The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Where to put it all... » » Table with a working surface... (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
Hey, all. I'm looking for a good table with a working surface that you could theoretically perform close-up or card magic on top of. I really like the Viking Table design, although it's very pricey and seems to be largely unavailable. I also like the Joe Lefler table, but it looks like there's a handle on the top that would get in the way of a working surface.

Any ideas? Insights?
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24150 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Take a look at the Tabman tables and the ones from Ambitious Card.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
Well, I really like the design of tables like the Viking and the Lefler because I use fair number of props and hankies, and zombie balls, etc., and it would be nice to have a table with a working surface that I could also store all that stuff in.

Does the Lefler come with a working surface?
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24150 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
The handle of the Lefler table is not in the top when the table is set up. It's actually at the front. The top section hinges forward, and there are some supports that hold that section. I don't know how level it is, or how well-suited it is to close-up work, though.

It is 18 inches by 14 inches, and it is covered in black polyolefin, which is basically like indoor-outdoor carpeting. You can get an idea of how it looks here:
http://www.ronjo.com/magic/leflertable.html

My chief objection would be this. It's not really suitable to work behind. That solid bottom section would be a source of interference for your feet and lower legs. When you work on stage with a table, you obviously won't be working behind it, but with close-up magic, that's a different situation.

Tables that are good for one purpose are seldom good for the other. For example, this would not be the ideal tradeshow table. It's too low. When I worked trade shows, I had a company build a special trade show stand for me.

Figure out what kind of show you want a table for, and buy the right table for it. You will be glad you did.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Dynamike
View Profile
Eternal Order
FullTimer
24002 Posts

Profile of Dynamike
Marcel, when you get the time check through all the table link pictures in this section. You will be fascinated on what you will find.
Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
Thanks for the feedback, Bill. This is exceptionally helpful. Also, thanks for the recommendation, Dynamike. I'll check it out and see what I can find.
Christo
View Profile
Regular user
Cyprus
200 Posts

Profile of Christo
You could always make one to your own specifications.....

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j255/C......0002.jpg

I did.

Chris
"Humpty was pushed!!"
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11209 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
That's a good looking table, Chris.
Christo
View Profile
Regular user
Cyprus
200 Posts

Profile of Christo
Thanks James,
took about 4 hours to make, cost about 4o Euros in materials + my labour. It packs flat for easy transportation.

Chris
"Humpty was pushed!!"
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11209 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
Chris, did you make a case to go with it?
Christo
View Profile
Regular user
Cyprus
200 Posts

Profile of Christo
Hi again James,
no case James. I got the idea from "Mark Wilsons Cyclopedia of Magic", that's the small pocket size volume. In the back there are drawings and instructions on a very nice Magic Table, its just a variation of that, slightly larger that's all.

Chris
"Humpty was pushed!!"
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11209 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
Thanks, Chris. I forgot to mention that I like the art work too. It looks good.
Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck
That is a sweet looking table. Wow! See, I don't understand why someone doesn't make tables like that? There must be at least some demand for it.

Kudos to you, Chris! Smile
Christo
View Profile
Regular user
Cyprus
200 Posts

Profile of Christo
Thanks Marcel.

If I lived in the States perhaps I could set up shop making them, but it was really easy to make. O.k, it has not got that "Mikame" type finish, but it does the job just fine.

James, the art work is a bit of "clipart" that I took to a printer, who in turn blew it up and made a vinyl sticker which I applied to the table.

Chris
"Humpty was pushed!!"
JamesTong
View Profile
Eternal Order
Malaysia
11209 Posts

Profile of JamesTong
That vinyl sticker certainly safe a lot of time. It looks good.
Sammy J.
View Profile
Inner circle
Castle Rock, Colorado
1785 Posts

Profile of Sammy J.
Chris, thanks for the tip about the vinyl sticker. I've never thought of that! Great idea.
Sammy J. Teague
pattrick
View Profile
Regular user
maumee, ohio
191 Posts

Profile of pattrick
After an 18 month departure...PMS Pattrick's Magical Surfaces has just announced their re entry into the close up mat market. We are the only (that I am aware of) company that will make and custom cut your close up mat to your specifications. Our web page is not up yet, and we should be operational in the next few weeks. That will be at http://www.pmsmagic.com You can e mail me for any additional information pattrick@pmsmagic.com Thank You, Pattrick Przysiecki
check out www.pattricksmagic.com for the best in close up pads and tables.
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24150 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Quote:
On 2008-10-27 17:55, Marcel.Allen.van.Bulck wrote:
That is a sweet looking table. Wow! See, I don't understand why someone doesn't make tables like that? There must be at least some demand for it.

Kudos to you, Chris! Smile


There are lots of people who make that style of table. It is basically the U.F. Grant Night Club Table. Tom Crecelius of Nine Dragons Pottery and Bonsai makes some really nice customized versions of these tables.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Where to put it all... » » Table with a working surface... (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.18 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL