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Project by CaptainAhab posted 1115 days ago 2873 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 www.bluesagehues.com





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lew

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#1 posted 1115 days ago

Sure beats the heck out of my linoleum covered plywood.

Beautiful!!

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

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ChesapeakeBob

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#2 posted 1115 days ago

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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ChrisK

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#3 posted 1115 days ago

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

-- Chris K

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CaptainAhab

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#4 posted 1115 days ago

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 www.bluesagehues.com

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Manitario

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#5 posted 1115 days ago

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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learnin2do

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#6 posted 1115 days ago

same here!!

-- christine

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jeffl

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#7 posted 1115 days ago

Very nice. Would look good anywhere.

-- Jeff,

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Tim Kindrick

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#8 posted 1115 days ago

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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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 1114 days ago

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
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Zach DeBisschop

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#10 posted 1113 days ago

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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Ollie

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#11 posted 1113 days ago

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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CaptainAhab

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#12 posted 1111 days ago

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 www.bluesagehues.com

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