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Project by pashley posted 358 days ago 1106 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend, an avid card player, asked me to make a Michigan Rummy turntable for him. Michigan Rummy is a card game played with chips. I really don’t know how to play, but I said I’d make him one, based on what I could gather from plastic “trays” found on the internet; some are just flat boards or sheets. He wanted something that could be spun from player to player for easier access.

It’s 16” across, and 1 1/2” thick, cherry top half, maple bottom half, with a lazy susan.

To give it a more professional look, I made water slide decals for the eight different card pools and the “kitty” in the middle cup. You can buy inkjet decal sheets at modeling stores; they have clear sheets, which I used here. You then give that sheet a thin spray of poly, and let it completely dry; two coats might be a good idea. Once that is dry, you cut close to the decal, wet it in a bowl of water for a few seconds, then place it where you want to transfer it to. after a minute or so, the glue has softened up, and you very gently slide the decal off it’s backing (I used a soft detail brush) and into place. Gently smooth out the bubbles, pat gently dry with a paper towel. There is a little bit of a trick to it, it’s delicate.

Finished simply with several coats of water-based satin poly.

-- Have a blessed day!





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garbonsai

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#1 posted 358 days ago

Ah, memories. We always played with pennies. Thanks for the great idea and the details about how you did it—much appreciated.

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#2 posted 358 days ago

Nice work and looks like an interesting card game. In our county we played a lot of hi low buy roll.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 356 days ago

Fun and interesting card game. Looks good with the finish and decals. Great idea and great job!

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Surfside

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#4 posted 356 days ago

Creative! I like this type of artistry! Cute. Fun to make.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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