|Project by spunwood||posted 12-27-2010 05:04 AM||2332 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a boot jack inspired by skone.
It helps you removed your boots without mucking up your hands.
It was a last minute Christmas present for my in-laws made from walnut which came from a tree they had milled years ago. The wood has been sitting in their barn ever since.
My wife’s papa (grandpa) loaned us his bandsaw for this project.
First I ripped the 7+ wide wallnut on the tablesaw. Which could only rip 7”. So I then used one of those flexible Japanese double edged blades to cut the middle while Stephanie attempted to clamp it.
I rough cut the horse with a coping saw and then Stephanie trimmed and evened him up with the bandsaw. I am afraid the first picture is at a bit of an angle and makes one of his ears look large.
I made the support block by raising the horse to the desired height and marking off on the wooden block the height and angle it needed. I cut that on the table saw, which meant loosing my homemade zero clearance insert. Alas, I will make one for miters, one for straight rips and crosscuts, and all will be well.
Stephanie sanded the horse…donkey? and gave the walnut a coat of Tung Oil. In a few weeks when it is dry, we will shellac him.
-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν