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Project by 7Footer posted 01-25-2013 09:38 AM 915 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all I would like to say, I am way out of my league here, some of the work that you post here on LJ’s is absolutely incredible, I’ve been woodworking since high school and now I’m 31, but still have yet to really hone my precision skills, I’ve made tons of little projects but I really got back into woodworking after I made this Seattle Seahawks beer pong table.

I haven’t had the balls to post on here yet because my work doesn’t hold a candle to most of what I see on here, but I finally got the nerve to join and show some of my work.

These are a few of my Beer Pong tables I’ve made, the Seahawks one was the very first one I made for a buddy’s bachelor party. I’m a huge Trail Blazers fan so those are the ones I’ve focused on, but there have been a couple others.

The Seahawks table, and the pic with the 2 Blazers tables next to each other are made with cheap OSB, and then I realized how much better they look when made with AC cabinet plywood (and how much easier it makes painting my logos). So since then I’ve been using AC 3/4 plywood, and I have been recessing the triangles for the cups. The US Soccer one was for sure the hardest one, I made it for a bday present for one of my best friends from his wife, I can’t believe i actually finished it, I screwed up the logo 3 days before it was suppose to be done and it was a damn miracle that I got it done.

I have a couple others I’ve made as well. I will post some of my other stuff on here too. Lately I’ve been on a total cutting board kick, a couple years ago I made 2 cutting boards for Christmas presents, and since then I’ve made 2 or 3 every year, but after looking here and seeing all of these end-grain projects I’m totally obsessed with them, and I think I need a new blade for my table saw or something, because everytime I cut them the 2nd time to turn them onto the end-grain they are totally bowed with the middle being just a little too wide and causing them to snap when I glue them, but soon enough I will have a couple examples to share!

Just want to say that its really cool all of the projects I see on here and I can’t believe I just discovered this website a couple weeks ago, where have you been all my life LJ’s? ;-)

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 01:29 PM

Welcome to the gang 7footer. Im sure folks around here can help ya figure out whats going on with your cutting boards. In the mean time, rack em, i want a shot at the title on the seahawks table.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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489tad

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 02:46 PM

I helped my college age neighbor make a floating table. Nice job on yours. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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7Footer

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 04:25 PM

Thanks guys! Yeah I think I figured out whats up with my saw, it’s my blade, I think its warped from heavy usage.

Chris I’ll give you a shot at the title, but I’ve got a pretty big homecourt advantage!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 09:22 PM

More fun to play with your cool beer pong tables, looking forward to more of your projects. Welcome!

—www.sawblade.com

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brianadams

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 04:15 PM

Awesome tables! What was your process of getting the logos on the table? Big fan of the Blazers and Seahawks as well, would also be perfect for Mariners and Ducks :)

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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7Footer

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks Brian! I made stencils and hand painted them. Probably not the most efficient method, but it works. The Seahawks one was the first I ever made, and it was on OSB which is why the paint looks kind of weird (and the cracks in the triangles and cup holders) but overall looks kind of cool, almost distressed. I want to make another I could do WAY better now. I’ve found that AC plywood works the best, I beef them up quite a bit and on the last couple I’ve recessed the triangles, thinking about doing a Timbers table too. The stained Blazers table with the old school logo, pic 6 of the black Blazer table and the US Soccer are made on AC plywood, the other 2 Blazer ones are made on OSB, and the Coors Light one is made on whatever grade of plywood is below AC, and it shows blemishes in the wood more.

The Blazers logo is actually really easy to draw, all you need is a compass, and until I made the tables I never realized that the old school Blazers logo is exactly the same as the new one, its just tilted, almost like you changed the font to italic in MS word or something. Funny too cuz I’ve been a lifelong Blazer fan and never noticed that.

Not very proud but I also made this one, this one and the Coors light tables folded in half. Iran, lol.

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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7Footer

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 04:35 PM

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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