Height Adjustable Table

I am just wondering if there are plans for a height adjustable table that can be built for less money than the ones available online ($350-$1000) that is suited for sitting and standing.
Thx
Amos
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Wed, Jun 23, 2004, 5:04am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@ix.netcom.com (AmosAng) asks: I am just wondering if there are plans for a height adjustable table that can be built for less money than the ones available online ($350-$1000) that is suited for sitting and standing.
Less money yet, make a table tall enough to stand at, and then make a tall stool. Or put a hole in the floor you can stand in.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in (AmosAng)

Do you have any plans for a hole in the floor?
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Wed, Jun 23, 2004, 7:29am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) wants to know: Do you have any plans for a hole in the floor?
Those are pay plans, I only deal in free plans.
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Lobby Dosser wrote:

First, you need a biiiiiiiigggg Forstner bit..... Alternately, though not as neat, you could use some plack powder, 2/3" pipe with a couple of end caps.
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If it says "Acme" on it - be careful. I saw this episode, where this Coyote cut a big hole around a Road Runner and darned if the whole house didn't fall down around the Road Runner. High pitched whistle, lil' puff of smoke. But, thank the Lord, the Coyote didn't get hurt, cuz there he was again with a pair of Acme rocket powered roller skates.
I hear there's a class action lawsuit pending...
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in (AmosAng)

Somebody recently suggested a university or hospital surplus outlet, and something like a gurney or operating table, used/surplus, as an option for the basis of this type of project.
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wrote:

than in making it. If that is true: http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&idS6399&location_info=SG_2_CT_807_SC_807002_SK_536399
This is a drafting table base (only) from Office Depot. $130. I'd also check Goodwill (got a great POS giant office desk there 7 years ago that I still use). Or the local paper: "drafting table". Of course, all of this is said w/o knowing what aesthetic concerns you may have. -- Igor
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Just this morning SWMBO was complaining that I don't build enough stuff for the shop - at least I *think* that's what she said. Anyway, I went rummaging through my back issues of Shopnotes looking for plans for a hole in the floor and stumbled across a plan for an Adjustable-Height Assembly Table described thusly:
"Whether you need an extra assembly area or an outfeed support for a stationary tool, this adjustable-height assembly table is the answer. Our unique adjustment system makes raising (or lowering) the top a smooth task."
Looks pretty cheap to build. Most expensive part would be the four 5", lockable, swivel casters they put on it.
Here's a link to SN: http://store.yahoo.com/backissuesstore/sn060.html
Unfortunately this issue is only available from Shopnotes in an annual volume at $26. Rockler and Woodcraft stores both sell individual issues, if you have either near you. Don't think they sell them on line.
If you want the plan and can't find the single issue, e-mail me (remove .mapson) and I'll get it to you. I could even just explain the basics of how they do the adjustable part - it's pretty simple.
LD
P.S. Still looking for a hole-in-the-floor plan.
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Wed, Jun 23, 2004, 11:55pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) posts: <snip> Our unique adjustment system makes raising (or lowering) the topa smooth task." <snip>
Hell, I'm all for a hole in the floor with a hydraulic lift. But, if couldn't have that, I'd just make a top that fit over the table, and make it however high I wanted it. You could always fasten a chain hoist to the ceiling, and just raise and lower it, if you were too idle to move it by hand.
Or, if you didn't want to get so fancy, some cement blocks, and some plwood. Or, two different size tables. Or, make a kneeler. You could put a hydraulic lift under the table. Or, four hydraulic jacks. Or, use a chain hoist to haull the table up, then cement blocks under the legs.
I kinda like the idea of four air jacks. Can you imagine the look on someone's face, when you hit the air, and you table shoots a foot or so straight up.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in 3155.bay.webtv.net:
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LOL!
And while you're at it, put some pipes in the floor to blow air up their pant legs.

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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in 3155.bay.webtv.net:
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Or drops down, LA low-rider style. With blinky lights under the table skirts.
Might need to upgrade the shop radio, tho..
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in 3155.bay.webtv.net:
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Or drops down, LA low-rider style. With blinky lights under the table skirts.
Might need to upgrade the shop radio, tho..
Patriarch
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wrote:

tables with adjustable height legs for somewhere around 40 bucks. I bought one to use next to my bar-b-q pit but have used it much more for other projects so far.
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