Used a shoe horn today for the first time in over 20 yrs - but this time on my drum kit

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For a late 1970's Tama Imperialstar bass drum I needed to find a mounting flange inner tongue piece. That's the one that grips against the tom mounting shaft. They are often missing. You can't find these by themselves very often. But you can spend $30 to buy an entire mounting flange assembly. I decided to go to work on a 1960's steel shoe horn I had laying around. The correct piece is to the left. The one on the right does the job. Had to crinkle it up a bit to fit into the 1-1/8" hole. A beefy memory lock carries the weight of the tom assembly. When I eventually run across one of these for $5 I'll replace it.

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I bought shoes recently, the young clerks offered me a shoe horn and when I declined, they said 'nobody wants these!' ( if a 72 year old codger won't take one who would?)
 

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I have a long handled shoe horn and I use it often for a pair of slip on dress shoes I have.
 

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I should introduce my 6yo to it. Might make his shoes last longer.
 

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