My original message resulted in several good posts, some suggesting a
pully/counterweight solution. I gathered a pully, cable and cable hardware
and calculated the size of counterbalances of various materials (sand,
Then I noticed several *** bungee-type tie downs on my shelf. Came up
with the approach shown in photos (posted ABPW). As is, it acutally requies
little more push to lower than to raise the table. I will adjust tension
and strap when I get the Fence/Table assembly finished and installed. A
coating of slide compound on the tube helped too.
Cost about $6 and a scounged *** bungee.