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Horse Shoe Door Knockers #2,3 &4

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-22-2019 07:40 PM 397 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I just had to make some more. A customer bought the first one and wanted another one….so I made 3 more. I was totally out of cherry stock so I made these out of black walnut (2) and curly maple with an ambrosia streak in it.
The horseshoes have pins welded across the open end and then I added solid brass pieces for the contacts to do the knocking. The shoes are primed and painted black and the wood is finished with wax free shellac and clear lacquer. I got in some lathe time for the handles, too !

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 07-22-2019 07:48 PM

Supurb Jim,
I promise I will take good care of them.
Good Night.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 07:51 PM

Looking good Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 08:02 PM

Looks like you are in the bussines… Nice looking knockers

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-22-2019 08:05 PM

Curly maple one is my favorite so far!

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

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#5 posted 07-22-2019 08:27 PM

Jim – those are too cool

-- 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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#6 posted 07-22-2019 09:38 PM

Jim, super cool as usual…

Where do you get all of the Horseshoes?!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#7 posted 07-22-2019 09:50 PM

Jim, those are super nice!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 07-22-2019 11:04 PM

Real nice Jim, you will have to employ more Elves to keep up with these and your pens. Well done. Cheers.

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

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#9 posted 07-22-2019 11:52 PM

Nice work Jim! Are they good luck as well?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 07-23-2019 01:38 AM

Looking real good Jim,
What a great idea.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 07-23-2019 02:21 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Joe, we used to have a lot of horses in the corral next to our park in Casa Grande. After they all left and the place had been vacant for a number of years, I had a friend who went over there and collected a bucket full of horseshoes and gave me half of them. I have been using them for all kinds of things and then this knocker Idea hit me one night and I tried it out to see how it would look. I wanted to make the durable so I used brass instead of wood for the impact surfaces. I have to have enough of the wood to make the backer plate, the holder block and the handle. I ran out of cherry so I went to walnut and maple.

Hi Bob. I had a sale last Saturday and did not sell one pen..but the weather was hot and that kept the customers away. I think the fall will be a better time to sell them. But I do have the elves on a couple other projects!! They work cheap!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 07-23-2019 03:25 AM

They do look great Jim. My eye keeps going to the walnut ones. It looks like a perfect match with the background.

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

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#13 posted 07-23-2019 05:12 AM

Just hope you don’t run out of horse shoes Jim. Nice Top 3’s

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 07-23-2019 06:42 AM

It’s borderline ingenious.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 07-23-2019 08:29 AM

just beautiful,Jim
I have to copy…

-- bambi

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