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w_s_anderson
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Earlier this month I posted a problem with the Origami Legs. The bolts were popping and braking off inside the T-nuts. Well, I took a lot of the advice and came up with this solution. To reduce the torque I also had 2.5 inches taken off of the legs so it isn't as tall. The entire set up now consists of four screws and eight bolts. The table legs now just slide into the sleeves, while the holes are not yet drilled the cross bars will have a bolt that goes through the sleeve, and the leg, then out the other side and held in place with a chrome encapsulated nut. Of course they will be polished up so they are the same consistancy as the legs themselves . The sleeves are welded to the 5 inch base plate (vs the 3 inch) with eight bolts instead of four.


(DISCLAIMER......THE WORDS BELOW ARE JUST A JOKE)

Since I have made this prop much stronger, and therefore better than the original I think I will start to make them as well. I now proclaim this brand new illusion.... ORIGAMI RELOADED!!

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Picture of the base plate

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Aaron Smith Magic
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Amen brotha! I bet Jed will dance his butt off when he sees that!:-)
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Great Job! This is a really well thought out solution to beef up the legs. Should last for years!
Ray Pierce
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w_s_anderson
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Thanks Ray, I was really trying to accomplish two things with it. One was to beef them up and the other was to minimize the time to set up and strike the prop. Not only are they much stronger, there will be reduced wear and tear on the illusion itself by not having to constantly bolt and unbolt the legs to the wood. As far as reducing the time, instead of having to ratchet 18 bolts to get the legs and cross beam on, it's only 8 bolts that you can just finger tighten.
TaylorReed
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Great idea!!! You may want to have the aluminum polished so it looks slick like the original legs...
Some people even know how to powder coat it to look like chrome...

Good luck with it..

TR
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I'll buy one of YOURS! I always wait for the reload. Will it cost a lot less too????

Walt

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