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Modesty Panels for the Choir

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-16-2014 02:51 AM 2848 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We installed these modesty panels for the choir platform in our new church today. We have been working on them in the church barn and in my shop for the past month. It started with this project for the taper sled to cut the 12 supports: ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107872 ).... shown in the 5th photo.
They were cut to shape and drilled in my shop. The 5 panels are 3/4” walnut plywood with a solid walnut top rail that was dodo-ed out to slip over the top.The platform was not uniform in depth on the bottom so each support was custom cut for a position to make it plumb when screwed in place. The last shot is the before picture.

They are stained with a special walnut stain that was used on all the other furniture in the church and finished with clear lacquer.

And the team photo:

Bob, me, Bruce, Bobby and Tim…......................Bobby is chief engineer on the project!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 03:10 AM

Great job to the 3 B’s, Tim & Jim.
They look really good.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 03:12 AM

Thanks, Bob, you must be just getting up this morning. I’m going to bed!!
Now that this is done, I can go to Arizona!!
Cheers, my friend!!...........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 03:23 AM

Man you made that plywood look good Jim….fine job. Had always wondered how well the walnut ply would take a finish…I shall wonder no longer. Nice

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 03:38 AM

Those look awesome!

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 03:45 AM

so does this mean we have to start paying attention to the sermon ?

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 04:33 AM

Turned out great. Very professional looking. Do you guys all sing in the choir?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 05:04 AM

Thanks Buster, Todd, playingwithwood, and Dave. Hi Dave. None of us sing in the choir. We just take care of the projects around the parish. We have lots of volunteer help if we need it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 07:18 AM

Great job Jim, kudos to you and your crew.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Tooch

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 10:19 AM

Very nice work and always cool to see people helping out at church. Jesus would appreciate the carpentry, i think.

Where did you find the Walnut plywood? I’ve always assumed you could get it somewhere but have never actually seen it in any stores. How much $$ did that run you per sheet?

congrats on a nice build.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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masterpj

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#10 posted 12-16-2014 11:48 AM

Jim, great job, loved the way you constructed the bracket / support for the panels, the finish looks fantastic and you seam to have the right size shop for most types of wood working, have a great Holiday

-- John J.

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 12-16-2014 01:43 PM

What a great project. As usual your projects are always beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 12-16-2014 03:24 PM

Thanks Lee, Tooch,John and Chuck!! I just got back from there and the padre put his seal of approval on them today!!

Hi Tooch. Bobby special ordered the 3/4” walnut plywood from Menards at $109 per sheet .

Hi John, the photo of the finished panels laying all over the place is the maintenance barn at church. I could not handle one of those panels in my shop and turn around!!

Merry Christmas, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 05:29 PM

Outstanding work for a great cause! Congratulations to you and your buddies.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 12-16-2014 05:39 PM

Very nice Jim

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#15 posted 12-16-2014 05:42 PM

Nothing to say, you are real profesional.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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