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post #1 of 22 Old 10-14-2003, 10:42 AM - Thread Starter
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For those who have built their own film reel tables, where did you buy the glass for the top? Mine is complete except for the top, which I have only been able to find in a 19" diameter and my Goldberg Reel is 17". I could live with an 18" diameter.
I'll post pictures when I'm done, as I did it a little different by using part of an old floor standing lamp for the base rather than a film reel.

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My goldberg reels were 15" and my glass top is 17" I think the two inches was just right for a nice looking table. I went to a local glass shop and got a very nice heavy table top for $16 each.

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If you have a Michaels crafts store near you you can buy 18" glass rounds made just for table tops. It's heavy duty and has nice rounded edges. About $20.

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I got mine at Pier One Imports. They have several sizes. Mine is 20" on a 15" reel. It's 1/2 inch thick and has rounded edges too. I think it was a bit more than $20 though. Oh, and don't forget the clear stick-on bumper pad things. The work great for keeping the top from sliding on the reel.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I got an nice thick 18" one from Michael's. It was 19.99 but I had a 40% off coupon, so it was $12 and change.

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OK, let's see those Pics!

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Here it is.

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What did you use for the bottom of the base? That looks pretty nice, I'd assume it'd be a lot less tippy than with a reel on the top and bottom.
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It's the base to an old floor standing lamp. It's weighted pretty well and is quite sturdy.

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How were you able to attach the reel to the bottom of the lamp? Sorry for all the questions, I would like to be able to make one of these also but do not like the ones with two reels on them.
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What do you think? I'm going to replace the glass though, This one's a little to big and hangs over the edges about 1.5". I'm still waiting on my second reel to arrive so I can make another one.
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What would you recommend as an acceptable overhang ? The table looks great from up here.
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For mine I want about a half inch.

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Jon_p_s, The lamp had a part that was used to hold the top light fixture to the main pole, it had a large male thread on one side that threaded into the pole and a female smaller thread on the other side that would accept the hollow threaded rod which is used on lamps. I drilled out the center of the film reel to the size of the threaded rod and slipped it over the rod which I had cut to a length a little longer than the thickness of the reel, I then used a thin nut which is typically used on lamps. Hope this helps.

WojtekZ Mine has a 1/2" overhang and that is right for me, another half inch would be okay accept I have small children and thought I would minimize the number of times they knocked their head on it.

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Pat,

The table looks great! I will be building one or two soon.

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Pat-- an EXCELLENT idea for the base. I've got two of those (cheapo) torchiere lamps that are just sitting around here... waiting to be resurrected.
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Here's a link to my DIY Film Reel table with pics, parts, prices and directions. All total about $60.

http://www.timkrug.com/HomeTheater/table.html

http://www.timkrug.com/HomeTheater/t...ishedtable.JPG

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that link did not work for me
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Can someone provide the link to where I could get a reel? This looks like a neat project...
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A lot of us "table builders" got our reels from ebay. Just do a search for "35mm Goldberg" and you should find some. There are a few places that sell them as well. One that comes to mind is rsem.com - search for reels.

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Thanks for the reply!! I will start looking...
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