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Shoehorn and a Bowl

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-15-2018 08:19 PM 1245 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shoehorn is made from choke cherry.The shaft is 20 1/4 long. The bowl is made from spalted box elder and it is 8 1/4” diameter x 2 1/4” high. The shoehorn is a gift for a friend and the bowl is from a blank laying around and I needed to turn something to relax.

They are both finished with Danish Oil and 3 step buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 09:39 PM

Looks great Jim! I keep forgetting to ask, where do you get the brass horn part of your shoehorns? Are you satisfied with the quality?

-- jstegall

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peteg

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 10:39 PM

Nice job there Jim, wouldn’t mind a dollar for every one of these I’ve given away, they make great gifts for our older mates who can’t bend so easy now :)
cheers Bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 05-16-2018 01:00 AM

Glad you got to relax Jim. Nice job on both. I had to look up chokecherry. I never heard of it before but it looks familiar.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-16-2018 02:05 AM

Thanks John, Pete and Dave!!

Hi John, here is the best place to buy the kits:
https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/65/5337/Artisan-Shoe-Horn-Kit

Hi Pete. I buy these kits 10 at a time and I have bunch of round blanks of all kinds of wood in the barn. they sure are handy. The kit says to use about an 8” piece of wood and I use 20 1/4 for all or them. I just bought a 3/4-10 die to thread the back end so I can screw on the cap. I had been putting them on with epoxy but they are threaded 3/4-10 so I just turn the stock a little bigger for the threads.

Hi Dave. I was told it was choke cherry but I have not seen the tree. It has a different grain than plain cherry wood.
Cheers, Jim

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

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lew

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 02:13 AM

Really like that bowl! I just lucked into flame box elder- working on a bowl now.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 05-16-2018 02:24 AM

Nice work Jim, I need to make some shoe horns for the Market.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 05-16-2018 05:28 AM

You made two good things here: you got relaxed and cheered some friend with gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ANATOLII MATIASHCHUK

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#8 posted 05-16-2018 05:47 AM

Jim great work, and I liked the cup very much.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuV0Qghalv8QkgY8XJPkSg

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#9 posted 05-16-2018 09:21 AM

nice job,buddy,as usual

-- bambi

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Tooch

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#10 posted 05-16-2018 10:15 AM

Looks great Jim! Love the colors and the footer on the bowl

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 05-16-2018 11:56 AM

Thanks, Lew, Bob, Ivan, Anatolii, Bambi, and Mike!!

Hi Lew, I have dibbs on a full tree of red box elder if I ever get over to cut it up. The tree fell over a fence and it has to be cut up and hauled over the fence and my back can’t handle that. I tested a piece from the bottom and it is gorgeous inside. If you are over this way, you could get a stash for your use!

Cheers, Jim

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

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 05-16-2018 12:37 PM

Nice work Jim, I enjoy looking at other’s lathe work but I’m not ready to try it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 05-16-2018 12:46 PM

Both of these projects are so nice. I’m a little stiffer than I used to be and could really use one of those shoe horns. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 05-16-2018 03:10 PM

Thanks Dick and Charles!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 05-16-2018 04:39 PM

Jim – I’ll bet you’ll never guess what came in the mail today
Thank You !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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