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1845 Victorian Extending Dining Table


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ElgaKoster

I have had this project in my head for at least 6 years, so much fun to see it finally come together. I still need to make a proper crank for the table and caster wheels. I left the end leaves loose for the video so that you can see how the sliding tables work with each other. I used mopane for the table and birch for the sliding trays. The brass part of the screw mechanism was made with a hollow tube and a short solid piece that I drilled and tapped for the 2mm threaded stainless steel rod that I bought locally.

 

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Beautiful!  It works just like my RL mahogany table. It also takes just as long to open as yours does and mine only has 1 inset leaf.  Isn’t it great to figure out these systems that seem to work well even after more than 150 years.  That is an absolute treasure!

Idske

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ElgaKoster

Thank you Idske, good to know it takes the same time to open. On the real tables the screw thread is much coarser, I am not sure if there are any specialist tools that could do that in scale. It seemed easiest to use standard avalaible sizes.

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