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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-21-2012 12:28 AM 2127 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second confessional screen I have made for St . Mary Magdalen Church. The first oen I made in ‘06 was burned up in the fire and Fr. Godfey asked me last Tuesday to make another one by the 24th. I worked day and night to meet the deadline and got ‘er done early. It was delivered today.

It is made from white oak and red oak- what ever I could get a hold of fast. The 8/4 oak was only in white so that is what I used. It is 72” high and 30” wide and about 35’ from front to back. It is finished with Zar 120 stain and sprayed with clear lacquer. It was great to smell the lacquer in the morning!!!!!!!!

Today my buddy,Tim Olexa, and I did the upholstery with 2 layers of purple panel fabric. He did the stapling and I just held the fabric under tension. It went easier than I thought it would.

I added some of the build pictures. The corbels were doweled and glued and the shelf assembly was mounted with 8 screws just before spraying it today. The removable back trim frame was glued and screwed together to match the pattern on the front side with the shelf. I could not use screws or nails to mount the 3/4’ square trim pieces on the front so they were keyed to the top and bottom with slots that I milled in the end of each of the trim pieces and in the top and mid frame members. That located them and gave much more glue surface to insure they stay in place. I can’t remember how I did the first one and made no notes on it.

The base sections were cut at 22.5 degrees on the table saw and just glued and clamped together with a mating block on the inside for extra glue surface. Once I put in the cross supports, that base was not going anywhere. The bottom surfaces were installed with 10 Kreg screws each. I love my Kreg fixture!!
That’s all folks!!!!!!!!!!!

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





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Brett

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 12:41 AM

Way to go! Nice screen and you move FAasssst!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 12:50 AM

Thanks, Brett. That was a pile of milled wood on Thursday!..............Jim

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

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 12:59 AM

Excellent job Jim, I know this confessional screen will be appreciated by all.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 08-21-2012 01:07 AM

Very nice craftsmanship on the build, especially since you were working under the pressure of a deadline.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 01:29 AM

Great job Jim. Something that will last a lifetime provided there isn’t another fire. Lets hope not.

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

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ShopTinker

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 01:49 AM

That looks great Jim. You did a great job and quick too. Well Done!

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

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harry1

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 03:08 AM

You really are a true craftsman Jim. The photos. taken during the making add so much more to a project than a mere show and tell. Hopefully the idea will catch on!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#8 posted 08-21-2012 03:48 AM

Jim! Like I said before you never cease to amaze me with your talent!
There is nothing you can’t build!!!
Great Job! Very nice work!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 08-21-2012 06:17 AM

Hey, that is great Jim, you sure are multi talented. Plywood is going to be a breeze to you.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 08-21-2012 06:33 AM

Jim that is a great piece of furniture

Looks a really tight design

Great speed on it as well

was it your own design?

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 08-21-2012 09:06 AM

Your sins are forgiven.Go with peace. :-) Nice job

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 01:01 PM

1st Class build Jim. Really nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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mafe

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 01:22 PM

Nice screen Jim, the church sure is lucky to have you around.
May life smile on you my friend.
Mads

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 01:48 PM

Thanks you all for all the nice comments. You are so encouraging!!

Father Ivan, thank you so much, I needed that,too!!

Jamie, this is not my design. Back in ‘06 our pastor then, Fr. Phong, took Tim and I to to church in Holland ,Mi and said he wanted a confessional screen like they had. I took dimensions from it and made drawings to build the first one. They were not complete to all the details I used the first time, so I designed on the fly and took lots of pictures to document the joints, etc. As Larry would say “Get ‘er done” ....so I did and now I have my shop back again….......Jim

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

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#15 posted 08-21-2012 10:47 PM

Well done Jim.

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

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