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Exactly :roll: .... what .. hard wood instead of soft wood .. :lol:

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What the hell ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-US-Army- ... SwL4lbCVnE

Ive seen them at £60 plus and thought that was dear ... is this a joke or what ... ???


Let's see, to make these you need the following:
Chuck saw (mines was £200)
Circular saw (£50)
Materials (£20 - £30? -wood, screws, hinges, etc not to mention the paint, last tin I bought was £60)
Power drill (mines was £150)

Time to build (2-3 hours?), you will need a yard, can't knock these things up in your wee bedsit can ye?

All this just to give them away, some people just want something for nothing :roll: :roll:

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"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Exactly :roll: .... what .. hard wood instead of soft wood .. :lol:


And i quote YOUR own words:
"Totally and utterly incapable of ever making any form of constructive comment ... !!"

You sir, are the gift that just keeps coming :lol: :lol: :lol:

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ohh look, they got dirty faces ... They say imitation is the best form of flattery ... Done it in 2002 with cries of "hey, did ye no wash yer face this morning"

Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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http://s106.photobucket.com/user/jumpwings/media/repro%20rations/field%20table_zpssmkyvwii.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

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ohh look, they got dirty faces ... They say imitation is the best form of flattery ... Done it in 2002 with cries of "hey, did ye no wash yer face this morning"

Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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.... SIGH ..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: totally irrelevant .. as usual ... !!

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.... SIGH ..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: totally irrelevant .. as usual ... !!


Ohh the irony :lol:

The thread is US Army folding table plans, I've just provided a link to the drawings/plans of that folding table ...

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ohh look, they got dirty faces ... They say imitation is the best form of flattery ... Done it in 2002 with cries of "hey, did ye no wash yer face this morning"

Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Ohh, I forgot, you'll need a welder (cheapie I have, £20, plus about a tenner/£10 for rods)...

Cause numbnuts here can't open links to his browsers:


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Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Ive built around 6 of these now.

Mine slightly differ as I've omitted the metal side 'U' fittings (Very very early versions did not have these anyway)

They look the part but I've been using timber from Wickes and I've found after a few weeks a bit of bowing and shrinkage does occur.

Contemplating using plywood for the tops in future.


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krazypara3165 wrote:
Ive built around 6 of these now.

Mine slightly differ as I've omitted the metal side 'U' fittings (Very very early versions did not have these anyway)

They look the part but I've been using timber from Wickes and I've found after a few weeks a bit of bowing and shrinkage does occur.

Contemplating using plywood for the tops in future.


I'm sure I read they where ply?

Wickes? I've used Orchard Timber, a proper wood supplier, for my ration boxes I've used two sawmills, I've had to dry the wood out myself, still have half a tree trunk in the container... The two wood/fence suppliers I occasionally use for jobs says there's currently a wood shortage and the last job I done the wood dried out and I've had to go back and do some snagging, pain in the butt...

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Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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The distinguishing features of WWII folding tables are the square legs and the use of planks to make the top instead of a single large plate.


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Ahhh interesting... yes came to that conclusion too.
From studying the 1935 plans and pictures of original tables I would agree, I believe too the legs taper very lightly at the bottom.

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That is correct, the taper is visible in the original plans.


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I sat down, studied original pics and the plans and broke it down this way ..., the top doesn't necessarily have to be built that way, could be made up other ways, but it does have to be the right size .. and I think I got it right ?

Top .... four pieces, 3 foot long 6 inches wide, 7/8 inch thick
Table legs .... four pieces, 27 inches long and 1. 3/4 by 1 3/4 square, slight taper at the bottom
Leg stays .... one piece 19 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide and 7/8 inch thick
.... one piece 23 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide and 7/8 inch thick
Leg spreader .... one piece 31 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide and 7/8 inch thick
Cleats .... two pieces 23 inches long, 1 1/4 inches wide and 7/8 inch thick

Hinges .... two 3 inch triangular strap hinges
.... four 4 inch triangular strap hinges

Clamps .... two pieces, a squared 'U' shape, 2 1/4 inches long, 3/4 inch wide (interior measurement)
arms 1 inch apart.

Clamp bolts .... 1 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide (6mm coach bolts ?) plus two wing nuts to fit same

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I thought I would resurrect this .. in as much as I didn't get one despite promises for supplying the plans .. (no point in beating about the bush :? ) .. I thought I would have a go at making one myself.

The first problem was that, as has been hinted at before, today's wood sizes are a little different to those in the 1930's (the plans are dated 1935 remember), for example the legs, when converted to mm should be 45 mm tapered down slightly at one end, and the nearest match I could find was 44 mm, it was a similar thing with other pieces.

Having got the wood together I set about matching up the sizes to the plans as best I could, and also tapered the legs to match; The three and four inch triangle hinges I sourced on e-bay, and I have found a local metal smith who will make the clamps for me for £15 .. My other problem has been that with large long cuts I am not very good at keeping a straight line, the upshot of that being that the wood I have for the table top, while having been cut down to three foot long, now need thinning down from nearly eight inches to six inches and i need a band saw or table/bench saw to do that and I don't have either, as such I am at a standstill on the construction until that wood is trimmed to six inches wide.

The pictures show the story so far, hopefully when finished, having followed the plans as best I can, the only way to tell it is 'wrong' will be with a tape measure, visually I am happy it will look correct.


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Having finally trimmed the table top pieces to the required six inches, I have been able to carry on with the project to where all I need now are the clamps and a paint job ... !!

I went with a combination or purchased new wood and recycled/reclaimed wood, wanting a used effect rather than looking brand new, actually that fitted in with my somewhat limited 'schoolboy' skills at woodwork and the tools I (dont) have .. I think my old woodwork teacher would actually give me a clip around the ear had he been here :(

I will share one classic mistake with you all .. after having trimmed the top pieces down, I matched them up as best as I could for a good fit, marked the 'top' of the table on each piece and then went to put it all together using the cleats ... you guessed it maybe .. I laid the pieces on a flat surface with two straight edges to align it all .... with the top 'up' :roll: :roll: the result being that the table surface is the rougher side of the wood, stupid mistake but at the end of the day perhaps it helps with the 'used' look :?: .. who knows .. :)


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Hmmm ... just realised I need something else .. does anyone know where I can get two webbing straps about 14 inches long with buckles and ball ends please .. need them of course to keep the table legs in place when folded, be grateful if anyone has two spare they want to sell.

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