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    Draw leaf table

    Does anyone have plans for a draw leaf table?

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    I decided to draw the plan myself in Sketchup. The final file is too large to upload here, so I placed in in the 3d warehouse. Comment please?
    Last edited by Wout Louwers; 02-06-2010 at 01:46 PM.

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    I took the liberty of saving your file as a jpg to post here so other can see it easier.
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    I like the looks of your table but am wondering how the extension bar will work. It apears from your drawing that they simpply ramp up as you pull the leaf out. Most drop leaf tables I've seen you pull the leaf out pst the point of opening then lift the leaf and push it back in.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I took the liberty of saving your file as a jpg to post here so other can see it easier.
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    I like the looks of your table but am wondering how the extension bar will work. It apears from your drawing that they simpply ramp up as you pull the leaf out. Most drop leaf tables I've seen you pull the leaf out pst the point of opening then lift the leaf and push it back in.
    I will try to explain how it shout work. But I am Dutch so English is not my first language.

    The top blade is lieing loose on the table. So when you pull out the side blades, the to blade is lifted up. When the center blades are in there outer position, the top blade falls back in its position. To put the side blades back in you have to lift the top blade a bit and push the side blades. I hope this clares the design a little bit.

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    That was a perfect answer to my question. Welcome to the forum and please post pictures of the build as your doing it.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    http://blip.tv/file/3185423

    A smaller SKP file of the table. I hope Wout doesn't mind.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 02-07-2010 at 03:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    http://blip.tv/file/3185423

    A smaller SKP file of the table. I hope Wout doesn't mind.
    I don't mind. And the little clip is also nice. But can you explain how you made the file smaller?

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    The image for the oak material you used on the table top is 1.98Mb. It is much larger than it needs to be. I reduced that image to 138Kb and reapplied it to the table. There's no need to use high resolution images for materials in SketchUp since you won't see the benefit.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 02-07-2010 at 11:20 AM.
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