77 - Sliding Door Shop Cabinet, страница 21

77 - Sliding Door Shop Cabinet, страница 21

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drafting table almost disappears to open up more shop space.

a VINYL

■ COVER-

PENCIL STOP

TABLE -TOP

Optional

• Drafting Board

-

v.. - - A-

. ■

NOTE:

ATTACH VINYL BOARD COVER WITH DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE

After building the tool stand, it didn't take long for us to come up with another use for it

Alternate Top - One idea that came to mind was to make a drafting board top, like you see in the photo above. Ifs nice to have a place to sit down and do some drawing, but thafs something I don't do everyday. So the now-you-see-it now-you-don't nature of the fold-away tool stand makes it just the thing for my shop. And the flexibility of the sliding blocks lets me set the top at a comfortable height

Best of all, you really don't need to change much. To make the conversion, all I did was make a larger drafting table top (G) out of -'A" plywood. You can see the dimensions for it in the drawing at right

Next, I attached a vinyl board cover made by Borco. You can find it at most art or office stores. Ifs held

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in place with some carpet tape. The vinyl board provides a smoother and softer surface for writing and drawing than a plain plywood top.

Then to keep my pencils from rolling off the top and onto the floor, I added a small lip to the bottom edge. The pencil stop (H) is just a piece of W'-thick hardwood with the top edges rounded over. Ifs simply glued to the edge of the top, as you BRACE can see in detail 'a.' &

#6 x 2" Fh W00DSCREW

PENCIL STOP

(V2" X1" - 36")

ROUND OVER TOP

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