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Topic: New Busking Table
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Apr 27, 2008 10:19PM)
What do you think? I am ready to try it out on the street. I made it this weekend.
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I wanted an old school street busking table. Nice strap to carry over my shoulder and hooks to place the table when I am done and ready to walk to my next pitch. :)
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Apr 28, 2008 07:47AM)
Wow....27 views and not a single comment...I think that is "stunned silence" and "awe" Brian!!!

I love your table man...looks likes it's not too heavy, is sturdy, and has a good amount of real estate. It look pro too.

I put decals on the back of mine that say "Chad Ballyhoo" & "Magic Show" on it...and just lean it up against my tray stand because I don't use a table in my show.

I bring the table out with me for the sign on the back and the "look" it helps to gimme.

Your table is on its way to having a GREAT look.

Since you're a card guy (I think I remember that from your MySpace pics), you may wanna consider going with the 1/4" foam and felt top. If you don't want to mess with edge trim, then just attach a piece of elastic around the front (buy elastic at the craft store along with the foam & fabric...all can be attached with a staple gun). The strip of elastic will keep a single card from blowing away if you wanna lay it on the table.

Sorry if I'm tellin' ya stuff you already know...I'm just trying to avoid work by playing on the interwebs!!!
Message: Posted by: Professor Piper (Apr 28, 2008 08:44AM)
Awesome work pal!

I'm in the process of gathering materials for my own busking table and I'd thought about using a restaurant tray jack too! Great minds think alike I guess!

Hope that table helps you generate huge hats...

Prof. Piper
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Apr 28, 2008 11:19AM)
I think the table looks great.
Message: Posted by: Robin Z (Apr 28, 2008 01:49PM)
I agree with the others, it really is a beautiful table.

How much would you estimate the materials cost?
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Apr 28, 2008 08:29PM)
Well, the table top is really cheap. Someday I hope to get a Frank Starsini top.
It only cost me $40 bucks for everything. The most expensive thing was the tray stand. Was only 26 bucks. The rest was easily picked up at a hardware store. :)

Thanks everyone for your compliments on the table. I am going to have a friend of mine do a painting of me in the style of the late 1800s magic posters on one side of the table top. Then use the blank side as my performance side.
Brian
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Apr 28, 2008 09:35PM)
An alternative to a tray stand is a keyboard stand that you could get at any music store. I got one for about 20 bucks.
Message: Posted by: Mitch Schneiter (Apr 28, 2008 11:04PM)
Table looks good and funtional Brian. Let me know next time you hit the streets.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (May 4, 2008 04:40AM)
Well guys, I am gonna try out my new table today for the first time on the street! Wish me luck!
S.E. 37th and Hawthorne in Portland. ;)
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (May 4, 2008 03:10PM)
Brian,

Good Luck!!!

Let us all know how you made out.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (May 4, 2008 10:49PM)
Good luck Brian.
Do the stuff you're already great at. Keep it flowing.
Let them know that you like them.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (May 4, 2008 11:11PM)
Fake it till ya make it bro!