Please be cautious using Leon's advice. I posed the same question to
him a year ago. He said we could talk about it over dinner. I met him
(along with his wife and 17 kids) at Pappasitos (upscale eatery in Houston.)
They all porked out - Leon drank his arse off - and to finally answer my
question (as I picked up the tab) he handed me a pack of matches as we left.
"Use these under the shortest leg!" LOL!
Tue, Jul 29, 2003, 8:54am (EDT+4) email@example.com (Unisaw A100)
And if that doesn't work, fold the 60X and leave it under the short leg.
I heard of an editor that had a desk like that, except his was so
bad, had to put something under all four legs.
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I just read about this in a wonderful book called Hand Tools, their ways
and workings, by Aldren A. Watson. (W.W.Norton, NY).
More likely it is an unlevel floor rather than out of sync legs. He
suggests putting a dowel in the leg, but not gluing it in. Instead, you
roll a piece of paper around the dowel so you can remove it if you
change the real estate under the table.
Have no idea how practical this is to do, but I do recommend the book.
Other than napkins ???
You will need a wading pool.
Put about 2" of water in pool.
Set table in water.
Mark the exact spot the water stops on each leg.
Get out the saw.
Table legs made from MDF should not be used in this manner.
Bob Heveri wrote:
I hope you are joking.
On the off chance that someone might take this seriously, it should be pointed
out that, unless the wading pool is on a surface that is absolutely flat and
level, this method is of no value whatever.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Save the baby humans - stop partial-birth abortion NOW
I was kidding but the method is rock solid... I have seen
this "method" printed several times in woodworking and
Water will "always" be level no matter what surface the pool
is sitting on. The "water level" goes back to the boys that
built those funny looking building about 5,000 years ago in
that place called Egypt.
You can still buy a "water level" at any home center.
Doug Miller wrote:
Take a perfectly level table and use your "pool method" on a driveway with a 30
slant. The table top will sit parallel to the driveway. The water will be
the legs at the waterline and you have a table top with a 30 degree slope.
Buffalo, NY - USA
LMAO! :) Hell, Jack, A "driveway" table makes as much sense as
submerging it in water to level the legs.
I'm a dull, boring guy so I'd just measure down from the aprons and
cut 'em all the same length. ;>
Michael "Mr. Mundane" Baglio
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