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573 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: arts and crafts

I am considering making a drawtop table. Does anyone know how to make the actual draw top work so that when one or both ends are pulled out, they sit flush with the top and can easily be returned to their stored position? TIA

-- Art


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#1 posted 573 days ago

Art

My thoughts…If you use slated guides underneath the extension that as you slide the extensions out it would lift the drop top…when the drop top was fully extended, the guides would connect to the end rails with a slot cut into the end of the guide. The guide would extend beyond the drop top to act as a “cantilever” Here is a quick thought…I will have to think about how it hooks on to the end rail…....

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#2 posted 573 days ago

There is a fine woodworking article by Tage Frid that explains in great detail how to make the table and pull outs. It’s available at finewoodworking.com, if you’re a member. It’s called a Dutch pull out.

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#3 posted 573 days ago

The Tage Frid book is online here

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 573 days ago

Thanks for all the help. I do belong to FWW so I was able to find the article and print it. Amazingly, I had forgotten this article from 35 years ago. :D Now, I just have to decide with my clients (LOML Jr & SIL) if this is something they want and that I feel comfortable that I can successfully make. It looks like it would be fun and I am really leaning toward doing it. It it all works out successfully, I will post pix in a couple months.

-- Art

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#5 posted 573 days ago

The A&C projects you posted here are some of my favorites. I say go for it and be sure to take lots of pictures!

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#6 posted 573 days ago

Art, do you know which issue it was printed in? That’ll save me from having to dig through my old magazines.

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#7 posted 573 days ago

It was in issue #9, December 1977, page 34. Here is the link.

-- Art

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#8 posted 573 days ago

Sorry for the duplicate post. Is there a way to delete a duplicate?

-- Art

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