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Peter Storey Pentz

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Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« on: December 24, 2015, 05:11:09 PM »
I know it's a British form, but, does anyone know of a source for plans for a Jupe expanding dining table?  I realize they will probably come with a price.  Thank you and Merry Christmas one and all.  PSP

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 03:52:05 PM »
I designed one in sketchup several years ago. The drawings are uploaded to the Sketchup 3D warehouse under Henry Green Puzzle Table. Not sure how to upload a working sketchup file to the forum.

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 06:20:40 PM »
You do mean a draw leaf table? Big, Oak, Smashed fingers?

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 10:00:08 PM »
Jeff,

I was wondering if I would hear from you on this one.  No, it is not like your usual linearly expanding table with leaves that pull out, dropping the top on your hand or tables with telescoping slides where one person pushes too soon and you lose a digit. It expands radially by rotating the top on a fixed pedestal.  There is a good video of one in action on You Tube, look up M. S. Rau Antiques Jupe table.  Because one person can open and close the table there shouldn't be any smashed fingers.  Some were made of oak, but most were made of mahogany.  The design was patented in 1835 by Robert Jupe who then spent a lot of the rest of his life in litigation with people he thought were infringing on his patent.  The table mechanism is complex and fascinating enough to bring out the inner "geek" in any of us.  This is borne out by the number of more modern examples that involve high-tech machining, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics, though very little woodworking.  These new Jupe tables seem to be a favorite with those people whose boats also have helipads.   PSP

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 06:32:28 PM »
This is a table with pie shaped leaves? It's mechanism is an engineering feat of its own. I can not help with it's mechanism. So I am worthless. Please ask me another question. Sorry

Peter Storey Pentz

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 01:18:50 PM »
Jeff,

Any response that brings a smile is not worthless.  Dog gone it.  PSP

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 06:38:30 PM »
Peter, if your looking for the mechanical version of the Jupe table, this web site has plans for one version of the mechanism.

http://mechanicallumber.com/plans-for-sale/

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 10:06:02 PM »
Bob,

Thank you for the link.  I am aware of this design, and unfortunately, it is not exactly what I am looking for.  Though, now I have a lead on a copy of the original patent document.  Thanks again.  PSP

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Re: Plans for a Jupe expanding dining table
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 06:56:38 PM »
FYI:
An English gilt metal mounted mahogany extending 'Jupe' dining table
Johnstone & Jeanes
second half 19th century

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23414/lot/300/