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As I was mocking-up the height for a circular side table, with some cheap clamps and a MDF disk, I suddenly realized that I liked the mockup better than the original design. So now it sits in the “meditation” corner of my shop’s deck for most of the year.

Less, sometimes, is more.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 261 days ago

Ha Ha that’s funny ,a one of a kind for sure.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dakremer

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#2 posted 261 days ago

That’s awesome!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 261 days ago

That is too cool John, I love it. If it were any simpler it wouldn’t exist :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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shipwright

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#4 posted 261 days ago

Is that $10 for the table, allowing $4 for the MDF?
My older ones are orange but the newer ones are grey.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 261 days ago

The clamps were a gift, and the top is a sink cutout, but the plans were $127.93 … plus shipping and handling.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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tonybrews

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#6 posted 261 days ago

that is awesome!

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 261 days ago

Awesome!

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murch

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#8 posted 261 days ago

Very good John. Take a bow.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Scott Oldre

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#9 posted 261 days ago

A free standing clamp rack + if you flip it over and put another disc on top, you can double the capacity, while making it do double duty as a bird cage

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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johnhutchinson

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#10 posted 261 days ago

Great ideas, Scott !!! Go for it.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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NaptownWood

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#11 posted 261 days ago

If i did that, the clamps would slowly move to other corners of the world, never to be found again.

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BTimmons

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#12 posted 261 days ago

Well, it’s certainly practical.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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pintodeluxe

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#13 posted 261 days ago

I finally found a use for my Harbor Freight clamps!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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johnhutchinson

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#14 posted 261 days ago

Real nice, Willie. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 261 days ago

What are you going to do if you need one of those clamps. It’s a beautiful table in it’s own kind if way.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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