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    Taming A Rocking Table

    I am often seated at a table in a restaurant that does not sit flat on the floor. It rocks back and forth as I try to eat. This is doubly distracting. Not only am I experiencing that damn rocking, I'm also thinking about a fix.

    The solution must be very low cost and easily replaceable because I know, at the end of the meal, I'll just get up and leave. Then it will be back to my shop to make a new gap-filling device. It must also be small and light weight enough to carry at all times.

    Well, I think I have it.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/RockingTableFix.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


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    That beats my couple of playing cards (usually forget to take with me) and some thick cardboard I leave in glove compartment.

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    I've found that a book of matches is usually sufficient — and available — to solve this problem. If I don't have one in my pocket (which is rare, albeit I am a non-smoker) I can usually walk up to the counter — and get one. The natural wedge shape can be easily modified — thicker or thin, as the case may require. But I agree — there's little more irritating that either sitting at a rocking table, or on a rocking chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotsman Hosie View Post
    I've found that a book of matches is usually sufficient — and available — to solve this problem. If I don't have one in my pocket (which is rare, albeit I am a non-smoker) I can usually walk up to the counter — and get one. The natural wedge shape can be easily modified — thicker or thin, as the case may require. But I agree — there's little more irritating that either sitting at a rocking table, or on a rocking chair.
    I love a rocking chair or better still. a squaters chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotsman Hosie View Post
    I've found that a book of matches is usually sufficient — and available — to solve this problem. If I don't have one in my pocket (which is rare, albeit I am a non-smoker) I can usually walk up to the counter — and get one. The natural wedge shape can be easily modified — thicker or thin, as the case may require. But I agree — there's little more irritating that either sitting at a rocking table, or on a rocking chair.
    I had no idea resturants still carried free books of matches. A check of the web came up with a story that said sales of these matches has fallen by 75% but is making a comeback. Certainly worth asking.

    Here is a site dedicated to the product: http://matchbooktraveler.com/
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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Table Leveler to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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