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    Captstan Tables...

    Had to share this.

    Friend of mine sent me this link: capstan tables.

    Watch the video - a circular table that expands, and remains circular! A completely hidden mechanism.

    This has got to have really complicated bit of engineering inside!

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    I can't get the movies to show, I've even downloaded the sw... arrrrrrg
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    Art

    That is un ............edited for family consumption........... believable! I agree, must be some interesting engineering going on underneath that top.

    We used to say that Boat meant "break out another thousand" and talk about projects in terms of "boat units" but I think the ante has gone up to at least $10,000 a unit when we see craftsmanship like this.

    Thanks for the post, now I"ve got to spend some time forwarding it to all my boating friends

    Jay

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    Wow!

    I like the shape of the center bit too. They could incorporate some amazing inlay work into one of those.

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    Well, I got it to load and all I can say is WOW
    "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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    Art, thanks for the link. I can't believe this table, it's incredible.

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    HOLY USED FOOD!!!!!!!!!

    That's amazing. Anyone know how much they cost?
    Thanks, Mark.

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    My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.

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    Wow, that's amazing. Looks like it could be a finger-pinchin' son of a gun, but that's impressive engineering. Thanks for the link, Art.
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    It has to cost a bundle...very clever though. I will wait for it to appear on Ebay.

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    That really is cool. I'd love to see one in person! I tried to look at this yesterday, but couldn't get the video to play at home???

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