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Henry Green Puzzle / Jupe / Expanding Table

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Project by bbaker143143 posted 04-27-2016 06:38 PM 2409 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have finally finished my version of a Henry Greene Puzzle Table, Expanding Table, or Jupe Table depending whom you are talking with. I found a base for the table online that I liked and reproduced with a few changes. The finish woods are Mahogany and Mahogany veneers. All sub framing is white pine and Apple Ply. The biggest challenge was in cutting the pie pieces to exactly 60 degrees when my electronic protractor is only accurate to +- 1/10 of a degree. 1/10×6 pie pieces equals a little over an 1/8” gap. Finally labeled all pieces, A-F, then planed “A” to fill the gap. Table starts out at 54” and expands to 76”. The Sketch Up file is located on Sketch Up’s 3D warehouse. There is a lot of trial and error with the building of the table. I made a sample section out of MDF to make sure the dimensions and mechanics actually worked before cutting the Apple Ply and veneering the crotch panels.

-- Bob Baker, Mt Airy TN - bbaker143143@yahoo.com





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 07:09 PM

Very nice looking table.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 07:39 PM

Spectacular job! The expanding top is really cool and that base is awesome. Congrats on a great project.

-- --Zach

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 07:49 PM

Besides being truly beautiful. It’s truly amazing.

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 09:48 PM

Very tricky bit of work, very beautiful and well done.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 09:59 PM

That’s very impressive and looks difficult to make. The base is amazing, what is it made from?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 11:38 PM

That’s a beautiful table! Thanks for showing it to us!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 11:49 PM

Great work, a real beauty

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 02:03 AM

WOW…............That is an outstanding table!! I love ti!!

Jim

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

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eddie

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 04:35 AM

awesome build on the table,beautiful finish

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 04-28-2016 06:44 AM

Incredible and very skilled made project. Far beyond my current skill.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 09:26 AM

Wow very nice…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 04-28-2016 01:10 PM

Beautiful table! I’ve always found this style of table to be fascinating and can only imagine the amount of work it takes to get it to function properly.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#13 posted 04-28-2016 01:42 PM

You really did a fine job on making a table like this. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Julian

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#14 posted 04-28-2016 02:01 PM

That is an awesome table. Really like the curved pieces in the base.

-- Julian

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 02:45 PM

Wow. Incredible.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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