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    David B
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    Here’s a super quick project that is infinitely customizeable. My mother was struggling to take off her ridiculous hunting boots so I decided to make her a boot jack. The basic concept is quite simple and could probably be improved. That said, I wanted to do something to make it unique so I went through my scrap bin and hammered a few dowels out of walnut, ebony and padauk. I drilled a matching hole that goes about 1″ into the base and glued the dowels in and planed flush. That joint will NEVER break. It works great. Finished with some basic Danish oil and some furniture wax. I’ll bet a sliding dovetail would be a cool joint to try…Anyway, thanks for looking.

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    Clifford
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    Very innovative! Could you give a few of the dimensions as it looks like something that would make a great Christmas gift.

    #361394
    David B
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    Sure.

    It’s about 12.5″ long and tapers down from about 4.25″ to 3″ in width. The middle of the joint is about 7.5″ up the length and the heel slot tapers out from about a 2″ diameter. I carved a hollow in the foot piece (not visible) to make it a bit less clunky. You could pretty much do anything with it.

    #362147
    SmokyRick Crawford
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    Some folks will even line the heel opening with leather to save the boots’ polish. Very nice job.

    In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA

    #366583
    karle ham
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    I used Slunk which is unborn calf leather on one and felt on another boot jack but deer hide is soft also.

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