Christmas Shoehorns!!

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-14-2013 03:08 AM 2704 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are Christmas presents and the first one had to get done quick and shipped. It was turned without a steady rest and took lots of sanding due to chatter. The wood part is 22” long. Then I got smart with the other 5 and put on 2 banjos and a steady rest to make the turning much easier.
The first one was from an old pecan branch and the worm holes were so deep they did not clean up. I signed that one right under the signature of the worms!!

Of the other 5, two are red oak, one is white oak and the last 2 are pecan ( no more worm holes).

They are kits from Penn State except for the front brass ferrules. I had to make them. I epoxied on the ferrule and then turned the wood to meet it. All are finished with semi gloss lacquer.

Merry Christmas to all you Lumberjocks everywhere!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 03:21 AM

These are great Jim. I prefer the pecan. I’m still glad I don’t need one yet , even with a bad back. You must be an elf working for Santa cause you are really busy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 03:37 AM

All are Christmas presents!! I’m just about done!!Time to clean up the shop!!

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

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 03:37 AM

Good job, Buddy!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 03:46 AM

These look great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 04:12 AM

Nice job Jim. I also like your steady rest.

-- 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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#6 posted 12-14-2013 04:22 AM

Nice presents and I don’t speak lathe but you sure don’t look like you need a steady rest ,you still look good on your feet .LOL

Merry Christmas to you and your old buddy !

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 04:28 AM

Ahhh those things are a fat mans best friend….Nice.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 05:42 AM

Very very nice, great job.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 05:57 AM

What fine jolly bunch of Shoe Horns o’Chap!

Yes, a fine bunch, if I do say!

I don’t think I’ve seen so many of those critters in one place as this before!

And yes, an excellent job too!

Everyone is going to be very happy with them!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 06:53 AM

A great gift Jim

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

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 08:03 AM

Nice Work Jim!!

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 10:11 AM

By Gee they look good. Photo Six is my favourite, the colour and texture of the wood is outstanding.

Reminds me a bit of home discipline methods when I was a naughty little boy growing up in those faraway days when we did not have political correctness….Ha, ha.

Well done Jim…....Regards,


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

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 11:22 AM

Great batch of shoe horns Jim…beautiful job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 11:41 AM

Those look really nice Jim. A great gift item. Merry Christmas to you too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 12:20 PM


You have been a busy Santa.
Those are beautifully done and will be well received…I’m sure.
I made about 10 of them years ago (only shorter…I have a Jet mini), and the ones that I didn’t gift sold quickly at a crafts fair.

-- Steve--

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