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    1. Member CDub87's Avatar
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      02-06-2008 12:19 AM #1
      I came across one like this and plan on cleaning it up and whatnot. Just wondered If anyone knew anything about them. Has anyone here used a table like this before? My girlfriend found it behind a dumpster and it just needs a new top and a good cleaning. I haven't seen it yet but apparently it's in good shape. Being that I'm majoring in Industrial design, it should get quite a bit of use. Any ideas for a top? I was thinking about doing something with glass so I could have a light underneath for tracing.




      Modified by CDub87 at 5:23 AM 2-6-2008


    2. 02-06-2008 10:50 AM #2
      I would hold onto that for sure, good find for free

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      02-06-2008 05:41 PM #3
      use some sort of laminated top this way it doesn't get stained from inks and paints.

      but how do you plan on cleaning it up? sanding and re-staining it?

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      02-06-2008 11:34 PM #4
      not really sure yet... I haven't seen it in person yet. If it's real bad then I'll sand and refinish it. If its not so bad then maybe see what some soapy water will do. I may just get a piece of oak plywood for the top and sand it. What type of laminated top could I get?

    5. 02-07-2008 10:43 AM #5
      it looks like it is in pretty good condition considering you found it in the trash...

      as a graduate of a 5 year architecture with about 10,000 hours of hours under a drafting table i would suggest checking out the condition of the top b4 you try and replace it... you are never going to draw directly on a material... it is way harder to get good line-weights that way... i would say that if it has a good flat top then all you really need to do is buy on of those rubber mats for the top of it... they come in green, clear, and gray... i always like the gray the best, i thought that it felt better under my pencil.

      glass seems like a great idea... and i built a huge plexi table in college... and it never really worked for me.

      buy the rubber mat, you will be pleasantly surprised how good your drawings look with a little give to your drawing surface.


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      02-07-2008 03:41 PM #6
      That isn't the actual table... it's a similar one I found on ebay. I haven't seen the actual one in person yet, but Ill take pictures of it tonight when I get it. The one I have is missing the top. But the rubber mat sounds like a good idea. Like a self healing cutting board or something else?

    7. 02-07-2008 03:59 PM #7
      they are not self healing... although i wish that they were... they sell them online and at art/drafting stores...

      here is the first one i saw on amazon.com

      http://www.amazon.com/Alvin-Dr...r=8-1

      might not be the right size but it is the actual product.


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      02-07-2008 05:23 PM #8
      you can get that laminate stick on stuff at like a local home depot or something. doesnt cost that much, i line my cabinet shelves with it this way if some food leaks out its an easy cleanup and i love how it works.

      it too will give some give in your drawing surface as stated above.

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      02-07-2008 11:56 PM #9
      Alright... here is the table. What do you guys think?


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      02-08-2008 01:34 AM #10
      what school do you go to for id?

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      02-08-2008 02:32 AM #11
      I go to Kean University in NJ

    12. 02-08-2008 11:32 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by CDub87 »
      Alright... here is the table. What do you guys think?

      I think it looks just fine, good find


    13. 10-22-2010 08:15 AM #13
      Good morning,
      Don't know if this will help, but I bought what seems to be an identical Stacor table like the one in the picture some 40 years ago through a local supplier.
      However, I have lost some of the hardware pieces down through the years and am currently looking for replacement parts.
      If you hear of any additional leads please advise.

      Ron(-: (Memphis, TN)

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      11-02-2010 12:07 AM #14
      great find, the idea that you are going to spend a lot of time on it as opposed to in front of a lcd screen I think is a bit optimistic in the new world order of things... unless you put your computer on it of course...

      enjoy school...

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      11-04-2010 03:24 PM #15
      WhenI used to draft professionally I had one of those in the office and one at home.
      After that I received one as a gift from my father-in-law.
      Great tables!

      Don't have any of mine anymore though...

    16. 11-06-2010 09:19 PM #16
      ooh, so jealous!

    17. 10-19-2011 07:29 PM #17
      The 3" diameter black phenolic (Thermoset)knobs can be found at Rywel sales. Call 631-929-4884. Joe runs the place. Part # is 5247CU. 5/16-18 thread. Discuss the application and he will know the part.
      G.S.

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      10-30-2011 12:00 PM #18
      what i've always used as a top surface on my drafting tables (both at home and school)

      Borco:
      http://www.artsuppliesonline.com/cat...m?cata_id=5295

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