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Scott Keen on Poker Tables

Discussion in 'Poker Tables' started by TenPercenter, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. TenPercenter

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    Scott Keen was kind enough to write a small article for our burgeoning board. He has a great forum himself, and we are happy to call him a friend. This will be part of our Articles once that section is running properly.
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    Dear Poker Enthusiasts,

    My name is Scott Keen, I run the largest Internet discussion forum for people interested in building professional quality poker tables, on Scott's Poker Forums. With the help of the original plans from Jasen "Quads" from PCPotato.com, I've built 3 professional quality poker tables. I hope to impart some helpful tips to those looking to build their own poker table. It's extremely rewarding, and it will add a whole new level of enjoyment to your home poker game.

    Use a good quality wood for your table and rail, with as little warp in the wood as possible. I use 3/4" birch plywood. After you cut out the wood for your table, be sure and put down several coats of polyurethane. This will help protect the wood from liquid spills soaking through and rotting the wood. After you've covered your table with foam, use a short-fiber velveteen for your playing surface. The velveteen should not catch the cards in one direction. A good velveteen will glide the cards in all directions.

    One of the most frequently asked questions about building your own poker table is about the foam, which kind to use, and how thick. As you might expect, it's a personal preference. My first table was built with 1/4" closed cell foam on the table, and 1/2" high-density camera case foam on the rail. I tried variations, and the one I like the best is 1/2" medium-density foam on the table and 1/2" high-density foam on the rail. When cutting the foam, you'll make perfect factory-like cuts by using an electric carving knife from your kitchen. I kid you not!

    Another question I'm asked about is how to get a wrinkle-free rail. The key is lots of pulling and tugging and lots of staples. It's hard work! You can ease some of the work by getting marine vinyl which stretches easily in all directions, versus cotton-backed vinyl which is very hard to stretch. A powerful contractor-grade staple gun or powered staple gun will make the job easier, and be sure to hammer the staples the rest of the way in when you're done stapling.

    Take your time building the table and attaching the fabrics. The care and attention to detail you spend will show through in the final product. I hope you'll find building poker tables as enjoyable as I do.

    Scott A. Keen
    * You can find Jasen's original poker table plans at http://www.pcpotato.com/poker and Scott's modified plans at http://www.scottkeen.com/poker . Scott's Poker Forums is free to join and provides a place to ask questions and offer help to others with building poker tables. Visit Scott's Poker Forums at http://www.scottkeen.com/forum .
     
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  2. timmy67

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    I've spent quite a bit of time on HPT viewing the different tables that members have built and learned a great deal. Now I'm at the point where I'm ready to start and would like to use suited playing cloth on the table. Does anyone know where you can buy suited cloth in Phoenix? I'm not sure where else I could have started this thread so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place.
     
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  3. hachkc

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    There are only a couple of places online that sell it so that's your best choice.

    Try www.yourautotrim.com.
     
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    Also, enter 'scottkeen' in the coupon field to get a 10%? discount.
     
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    carry on
     
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  6. Quads

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    I've seen that site a time or two.....
     
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    Someone find this Scott Keen guy a date for crying out loud!
     
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    stay classy, weasel!
     
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    YEOW. Must be uncomfortable to sit down at the table with kryptonite in your back pocket. Nice post.
     
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    Wow.....That dude sounds like a real basket case! :stunned:
     
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    Wow...I can't beleive you're trolling for old posts.

    He got banned faster than you did. (@ HPT)
     
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  14. The_OG_Rocco

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    Wow, I can't believe that you care SO MUCH about me looking up old posts!? :razz:

    You sound like a real ''piece of work''.... LMAO :laugh:

    You are hereby IGNORED. :wink:
     
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  15. StevenH72

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    Am I on the ignore list yet, I'm not too sure.

    But stop putting a wink after you ignore somebody as you aren't joking.....

    BTW what are you going to do once you have ignored everybody on the site?
     
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  16. The_OG_Rocco

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    I wouldn't ignore 'everybody'. There are actually some pretty cool folks on this forum. :cigar:

    But if the day ever comes where everyone is being ignored, then I'll probably just go back to looking at myself in the mirror while wearing a wig and lipstick and talking to my alter ego 'Rachel'. :embarras:
     
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    You are one strange chick, Rachel. :happy:
     
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    I know, My Psychiatrist has told me that many times. :laugh:
     
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    I think that custom graphic advice for the layout should be mentioned here. (and also cause thats what I'm actually trying to find).

    There are some sites with really nice custom graphic layouts but the price is up around 150$. This for full color graphics.

    Is there any other service or business that offers full color layouts or just full color prints on any fabric (since I am making a rectangular table top) for a good price?

    -Eric
     
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    Glad to be one of several visitors on this awful internet site.good posting, i surely love this page, keep it.
     
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