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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1617 days ago 5193 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sign I made for my buddy’s workshop out of a slab of walnut someone gave away at one of the guild meetings. I didn’t take a shot of the sign when it was off the duplicator but here you also see how I made it. It was finished with clear lacquer.

I cut the sign pattern from letter templates so I can use it over again for other shops.

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





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 1617 days ago

cool work, nice process too…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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deon

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#2 posted 1617 days ago

Nice tool you have there

-- Dreaming patterns

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Chase

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#3 posted 1617 days ago

I would be tempted to see how many sections i could add on. Sort of a mass production deal.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Tim29

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

so, when your buddy is done with that I’m gonna need it back. LOL. great looking sign.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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motoman

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#5 posted 1616 days ago

Neat tool and sign.Whats the name of the (duplicator) tool? Have never seen one.

-- Mike Wix

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145

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#6 posted 1616 days ago

NICE JOB COOL TOOL

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1616 days ago

Hi Motoman. The duplicator is one I build for my shop. I saw a Terrco and liked the design so I scrounged all the parts and put this one together for around $175 most of which was the Dewalt 1/2”Router. I do have it set up to have two height positions and two width positions. I did buy the lettering templates from Terrco for $100. I spent a year looking for someone with a CNC machine who could cut me a set but never found a source. It saves a lot of work and is accurate for making replicas and replacement parts. I just finished copying two maple arms for a 1910 chair I’m restoring for my mom. They are curved and have curved grooves in them. I am a not a carver so this was my only hope and it worked just fine.

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

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DocK16

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#8 posted 1616 days ago

Who makes the original to copy from?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 1616 days ago

That’s one nifty tool Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1616 days ago

Great project.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1616 days ago

Hi DocK16. I have a set of 1 3/4” phenolic letter templates that I used to make the original Workshop word. Then I just put a firsts name with it and I have a personalized sign the templates are pretty shallow so the one I cut is deeper and easier to follow with the stylus.

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

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Zipsss

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#12 posted 1613 days ago

Jim: Do you think this duplicator can work on carved chair seats? I have to build 6 chairs in the Sam Maloof style and could use help carving the seats in a close if not identical shape.

-- Zipsss

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 1612 days ago

Hi Zipss. I think it could copy the contours. The only thing is that this would be done with probably a ball cutter so there would be lots of finishng work to smooth out the cuts. I once made a duplicate of a Sun face I got it in Santa Fe. It was pottery and my duplicate was cedar and was ” pock marked” from a ball cutter but I left it like that and it is cool. You could not so that with a Sam Maloof chair seat. How big is the seat? This will cut up to 17 deep- top to bottom.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 615 days ago

Resurrecting this thread... but, worth it…

This is quite a Duplicating piece of equipment!

I can see some 20/20 extruded aluminum parts going into making one…

What kind of pipe/tube did you use for the Front to Back movement runners?

Really COOL!!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 615 days ago

Hi Joe. the runners are 1” ground rods with recirculating bearing running on them. They have very little resistance to movement. They used a lot of them on machines at Steelcase where I worked for 23 yrs. I found these in the back of the model shop- taken off a machine they tore down. I got them for scrap value. I think I paid $2.60 for the two rods and 4 bearings. They sold new then for over $50 each. The table was from employee sales ( $5). The only things that cost me any money were the Dewalt router ($135) and the letter templates ($100).

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

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