Drafting Table

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 08-08-2011 04:53 PM 5043 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top that came with this table was only 42×31. Not big enough for full use of the PMP arm. So the new version is 48×38 and lots prettier than the old white! Also integrated a piece of 3/8” glass for transfers. Flowed epoxy across the glass for the seemlessness required.

Pencil track works from this low angle clear up to vertical. The groove below it doubles as paper holder but was intended as a PMP rest when stored.

Many woods of course, but the edges are Limoncillo.

The main pic has camera spots for some reason. but they are not in the finish!

-- Dave

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:57 PM

Sure beats the heck out of my linoleum covered plywood.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 06:43 PM

WOW! I sold my drafting table years ago and now I want to build a new one! AWESOME!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 06:50 PM

Very nice, I use my 50+ year old drafting table to hold my CAD PC.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 07:33 PM

hehe…I’m kinda working backward. Dont use CAD near as much as a year ago and really enjoying having paper in front of me.

Another pic showing part of my name routered into the wood then epoxy filled

-- Dave

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 08:27 PM

I don’t do drafting, but I can appreciate that this is a beautiful table!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 08-08-2011 08:35 PM

same here!!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 08:59 PM

Very nice. Would look good anywhere.

-- Jeff,

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Tim Kindrick

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#8 posted 08-08-2011 10:12 PM

Very cool but I can’t imagine how you got it perfectly flat for drafting??? The “spots” in the picture are tiny specks of dust that show up when you used the flash because the light reflects off of them.

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#9 posted 08-09-2011 03:31 PM

Beautiful drafting table, beats the heck out of my old drafting board setting on a old kitchen table for a desk,
and looking at your projects, the operator is way more skilled than the one at my board. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Zach DeBisschop

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#10 posted 08-10-2011 05:32 AM

Just saw this and about to start on my own drafting table tomorrow!

Looks incredible, just wondering were you got the architect arm?

-- Zach

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#11 posted 08-10-2011 10:13 AM

I think its too nice for a draughting table, I would find myself just looking at the wood and not drawing anything.

-- Ollie, UK.

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#12 posted 08-12-2011 11:44 PM

Zach, I have been looking for a good PMP for years and just happened on this one 2 years ago while remodeling an old hotel. Got it for $20!! It’s not mint condition but works very well and locks correctly.

-- Dave

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