So....You Think You can Build a Table?

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Blog entry by schroeder posted 05-11-2010 10:50 PM 1623 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the most amazing table – but, know nothing about it except IMPRESSIVE!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 10:54 PM

I’ve seen this table a number of times ,but I’m still amazed every time I see it.

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 11:01 PM

I saw a show on discovery that said these types of tables were standard issue on the yachts being built. I think anyone with basic woodworking skill could build the table, its the mechanism that is so impressive.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 10:16 PM

I’m having plug-in trouble with viewing that video, but I’m going to guess that it’s one of the DB Fletcher "Capstan Table" variants of the classic “Jupe table”, first developed in 1836. Here’s a series detailing the build of a Jupe table (with manually inserted leaves, so not quite as cool as the Fletcher one), and here’s an 1886 patent on one that uses a different leaf pattern.

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And, yeah: way awesome.

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