Saturday, April 2, 2016
New Project: A Custom Game Table for Steve
This morning I decided to test a concept I always wanted on my table - accessory rails to reduce table top clutter. What are accessory rails you ask - read on my friends.
In order to create the rails and t -slots I need to router out two groves with a 3/8 straight bit. The second photo shows me lining up the spacing for the initial router passes. Once the two straight passes are complete I change out the bit for a T-Slot one and made a single pass....
I've also got some much nicer brass nobs on special order so the finished table will not have those big, ugly but effective black plastic knobs.
I did a really sloppy job on the test tray - the bottom section doesn't align flush (yikes) - very embarrassing.
The rail system will go around all four sides of the 6x4 playing surface. I'll make trays to hold troops, and few drink holders and a maybe a dice tower. If I get comfortable with the weight bearing nature of the trays I'll also make some that will act as table extenders to increase to playing size.
Help me out with some other ideas for accessories you'd like to see built into a game table.