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Old 07-08-2016, 06:33 PM   #211
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So you also use the dining room table as a workbench.
Those chairs are in the study. The bedroom beside it is where I store all the stuff I bought for the trailer I don't have. I have 3 large workbenches in my workshop if I am building.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:43 PM   #212
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:00 PM   #213
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Glenn,
When I grew up the kitchen table was fair game for any standard repair, food preparation, board game, homework, dressmaking, etc. I guess my Mom was ok when she came in one night and my brother and a friend had disassembled an Alpha Romeo transmission on the table for repair and eventual reassembly in time for Sunday dinner (chicken). My wife's family about the same, including cleaning the shotguns after a day of wet hunting.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:34 PM   #214
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The end sliders are forged, and the side ones are extruded. All aluminum.

Sorry for the multiple posts, bouncing back and forth from phone (with camera and photos) to PC.
Thanks for all the info Jim.
I will be able to make it work.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:16 PM   #215
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This is the best image I have of the slide, on top of the Dicor pedestal I have since changed out for the Springfield. I will try for some close up shots later.

Just received my Springfield pedestal and want to add the Dicor top, BUT I want to add it to the TOP of the pedestal plate instead of the bottom for more legroom under the table. Measured the pedestal top in the TA and there is about 4.5" from the pedestal top to the bed support rails. So if the Dicor top is less than that and with the 3/4" table top on it, that should raise the table top up and keep the adjuster/lock pieces of the Dicor off our legs somewhat. So can I just flip the center two angles and fasten it to the top of the pedestal after trimming the pedestal top? Clear as mud?
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:18 PM   #216
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Clear as mud?
Colour me crazy, but I do follow.

You could remove the two angles, which are also the mounts for the rubber rollers, and turn it over if you wish.

Is this because you have the extra high dinette seats? If so I would be more inclined to do as others have, and raise the floor so the seat tops are closer to the standard 18". Not an issue in the new models, ad the moulds see the floor raised already.

The Springfield will extend to around the full height of a regular table top at 30". The Dicor slide is only 2 1/4" high (2" plus about 1/4" for the height of the mounting angles). This is a lot thinner than the aprons on most tables which are around 4".
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My seat cushions are 18" high, and with the table board on the new pedestal, that's about a 28 1/2" table top height, so if the table top comes up a little higher, that's ok, but I can't have any less under the table. I may even put a couple blocks under the brackets to put the Dicor up a little higher. I still have the 4" to work with to put the table on the bed stops when it lowers. And we probably won't ever use the extra bed, but a smaller table all the way down works great as a lounging area!
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This slider is 22" wide, allowing 7.5" slide each way. If I want, I could cut down the aluminum slides easily to be 17" wide, which would still allow 5" travel each way.
How far can the Dicor slider slide in the other dimension? From the images it would appear that it could slide lengthwise much farther.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:11 AM   #219
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How far can the Dicor slider slide in the other dimension? From the images it would appear that it could slide lengthwise much farther.
We are still down in Oregon, and the slide is back in Calgary, so won't be able to measure for a week or so, but I do believe that it slides a bit less in the other direction. Maybe someone with one can confirm.
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Am camping with mine and would say the travel side to side is about the same as front to back. The rail that provides the side to side travel is 25.5" whereas the front to back is 22". The side to side would travel more if you cut the pedestal tip down to an 8" square versus being 12 x 8 as mine is. The Springfield top stock is 12 x 12" however you have to make it 8" on the front to back to allow the Dicor to fit over it. Otherwise you are mounting in on shims on the top which will add 2" of height.
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