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Posted by BeyBel72, on 2004-03-05 15:19:12
Cheap animation table.
I just thought I'd post my quick and cheap (about $25) animation table.
It's one piece of 4x8 1/4" pegboard, cut into three equal sections. Then I bolted the pieces together, to make a secure stage of 3/4" thickness. The legs are just shelving brackets, bolted on. It'll be secure, and easy to tear down. It's short, of course, so it'll sit on top of my kitchen table. There's about a foot of room under the stage, so I'll be able to manipulate the tie-downs easily.
I'll be using it to animate for the first time, tomorrow night.
Posted by Strider, on 2004-03-05 23:14:24
One thing I really like is that you can move the legs if needed, to accomodate tie downs.
Posted by Sock Puppet, on 2004-08-10 19:23:43
hmmmmm, any animation tabel that just "sits" on top of another tabel would make me very nervous.
Unless it had some major weight to it, and rubber stoppers n the feet, i would be too nervous about it being bumped.
And if the kitchen table or whatever you put it on, is not sturdy then you have 2 tables to worry about getting "bumped".
Better off using some 4X4 legs, particle boards top, with support all around with (2X4's), andthen some sandbags to weight it down even more.
Its cheap and it works well. I dont recommend making it short and placing it on another table, but you could if you wanted too.
I make all my animation tables at just belfoe albow height, so you have as little bending over as possible.
But hey wahtever works for you, works. I just have a nasty habit of colapsing on the table every so often, and if its sturdy it wont budge.
Posted by Nick H, on 2004-08-10 20:43:01
Probably you could clamp this to the top of the table it's sitting on. That would make it secure, without drilling holes in the family dinner table.
I make stage/tv type folding rostrums 1 metre (39") high from pine 3x1 framing, 4 sides hinged so they fold flat for storage, to support a 12mm top for animating on. They're strong enough for me to stand on if I have to reach a light directly over the set.