Walnut Tilting Table for 50" lcd touch screen

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 04-01-2014 07:16 PM 2981 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was designed and built for the Genizha project in Jerusalem, Israel. it is a company which main activity is an application on the internet that deals with high quality photos of ancient Jewish manuscripts. they asked me to design a noticeable stand for the screen in order to catch the attention of the visitors of an upcoming exhibition.

I planned a tilting frame for the screen made from metal, which is held in a massive Walnut box-joint frame.
the table is made with the screw driven box joint jig, designed by Matthias Wandel, which I admire his work. the precision of the joints is outstanding in any aspect.
since the screen is very heavy, made many models for the tilting mechanism, using gears and such, but then i figured that the jack in my car is doing this exact motion, for 10 times of the weight. so i used my car jack in the project. it works well.
all the process and the manufacturing was made in my tiny workshop, except the final finish that was made in a professional carpentry.

The letters were carved with CNC machine. the front panel is actually shop built 5 layers wood piece using maple and walnut. the maple makes the high contrast of the letters.
Detailed documentation of the project (in Hebrew!) including many other pictures from the process, can be found here:

the table can be seen on this video

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 07:32 PM

Those are some really tight box joints.

Love the multi-wood build up of the front piece. It make the lettering and the box joint really stand out. Nice.
A truly professional job on this.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 08:17 PM

Nice layup of wood , I like the way the box joint’s color changes from it.

Nice job, the lettering is way nice too.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 09:02 PM

I am with Steve & Jeff the box joints look great and the multi coloured layering of the front section really makes the box joints stand out…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 09:10 PM

wow, that is so cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 10:39 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 11:32 PM

Nice work. that should get some attention ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 11:41 PM

Excellent job all around! LOVE the multicolored box joints!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-02-2014 03:14 AM

An eye catcher for sure!

Very clean and neat design.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 04-02-2014 05:03 AM

Beautiful grain combos and the finger joinery is


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#10 posted 04-02-2014 12:38 PM

Looks GREAT. Thats amazing joinery. Beautiful

-- jerry

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#11 posted 04-02-2014 12:44 PM

That is great and definitely worthy of its location.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 04-02-2014 01:46 PM

Wow! This is very impressive. You do really nice work and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-02-2014 04:13 PM

beautiful build Elyasaf and hope you got another jack

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 04-03-2014 05:13 AM

Outstanding corner joints!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 05-05-2014 11:49 AM

Thank you all for your comments. this was actually my first work in woodworking, and it was finished less than a year ago.
Eddie, good call. im still missing a jack in my car. i forgot all about it… :(
Thank you all again. I love this forum.

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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