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BenB

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Who doesn't love table skittles?

I'm planning to make my own set, I'm thinking walnut, black felt and polished stainless steel/chrome (rather than oak, brass and green baize). Nice box joint corners.

Trouble is that I have no idea where to get the plans from, does anyone have an idea where I can go please?

The full size one is 2' x 3', I know that much.

Cheers
 
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My Dad made one a few years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if he just made it up but I'll try to remember to ask him next time I speak to him. It worked well (including pulling a lever to stand the skittles up again).
 

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You're in luck. I shared instructions for these a while ago. They show up in a search if you look for "bar skittles" but not for "table skittles".

 

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You're in luck. I shared instructions for these a while ago. They show up in a search if you look for "bar skittles" but not for "table skittles".

That's great, thanks, but I'm looking for the regulation size, which is 3' x 2' sits in a tray and without the strings please?
 

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That's great, thanks, but I'm looking for the regulation size, which is 3' x 2' sits in a tray and without the strings please?
I can't help you in that case. The one my Dad made had the strings!
 

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That's great, thanks, but I'm looking for the regulation size, which is 3' x 2' sits in a tray and without the strings please?
I know that there are lots of variations on a theme - exactly what game are you after? Is it the Northamptonshire bar game with cheeses to throw at the skittles?
 

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I know that there are lots of variations on a theme - exactly what game are you after? Is it the Northamptonshire bar game with cheeses to throw at the skittles?
People in a pub throw cheese at skittles? I need to visit Northamptonshire to see this.
 

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Do you mean this rather tame tabletop game:-
skittles 2.jpg


Or this:-

skittles 1.jpg


Much more fun but you need a pint on hand to make it worthwhile
Brian
 
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