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Topic: My busking table (thus far)
Message: Posted by: MOTO42 (Feb 28, 2008 12:46AM)
The Attached image is of the first iteration of my busking table.
The legs are a waiter-tray stand. The top is plywood, covered in vinyl, with a 1/2 inch layer of "NuFoam" between for padding.

Though it will still be a long while before I'm willing to actually [i]perform[/i] on it. I'm proud of my hour and half's effort, and it's very nice to have a table to practice on that is exactly the right height and material I wanted.

I'm happy with it right now, but I already have some improvements planned.

What do y'all think?
Any possible improvements to it y'all can think of?
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Feb 28, 2008 01:44AM)
Looking good man, looking good, keep up the good work...but are you gonna put it to good use I hope?

Message: Posted by: MOTO42 (Feb 28, 2008 02:03AM)
Honestly I would have been willing to work a little (privately) three years or so ago. But it's been so long since I seriously practiced that I need to put some [b]Work[/b] in before I'm ready to fool even my friends. Much less ask people to pay me for it.
Message: Posted by: BAH1313 (Feb 28, 2008 09:19AM)
Hey Moto42,

Put some side trim on the edges of the table to keep the balls from rollig off. This can be a real pain in the butt.

Also, practice!


Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Feb 28, 2008 09:28AM)
I hate it when my balls get away from me! sorry couldn;t resist
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 28, 2008 09:52AM)
Instead of cheap vinyl, how about duck cloth, which I think would still be cheap and have a bit more of a "felt" type feel but is stillvery durable. In bright sunlight, your current surface might reflect a lot of light.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Feb 28, 2008 10:08AM)
You don't need side trim or felt fabric...no, no, no...

You need a large, steel plate under the work surface and rare earth magnets embedded in all of your props.

Then you could work in a hurricane :)
Message: Posted by: BAH1313 (Feb 28, 2008 10:52AM)
Josh, what are you doin in this thread?

Get your butt right back over to the Close-up area with your buddy Thomas!!! LOL!

That was for the balls joke...
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 28, 2008 08:40PM)
Hey, that is a pretty nice looking table. I will have to take a picture of mine and post a link to it on here. I'd watch a show performed around that hour and a half creation. How much did you pay for the waitor's tray?
Message: Posted by: MOTO42 (Feb 28, 2008 11:00PM)
Breakdown of pricing:
$29 Waiter's tray
$10 Foam and Vinyl
$ 7 24"
The top of the table is a bit rounded. I'll probably remove the padding from under the vinyl later. (probably replace it with carpet).
I like the feel of the vinyl better than felt-like fabrics. Thanks for the heads-up about the possible glare though, if becomes an issue I'll yank it and replace it.
I plan to add a border around it at some point, I'm still debating on exactly how to do it though.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Feb 29, 2008 04:11AM)
Here's a way I came up with to attach side trim. It's easy to do with a table saw and makes realigning the trim back up to the screw hole easy when you need to replace the fabric.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 8, 2008 10:29AM)
Do most hardware/lumber stores carry trim like that?

My table is a folding plastic thing I picked up at Wal*Mart. Totally inappropriate for you pro-guys, but it does what I need it to do.