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Project by LJ posted 08-11-2009 02:34 PM 1289 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m an old time computer programmer who has had the old style monotors that were TV-like screens. These boxes allowed for the placement of personal objects on top of them. When my company gave me a flat screen monitor, I had no place for these objects.

Problem solved by constructing a mini-table to sit behind the monitor!!

The table is simple pine but I added a little flair to it by tapering the legs. The table measures just 18.5” high by 7.5” deep and 19.5” wide.

Great to have a second skill in life.

The last pic shoing the taper of the legs was just taken, 20 years after construction so the table shows a little wear. :-)

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org





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dustyal

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 02:43 PM

love it.

I just threw out a full box of IBM punched cards. I asked a neighbor kid if he knew what they were… naturally, he had no idea… if you don’t know… they preceded the computer monitor.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 08-11-2009 02:50 PM

Nice table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 08-11-2009 03:39 PM

A very clever idea, nicely done!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 03:47 PM

Cool Idea LJ

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 04:31 PM

Very nice.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 06:46 PM

excellent!

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LJ

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 07:50 PM

I thank you all for the kind words. I just post a third pic trying to show the taper of the legs. I only tapered them on the short side of the table, not on both sides.

Trivia: The size of the punch card was selected based on the size of US currency at the time Hollerith came up with the idea. He could use boxes to ship them purchasing them from the US government which used them to ship the dollars in… our money used to be that big.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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missionworks

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 10:10 PM

Trivia: The size of the punch card was selected based on the size of US currency at the time Hollerith came up with the idea. He could use boxes to ship them purchasing them from the US government which used them to ship the dollars in… our money used to be that big.

Now our money gets smaller every day. :)
Nice table. Great idea.

-- MW | www.MissionWorks.com

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