Monday, July 12, 2010

The Foosball Table Pt 3

I know it has been a while, but finally some sort of observable progress has been made on the table.

Since the last post, I have scrapped the idea of laminating an MDF sheet for the playing surface, but instead am using a melamine particle board, which does not require laminating, and is far cheaper.

I have painted the playing surface with the lines as needed. This post will cover this process.

Firstly I tested the spray enamel on a number of test pieces to minimise run of the paint under the grain of the surface. I then taped the surface of the field. The width of all lines is 6mm, and I am avoiding having curved lines as this is a difficult process requiring far more time than what is needed.

I then simply sprayed a few thin coats over the required areas, as shown:

I then very nervously removed the paper and tape to reveal if what I had done was enough to ensure that the lines were accurate, straight, and the edges were tidy. I was pleasantly surprised:

Next I move to putting together the 5 box pieces with the game parts, then manufacturing the goal box housings, and finally the legs and inlaid glass top.

Once again, I shall see you next time.

Peace, Loads


  1. First comment :D

    Looking good so far! Cannot wait for further progress! :)

  2. never thought I would have someone claim 'first comment' on my blog.

    is that a sign of a successful blog? lol

    and thanks. itll be up soon hopefully.

  3. Sorry, I haven't stopped in in awhile. It is looking good so far. Keep it up. Hoping to get to see the finished product.

    And as a Side I hope all is well with you and yours in the "Down Unda"?!?


  4. Hi Dan, good to see you, and thanks. The next post will be up pretty soon, it is coming along nicely.

    And yeah everything down here is a fairly hefty set of exams coming in the next few weeks, which is a bit of a bummer, but other that that, its all alright.

    And youself? that being said, its time i stopped back by yours, as i have been rather quiet around here lately.



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