What the Heck Is It? #7

Happy Friday friends, and welcome to another edition of What the Heck Is It?

So apparently last week’s mystery item wasn’t a mystery at all to many of you.


I know I live in the thrifting boonies, but I guess I must also live under a thrifting rock (lol) because I’d never seen this contraption before.

But, then again I’ve never made my own wine or beer so the fact that it was a bottle capper / bottle corker was news to me.




Thanks so much for all your comments.

Now I’m hoping you all can help out my blogging friend AnnMarie with this week’s mystery item.


It’s 18″ long x 8″ wide x 3 1/4″ tall at one end down to 1 1/4″ on the other end.



The V is 5 3/4″ deep.



It sits at a slant.



And is made of solid wood.



What the heck is it? Any Ideas?

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. Rolinda Christman says:

    Boot remover (my dad had one just like this)

    1. Roberta Luke says:

      Yes a boot jack

  2. Gwen Jackson says:

    My guess is its for taking off boots. You stand on the board with one foot and put the heel of the other booting the VA slot and pull it off.

  3. carol bottoms says:

    It looks like a small ironing board. Maybe for childrens clothes

  4. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Super easy. It’s a cowboy boot remover

  5. I honestly don’t have a clue but I like the boot-taker-offer idea.

  6. I’m guessing that it is a recipe book holder. It looks like a wood shop project. You would stand it with the v down, prop it against anything handy, and place the open book on the little shelf.

  7. Totally agree with Gwen, it is for removing boots.

    I also know what the bottle cap thingy was/is too!

  8. It is, indeed, used to remove cowboy boots.

  9. Boot remover. I have one so I know for sure. Also, I live in horse country so these are everywhere around here.

  10. Boot jack – helps to pull boots off while you stand

  11. it’s a boot jack for taking off cowboy boots etc. My husband makes them to sell at craft sales, the farmers and cowboys here love them 🙂

  12. marjeanne says:

    boot remover, my husband has one, though he never uses it

  13. Mother Deer says:

    I had no idea about the bottle capper, but I know that this is a boot jack. I have a wrought iron one that I use as a door stop 🙂 Thanks for this fun blog series.

  14. Yes, it’s a piece to help remove boots. I wish my dad had one of those because I always had to help take his boots off at the end of the day! lol!


  15. It’s to get off boots 😉

  16. Boot Jack. Love getting these and look forward to seeing if I actually know or guess a the items.

  17. Yep, it’s a boot jack to remove your boots prior to coming in the house. Didn’t want Dad’s mucky boots inside!

  18. Yep, boot jack. Brings back lovely memories, my sweet dad had one.

  19. I must live under a rock too, Tuula, because I had no idea!

  20. SARAH PORTER says:

    Yes! It’s a boot jack!

  21. It is most certainly a device for removing boots. Ours sits beside our front door and was made by my husband in shop class.

  22. Okay! I guess it is a boot jack! But I still can’t picture HOW to use it!! 🙂

  23. Thanks Tuula for featuring it and thanks everyone for figuring it out!