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I decided to make some gifts for Christmas this year. Personalized boot jacks for my close friends. Each jack had a different custom piece of leather attached. This was another first for me and was quite interesting past the poster board pattern.
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#1 posted 01-14-2014 04:00 AM
I had to Google this one – never heard of a boot jack before. Makes all kinds of sense now tho, nice work!
#2 posted 01-14-2014 04:03 AM
Yea….should have put the final picture up first. Sorry.
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#3 posted 01-14-2014 02:43 PM
Nice!!! This is just the motivation I need to get one of these for my pregnant so I won’t have to pull off her boots this winter.
What type of wood did you use?
-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.
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#4 posted 01-14-2014 10:10 PM
This something I haven’t seen made before. I’m assuming you did the leather work yourself. Very nice work!
-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.
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#5 posted 01-17-2014 03:26 PM
Wow! Those are fancy boot jacks. The leather work looks amazing with those intricate designs. Great job!
#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:56 PM
I used 7/8” oak planks. I did the leathercraft for all of my projects. These are my two hobbies. Thank you all for the comments.
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#7 posted 05-21-2015 02:39 PM
Cool. I’ve been wanting to do something very similar but haven’t been able to justify the tooling for the leather. Did you already have the leather working tools or do you know of a reasonable source to obtain them?
#8 posted 06-18-2015 12:00 AM
I have the leather tools. I am sure if you take a boot jack into a saddle shop that you should be able to find someone to tool whatever you are looking for on the leather. Your other option is to have it laser engraved. Just an option. Good luck.
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