So the bill of materials is this , so far.
25mm formply cut into strips 130mm high by 1700mm x 700 mm in width
3/8' bolts ( nylocs, yuk)
3/8' all thread rod cut into 150mm long pieces for risers
25 x 25mm alloy angle 2.4 m
cross bars are TV antennae support bars x10 cut to suit.
Self tapper screws for corner angle 15mm
|Screwing the 25 x25 angle onto the sides|
Once i had done both sides , i cut angle to go from the bottom of the top rail to the base of the board to join the corners. I think though i will put 50 x50 alloy angle in there and on the outside corners.
The two side rails screwed on and the boards joined together at the corners.
Next i drilled all the holes for the table support bars to go into they were just evenly spaced from the center mark. Although that is where i have made a bigger gap between those two. I bolted two on to check how they worked and looked and then spaced out the other bars before measuring and cutting them. With the bars i cut them to the right length and then smashed the crap out of the end to flatten them and then drilled a hole in it. The other end has a pre drilled hole already.
|Setting out the cross bars|
Setting up the support/ rocker adjusters.
|testing the adjustment screws|
Then i screwed another nut on by geez, damn nyloc's again , hard thing to do . Also with this being the nut to be able to adjust the height of the rocker they needed to be free screwing. What i did was get my gas torch and burn out the nylon ring. When the torch ran out (ooo bugger) i fired up the BBQ and put the nuts on the burner and yes , well done nylocs, but now only with the locs bit left.
They screw up and down nicely now and is really easy to adjust the height of the cross bars.
So right now i have most of the cross bars on. I ran out of bolts and thread.
Right now i haven't thought of what to use for the table top yet. I want it thin enough to put the concave bar in and for it to be able to change the shape without to much force but not have it too thin that it will have waves in it between the bars when the rocker is put in.
I will update this post when i get more work done on it..