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  1. Segmented Pen (Part 2)

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    The next step is to cut some dark wood strips for the spacers. Just make sure you cut them long enough to cover the angle length on the sections you just cut from the checker board blank. This is what you end up with:




    The one thing I do is to make sure to sand off any chips and splinters off the sections.


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  2. Segmented Pen (Part 3)

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    From this point treat the blank as you would any other pen blank. Here you can see the blank has been put on the mandrel/lathe and has started the turning process.





    After sanding and putting on a cyanacrylic (CA) finish and buffing Here is the final ...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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