another dining table with self storing leaves

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Project by dan mosheim posted 823 days ago 2963 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we’ve made quite a few of these tables with the pull out leaves, 6 or 8, at least. in the past, we used a complex mechanism we copied from a clients table back in 1998. i posted a version of it on this site back in 2010 and that post has had 3900 views. there was a video link there showing it being opened and closed. for this new table, we used a simpler mechanism that we found in a finewoodworking article from the 70's. by tage frid. after we studied his article and made a half size mockup, we determined that this mechanism was simpler to fabricate and easier to use. it works really smoothly and the clients loved it … there is a new you tube video of the new mechanism here more photos and process comments on my dorset custom furniture blog ... you can’t go wrong with an online membership to fine woodworking. when i started back in the 70’s it was my bible, home schooling lesson plan and the source of much of my ‘on the job’ training … all issues are on line and searchable and i think the membership is less than $20. year. it’s an incredibly good deal.

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#1 posted 823 days ago

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 822 days ago

Great job on the table. I agree you can’t beat the resource of the FWW subscription, I’ve had it for about 6 months now and love it.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 817 days ago

love that leaf mechanism, and you are so right about the FWW subscription, had if for a few years now, the access to information it provides is nothing short of amazing.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#4 posted 817 days ago

Nice job on the table. I’ve always wondered how well those Frid pullouts worked in real life. Nice to know, thanks for posting.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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