12-01-2009 01:20 PM
Done anyone have plans for a boot jack? Or have a layout pattern of the throat or know the dimensions of the throat? I would like to build some that will work for both adults and young children.
12-01-2009 03:00 PM
I have made three different styles. The most common is 12 1/2 inches long, 2 1/4 at the base and 5 inches at the throat. The opening you can get by using a caliper on the boots in question. My throats are 4 inches deep and shaped like a "U" pulled out at the top with a curve at the top of the "U". I use 3/4 inch and 2" inch stock. A base piece sits the bootjack approximately 4 inches off level. I can send you templates if you like.
12-02-2009 04:00 AM
All you need to make a good everlasting boot jack is a board about 14 to 16" long and cut a V into one end and right behind the 45º cuts add a fulcrum under the board so that when you step on the long end the V will rise up so you can hook your boot on the V and raise your foot out of the boot, then do the other one.
I like Willie's forked stick variety however a true fork can be hard to come by in the city.
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12-16-2009 04:36 PM
I would also really like to have a copy of the template, too, if at all possible.
My daughter has asked me for one and I am not at all sure.
We found the forked limb plan at Mother Earth, but she was asking for the ones like you make.
I really appreciate it!
12-16-2009 06:00 PM
Man, I can't figure this picture/text thing out. The top left is made from 2 inch stock. The top right and bottom bootjacks are made from 3/4 inch stock. They all are cowboy tested and approved. I can't figure out how to do these on Sketchup so contact me, let me know which one(s) you want and I will mail the templates to you.