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#1 Rod May 14, 2001 05:11 PM

Flying field work table
 
Does anyone have the dimensions, photos, or plans for a portable Flying Field work table. Working on the ground is getting harder as my joints stiffen up!

#2 leccyflyer May 14, 2001 05:20 PM

Quite a few of the chaps at our club have now invested in folding plastic picnic tables - the sort of thing with a mild steel or aluminium frame that folds into a case and has four seats attached. Apparently they come exceedingly cheaply in the local DIY stores or caravan centres. I have an estate car myself so don't use one.

cheers

Brian

#3 Arizona Chuck May 14, 2001 07:40 PM

Pick up an old ironing board, they work great as a field table. It is high enough and you can work on both sides.
..AZ Chuck

#4 Dave Thrams May 15, 2001 11:31 AM

I use an old TV tray.

DT

#5 ChrisD May 15, 2001 01:10 PM

Leccy,

What's an estate car???

Station Wagon, Minivan, pick-up, or El Camino? http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/biggrin.gif

(Bet you don't know what an El Camino is!!!)


#6 leccyflyer May 15, 2001 01:34 PM

Chris

The only El Caminos that I have ever heard of are as seen at the Moulin Rouge http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/wink.gif

An estate car is what you chaps call a station wagon- except over here they generally don't have any wood on the sides of them these days. Best modelling accessory after a Dremel IMHO.

cheers

Leccy



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#7 ChrisD May 15, 2001 01:54 PM

Leccy,

You chaps have a word for everything! http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/biggrin.gif

Here's an El Camino, made by Chevrolet, a division of GM. A Classic!

http://www.acd.roch.edu/ais/pub/jrob...76elcamino.gif

Cheers,

Chris

#8 Mitch G May 15, 2001 02:19 PM

For my other hobby (astronomy) I use a table that rolls up for nice compact and easy transport. You can check it out at www.telescope.com in the accessories section or there abouts.

But, I've heard (though never seen) that you can find the same table for a bit less in the camping department of stores like Walmart.


Mitch

#9 Ian Easton May 15, 2001 02:42 PM

I use a black and decker workmate bench. Folds up to fit in my volvo estate and is good for clamping things at the field.

#10 gnofliwr May 15, 2001 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Mitch:
For my other hobby (astronomy) I use a table that rolls up for nice compact and easy transport. You can check it out at www.telescope.com in the accessories section or there abouts.

But, I've heard (though never seen) that you can find the same table for a bit less in the camping department of stores like Walmart.


Mitch

One of our rocket club members has one of these blue roll ups. It's compact when rolled up and is easy to setup. The nice part is that it is a solid top (but not flat) so things can't fall through. Knowing him, I doubt he paid the $39.95 this site lists.

I have a similar one that does have cracks between the slats (works great for keeping a rocket from rolling away while you prep it, but things can fall through the cracks. Also the top of mine is aluminium so you cold short any bare wires out - but I try to avoid bare wires at the field. It cost $19.95 at Walmart.

- Roger

#11 Andy W May 15, 2001 11:45 PM

I use the folding tables you get at office stores. I have a nice plastic one, 6x2, that fits nicely in the van and is a good side to work on.
..a

#12 leccyflyer May 16, 2001 02:59 AM

Chris

Whilst I'm not a huge car buff that is a very smart looking model carrier you have there- very swish indeed. Do the tyres squeal when you go around corners http://www.ezonemag.com/disc/wink.gif

El Camino - does that mean we are going to have lots of storms this summer?

cheers

Leccy


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