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Drafting/back-lit table

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Project by PopsHuckster posted 06-03-2016 10:37 PM 661 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a multipurpose table to use when drawing up plans for projects or viewing slide/negatives/ etc. with a backlight table…
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/1295586-97x65.jpg?1464992999
I made this one and it serves both purposes quite well so far. Basically just oak (legs & top) and pine for the whole project from shop scraps. I used the Kreg Pocket Hole jig for most of the joints for speed of assembly once I drew it up and cut the pieces out.
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/1295586-97x65.jpg?1464992999
The whole thing took about a day and a half to complete. With the drafting cover removed you can see the backlit section in the center of the tilting top.
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/1295602-97x65.jpg?1464993030
Below the top assembly is the tilt down tray where i keep the large sheets of drafting paper. and the rules for the drafting arm.
http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/1295610-97x65.jpg?1464993043

Pop

P.S. The box you see mounted to the upper right corner of the top is a 110v receptacle and a USB input (lit up) to my PC.

-- Pop





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hunter71

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#1 posted 06-04-2016 03:26 AM

Wow, that’s great.

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#2 posted 06-04-2016 02:37 PM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 06-04-2016 03:39 PM

That is a very nice practical table.

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 07:35 AM

Very handy addition to ease your work.

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