|Project by FJPetruso||posted 03-30-2008 10:51 PM||3628 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I found the idea for this idea at a re-enactment. A participant was using an original folding sewing table that was made sometime after 1850 for a camp table. The original had a ruler painted on top of one of the long sides & an oak slat as a retaining spring. It also had simple round tapered legs. I went to Lowes & bought some ballisters to use as legs & mortised them to the cross brace. Another thng I added was a full apron instead of just end aprons that only supported the legs while open. By adding the full apron the table was strengthened & has no sag with heavy camp or shooting boxes on it.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"