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Old 09-26-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Table mount redesign.

One of the mistakes I made early in the conversion process was skipping a table design for later, big mistake. I have a nice quickly deployable table now but it required too much of my time and funds. My original plan was to have an L post attached to the cabinet a la VW Westfalia. Being delinquent in the process it was too difficult to modify the microwave cabinet for an L post.

For the first version I used 80/20 hinges, it was a mistake. The table sagged due to the flimsy 80/20 hinges. These arms required continuous tightening up and additional support, a tent pole. So, I redesigned new arms from scratch. Used water jetting cutting for 4 main parts made from 6061 ¼” aluminum. I also had to redo brass main posts.

The table is now very horizonal after deployment so the tent pole needs to be lengthened.

Last picture shows my new tool/toy for countersinking, I can adjust countersinking depth to 0.001”, love it.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:46 PM   #2
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Nice design and fabrication!
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:57 AM   #3
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Nice work.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:33 AM   #4
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A Thing of Beauty.

Does the table have the ability to hinge in the middle so it fits the smaller footprint when not being used?

How much were those Hinges?
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Thank you, main parts 1/4" aluminum material and water jet cutting - $125.
McMaster miscellaneous parts, bronze bushings, brass posts, about $60.
Welding $60.
Design, machining and assembly $0.

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Nice looking table
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