Mule Head Boot Jack

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Project by peterpacksmules posted 01-20-2017 09:12 PM 2028 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been a MIA Lumberjock for awhile now, so I’m jumping back in. I made about 40 “head” of mules last year for Christmas presents and sold a bunch to subsidize a new planer. I have mule loving friends around the world and many wanted one of these “jacks”. The jack helps to remove boots or shoes by placing one heel between the ears (lines with bison leather) and putting the ball of the other foot on the nose. I modeled it after my own mule’s picture and made a MDF template, I have a short riser block underneath to tilt the head up to about 7 degrees. One client wanted a herd of assorted wood species, “smoky elm” was on sale at Rockler at the time so there are plenty made from that one.

-- Pete Redlands, CA

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 10:59 PM

Yours are a lot more interesting than the ordinary boot jack.
I like the way you think.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 01:43 AM

A novel take on the ol’ boot jack :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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