PLEASE NOTE THE QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. WE NEED SOME ADVICE...
Jim and I have completed the cutting and shaping of the chip holders and finger slots on the Truman Poker Tables. We discovered another challenge after we were done with the slots. (More of a concern than a challenge.) The wood between the chip slots is not as "firm" or "stable" as we would like. The neck gets pretty narrow and if the glue between the laminate layers had any gaps or thin spots, we actually encountered some sections that were pretty loose.
Finally! Jim and I are back in the shop working on the Truman Poker tables. Several weeks ago we started building two reproductions of Harry Truman's Poker Table. By the end of January, we had the basic components built (base, pedestal and top ring), and were ready to start on the poker chip slots. A month of travel took us both out of the shop, but we are now back at work on the tables.
The chip slots have turned out to be another challenging part of the project...until once again we found a solution. Here is a picture of the slots in the original table.
Jim and I have finished the cutting, assembly and glue-up for the pedestal and base for the Truman Poker tables. We continued our adventure of fitting this puzzle together...seven sides to everything. The pedestal bases were particularly challenging because the laminated layers alternate and overlap. The key was having two of us thinking it through. When one got frustrated, the other stepped in with an idea or solution.
byPoker_Table01-12-201203:22 PM - edited 01-18-201206:37 AM
My friend, Jim, and I have recently started an ambitious project to reproduce Harry Truman's Poker Table. Actually, we are making two reproductions. One will end up in my home, and the other is being donated to the U.S.S. Iowa battleship restoration project. It will become part of a special lounge on the ship that will be open to donors and for special functions.