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There is now a link to these plans on the museum web site. Check the main page or the gateway page for a link to the downloads.
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Thanks a mil Bill!
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You are most welcome!

Here is a direct link:

http://69.89.31.132/~cupsandb/museum/downloads.htm
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To glue or not to glue?

I have a 1/2" birch ply table top with a auto headliner glued to the surface for an under padding. Do I also glue the pooltable felt down over it when I stretch it over the surface?

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Just stretch and staple. No glue
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On 2008-10-03 08:44, remote guy wrote:
Just stretch and staple. No glue


Thanks for this tip, remote guy. This certainly saves a lot of gluing work.
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I wouldn't use regular felt. Use billiard cloth, velvet or velour. Billiard cloth, which is presumably what you mean by pooltable felt, is woven. Regular felt isn't. You can tear regular felt apart when you stretch it.

If you are going to do the chop cup on this, put in an extra layer of headliner.

Cut the cloth to give you a 3 inch foldover. Place the cloth on your ironing board, right side down, fold over 1 inch and iron. If you are using nylon or polyester velvet or triacetate velour, use low heat.

Place the ironed cloth down on your working surface. Place the padded board on the cloth, with the padding downward. Start at one of the long edges, bring the cloth over at the center of the edge, and place one staple into the cloth, making sure you go through the double layer. Then do exactly the same thing on the other edge. If it all looks right, then finish off the first edge, applying gentle stretching as you staple. Staple about every 4 - 6 inches. Stop before you finish the corners.

Then do the same on the short edges.

Don't overstretch the material. It needs some give to it.

After stapling, if you are satisfied with the way it looks, then use a tack hammer to gently drive any staples that aren't all the way in home.

Be sure to spray Scotchgard® on the cloth before you do this, and let it dry.
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Thanks again Bill, I hadn't thought about the scotchguard, that is a keen idea. now after the cloth is tacked down on the bottom side, I can then cover it with another firm backing to cover the staples and bare bottom side as well?
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You can if you wish. I took a different approach to mine. My pad is actually separate from the top. I put a 1/2 inch foam pad on top of a piece of heavy show card that was cut 1/4" smaller each way than the inside of the top after I had installed the outer rails. I then put the velvet over that. I glued the velvet at the back of the cardboard pad. I can rip that out and put a new one in in about an hour or so.

Once you really get into the plans you will see how it works.
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Very nice looking table. I like the spindle legs. Thanks for the plans, Bill.

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You are most welcome. These spindle legs have become a bit difficult to get lately. It seems that more of the hardwoods are going into different parts for houses and four foot high bannisters are not the rage any longer.
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Check out Michael Ammar's website. He has a great set of plans for a table, and the download is only $5. I've made this table myself from his plans, and couldn't be happier. Looks fantastic, easy to store and travel, and very inexpensive to make.
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Would one layer of auto headliner that is adheared with double stick tape do the job for a busking tabletop? Any pro or cons to this approch? Thank you.
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Depending on the brand and type of tape, double stick tape may or may not work in hot weather. The reason is that some adhesives tend to loosen in the heat.

Automobile headliner also has a foam backing. Some adhesives stick to it, some don't. If you use carpet tape, it may work. You will also need some kind of edging, because of the way automobile headliner is made.

The advantage of using the show card with the padding and felt on it is that you can replace the entire pad in a matter of minutes if you have the materials at hand. Just pull up the pad, clean the surface of the table top and make a new padded piece to go in.
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Bill,
Thank you for your response and for making your table plans available. I am going to give it a try. However, what is show card?
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Show card is heavy cardboard, about 1/8" thick, that sign painters use to make cardboard signs. Just go to an art supply store and tell them that you need some thick cardboard to serve as the base for a thin cushion. In Illinois, Dick Blick Art Supply would be a likely source. Usually you can get this in boards that are 20 inches by 30 inches.

I just went on line and found some Crescent #110 cold press illustration board that is 2.4 mm thick. This comes in a 20 X 30 inch size and a 30 x 40 inch size. It's not cheap, but it should be more than adequate for the purpose.

Poster board is just too thin.
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FYI: Drawings and instructions for making several of the Tabman Tables are in the book, Tabman Magic including the Café Table and a drawing for the busking table that Scotty York and Bob Sheets were brainstorming based on an article from Mother Earth News.

Currently the book is "sold out" at my website but the book is available at Amazon and as an ebook from Lybrary.com and H&R still has a few autographed copies. I'm having more printed but it might be a few weeks B4 I have copies. I'm hoping to have them for a book signing at Bob Sanders Magicians Flea Mkt in September on the 11th. http://MagicValleyMagic.com
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Tabby's book is a great read too, the table info is an added bonus!
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I agree, the TABMAN MAGIC book is great. I just pulled it out this morning to re-read the section on tables since it looks like I'll be building a couple. There's a lot of very interesting people on the Café!
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