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Project by Oilman posted 05-27-2022 09:41 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished my most recent project, a shuffleboard table. The playing surface is 20”x12’ and the box inside is 30” x13’. The playing surface is solid maple and the legs and box are walnut with some 3/4” plywood and a couple of 2×4’s for the supports. I made it in 3 pieces, the legs and substructure, the box and the playing surface. Even still it took three people to carry the box to our game room. I installed adjustable feet for leveling which were very helpful. Also, lined the inside of the box with carpet (18”x18” adhesive back carpet tiles). Three climatic adjusters were installed on the table underside to account for warp of the playing surface over time. All in all, it turned out well and play has been very good and consistent so far.





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987Ron

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#1 posted 05-28-2022 12:06 AM

Very nice looking and I bet a fun time is to be had playing on it.

-- Ron

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Eric

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#2 posted 05-28-2022 03:05 AM

That is sweet, great combination of woods. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 05-28-2022 03:50 AM

That’s a heck of a glue up. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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filmorgan

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#4 posted 05-28-2022 01:04 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Should be a pleasure to play on.

-- Phil, Missouri, http://www.HarmonyHeartwood.com

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#5 posted 05-28-2022 01:15 PM

I can’t think of a more challenging slab challenge: a 12’ lamination that has to be dead flat. Very well done.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 05-28-2022 05:49 PM

That’s cool that you have a space for a fun beer drinking game. Looks great. A good place to also send the kids. Our church has one similar in the Youth Game Room. But the play area goes from side to side (with no side drop off). They also use pool balls instead of a shuffle board discs. You have a good skills game.

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Oilman

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#7 posted 05-29-2022 03:58 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments.

Yeah the glue up was a challenge. I did it in two slabs. Ran each through the planer and then glued the two together. I then used a flattening jig to work the minor offset on the seam. Then hand sanded from 80 to 600 grit using a level frequently. My shop is in a one car garage. The real difficulty was running the slabs through the planer. They were heavy and awkward. Let’s just say, I’m not planning another anytime soon.

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