Three Walnut Tables

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-12-2019 02:34 PM 666 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are three table that were requested for our new church. They are made of solid walnut and constructed with pocket screws and glue. One is 24”x 30” and the other two are 17 1/4” x 11 1/2”...all are 30” high.
They are finished with sanding sealer and many coats of satin poly and then scuff waxed.

The big one is for funerals where they place an urn with wreath around it on the table. The old one was too small.
The small tables are to be used for papers/bulletins by each side door and they replace the smaller oak ones I made for the interim church and now the new church is done in walnut.

I added a shot of my simple taper jig I used for tapering the legs on the Ryobi BT300 and a shot of assembled bases.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-12-2019 02:45 PM

beautiful set of tables GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 09-12-2019 02:46 PM

Good looking tables Jim
and Ilike your taper jig

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-12-2019 03:06 PM

You will decorate all churches in surrounding area….hehe…good work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-12-2019 03:22 PM

Those are really nice tables. Another candle will be lit for you. I like the way you made the hold down for that jig. A lot safer and easier than pushing it through by hand. I’m going to see if I can rig that up on mine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-12-2019 04:20 PM

Jim, every Church has these tables scattered about, you see them, but they don’t register. Thanks for making them register.

Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 09-12-2019 05:25 PM

Spectacular Jim.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 09-12-2019 05:36 PM

nice work jim those look very elegant.your the hardest working guy on lj’s.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 09-12-2019 10:41 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Ivan. I have made items for 2 other churches over the years and they still have them displayed.

Hi Dave, my Ryobi saw does not have miter slots so this jig just slides against the flat side of the center section of the saw. I cut that flat side with a router because it had a draft angle on the aluminum casting and it was not meant to be used for that. I hold the parts in with machine screws that go into T nuts. The part is rock solid going into the blade. The taper fixture has a board on the bottom that is the edge guide and the nice thing about it is that when I’m through with the cut, I can move the fixture sideways away from the blade when backing it out. I’ have a picture of it:

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

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#9 posted 09-12-2019 11:15 PM

Good looking tables! Really like the tapered legs. Adds graceful to the list of complimentary words used to describe these projects! Well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 09-13-2019 12:12 AM

Great looking tables Jim, you definitely won’t have any trouble getting through the pearly gates. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 09-13-2019 12:23 AM

Beautiful, Jim! So simple and yet so elegant!

Man, that finished really transformed the walnut into such a fantastic color.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 09-13-2019 12:32 AM

Shaker side tables and a Kreg jig are the way to go!

-- Kaelin, Juneau Alaska

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#13 posted 09-13-2019 02:55 AM

Jim,I see your table saw can be used as a slider. Cool. I think I have it figured out how to adapt it to my jig. Thanks, the pictures helped. I need 4 tapered legs for a project coming up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 09-13-2019 04:40 AM

Beautiful set of tables. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#15 posted 09-13-2019 05:54 AM

Super COOL tables… and for a wonderful cause…

Really look G R E A T !!

They are lucky to have you in their congregation…

Thank you!

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

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