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Geoff Keyes

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This is a project we have been thinking about for a while.  It's a swing up counter extension for parties and such.  I had a big chunk of an oak countertop I had salvaged somewhere (I think I've moved it at least 3 times).  We bought the hinges and wrapped the oak in Ipe, with mosaic pins over the top of the screws.  It weighs a ton, but it gives us another 3 feet of counter, just in time for Friendsgiving on Saturday.

 

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Brilliant idea!

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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Basically these.  When you lift the top gravity drops the lock into position, lift up and push a lever and it folds down.  The set we bought is rated at 500lbs, I think the end of the cabinet will fail first, though I reenforced everything pretty well.  It worked a treat for dinner last night.

 

Geoff

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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