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Project by jjempson posted 1178 days ago 1750 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a email was sent and recieved and the job was to make a simple screen to put in to a busy office..due to the the high amount of students traffic it also had to be fairly safe..so no bit of wood nailed on to the bottom to act as the feet…
so with a few ideas bashed around i came up with a tapered affect to act as the feet…once a ply template was drawn and carfully cut out. Then a router with a flush bearing cutter made the rest of the internal structure…
due to the way the cutter leaves a internal radius…the battens needed to be machined to match.
with polyurathane glue and a trusty pin gun i worked like a crazed man to get all done in a total of 6 hours…
the hard board was wetted with boiling to allow to bend and to be fixed before the glue set…
the finished result is a frame that is strong,stable and very light…

-- jjempson





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1178 days ago

very nice and clever design :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing

take care
Dennis

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sawblade1

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#2 posted 1178 days ago

Very cool and Inventive Idea you have came up with :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1178 days ago

That’s a nice job on that and looks like a unique design.

-- 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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Skylark53

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#4 posted 1178 days ago

Sturdy, safe, attractive-I’d say you did real good!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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jjempson

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#5 posted 1178 days ago

thank you all…i have my moments ..

-- jjempson

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 1178 days ago

Looks good, and might even be student proof, what type of finish did you put on it? Can we steal, I mean
borrow this idea? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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jjempson

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#7 posted 1178 days ago

Bluepine38

help your self sir…as for finish it was just painted a light blue colour…
the size of the ply is ..12mm x 300mm x 1220mm.
the sides are basicly clad in one whole sheet of hard board…

enjoy…

-- jjempson

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 1177 days ago

Looks nifty and if it gets knocked over, simply put a bag or two of sand on the bottom to weigh it down? Of course leave the sand in the bag.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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randomray

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#9 posted 941 days ago

Darn , you work fast . ” Maybe I work slow ? ” . Cool project , looks a bit like a Jersey Barrier . Those are traffic barrier invented in New Jersey over here , they have lots of other names too .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 941 days ago

Clever clever

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jjempson

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#11 posted 940 days ago

to MR Randomray
thank you for your comment …their is nothing wrong with working slow…i wish i could have the time and pleasure to work at a slower pace…but alas i am driven to work like a demented beaver on speed…thank you for the info on the jersey barrier ….might purchase one for the next time i get asked to make one….save on pins and glue :)

-- jjempson

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