Capstan (or Kaleidoscopic) Tables

In some ways the manual version of the table is the more interesting, but who wouldn’t like the powered version!

 

The typical change in size is 30% in diameter, 70% in area, going from a 6 seater to a 12 seater table.  If you want to buy one, expect to pay a good $50k for one.

Of course, you don’t have to go the whole mechanism – the original (from 1835)  manually installed the expansion leaves.  Like a SawStop, very cool to own, but who can afford it?!

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