Ok.  This may be the stupidest blog ever.  Our engineer Dale Schiesser brought this back on the old classic car trailer from a project somewhere in the company and it got me to thinking.  I remember back in the 70s people used to have smaller versions of these spools in their apartments and dorm rooms as coffee tables.  Some even as kitchen tables.

My buddies and I were always jealous because your uncle had to work at the phone company to get one.  Anyway, it brought back some particular memories left "unblogged".

McKelly

By the way, this "super spool" is 8 feet in diameter and 30 inches tall.  Perfect for a picnic table or something like that.  You watch, one of the home improvement shows will feature one and they'll become all the craze.

I'll be happy with my 70s memories.