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JamesinLA
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Looking for a collapsable table (maybe with wheels?) that I can use for a stage show for the portable buzz sawing illusion. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Jim
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Have you looked into a massage table?
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This is complicated, PM me if you want photos of my portable table.

Build two 1x4 frames approximately 30" x 12" with a 1/2" flat side and an open side. Use a strong piano hinge and connect them on the open side short end. Attach 8- 3/4" threaded pipe floor/wall mountings to the inside of the open part. Use a latch or two opposite the hinge to allow closing and storage of the legs and saw inside.

What you have at this point looks like two tubs, connected on the short end by a piano hinge. The pipe ends are inside the tubs, one in each corner.

Then make 8 threaded pipe legs that will thread into floor mountings. Put a cap on the legs to make them floor friendly.

These parts are best from Ace or an Ace Hardware type store.

Cover with Pleather or Naugahyde, something that will look nice.
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On 2011-08-16 23:49, idomagic wrote:
This is complicated, PM me if you want photos of my portable table.

Build two 1x4 frames approximately 30" x 12" with a 1/2" flat side and an open side. Use a strong piano hinge and connect them on the open side short end. Attach 8- 3/4" threaded pipe floor/wall mountings to the inside of the open part. Use a latch or two opposite the hinge to allow closing and storage of the legs and saw inside.

What you have at this point looks like two tubs, connected on the short end by a piano hinge. The pipe ends are inside the tubs, one in each corner.

Then make 8 threaded pipe legs that will thread into floor mountings. Put a cap on the legs to make them floor friendly.

These parts are best from Ace or an Ace Hardware type store.

Cover with Pleather or Naugahyde, something that will look nice.


I have done just that and it worked out very well. Used it for a Theme Park series of shows for Halloween.
Wes Holly
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On 2011-08-16 22:50, Father Photius wrote:
Have you looked into a massage table?


/facepalm Excellent idea! Built to hold the weight, sized correctly, collapsible for transport and much more comfortable for the volunteer to lay on than a flat surface. Thanks for sharing! Smile
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Bill Hegbli
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There are many fold in half tables on the market, try Office Depot and other of this type of store. You may have to cut the legs down a little so the person can get on the table easily.
JamesinLA
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Thanks, everyone.

Jim
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