Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Introduction and looking for plans
- 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.
>From: caradoc1415 <caradoc1415@...>
>Sent: Aug 22, 2006 1:58 PM
>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
>(p. 2, top left).