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Jupe Table

2007-01-23 14:56:41.507809+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

A month ago I linked to DB Fletcher Furniture Design because of their expanding round tables. It turns out that that style of table has been around since 1835, and is common enough to be called a "Jupe Table", after its designer, Robert Jupe. In searching around, half the woodworkers who build them are claiming patents on one aspect or another of their construction, usually around how the leaves get stowed. This MeFi comment has a few notes on the patents, including this 1888 patent with a leaf extension system similar to DB Fletcher's, and a 2003 patent that seems to be different only in that it specifies modern materials for the cam mechanism.

The proprietor of Waterfront Woods is keeping a log of his experiences building a Jupe Table. I got there via a comment by Rick Christopherson about using the new "Festool Domino" tool over at the new Festool Owner's Group.

[ related topics: Intellectual Property Invention and Design Machinery Fabrication Furniture Woodworking Festool ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-03 18:36:09.909205+00 by: Dan Lyke

Dearden's Expanding Table.