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Forum topic by dakremer posted 02-01-2011 05:54 AM 846 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2011 05:54 AM

Thanks everyone for all the help with my last forum topic – trying to figure out a design for a chiropractic adjusting table. You guys came up with a lot of good points, and at the end I just realized that it wasn’t going to work (atleast not for now). Even though I liked how the last design looked, I think this will be a lot stronger, and easier to build. There are no hinges. Instead the two pieces will be bolted together for easy putting together and taking apart. To “fold up,” you’ll just place one on top of the other and I’ll have some sort of guitar case latches or something to hold it together – plus a handle to carry it. Also there are now 8 legs (I might go down to 6 for weight issues) that fit into a sort of socket. I will have to get these cuts perfect so the legs fit in nice and snug.

Now the verdict. What do you guys think? better than the last design? any comments/concerns/suggestions are ALL welcome (good and bad). Thanks a lot!

I also started building a “mock up.” I used OSB for the platform, because I will not sell this one, to make it cheaper (unless you guys think OSB would be fine??). The last picture is what I have so far – everything is glued and screwed. No legs yet.

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

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 10:44 AM

Doug if youkeep the 8 legs when you fold it up you can store them inside & in that case you COULD hinge it as there would be no strain (to speak of) on the hinges much quicker to put up than bolting it. Put a suitcase handle on the side & a clasp on one end to lock it up should work. By the way on that size OSB should be fine & it’s covered with upholstery

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 02-01-2011 01:34 PM

as Trevor say hinge the leg at the top
and use some of those knifehinge (donĀ“t know the name ) that when open
suport and lock and sit in a 45 degree angle when locked

I wuold even surgess you buy the legs with hinge all in one unit (to ceep the waight down)
when you carry it around like a suitcase

take care

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