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Topic: Small table idea
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Nov 1, 2009 08:22PM)
Here are a few pix of the new birthday party table I made. I wanted something smaller than my large Lefler table to take into peoples houses. I came across this case at Bureau en Gros (Staples in the US). I reinforced the inside bottom with a strip of plywood and attached a 1/2 inch flange to the bottom. It screws on nicely to a Eureka base. Seems to have plenty of space for tricks and a nice ledge at the back. under to front section are three pen holders, perfect for shapies. I may at some point add a servant/ditch bag off the back to discard finished tricks rather then putting them back inside and cluttering everything up.

Thought you all might like to see some pix for future insperation.

http://www.montrealmagician.com/table.htm

All the best,
John
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 1, 2009 08:36PM)
That is very innovative and a nice table, John
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Nov 2, 2009 05:18PM)
Thanks James, I'm looking forward to trying it out shortly.

John
Message: Posted by: KeithP (Nov 2, 2009 06:49PM)
Very nice!

I think the shallow shelves will make places to steal productions after a production of silks, etc.

Keith
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Nov 2, 2009 07:05PM)
I was inspired by Duan Laflin's table. He suggests stealing from the top of the table rather than the back. I just purchased a fountain of silks and had the same thought as you Keith when I saw this case. I'm leaning toward steals from inside the case, but the back shelf does lend some interesting possibilities. Thanks.

John
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (Nov 2, 2009 08:00PM)
That's a great looking table John.
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 2, 2009 10:23PM)
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On 2009-11-02 20:05, John1964 wrote:
I was inspired by Duan Laflin's table. He suggests stealing from the top of the table rather than the back. I just purchased a fountain of silks and had the same thought as you Keith when I saw this case. I'm leaning toward steals from inside the case, but the back shelf does lend some interesting possibilities. Thanks.

John
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I agree with the back shelf possibilities for steals and it really offers the convenience.
Message: Posted by: greatchach (Nov 11, 2009 05:07PM)
I couldn't get the link to the table to work - has it been taken down, or is my computer falling apart again?
Message: Posted by: jmdibrita (Nov 13, 2009 08:18AM)
Coundn't find the case John1964 bought up in Canada, but was able to find this. It looks the same.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=36871

john
Message: Posted by: John Martin (Nov 14, 2009 09:07PM)
Sorry greatchach, I took the link down. The picture in the link John put up looks like the case I bought. Thanks a lot John....couldn't you have posted this BEFORE I started this thread. You would have saved me 60 bucks...LOL.

Good find. BTW I was in my local Home center today and also saw a case similar to the one I bought , 30 dollars cheaper though and it came with a wheeled dolly. Guess the moral to this story is shop around!!!!!

Not sorry I bought the one I did. I've been spending the last few days adding velcro and gimmicks to the case...thanks Duane Laflin.

John