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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-12-2012 12:44 PM 1291 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I have been thinking about for quite a while. It was going to be my first project on the Longworth chuck, but it was too big for it. These are supports for paper plates. We use paper plates a lot for left overs and especially watermelon. Well they are pretty flimsy and bend real easily and I have spilled off them many times.
No More!!

I was given this piece of 2×12x12 European Birch and I knew right away what it was going to be!
I resawed it and glued a tenon on each half and turned these plate supports.
They are 9” dia. and .800” thick finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

I would like to thank Roger Lance for introducing me to the Bedan!!!!!! I just love that tool. I roughed out and finished cut the internal flat area of these plates with that bedan alone. It is a great roughing tool and this time it was used for the finish cut too! I use that tool all the time when starting the hollowing of a bowl. You can really hog out wood with it!! This one was 22 bucks at Penn State. So much for the commercial, but if you don’t have one, try one!!
Have a great Week End!!!!..................Jim

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





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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 01:08 PM

Nice job Jim. Most likely every family needs a few of these.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 02:06 PM

Nice. Looks better than a lot of plates.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 02:16 PM

COOL WOW!

Awesome!

NICE!

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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#4 posted 08-12-2012 02:55 PM

Nice idea and well made.

-- Vince

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jeepturner

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 04:02 PM

Nice idea. I have made several plates, but I never thought to make holders for the paper plates. Just went to a friends house for BBQ yesterday and I sure could nave used on then.
Do you mean that the holders are .800” high? They don’t look .800” thick from the photos.

-- Mel,

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degoose

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 07:14 PM

Neat…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 07:17 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.
Mel, the overall height of the plate is about .800. From the top to the deepest part of the inside it is around .680. That leaves the bottom about .120 thick.
I used it already today!!
...........Jim

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

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peteg

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 09:20 PM

Great idea for when you’re “on the road” Jim.
Always the Practical Man :))
Pete

-- 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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#9 posted 08-13-2012 12:16 AM

Great idea Jim, could save a lot of washing dishes. What is the Bedan tool, sounds like you have mastered it’s use.

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

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rlance

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 12:22 AM

Jim…..the idea that I would receive recognition/credit from the turning world is a little bizarre !!.....but thanks all the same !!

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 08-13-2012 12:27 AM

G’day, Bob.
The Bedan is like a one sided parting tool. It is 3/8” wide and swept back sharply in the front and the sides are tapered in to leave a 3/8” wide straight edge to remove material by cutting straight in with it. I did both of those plate supports in 1 1/2 hrs because I had to meet someone at 4:00 so I had to hurry. I plunged the Bedan in about .600” and then snuck up on the final dimension of .680 deep and 6.8” wide for the center . Then I used a bowl gouge to finish it to the right radius. I cut a paper plate in half and used it for a gauge for fit. I finished the back and then used a big jam chuck to remove the tenon.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 08-13-2012 01:41 AM

Thanks Jim, looked up on the net, Robert Sorby has one but a bit dearer than 22 bucks. Could even have similar in the heap of chisels I have. Will post a couple of turnings shortly. Cheers Bob.

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

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#13 posted 08-13-2012 01:48 AM

nice plates. Penn State is currently out of the bedan. I was going to order one this weekend.

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

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#14 posted 08-13-2012 02:19 AM

It’s all been said Jim, it’s the sort of turning that I aspire to. Better take out a patent before China sees them and starts to churn them out in plastic by the millions!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 08-13-2012 02:22 AM

Roger, thanks for turning me on to using a Bedan. I owe it to your, my friend!! I had never heard of one before we talked in your shop about it!!...................How about coffee next week?............Jim

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

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