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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-30-2020 08:18 PM 300 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two potty chairs are for McKinlee and Mylah, the two great granddaughters. They are made from 1/2” and 5/8” Baltic birch plywood. They measure 12” wide x 12’ 1/2 front to back and 21” high.

They are finished with white semi- gloss enamel

I made one for our granddaughters back in ‘92 out of red oak and included it in the last shot. Now these are for their kids! The oak one weighs 11.2# and these are 7.8# I took out wood where ever I could !
This project is mostly dowel and glue construction with only 11 screws used in each one where they don’t show.

I included some process shots of the chairs in the making:

I had to get some lathe time in on these and it was quicker to cut and finish the holes on the lathe than cutting sanding and routing

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





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 06-30-2020 08:24 PM

darned neat Jim – I was wondering if you ever found “containers”

-- 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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lew

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#2 posted 06-30-2020 08:34 PM

Cool! Glad you came came up with a source for the potty buckets.

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

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#3 posted 06-30-2020 10:25 PM

Good job Jim,

I can almost remember using one!
In fact I can remember my grandmother had a sani toilet when I stayed there in Sydney.
there was a small access lane and a guy ran up with an empty bin and lid sealed the used one and ran back to the truck!

Hows that for a Best job in the world story!

Anyway a Joke

-- Regards Rob

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John

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#4 posted 06-30-2020 10:58 PM

Jim the TP holder on the side is priceless!!!

I would never have thought of this as a project, good one!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 06-30-2020 11:09 PM

Great build Jim.
Why buy them when you can build something nice for the kids.

And Rob, that was a crappie job. But I wouldn’t advise running down the lane with the filled bucked sealed or not.
Running down the lane sounds so poetic, but not when you describe it. :-O

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 06-30-2020 11:34 PM

Good one mate.

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

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 06-30-2020 11:41 PM



Jim the TP holder on the side is priceless!!!

I would never have thought of this as a project, good one!

- John

OMG – I saw a handle to pick up and carry

-- 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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#8 posted 06-30-2020 11:42 PM

Dbl post Oooops

-- 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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#9 posted 06-30-2020 11:50 PM

Those are way cool Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 07-01-2020 12:17 AM

Jim, these are precious. I wonder if my daughter would like one for our little Anthony. I’m gonna have to show her these. Nice work and the TP holder is off the roof.

No job is finished until the paperwork is done.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-01-2020 01:13 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. Mylah is only 6 weeks old but whiles I was building one, I thought I might as well make two!

Hi Dick, Lew found me the source: Cherry Tree Toys. They sent me a catalog and they have real good prices on all kinds of things for toys and wood stuff. Dick..the canary wood came to day and it is finished.

Hi Lew…thanks for the tip. It was the very best price on those pots!!

Hi John..I don’t think you can see it, but on the oak one I made in ‘92, I had a toilet paper holder and a book rack on it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 07-01-2020 05:08 AM

They are realy unique… so cute!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 07-01-2020 05:47 AM

Very cute JJ... Just don’t let pottzy near them… he’l want both, one for each cheek!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 07-01-2020 07:30 AM

OMG the feathers are about to fly big time!

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 07-01-2020 11:54 AM

Thanks, Ivan. Alex and Rob!!

cheers, Jim

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

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