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superstretch

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04-11-2011 03:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut

Came across this today.. Thought it was pretty slick in terms of engineering.. not so much in terms of practicality..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY


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Bertha

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 03:39 PM

That is friggin awesome! I must admit, I don’t understand how it works. I also must admit to wanting one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 04:17 PM

I’m with you, Superstretch…. Fascinating, brilliant, and pretty much pointless. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rance

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 04:35 PM

One of these days that table’s gonna walk all over you.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 04:46 PM

Very good engineering, but my thought was that he has way to much time on his hands. and I also think it is rather pointless.

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 10:43 PM

Surreal!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 11:05 PM

So how do you get it to turn a corner?

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 11:08 PM

I would kind of like this design for a workbench, if a locking mechanism can be added so it doesnt move when I try to plane a board.

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#8 posted 04-12-2011 01:01 AM

What do you do with this?
You race a bookcase.
http://www.wouterscheublin.com/projects/walking-bookcase/

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 04-12-2011 02:48 PM

@Broglea – interesting question! It looks like he applies more force laterally through the entire thing than it would take to slide the table..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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308Gap

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#10 posted 04-16-2011 11:57 PM

My Dad would have said “stop screwin around ! just pick it up and go, we have work to do”

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#11 posted 04-17-2011 01:19 AM

Seeing how it needs a smooth flat surface, free of even the smallest dip or bump, I’m thinking why not have a set of casters.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#12 posted 04-17-2011 03:50 AM

I’ve herd of my tools walking away before ,but not my table. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 04-17-2011 04:25 AM

^_^

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#14 posted 04-17-2011 05:31 AM

I don’t know, it seems like it could be used by an old couple that’d still like a table to use outside but don’t have much room. They’d be able to easily with little effort push it against the wall when not in use and then just pull it out to use it. Of course, I’d imagine it’d need a way to lock it.

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#15 posted 04-17-2011 05:33 AM

Cool in terms of engineering
Would have been real cool before they invented THE WHEEL

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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