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post #31 of 137
Thread Starter 
I've got the Copags. Once you play with these you'll never go back to using paper cards again.

I love the look of the racetrack, but like Q am more of a purest. I love having the felt right in front of me.
post #32 of 137
Hey Quinten,

Thanks for the compliments on the table!!!

I am getting ready to build my second one in a few days! This time there will be no racetrack, and it's going to have the stainless steel slide under cupholders! Also it will have the grey/black suited speed cloth! Should look pretty sharp!!!

As far as cards go... plastic is the only way!!! I bought a set of Modiano Bike Trophys a few months back, I LOVE THEM!!!



Thanks again!!!
David
post #33 of 137
I will definitely put up pics of the new table!!!

David
post #34 of 137
David I LOVE that material. Where did you get it??
post #35 of 137
I like the european style cards david. I have a couple decks of those myself from KEM.

Quinten
post #36 of 137
Thread Starter 
Coolhand:

You can get that material, and everything else you need here:
YourAutoTrim

-Gerry
post #37 of 137
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Coolhand:

You can get that material, and everything else you need here:
YourAutoTrim

-Gerry


I second that!!!

That is where I ordered my stuff from... All I can say is, CLASS ACT place to deal with!!!

Highly recommended!!!

David
post #38 of 137
For any of you guys that care...

I just picked up some new Copags,







They look and feel pretty kick a$$!!!

Thanks,
David
post #39 of 137
Thread Starter 
David:

Those are awesome. I want some. Where can I get them?

-Gerry

NM - found on E-Bay.
post #40 of 137
Hey Gerry,

Yes, that's where I got mine from!

David
post #41 of 137
I'm new to this forum and already love it! I have been building custom tables for about 4 months now and have sold 23. It all started with this table that I built for myself for a semi weekly neighbor game and it turned in to a little side thing. Comments and ideas are greatly appreciated.
LL
post #42 of 137
Nice Table, Ben!

Are those legs fixed in place or is it collapsable/portable?

Randy
post #43 of 137
Thanks Randy, the legs on this one are fixed, but, I have done several with detachable legs.
Ben
post #44 of 137
Hi,Ben,new here as well. Saw your post,and I too have built a few tables,and everyone loves them. However,I think I may be trying to get too much out of them,because everyone shows interest,but thats about where it ends. Using quality materials-and I don't have a pic handy-but they really are nice. I build the inside of rail double tall and sandwich rope light underneath. Also using very high density blue foam for rail-very uniform and comfortable. While I can produce one at around 150.00 if I use faux suede,but man my time has to be worth something,and I do not think that 300.00 is out of the question. I have seen what is selling for that and a lot more,and they are quite frankly junk! I guess this just turned into venting,but just wondering if I had something here or just wasting my time at that price.
Fact is,I love building these,but again,it takes longer than one might expect and my time has to be worth something. Thanks for lending an ear.
post #45 of 137
Zo - I know what you mean! I think that if you are building a good quality table, you should be compensated with some good $$. Your price point of $300 could be percieved as just another table. Mine sell well over that and as the saying goes - "you get what you pay for" Maybe you should try raising the stakes a little and take the "yeah I like it but I don't have any money" right out of the situation. Are you marketing your tables? Pics really help. In my opinion - if you can see the rope light it kind of cheapens the table. Something with an inlay and light behind it would be better.
This is just my opinion, but from one builder to another - go for the cash, it's too much work for $150.
Ben
post #46 of 137
Anyone know where a man can find a good buy on a poker table light? I'd like one six feet long with four lamps, preferably with shades that are solid.

I want to hang it like they do on the tables at the Peppermill Casino in Reno; about 2-1/2' off the table so it lights the table but isn't in the players eyes.
post #47 of 137
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post

Anyone know where a man can find a good buy on a poker table light? I'd like one six feet long with four lamps, preferably with shades that are solid.

I want to hang it like they do on the tables at the Peppermill Casino in Reno; about 2-1/2' off the table so it lights the table but isn't in the players eyes.

I don't know about a "good buy"... but here are a few.

http://www.acmebilliards.net/ccp51/c...ef=fun_variety

Hope this help!!!

David
post #48 of 137
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Originally Posted by davidr2340 View Post

I don't know about a "good buy"... but here are a few.

http://www.acmebilliards.net/ccp51/c...ef=fun_variety

Hope this help!!!

David

Thanks, I appreciate the help. Here's the one I bought for $240 over the internet.

http://www.definitivesynergy.com/ord...ble+lights?SID

It's the four lamp, green aluminum shade ST4LMN model towards the bottom of the page.
post #49 of 137
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post

Thanks, I appreciate the help. Here's the one I bought for $240 over the internet.

http://www.definitivesynergy.com/ord...ble+lights?SID

It's the four lamp, green aluminum shade ST4LMN model towards the bottom of the page.


I like that!!!
Great price also!!!

David
post #50 of 137
Well... here is my second table I just finished. I built it for a buddy at work. So, I guess this is my first table for a customer... Kind of!?!?!

Pretty basic table... 96"x42"...







Nothing too fancy, but I am pleased with how it turned out, and so is my buddy!!! (The customer... )

Thanks,
David
post #51 of 137
Thread Starter 
Nice work David.

On your build, how many sheets of plywood did you use? Also, does the rail just sit on top of the base or is it bolted down?

-Gerry
post #52 of 137
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Originally Posted by Gerry S View Post

Nice work David.

On your build, how many sheets of plywood did you use? Also, does the rail just sit on top of the base or is it bolted down?

-Gerry

Gerry,
Thank you!

I used two sheets of 3/4"... As for the rail, you can screw it down, but neither of the tables I've built have been! There is a lip underneath the rail that hold it down. Plus, this way it is still easily removable for storage!

Thanks again Gerry!
Happy Thanksgiving,
David
post #53 of 137
Thread Starter 
I am going to try that next time.

My costs went up because I used 3 sheets, but I did bolt down the rail. It is very heavy, and takes two to move it around.

I like it, but I am itching to build another!
post #54 of 137
I built one for my room too.....its about a year old. I think I have a detailed PDF file on the whole construction process too.


www.darkoutlet.com
post #55 of 137
Here it is Mine sits on top of a utility table, it has rails on the sides to slide into place.

The plans were not made by me.

www.darkoutlet.com/tableplans.pdf

here is another one I had saved a link to that I liked

http://www.junell.cc/pokertable/
post #56 of 137
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Originally Posted by ZoSos View Post

shows interest,but thats about where it ends. Using quality materials-and I don't have a pic handy-but they really are nice. I build the inside of rail double tall and sandwich rope light underneath. Also using very


Interesting...

I'd like to see pictures or examples of using this rope lighting idea.
post #57 of 137
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Interesting...

I'd like to see pictures or examples of using this rope lighting idea.


Scott Keen Forum

There are tons of pictures of all kinds of tables here! Also, great table building site!!!

David
post #58 of 137
Oh wow! I'm going to start on this project first of the year. Very nice all!
post #59 of 137
http://gallery.avsforum.com/showphot...nna/perpage/12

Here's a shot of our table that we had built by bvpokertables.com
post #60 of 137
Very nice!
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