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Old 01-09-2009, 11:01 PM
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Have any of you used hourseshoes for projects. If possable pics would be nice.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:06 PM
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Have any of you used hourseshoes for projects. If possable pics would be nice.
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Cut one in 1/2, and weld the cut piece to the center of the whole shoe, with all three ends pointed up, and you have a coat hanger. Weld several together side by side, and the whole family can hang their coats and hats!
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:08 PM
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Good ideal I might try that. Quick simple I like it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:12 PM
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here's one
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:18 PM
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wnkt made some nice Horseshoe Trivets.
Be sure to scroll all the way down.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:33 PM
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I use them for:
handles on my Texas Woks
6 of them welded in to the shape of a cross
welded to a piece of angle iron, perpendicular to the wall for a boot rack

so many uses I haven't gotten around to. I'll post pics later.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:35 AM
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The trivets were fun, did a couple of those myself.

There are lots of variations on the coat rack idea as well, each 1/2 of the horseshoe works great as a hook. The most popular one I see at craft shows is taking 4 shoes, cutting each in half, and then spacing them along a piece of bar stock. That'll give you 8 hooks over whatever distance you choose. Great for coats, hats, umbrellas, whatever. You can elaborate on the idea, and glitz it up however much you want. Great basis for creativity.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:14 AM
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Cut them in half, weld back to back for a beefier more symetrical look, then weld to "Blacksmithed" backer bar or draft horse shoes for a high end coat hook. mark
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:37 AM
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trey90,
I am attaching pictures of a coat hanger I made and a wall ornament a neighbor made for my wife. Hope these give you some ideas.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:55 AM
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Same cut makes a gun rack. I weld a full shoe to a flat bar and put several on, makes a good place for chain extension cords and ect. Or you can weld the shoe sideways and hold brooms shovels and handeled tools.
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