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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-26-2011 11:32 PM 1252 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the 5 tables I made for SMM Church. Mary put out a note in the bulletin that they needed 4 or 5 tables for the youth center and I had all these left over cabinet grade plywood cutouts from some locker room dividers I made and I used it to make the tables. I used the golden rectangle ratio to make the top and the taper of the legs. The tables are 10” x 16 3/16” x 20”. Halfway into the project, I changed the top inserts from that plywood to solid red oak. When I joined the plywood halves to make the top, I sanded through the outer ply and I knew there was a lot more sanding needed when I install the edge bands so I scrapped the plywood pieces.
The aprons are dovetailed into the legs instead of mortise and tenon. 10 screws hold each base to the top.

They are stained with Zar 120 ( Teak Natural) and finished with satin polyurethane- 2 coats on the frames and 6 coats on the tops then scuff waxed with Minwax paste wax
The pictures are 1) Single Table, 2) 5 Tables, 3) Mary with one of the tables, 4) raw top and leg frame ,and 5) tapering the legs with the sled.

They were delivered today just in time for the youth group meeting tonight!
.......................Jim

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





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littlecope

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 11:56 PM

You are a busy man Jim, and your projects never disappoint!!
Great Job on these… and it looks like they were very well appreciated too!! :)

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

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ShopTinker

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 01:06 AM

Very nice tables, love the color. I’m a Red Oak fan. These are a little different then most as the leg taper is on the outside rather than the inside. I don’t remember seeing that before. Those tables should hold up well and last a very long time, even in a youth center. :)

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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leanne

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 02:00 AM

Jim, the tables are lovely.They are blessed to have you! your work is fit for the kings house, so it will by right at home in the Church.

-- Leanne, Australia, http://www.sawdustartonline.com

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 02:30 AM

Jim, great lookin table and I am certain that SMM church will enjoy your handy work. Great Job!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 10-27-2011 02:30 AM

Jim, great lookin table and I am certain that SMM church will enjoy your handy work. Great Job!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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peteg

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#6 posted 10-27-2011 02:49 AM

You know Jim, there are jaw bones & back bones in every organisation, churches are no different, I hope they appreciate your good work, these are fine looking tables, cheers mate :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 10-27-2011 03:00 AM

Nice tables Jim and for a nice cause, you will certainly have booked a place up top. Don’t throw the ply wood away, now is the chance to try laminating it an segment it for a bowl.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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peteg

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#8 posted 10-27-2011 03:10 AM

Looks like our Aussie mate has thrown you a challenge there Jim, :: )))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 10-27-2011 04:18 AM

Nice donation !
Did you mean to taper the outside of the legs , Jim ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Cher

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 09:18 AM

Hi Jim, all the tables are built the same but they all look different and the details are perfect too. The smile on Mary’s face says it all.

Thank you for sharing your lovely projects Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 02:45 PM

Hi Bob. You know I have a design on the board for a plywood bowl – I have not worked out the math on it yet. I’ll do it someday!

Hi Dusty. I tried them this way for this project. I have done them inside tapered, outside tapered and both sides tapered. I design on the fly a lot and this was the thought at that moment!!

Hi Cher, all the tops are different because I had to scramble to get solid wood pieces for the top inserts. I hope they hold up to a bunch of teenagers!! What a test facility!!!!!!!

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

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 10-28-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks Jim…now that you’ve done it , what are your thoughts about the outside taper ?
To my eyes , it makes the legs appear warped or bent , and / or possibly like an antelope without a neck and head.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that …. LOL …could just be the picture angle.
They certainly are great little tables and so kind of you to contribute to Sister Mary : )
I’m sure you’ll be rewarded many times over for your good deed !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 10-28-2011 04:14 AM

Great job Jim

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

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#14 posted 10-28-2011 08:55 AM

Nice work Jim and a great idea on the tapering jig.

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

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-28-2011 06:32 PM

Jim, I wish there were more men like you, you are a inspiration and a image for for all of us.
They are really fine, ands I am sure they will bring smiles.
How did you make the dovetail in the leg?
Best thoughts,
mads

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

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