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Paper Plate Plate(support)....Woodenware!

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-26-2017 12:45 AM 1049 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a paper plate support plate that is made from 4 pieces of ambrosia maple and 5 strips of walnut. I had come across all this ambrosia maple in the off fall pile at school so I selected some of the more vivid pieces and added some walnut to make my 9” diameter needed for this plate. I cut a paper plate in half for a template to turn to. It is 9” by about 3/4 thick. It is finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buff and wax.

This is used to support the flimsy paper plates when you have something like watermelon on it. Without support they fold up and make a mess.

This is going to my sister for her new place that she just moved into.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 01:11 AM

That’s really a neat idea, Jim! May have to “borrow” it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 01:29 AM

That is a great plate by itself and useful too !!! Nice job Jim !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#3 posted 05-26-2017 01:30 AM

Nice one Jim, Sis will like it.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 05-26-2017 01:36 AM

Those paper plates are useless without some support. Looks like you solved that problem Jim! I bet you could just skip the paper plate and just use your woodware plate! I don’t think that’s a word! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-26-2017 03:20 AM

Cool idea Jim. 5 stars. Nice work on the plate pattern. I have to agree, you can just use your plate and forget the paper one.

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

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#6 posted 05-26-2017 05:12 AM

Very nice Jim,
I love the colour contrast.

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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#7 posted 05-26-2017 05:56 AM

You realy know to choose wood for your project, realy nice shape and stripes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-26-2017 09:16 AM

Love it , great idea and a another bucket list!!!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 05-26-2017 11:02 AM

You picked out some really nice pieces, Jim. Nice save! If I was your sister I’d want more! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 05-26-2017 11:46 AM

What a show piece Jim.

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#11 posted 05-26-2017 12:41 PM

This is very creative and beautiful 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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#12 posted 05-26-2017 12:45 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. This is something I’m trying to teach the students about layout for the final look of the piece..planning the centering to balance a pattern. Absolute flatness for joining is another thing I stress for lathe work and their flat work . If they did segmenting, they would find this out in a hurry!! Too bad the classes and the semesters are so short.

Hi Mark, Tony and Dave,
This one would not be very useful by it self because of the 5 signature holes of the beetle. They go clear through and it would leak!! I left them for a little character to the piece.

Hi Candy. She might want more..we’ll see. We have two plain cherry ones and they get a lot of use.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 05-26-2017 12:51 PM



Those paper plates are useless without some support. Looks like you solved that problem Jim! I bet you could just skip the paper plate and just use your woodware plate! I don t think that s a word! LOL!

- woodshaver Tony C

I’m in complete agreement.

(Tony, woodware may not be a word, but I believe woodenware is)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 05-26-2017 01:00 PM


Those paper plates are useless without some support. Looks like you solved that problem Jim! I bet you could just skip the paper plate and just use your woodware plate! I don t think that s a word! LOL!

- woodshaver Tony C

I m in complete agreement.

(Tony, woodware may not be a word, but I believe woodenware is)

- EricTwice

Wow Eric! I was just trying to be funny! I looked up that word “woodenware” It is a word! Thanks for adding the “e” :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 05-26-2017 02:15 PM

Just in time for the holiday weekend! Just be careful not to drip any hotdog ketchup on those, they are too beautiful

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

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