After all the technical tinkering with the Arduino, sensors, S88 and DCC servo- / function decoders, this time some progress has been made on a whole different kind of hardware: the tables.
The plan is to have 8 tables of 60×120 cm each. First some shopping had to be done. Local DIY shops often have 20% discount actions, which I was able to make good use of. Got the table legs, the bars for the frames, and a 10 piece pack of 60×120 soft-board floor underlay, which I intend to use as damping plates on the tables … all on a discount. Screws were on sale at a local supermarket.
The club has a container full of wood, remains of earlier projects and gifts from companies who donated leftovers. There is a pile of some 400 plates of particle board of 26x120cm which I was allowed to use. That seemed like a plan! Two plates and an 8cm strip would make for the needed 60 cm. The seams would become invisible later, since I plan to cover the tables with the soft board plates for damping.
All and all the tables were some €10,- a piece. That’s nice.
I took all purchased materials to the club, where we have work benches, tools, circular saws and … fellow club members with knowledge and experience.
I really want to thank all club friends who helped with good advice and with hands-on aid. A special thanks goes to Frans. He helped creating a jig and he also knew how to handle the saws (plate saw and shortening saw) without loosing fingers! You should have seen him, covered in saw dust. 🙂 It is thanks to his help that the tables are now finished already!
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