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  1. Building my custom poker table

    Building a custom sized oak and walnut poker table was a project that I was eagerly awaiting. The table was to be located in the new bar room and I wanted it to be a large enough table that eight guys could fit around it and have plenty of room to play and not be crowded by one another. Eight sides was one side more than necessary since a maximum of seven players can play many poker games utilizing only one deck of cards.
    I got the idea for the style of the table from David Tiell from California,MD, ...
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  2. Building my custom poker table Pt.2

    I had had the leg set and the pedestal assembly sitting around the shop for quite a while. It was quick work to drill the holes for mounting the legs to the pedestal. First though, I wanted to make sure that the pedestal was square or else my hole layout for the leg bolts would be off.


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  3. Building my custom poker table Pt.3

    The round hole for the beverage holder would be routed out using a flush cutting bit. That meant that I had to "hog out" most of the wood first using a 1 " hole saw in my drill press and then cutting out near the circumference with a saber saw and leaving a minimal amount to route with the bit.



    Being that my flush cutting bit is a "bottom bearing" ...
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  4. Building my custom poker table

    The aprons were up next and it was quick work to milling them to size and then it was adding the decorative touches. I had thought about adding flutes to the outside of the aprons, but decided to go with a walnut band of inlay around the outside instead and that would go nice with the minor walnut inlay that would be inlaid at each intersection of the top segments later in the construction phase.

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  5. Building my custom poker table Pt.5

    Clamped to the tabletop, the jig allowed the router to simply be pulled through the tabletop's surface and the result was a nice, crisp " recess cut right down the middle of the joint.




    The walnut inlay was applied and when dry, sanded down flush with the playing ...
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