Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And This Is Why I Always Have Friends Smarter Than Me

After reading my post yesterday about needing a taller cutting table, RobinH sent me this link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/xixstar/2557752709/

Now how clever is that?  And that's even the EXACT table I have, so we know the PVC pipe extensions will work for it.  Now I just need to do enough excavation in the sewing room to find the legs and let Andy take care of the rest.


3 comments:

RobinH said...

And here's a more detailed explanation online: http://www.jankrentz.com/displaypage.php?ID=43

One point I think you'll find key- you need the smallest diameter pipe that your table legs will fit into to minimize wobbling. (The person with the first link used 2" pipe and complained of wobbling- On the second link they recommend 1.5" diameter pipe.) Also, using the pvc caps on the ends will help prevent damage to the carpet/floor.

(Yes, I am a mechanical engineer. What was your first clue?)

Jillsknit said...

If you want less wobbly and protect your floor use the smallest possible diameter PVC pipe like RobinH said but also - use elbow joint at base and connect the 2 leg pieces with one that goes across the floor making a U shape piece. This worked well for a friend of mine.
PVC can do great and wonderful things!

RobinH said...

Ooh, I like Jill's idea!