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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-22-2010 05:41 PM 1239 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple tray to fit on awalker to be used as a table for playing Bunco and Yatsee. It has rails so the dice don’t fall on the ground. We can take it outside when the weather is nice so we can play outdoors and get my mom some fresh air. She is in the last picture getting ready to roll. Mom is 97 this year!

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 09-22-2010 05:50 PM

Your mom are just wonderful, nothing like a aging whoman with life in her eyes, and a face that say welcome.
The tray are relly fine, and good thinking, to hold it in place.
You have a lucky mother, hope she is proud of you.
Best thoughts to you, and send a hello from Mads in Denmark to your mother,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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littlecope

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#2 posted 09-22-2010 08:53 PM

Nice Job and God Bless Your Mother, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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wseand

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#3 posted 09-22-2010 08:59 PM

That is a great idea and so useful. Mom likes it does anything else really matter.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 09-22-2010 09:46 PM

this is an exelent idea Jim
and can easely bee converted to other walkertypes with wheels under

and its great to see you think of your mum like this

thank´s for sharing
Dennis

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 09-22-2010 10:20 PM

Great marketable idea. You should be ashamed using your mother as a guinea pig. LOL

Great job taking care of your family. The little things mean everything.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 11:41 PM

What a terrific idea! I like how you left the flanges over the edges to fit under the arms of the walker to provide stability for the tray. This is an incredibly useful and resourceful idea- it keeps the walker right there-but turns it into a table. Did you come up with idea yourself or have you seen one someplace else? If this idea is original I would suggest removing it from this site and researching a patent for it. This type of tray could be used for any number of people with a wide range of disabilities. I was a special ed teacher and I can think of a bunch of kids who would have benefitted from this type of effective yet affordable device. Excellent idea of yours – born out of love for you mother. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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HerbC

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 11:48 PM

Jim,

Great project. Looks like your Mom is still enjoying life, even at 97 years young!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 04:32 AM

Jim,

You my friend are one lucky fella! To have your mom around is a wonderful thing (wish my mom was still here). Your project is truly a gift she will enjoy for the rest of her life! You have done her proud I am sure.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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jcwalleye

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 04:50 AM

I love it. Functional, nice and light, simple and attractive. It probably means a lot to your mom.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 05:34 AM

LOOKS LIKE MUM LIKES IT A LOT JIM. NICE WORK.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 02:47 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments!!!!!!!!! Mom really likes it because before she would bend over looking for the dice on the floor and fell over a couple of times. This keeps the dice in front of her and always on the board. It was a design she and I came up with from my last visit-she lives in Illinois and I live in Mich. I took a tape measure, a digital caliper and a pad and pencil in and went home with the design. It is not much of a product and is not much wood to speak of, but it does the job and that is all she cares about.
Thanks again. Lumberjocks is like one big family to me!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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Cher

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 10:30 PM

Hi Jim, it is so wonderful to see a son making something special for his Mom.
Give her a big hug from me.

Thanks for sharing this special project Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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dakremer

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#13 posted 09-24-2010 09:08 PM

very cool idea! looks like she’ll get a lot of good use out of it!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Rustic

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#14 posted 09-26-2010 10:43 PM

nice work Jim

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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