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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 06-26-2009 03:19 PM 2817 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok here is one for you all to figure out. I really think this is cool, there are several more videos of it on youtube, and I think there are actually some instructional ones showing the mechanism behind it…

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 03:26 PM

wowwow! amazing

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 03:42 PM

i have been trying to design a box top for years ,
that worked on the principle of a camera shutter .
this is amazing !
i wonder how long it took this guy ,
to work this out ?
thanks for sharing .

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 05:34 PM

I think…. No I can pretty much guarantee I’d get a headache just trying to figure out how it works.

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 08:42 PM

Wonder how much the hardware cost. Also, you’ve gotta precise cuts!!!

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#5 posted 06-27-2009 05:17 PM

I’ve seen something like this years ago, it was made by someone in the Royal family in the UK. I don’t know if this is the same guy. I think the one I saw was more like the shape of Lazy Larrys spirals…. but I not a 100% positive.

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#6 posted 06-28-2009 06:00 AM

found a link to the blog on making this or a table similar to it. it is here

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#7 posted 06-28-2009 11:26 AM

that is crazy …..I wouldn’t even know where to begin..

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#8 posted 06-28-2009 05:39 PM

makes it even cooler is that its powered by a festool drill motor to make it open and close

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#9 posted 06-28-2009 09:21 PM

Supper cool, could you post the instructual video on the mechanism.

-- I cut it three times and its still to short?

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 06:25 PM

Awesome table!

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#11 posted 06-30-2009 05:54 AM

on the write up the guy says he wont reveal thow the mechanism works.

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#12 posted 07-05-2009 06:20 AM

Many wows! Like many have said, it’s amazingly complicated and makes my head hurt just trying to think of how this works.

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#13 posted 08-21-2009 09:58 AM

Kool table..this is link for prototype: www.YouTube%20-%20MESA%20EXPANSIVEL%20_avi.htm.
It takes a long time to design the mechanism underneath perhaps.
I think LJ’s could figure out it works..

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