|Project by dan mosheim||posted 04-22-2012 10:47 PM||3586 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
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.