|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 349 days ago||1059 views||3 times favorited||23 comments|
I need another long shoehorn for Arizona and I did not want to buy another Penn State kit, although their brass shoehorn kit is very nice. I wanted the challenge of making a one piece shoehorn from a stick of wood. I have only this one piece of Curly maple and it worked out good for the thickness I needed.
I turned the handle on the lathe and carved the horn end. It is 28” long and has a solid brass ferrule on the end with a rope ring to hang it up.
In doing this project I have come up with another way to make sanding balls using half of a rubber ball on the end of a turned piece of wood and putting an O ring over it to secure the sand paper. It is every bit as good as an inflatable sanding ball.
The finish is clear lacquer with a final coat of glaze.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!