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WheelSpinners
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:52 am    Post subject: Apple table Reply with quote

I've been thinking about making an Apple table like this for a while, but on just a little smaller scale. What type of wood would you guys use? I want something that looks solid, but it also needs to be easy enough for me to cut with a jigsaw.

Oh yeah, any ideas for blowing up the Apple logo so I can trace it on the wood? I'm horrible at freelancing something like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

use half inch mdf then laminate it. staples can blow up a photo pretty big.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as tracing the image onto the wood, the easiest way would be to find one of those old-school overhead transparency projectors, then make a copy of the image you want to trace on some vellum paper. You can then lean the wood up against the wall and project the image onto it and trace it with a pencil. Those projectors usually sell for pretty cheap...I've seen countless numbers of them sell for around $5-10 at university auctions. You might even find one on craigslist if you are in the US. I guarantee someone out there has one in their closet or garage that would probably pay you to take it off their hands. The hard part is finding one when you need it.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to start looking around for an overhead projector on eBay and Craigslist. If this one comes out good, I might try to make a couple other ones to sell. I did find a big piece of cardboard this afternoon that I can use for the template. I can cut it down with scissors and make adjustments easier this way. I can also tape it up to a wall without trouble. I'm not sure about using MDF over regular wood though. I've never laminated anything in my life.
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