|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-26-2013 10:47 PM||1195 views||0 times favorited||30 comments|
I received a request from our Padre at our church for a short table for the new copier/fax machine. The old table is too small and too high so I threw this one together from scraps in my wood bins. It had to be 22”x24”x15”high. I thought it would be nice to have paper storage below so I made a removable rack for it too.
This gave me a chance to use many of my home made fixtures and I took some shots of the wood going through the processes.
I didn’t want to have to buy a new 4×8 sheet of plywood but I only had a small piece of 3/4 oak plywood.I usually put 3/4” wide banding on tops but on this one I put 2” wide banding and top was then big enough.
The third pic shows the white wood pieces. The aprons are doweled into the legs and each leg has a dowel into the top.
The 4th pic shows how I modified my leg tapering fixture to go from 1.43 degrees to 3.36 degrees with a shim that is screwed in place on the fixture. I love this fixture- it works so slick and safe. I only wished I had more pieces to cut
The 5th pic shows using my drill press angle plate to hold the aprons vertical and the doweling jig is fastened to the top end of the apron. I use that same fixture for the legs with a 3/8” shim under the gauge plate to locate the holes in the center of the leg.
The last shot is my drill press table that I don’t use very much except when I have to put a lot of holes in exactly the same location. I used it here to locate the 4 holes in the legs for pins that the shelf sits on. They had to be level with the floor so the shelf was 8” off the floor.
I always say you appreciate tools better if you make them your self!! I enjoy the making and the using!!!!!!
It is oak solids and plywood and is finished with Zar 120 stain and Clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!