Boot jack

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Project by Jim55 posted 09-01-2014 07:32 AM 1356 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A boot jack is a handy thing for pulling off boots so commonly worn here in Texas.

The wool knob is both decorative and functional protecting the boot heel from scuffing.

Just as a matter of curiosity, the wool is a remnant of some sheep’s wool from a 100+ year old cavalry quartermaster’s mule saddle.

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 09:40 AM

Very nice. I’ve seen something similar before, but only in terms of function not appearance. Yours really fits in well with the community of people who would want to use it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#2 posted 09-07-2014 03:10 PM

Thanks for the comment. My little project seems not to have been very well thought of.

But, you’re right. It is an essential tool among western boot wearers where a pair of really nice boots generally cost multiples of 3 figures $$$. Though those $599/+ boots are way beyond my budget or for that matter inclination to spend on footwear, my best pair are around $150.
The last thing you want to do is scuff a heel trying to drag off a boot.

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