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Old 10-29-2014, 11:45 AM   #11
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I'm looking for a better slide mechanism than the plastic track thingy ETI uses. Not really sure what that part is designed for, but it isn't straight enough on my table to be called a "slide."

Has anyone seen one of these locking legs?

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We have never had an issue with the slide, though we don't have or use any locking hardware. Never an issue, and it travels 99% of the time as a table.

While we are not bothered too much by the wee bit of wobble, something solid would not be a bad idea. I kinda like the look of those pedestals, and not too bad of a price either. Shipping to Canada might be another matter though.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:55 AM   #12
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I'm looking for a better slide mechanism than the plastic track thingy ETI uses. Not really sure what that part is designed for, but it isn't straight enough on my table to be called a "slide."
I'm a little puzzled why your slide doesn't work for you. Mine seems OK. The major slop was because of that horrible tube and base. The primary problem being the very poor sloppy fit of the taper into the base. Definitely not a morse taper.

Have you examined yours to see if maybe it was an installation problem? I guess for a super smooth slide one could try installing a full extension drawer slide.

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Old 10-29-2014, 12:44 PM   #13
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Have you examined yours to see if maybe it was an installation problem? I guess for a super smooth slide one could try installing a full extension drawer slide.
I like the idea of a bit of friction, so that it doesn't slide too easy, especially when you are not ready for it.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:58 PM   #14
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:45 PM   #15
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
Don't forget this one. One of the most well crafted table mods I've seen:

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Old 10-29-2014, 06:24 PM   #16
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Finished the table mods - added a leftover Destaco clamp at the rear of the table and trashed the ETI locking knob. Used brass threaded inserts to secure the footrest/brace so I can remove/install with #8 machine screws instead of wood screws. Stiffened things up so well the ETI slides don't chatter/bind up anymore (a tad of Lithium grease no doubt helps.)
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:11 PM   #17
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Another interesting table observed in a Parkliner at the NOG the beginning of October. Uses the standard wall mount and folding single leg but has a full slide underneath that is pushed back when the table is folded in half. It gives a lot of room when in 1/2 mode but still lots of room. Set up can be done with people already seated.
Looks a lot like the one I built for my Scamp several years ago

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Looks a lot like the one I built for my Scamp several years ago

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Also very nice! I like these ideas because they allow for a big table, but are essentially extremely sturdy. I almost wish I had chosen to do something like this but I did not have ETI install the blocking necessary to mount the table to the wall.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #19
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Sorry Carl, I missed your comment on your "U" dinette, did you try switching your legs. Is the slop in the slide mechanism or the table itself? I lock my table for travel, that may help.
Tubes seem OK. All the slop is is in the slides. I thought I would start with tightening screws. Then adding some feet between the table top and lower piece of plywood shimmed to create a borderline interference between the two.
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Tubes seem OK. All the slop is is in the slides. I thought I would start with tightening screws. Then adding some feet between the table top and lower piece of plywood shimmed to create a borderline interference between the two.
If you can cut up a white kitchen cutting board for shimming between the sliding surfaces that would help; it's actually made of UHMW plastic and pretty slippery. You'd have to screw or pin it in place though, can't be glued.
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