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    Default Boot Jacks

    About once a year I make a bunch of boot jacks out of hardwood lumber scraps left over from other stuff I build. The scraps are just too nice and the lumber too expensive to throw into the woodstove. Nice rainy day work. I started doing this a few years ago when I bought a pair of tight fitting 18" rubber boots and had a battle trying to get them off.

    Well I managed to put this under the wrong subject line and don't know how to fix it. It should have been under Toys, Knives, Clothes and other Gear.
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    They look great, a couple of those maple ones in the front row have beautiful grain. The second from the left and the third from the right are both beautiful!
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    Nice work Browse. I’m the same way, can’t toss a nice piece of hardwood. The boot jack I have was used by my grandfather when he was a kid. It was too big for my son when he started wearing rubber boots, so I made him a scaled down version out of spanish cedar I had laying around.

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    Handsome woodwork. Good luck this year, Browse!
    Early season- you still going to Maine 1st week?
    Don't get no better than this, 'cept tomorrow when we get the big one, ayah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Escout711 View Post
    They look great, a couple of those maple ones in the front row have beautiful grain. The second from the left and the third from the right are both beautiful!
    Thanks, those 2 are curly maple. The 2 lightest colored ones are beech, a couple more are maple, one is cherry and the rest are hickory from Tennessee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussellBro2 View Post
    Handsome woodwork. Good luck this year, Browse!
    Early season- you still going to Maine 1st week?
    Thank you, good luck to you, your brother, father and uncle. I'll be there most of the first week and about the last 10 or 12 days of the season. I'm all caught up with everything I need to have done this year, so I've got about 5 weeks to hunt 3 states if I don't fall apart towards the end. I think the deer did very well in the area I hunt last winter, so it could be a good year for us.

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    Very nice work!

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    Now, what are you charging for a great boot jack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Now, what are you charging for a great boot jack?
    I think I've only sold 2 of the 50 or 60 I've made. I have given them away for Christmas presents and to some of my relatives, friends, customers and older people in town who might have a lot of trouble getting boots or shoes off. I think I got $10 each for the 2 I sold. A stranger stopped one day when I was working in my shop in the summer asking directions, saw them and asked to buy a couple.

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    That's nice that you give them away. Bet people appreciate that.

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