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    Default Machinist version of kitchen table

    Not your average kitchen table. Started with cast iron legs and gears from an 1860s metal lathe that was being scrapped. Local White Oak boards used. Extensions are standard unistrut running in ball bearings. Table extends 36” by use of the crank. Acme threaded rod by Keith Rucker.
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    absolutely cool you are an inspiration

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    Cool, that looks nice.
    Now you need a small jar of machinist toothpicks in the center, and a set of machinist tweezers hooked on the edge of the jar, just in case.

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    That's awesome

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    And the Grandkids will probably put a servo motor on it so they can swap the leaves out with their phone.

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    Very Nice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spaeth View Post
    And the Grandkids will probably put a servo motor on it so they can swap the leaves out with their phone.
    One thing for sure, they are already lining up who will get it in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaeth View Post
    And the Grandkids will probably put a servo motor on it so they can swap the leaves out with their phone.
    Nah, by then they'll just take a picture and have their Insta3D™ printer make one. It'll use totally organic-based feedstock, and decompose to air and compost after use, so it doesn't take up extra space. Ah, progress!

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    very impressive work, all you need now is an app on your phone to open up the center and close it.

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    So I looked at it again...and it was determined that "this is bad ass" was a more appropriate accolade for this.

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    Nicely done -- although I might have some concern for smacking my shin into that crank handle if sitting at that end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specfab View Post
    Nicely done -- although I might have some concern for smacking my shin into that crank handle if sitting at that end.
    We don't place a chair on the end unless it's extended with boards in.

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    Wife would never let me do this

    A woodworkers vise in the dining room, just asking for trouble

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    Looks like it needs a power feed option.

    Great work!

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    How bad is the backlash?

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    Love the idea!


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