe this was requested somewhere in my past readings. Also, I included the uncut shape with measurements penciled in. I am hoping when enlarged that it will be legible. If you can’t read it and really want to, email me and I’ll shoot you the pic at a nice resolution. However, it really is a simple machine that you can make at any practical size. This one is just over 14 inches and is 5 or 6 inches wide at its widest. This bootjack is made from glued up 2” hardwood because that’s what I found at the dump. I dowled and glued the fulcrum, sanded it and hit it with a coat of shellac. It’s now in service. Figure it’ll outlive me, too.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)