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Project by exit116 posted 07-01-2013 06:36 AM 1581 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mix tape coffee table for my wife.
12:1 scale right down to the ink, oak plywood for the top and bottom, 2×12 with 5/8” dowels for the winders and inside tape, red oak for outside tape and side guides, white oak legs and plexiglass for the windows. Front opens for keyboard, mouse and remotes.
Didn’t know I was gunna paint it until the night before it was done. I found her favorite mix-tape in an old cassette holder in the trunk of our Buick century (which is how old you have to be to own one).
It’s from valentine’s day but I’m new to the site and this is my favorite project so far this year.
Hope you like it, have fun

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.





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watermark

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 07:06 AM

really cool project!

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steliart

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 09:24 AM

very unusual project, kudos!

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 11:55 AM

Oh no he di’int.

Oh yes he did.

When I saw the title I thought to myself… Couldn’t be.

This project is chock full of AWESOME!

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jimmyb

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 12:10 PM

Too cool. Sure beats a CD table .. or an MP3 table ??

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Sergio

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 12:50 PM

LOL…. cool idea. The first picture seems to be a real K7 tape without any scale comparison, you did a great job

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exit116

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 02:01 PM

thanks for comments

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 06:34 PM

Thats so cool, lets just hope the tape doesn’t get caught up in the drive and spill all over your floor LOL

Again way awesome thanks for sharing

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Brandon

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 10:50 PM

Awesome. Now you just need to build a 12:1 scale cassette player!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 07-01-2013 11:01 PM

This turned out great, what detail!

Have you started the 8-track tape dining table yet?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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iamcliff

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#10 posted 07-01-2013 11:03 PM

Interesting

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exit116

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#11 posted 07-02-2013 12:12 AM

thank you, rtbrmb the first person to see it asked for a 8-track coffee table, I was thinking of floppy disk end tables.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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AndrewT

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#12 posted 07-02-2013 02:32 AM

This is pretty close to the coolest thing i’ve ever seen! No doubt an Awesome idea and nice work. Love it.

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Christophret

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#13 posted 07-02-2013 05:20 AM

Nifty! And very well done!
although…I dont miss cassettes.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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Brad_Nailor

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#14 posted 07-02-2013 11:54 AM

Thats very cool! Well executed, very detailed. The perfect coffee table for the lounge in a recording studio!

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#15 posted 07-02-2013 06:51 PM

So I suppose your backyard deck is also 12:1 so you can take it out there to play this beauty!

Cool design and execution, thanks for showing us this off the wall project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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