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Did you know there's not a single shoehorn instructable? I just had to make one. Really, you've got to believe me, the Robot made me do it. This one is made from a spoon and a few hundred hammer strikes. It’s actually more useful than I though it would be.

A shoehorn (sometimes called a shoespooner) is a tool that lets the user put on a shoe more easily. It does so by keeping the shoe open and by providing a smooth surface for the foot and the heel to move, without crushing the shoe's counter (the vertical portion of the shoe that wraps around the back of the foot), in this way acting as a first class lever. - Wikipedia

Update: There actually was a single shoehorn instructable.

Step 1: Flatten the spoon

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Use a hammer to flatten the spoon. I used a nylon hammer to keep from marring up the metal.

Later on I'll use a small ball pen hammer to pound in a curve. I drew lines on the spoon with a marker to show you the hammer pattern I used.
Hoopajoo3 years ago
This is my next project once I find a suitable spoon to transform toward a higher calling (many homes have several spoons, but only one (at most) shoehorn). I agree with Canucksgirl, definitely looks antique!
Samimy3 years ago
now it turned into a good shape, i can use it as shoehorn and spoon as well.

any other function? also i think it is good for gardening too.
Looks great. You've got some good instructables - keep up the good work.

>Did you know there's not a single shoehorn instructable?
You must have missed mine - take a look.
Mrballeng (author)  canuckinjapan3 years ago
I added a link to your instructable, Thanks again.
Thanks for that. I've added a reciprocal link on mine (not everyone has bamboo on hand).
Mrballeng (author)  canuckinjapan3 years ago
Busted. Looks like I should have done another search before posting this. Thanks!
Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
So clever...as always.
canucksgirl3 years ago
Very nice. It looks like it could be an antique. :)