Portable Field Table
             A copy of another military table seen in a photo some where.
       Basic table measurements are 36 inches long by 24 inches wide.Table is fabricated from 3/4 inch plywood. The metal folding legs were requisitioned from the local home improvement store. The metal legs were shortened by sawing the upper portion of the leg and drilling new pivot holes. The e total length of the legs is 24 inches.


               A dead table.

 Legs were positioned on the table so as to overlap when folded.


              Legs lock when extended.

   The small side panels were attached to the legs with self tapping sheet metal screws.

                  Strap loop holes were cut in the panels.
   Q. What were the loop holes used for? I don't know, put your
emergency hamfest poncho there if you want.


     Corner protectors were fabricated from aluminum. Very important to protect those corners from the rugged rigors of hamfests and vehicle shows.


                                 Cardboard pattern    



   Edge strips were fabricated from one inch oak stock available from your local home improvement store. The edge strips keep the gear or your lunch from falling off the table, very popular on maritime installations and British tables.


                            The Chair is a British Officers Mess Chair.


    Here is a nice shot of Joe W3KJT with the Mark II version. Joe added two inches to the height and other improvements.

                  Photo by W3KJT

    Straps were added on the bottom of the Mark II made by W3KJT

                        Photo W3KJT     

      Note the careful inlay of the corner protectors. Joe used commercial protectors available from a building supply store. These protectors are steel and much more rugged. The Mark II with its improvements should survive many ham fests and military rallies.


               McMaster-Carr stock brackets.


                                 Photo W3KJT

      Quarter inch bolt inserts were mounted by Joe on the side panels to mount future accessories.

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