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Blog entry by dakremer posted 04-11-2011 05:32 AM 5009 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys. Here is a cool little idea I came up with tonight for a table i’m making that is going to be portable and foldable. The table is a chiropractic table for practicing palpation and adjusting techniques. You can see my first model here. There was some stability problems with my first one. (mainly I had only 5 legs…..1 at each corner, and 1 in the middle. The middle leg was creating a pivot point, which was throwing the balance off). This new table will have 6 legs. Instead of 1 in the middle, it will have 2 on the sides like the outside corners.

This would also work with any fold up table. And thats why I’m sharing it (as I doubt many of you will be building chiro tables :)) You can see in the video, on the 3rd leg I fold down, I do not have a stabilizer block on it (when the leg is in the “down” position, it stops it from racking side to side). I will be adding this – i just forgot to put it on before I shot the video. Anyways. Hope this gives you some ideas, and I’ll be posting the new table upon completion! Enjoy.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!



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#1 posted 04-11-2011 05:39 AM

cool.
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#2 posted 04-11-2011 05:57 AM

haha cool

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 07:48 AM

I agree with AZMac; Cool!

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 02:17 PM

Nice.
You could make those supports out of wood strips too. If you really want to.

Steve

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 05:12 PM

Mmmm now there’s a thought
Best
Trevor

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