Metal Mechanism Expanding Table

January 18, 2021

The metal mechanism table project is currently on hold.  I’d like to revisit it at some point but day job obligations are taking priority. You can check out the first part of the development series below.

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The mechanical strategy will be similar in many ways to the prototype introduced here. In order to make the project accessible I will be making a few design changes. The main ones are:

  • Steel frame
  • MIG welding and an angle grinder will be the only “metalworking” tools required. (i.e. no lathe or mill required)
  • 5′ or 1.5 meter starting diameter (expansion ratio tbd)

If you would like to be notified when plans are available please send me an e-mail at