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Bill Wood
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I was lucky enough to have a gig this weekend and ended up making a new table. Thought I'd share the idea.

I was hired by the folks who run our water front district and was asked to 'dress exciting'. Since I have a standard, slightly clowny magic costume I decided to make a new table that would be easy to carry, quick to set up,and visually impactful in order to draw attention.

I used a Sona tube, one of those big cardboard tubes used for pouring concrete, and made some wooden circles to cover the ends. A bit of spray paint and a handle and it was all done. It is very light, sturdy and looks interesting when standing and being carried. I was inspired by Paul Daniels ATA case/table. The next step is to find a way to have the table also carry my props. For today's walk around I was working out of my pockets.

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That's a great idea and looks good. You could cut a "hatch" lengthwise and add hinges and a latch, or instead of hinges, attach magnets and a small finger pull to pop it open. You could hold quite a bit in there. you'd also be able to weight the foot end to keep it more stable (if that's an issue).
Bill Wood
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Thanks for the positive feed back Cleverpaws.

I was thinking of putting a hinge down the whole thing and have it split open into two half circles, then I thought maybe having the top pop or pivot off revealing a bucket like storage space underneath might make the most sense.

I think I'll just have to take the plunge and decide on one option and see if my construction skills and make the idea a reality.

Adding weight to the bottom might be necessary depending on how I build it and what I plan to carry.

Luckily the tupes aren't to expensive so I can try an option and if I don't like it try another.
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From what I saw in the photo, cutting in half sounds good-maybe a small 1/4" ply plank would fit inside (12" x 24'" ??) to sit across top, held by velcro could also make the top a larger work surface. Shelf's or Compartments inside, could/would carry effects. Think,I've seen tupes a little larger?? Just a couple ideas ???
Alan Munro
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A larger wooden circle, as a base, could make the table less prone to tipping. A donut-shaped tabletop could allow you to access props, yet gives you tablespace. Props could reside in a canister that sits on a shelf inside the tube. All but the tube and canister would lie flat for transport.
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