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Forum topic by George_SA posted 515 days ago 1705 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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George_SA

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515 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: round table

Does anyone know how this round table works?

The link above shows a video of an expanding and shrinking round table shown below (I don’t know how to add video’s otherwise)

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity


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#1 posted 515 days ago

It’s probably done with large threaded rings (brass maybe)
and perhaps some sort of follower arm and linear
slide system.

http://www.dbfletcher.com/

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#2 posted 515 days ago

This video shows the underside of a similar working table.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF-YUgZTVSk&feature=endscreen&NR=1

-- Joel

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#3 posted 515 days ago

Jap! great post! there have been several looking for this answer. the fletcher table just adds the center section. The leaves are also made of composite material. they incorporate biscuits and uhmw pockets to maintain alignment.

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#4 posted 514 days ago

Laps of memory sorry, the ratio between the leaves and the center and the number of leaves are different. It threw me off spatially. Yea I can be kind of spacey all by myself.

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#5 posted 513 days ago

Jap, thanks for that link. what is clear from that, that there goes a LOT more than mere woodworking into that table!

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#6 posted 513 days ago

I spent way too much time on Youtube looking at these tables a while ago. The ones that operate manually are still amazing. I think I remember an expanding table in a British museum that was very interesting too. -Jack

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