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Christmas Shoehorns!!

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 250 days ago 2041 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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doubleDD

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#1 posted 250 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 250 days ago

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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Handtooler

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#3 posted 250 days ago

Good job, Buddy!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 250 days ago

These look great. Great job buddy

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

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 250 days ago

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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kiefer

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#6 posted 250 days ago

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 松

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BusterB

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#7 posted 250 days ago

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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Todd Barrone

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#8 posted 250 days ago

Very very nice, great job.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 250 days ago

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: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 250 days ago

A great gift Jim

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

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Rick

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#11 posted 250 days ago

Nice Work Jim!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Cliff

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#12 posted 250 days ago

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.

-- Cliff Australia

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 250 days ago

Great batch of shoe horns Jim…beautiful job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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stefang

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#14 posted 250 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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shopdog

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#15 posted 250 days ago

Jim,

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-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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