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    Default An excellent table design.

    This is a table designed by Harrison Butler and installed on his 30 foot Vindilis yawl design. It's extremely neat as it drops away completely in to the cabin sole when not in use.

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Excellent. Thanks Peter.

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    It's a great design and one I intend using but your Zulu probably has sufficient room to make such a compact design unnecessary .
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Always good to have adaptability, tuck stuff away to make room for extra contraband, booze and fish. Besides, there's the show off factor.

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    the last especially ....
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    The saloon table on my wee cruiser went the other way....and was secured under the deckhead, you could at least leave charts and stuff on the table when putting it away, some advantage. Nice bit of joiner work though!

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    So, in that plan, wood crosses wood. How does that work? Where do the center braces go?

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    I think the upper half of the legs is made in two pieces, left and right. The angled braces slide in between...?
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Have you made a working drawing (lofting?) yet?
    (I suspect a problem with that drawing as shown)

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Have you made a working drawing (lofting?) yet?
    (I suspect a problem with that drawing as shown)
    To my reading of the drawing there is a slot in the upper half of the leg that the angle brace fits through as the table stows away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrown View Post
    I think the upper half of the legs is made in two pieces, left and right. The angled braces slide in between...?
    Are my replies not showing ?
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    There seems to be a bit of confusion so here are some photos of the installation in Lindy, a HB Vindilis design.





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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Thanks Peter. Very ingenious design.
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Isn't that kind of like eating a meal off of the floor?

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    Nice touch with the extension wings that flip out, so the deck surfaces aren't the table top. But there is still a crack between where water and crud can find its way onto the table surface. How does this work out in practice? Having to wipe the table every time is not a big problem?

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    I don't find wiping a surface too difficult .....
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Thanks Peter, I like that
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Is there a mechanism that secures the lower ends of the 2 diagonal braces? I am assuming those are the parts you move first to fold the table down, and what locks it in place when it is erect. Thanks for sharing this ingenious table.

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    The photo explains the (minor) problem that I noticed.
    The sole has to be thick enough to accommodate the folded leaves, and I didn't see how that would work as drawn. (Still don't! But I know how to build it...)

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Ahhh... I get it now. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I don't find wiping a surface too difficult .....
    I use plates...
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    'Scuse me folks - Peter did you get the PM I sent you a few days ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Floyd View Post
    'Scuse me folks - Peter did you get the PM I sent you a few days ago?
    No Mikey, nothing .
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Hmmm I'll send it again. If it doesn't come PM me your email.

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    Mikey! We miss you!

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    Ain't that true !
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    it's clever. Like.

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Mikey! We miss you!

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    Hi Rick! No need to miss me, I'm right here! I might miss 99.8% of what's going on here but I occasionally have a quick browse. I've set an alert for PM's so I get those.
    Anyhow, I'm out sailing constantly. I'm making stuff and designing stuff. I've taken up windsurfing again after a 15 year hiatus, I picked up an old '80's Division 2 board which is an absolute hoot. I've been racing Hobie cats, as well as a classy Fife 6-meter and of course sailing the good ship 'Blink'. I've even been squeezing a bit of paid Shipwrightery between the Luthiery work.

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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    Brass hinges were cheaper in those days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Floyd View Post
    Hi Rick! No need to miss me, I'm right here! I might miss 99.8% of what's going on here but I occasionally have a quick browse. I've set an alert for PM's so I get those.
    Anyhow, I'm out sailing constantly. I'm making stuff and designing stuff. I've taken up windsurfing again after a 15 year hiatus, I picked up an old '80's Division 2 board which is an absolute hoot. I've been racing Hobie cats, as well as a classy Fife 6-meter and of course sailing the good ship 'Blink'. I've even been squeezing a bit of paid Shipwrightery between the Luthiery work.
    Sounds great! Beats never-ending house building, that's for sure!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidC View Post
    Isn't that kind of like eating a meal off of the floor?
    That was my thought exactly when I first saw it. Along with the thought that it does not pass the simple test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Floyd View Post
    Hi Rick! No need to miss me, I'm right here! I might miss 99.8% of what's going on here but I occasionally have a quick browse. I've set an alert for PM's so I get those.
    Anyhow, I'm out sailing constantly. I'm making stuff and designing stuff. I've taken up windsurfing again after a 15 year hiatus, I picked up an old '80's Division 2 board which is an absolute hoot. I've been racing Hobie cats, as well as a classy Fife 6-meter and of course sailing the good ship 'Blink'. I've even been squeezing a bit of paid Shipwrightery between the Luthiery work.
    Great Mikey, just stick your head in and give some good advice now and then ...cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Burnett View Post
    Brass hinges were cheaper in those days!
    Fortunately I have a dozen 100 year old brass hinges in the workshop in need of a use.
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    Default Re: An excellent table design.

    I really like this design, simplicity and eminently practical.
    I might have a measure up on my launch.
    I can see the bilge cleaner though calling sloppy eaters every name under the sun.
    Food that ends up on the floor can be simply kicked into the bilge! It was not me skipper!

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