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Re: [MedievalSawdust] trestle table

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  • Mike Foley
    Hi all, Mike here .  I have a break down table design,  It is 5 foot by 23 inches on the top, 2 legs assemblies and  one spreader bar. Easy set up by one
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 23, 2013
    Hi all, Mike here .
     I have a break down table design,  It is 5 foot by 23 inches on the top, 2 legs assemblies and  one spreader bar.
    Easy set up by one person. See  Attachment
    Anyone wanting more info give me an email.
     Yours
     Michael of Fetburg, SCA
    Mike Foley
     Manteca Ca.

    From: Dan Baker <LordRhys@...>
    To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:09 PM
    Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] trestle table
     
    very nice Master Hal, I would love to see the pics of the 20 different ones.  I am designing a fold up table made of plywood. Since edges will be banded, I am looking for a design that makes that fairly easy.  These are the parameters I am working with Here is the parameters I set for my table
    1: Seat 6
    2: no obvious modern hardware when set up (like catches hanging loose)
    3: under $100 preferable $120 top end
    4: one person to handle move and setup

    5: period at first glance. The last one had period shape but looked.. off
    6: no loose parts to store when setup, ( darn lost the..)
    7: small enough to transport, longest dimension 36"
    8: NO TOOLS to setup
    9: easy to make with minimal tools, ie circular saw and a couple chisels (tablesaw still easier)
    10: simple plans to share with my friends
    11: must hold 200+ pounds
    On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Gary 'Hal' Link <halraeburn@...> wrote:
     
    [Attachment(s) from Gary 'Hal' Link included below]
    Some where around I have sketches and photos of about 20 different styles of trestles. The photo is of the style I settled on for its ability to brake down. The original that I had seen in York came apart into a front A frame and the top cross and back leg mortised and tendon to form an L shape. The two pieces half slot together. I have since modified the back leg so it to is removable for easy set up and take down, with a through tendon. I'll try and find my sketches and photos to post later.

    In Service
    Hal
    To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com From: LordRhys@... Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:44:34 -0500 Subject: [MedievalSawdust] trestle table 
    Anyone got a link or two to the medieval 3 leg sawhorse style tables?
    -Rhys
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