|Project by DonR||posted 02-16-2012 11:06 PM||5406 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Well about 2 weeks ago I was mulling over the materials need to build myself a drawing table. Then providence interceded and I found this old Hamilton on a surplus auction at my local university. the drawing surface has 8 layers of wipe on Ploy after using joint compound to fill several fine cuts (and sanding the fuzz out of it) , they came from this table being used in a machine shop which also gave it the deep stain in the upper middle portion of the surface.
It is a soft Maple surface (about 1 inch thick) on top of an oak frame. Ikea had nothing on these folks this was made to be broke down and shipped. The entire piece is dry fit with screws and mortise and tenon joints. The hard ware is soft steel (I think) hinges and cast iron slide arms and locks.
-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.