Holy Water Tables

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 632 days ago 1325 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished three table for the holy water bowls in our temporary church. They are 30” high and I used the golden rectangle to size the tops. They are 10×16.180. The front edge of the top is a 28” radius and the front apron is a 25 1/2” radius They are made from red oak and I added some pictures of the build process:

I had to make a new taper fixture for the legs because I could not find the one I used last time. I think it was a quick and dirty one and I threw it out after I used it. Cutting these legs on this fixture was so much fun I was sad when I got all 12 legs cut and had to quit!! It is slick and safe! I’ll keep this one.

The aprons are doweled and glued to the legs and I added a Kreg screw between the dowels for good measure.
I used my home made universal doweling jig to located and drill all the dowel holes. The Kreg fixture is mounted on my home made set up too..

The tops are doweled into the tops of the legs and fastened with screws through the aprons. The tops are not glued on so they could be replaced if they got water damaged.

The tables are finished with 3 coats of satin polyurethane and scuff waxed.

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

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#1 posted 632 days ago

Very nice! mentioned “temporary ” church…whats up?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#2 posted 632 days ago

Very nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 632 days ago

You say “temporary church”, but I’ll bet those will be the “permanent tables”. Nice job!

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#4 posted 632 days ago

Very nicely done. It is great to see projects which are reflective of the true reason for Chistmas. What could be better than gifts for your church?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 632 days ago

Very nice trio of tables. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 632 days ago

Beautiful project for holy purpose.

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#7 posted 632 days ago

Nice bunch of tables!

You sure do good work!

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 632 days ago

Nice work Jim ,I like the proportions .

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 632 days ago

good work

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 632 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. These were made out of necessity!!

Alongiron, we are in a temporary church- the old Kentwood bowling alley- for a year or two because our church- St Mary Magdalen of Kentwood , Mi- burned to the ground on July 1st of this year. Fireworks landed on the roof around midnight and it was destroyed by 2 AM.

These tables will make the holy water bowls high enough so everyone does not have to bend down a foot or more to reach the bowls. I’ll put them in tonight.

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

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#11 posted 632 days ago

Nicely done. I really like the subtle shaping you put on it to spice it up a little. These type builds are so much more rewarding to the soul than trying to do for money. That’s why I stick with this woodworking as a hobby. The building may be a loss but the church seems to remain alive and thriving. Again, great work.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#12 posted 632 days ago

Holy Water Tables, Batman!

But seriously, they’re great; your workmanship is excellent.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#13 posted 632 days ago

Lovely tradesman like make there Jim, well done the vicar will be no doubt very greatful for your gift :)

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

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#14 posted 632 days ago

Super nice tables Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 632 days ago

Sleek and pretty!

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