Table construction

Posted by: kwhop

Table construction - 04/22/03 06:44 PM

Here are some pictures from underneath to show table construction. I ripped 1 x 4's to 3/4" x 3/4" then glued and screwed to the side rails with 1 1/4" wood screws. Important to drill pilot holes to prevent splitting. The top is oak plywood and was glued and screwed from underneath to hide all the screws. The side rails are 1" x 10" oak and were also attached from underneath. The drivers stand is 1" x 12" oak. The whole table (except underneath) was then stained a light color and 3 coats of polyurethane. (what a pain in the you now what) The table sections around the pole were not glued so I can slide it away if I ever have to move it. 18 volt battery power with three optima 6 volt batteries rated at 800 cold cranking amps. Twelve gauge THHN stranded wire and 8 power taps for high current handling. Still working on a lap counter/timer but a fast super stock is in the 4.5 second range.
[img]http://photo.starblvd.net/~kwinholt/1-2-3.jpg?i=1053291612[/img]
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[img]http://photo.starblvd.net/~kwinholt/1-3-1.jpg?i=1053292002[/img]
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[img]http://photo.starblvd.net/~kwinholt/1-3-3.jpg?i=1053292142[/img]
[img]http://photo.starblvd.net/~kwinholt/1-3-4.jpg?i=1053292161[/img]
[img]http://photo.starblvd.net/~kwinholt/1-3-5.jpg?i=1053292294[/img]
Posted by: E-Force-1

Re: Table construction - 05/08/03 10:43 AM

kwop,
Where did you get the wire from?
I'm looking good wire that is flexable and not heavily plastic coated.
Posted by: Slot Runner

Re: Table construction - 05/08/03 02:21 PM

E-1,
A guy up here in mich. just used some of that super flexible soft coated wire,, it looked awsome to wire a track with,, I will try to find out about it !!
**SR**
Posted by: kwhop

Re: Table construction - 05/09/03 12:31 PM

E-Force,
The wire I used is not the type you are looking for. I bought it at Home Depot in 500' rolls. Check Belden wire or West Penn Wire for the really flexible stuff.

Kevin
Posted by: Fast Eddie

Re: Table construction - 05/20/03 11:02 AM

COstruction looks great. Hat's off to you for your detail. I noticed the cantilever style leg construction. That is exactly the way I did mine. I really like the feet.Where did you get those?

Ed