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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Introduction and looking for plans

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  • Jim Looper
    No problem. I appreciate the information. I ve been so busy with overtime at work and other projects, I ve not gotten the chance to order the plans yet. I hope
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 22, 2006
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      No problem. I appreciate the information. I've been so busy with overtime at work and other projects, I've not gotten the chance to order the plans yet. I hope to have time when things cool down to get it going and have it done for Gulf Wars.

      Again, thank you.

      Lucien

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: caradoc1415 <caradoc1415@...>
      >Sent: Aug 22, 2006 1:58 PM
      >To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Introduction and looking for plans
      >
      >Sorry for not answering sooner.
      >
      >I've also made one, from a perhaps earlier version of the plan (let's
      >see, the kid's 17 now, that makes it ...) some 16 years ago. It's
      >very sturdy, and we still use it. It is indeed somewhat heavy -- it
      >pretty much weighs what you'd expect a stack of 8 or 9 over-3-foot 1
      >by 10s (plus a couple of 1 by 12s) to weigh. But it's the awkward bit
      >that can be annoying. It helps to have longer arms than I do, and
      >handles that get close to the top of the closed box are a major plus.
      >
      >Were I building it again, I might use somewhat thinner wood for the
      >top and bottom of the box -- I bet half-inch would be just fine,
      >maybe with some corner bracing -- and maybe do more decorative
      >cutouts just to lighten the load a bit. But then maybe it wouldn't
      >have lasted so long. If you were to carve some faux drawer fronts or
      >decorative bits into the sides of the box (and hide the handles), you
      >might achieve something vaguely resembling a period-oid trestle
      >table:
      >http://www.currentmiddleages.org/tents/article2ancienttables.pdf
      >(p. 2, top left).

      >Good luck!
      >Caradoc
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