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Patio bricks to raise cutting table. (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 5/13/08 10:47 PM
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I was cutting out 16 dresses for colorguard at band camp on a large table that was at the camp. It was one of those that was big enough to have a fifth center leg. Great size but regular table height. My back was killing me and I mentioned that I missed my cutting table at home because it was higher. One of the men went out and got me patio bricks to put under each leg of the table plus the middle one. It was now the perfect height. I carried those bricks back and forth to camp for three years. I am now "graduated" from band camp (sniff), so I guess I will pass my bricks on to the next person who will sew, if they find one. Best $6 bucks I ever spent. Thought someone who goes to church sewing days or the like might make use of the idea.
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nancy2001 said...
Very clever idea.
5/16/08 12:40 PM
quathy said...
Wonderful idea - simple and effective! Maybe I should get some from home, wrap them in felt so they don't mess up my floor - worth a try for sure! Thanks for the tip!
5/21/08 1:51 PM
Sheryl53 said...
This works great! I just made a cutting table out of a thrifted 3 x 6 foot conference table and cinder blocks (it's in my basement, so no worries about the blocks damaging the floor.) It raised it to 38" - a perfect height for me; I don't have to bend at all. I'm getting ready to cut out my first project on it, and am looking forward to being pain-free while I do it! ;-) (Oh...and the whole thing only cost me about $30.00.)
8/7/08 5:54 PM

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