Bicycle Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-17-2021 01:39 PM 696 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My best customer, Shawne, always has a unique project for me to make for her. This one is a bicycle table with a skim board for the top. She brought over the board and the bike and a photo of one she saw for me to duplicate.
There is some wood on it so it qualified for a wood project. I had to strategically locate the blocks for the front and back onto the board by sanding all the finish off in those areas and gluing them in place to accept the mounting screws. I drilled through the handle bars and the seat to fasten the board on. There is also a machine screw through the front of the steering column to lock the front wheel so it cannot turn.

The base and the board block are all ambrosia maple finished with clear semi gloss enamel. The real wheel support is formed from 1/8” x 1 1/4” flat steel and screwed to the base. It is really stable with that small of a base on it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-17-2021 01:44 PM

Very ingenious. Now what is it used for?

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 05-17-2021 01:55 PM

pretty neat – but why ?

-- 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 05-17-2021 02:02 PM

Pretty interesting order…Cool retro bike!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-17-2021 02:11 PM

ive seen stuff like this with bikes before,other than a conversation piece not sure what it would be good for.if you made her happy thats all that matters.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 05-17-2021 02:32 PM

Looks like a good way to make a display for a yard sale. That table would be great for those people who stand on the bike while it is rolling. Nice seat and the stand is cool looking Jim.
Those look like the old balloon tires on there.

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

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#6 posted 05-17-2021 02:57 PM

This one has me stumped too Jim. I remember a bike like that from around 60 years ago.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 05-17-2021 04:20 PM

Nice work Jim. I’m glad it can’t travel anymore. With crazy kid around I can imagine one on the skateboard looking table careening out of control down a 10 percent grade. Yikes!

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 05-17-2021 04:24 PM

Neat project! The bike is really cool and in great shape. Is it old or a reproduction?

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

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#9 posted 05-17-2021 05:59 PM

Very cool project. I’ve never seen anything like that. That’s a nice vintage bike too!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#10 posted 05-17-2021 06:18 PM

Thanks for all the interest. It is strictly for indoors. It will be decorated around the rim of the skim board and used for display only..not functional as a table.

The bike is a brand new Huffy…. made to look like a vintage bike from the 50’s. She bought the bike and the skim board at garage sales and really cheap.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 05-18-2021 12:16 AM

Cool project Jim. Hey there’s a table with a lamp shaped like a leg why not put a table top on a bike.

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#12 posted 05-18-2021 01:38 AM

Artsy and fun. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 05-18-2021 01:44 AM

My Whimsy meter went off the rails. Nice fulfillment of a want for a good customer.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 05-18-2021 01:48 AM

Neat looking project Jim. Sounds like it made a great hit.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#15 posted 05-18-2021 02:00 AM

Unique project there Jim! Looks like you got it all worked out! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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