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Spring Clean Challenge: If I build it - will they come

Spring Clean Challenge: If I build it - will they come

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Time to construct the frame

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The construction of the table will be a simple one. Measure twice and cut once is an important principle, which I rediscovered after my first saw cut!  I think I’m getting less intelligent as I grow older.

Essentially, cut wooden strips for each side, glue and screw these onto the board and “voila!” you have a frame.  In this case as I was using a laminated chip-board base, I first sanded the surface with rough grade sandpaper to give a key to the PvA glue hopefully provide a more secure surface.  I also resolved my issue with water / beach as it occurred to me that I had an “off-cut” of wood panelling from. original piece, and so pressed it into service as an additional area on which to make my beach and cliff face!

So in the first picture there is the basic frame for the skirmish table.  It is almost square (actually about 120 x 103 cm) and gives a realistic fighting area of 2×2 or 3×3 for most skirmish wargame rules.

the second picture shows the original table with the blue foam glued down and the supplementary “beach” table and its frame in place.   This will eventually be prepared to match either of the shorter sides of the original table and I am considering using small magnets to help in securing it in place during game play.

The final picture is the ‘beach’ table with blue and white poly in situ and glued. The books provide the weight to keep the poly in place while the glue dries.

Now I have to wait until the next step, which is the building of the geographical features of the table

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