There I was, minding my own business, when all of a sudden (as all good stories start) I found an old pinball machine at the dump. I promptly took it home and has help putting it in the house where it sat in my living room long enough to put rust stains on the carpeting where the metal feet sat.
It wasn't complete enough to make it work without spending a lot of time and money on it. I live too far away from a market to sell it as-is. And honestly, the wife didn't seem too keen on starting a game parlor with our limited space.
So I decided to make a coffee table out of the main playing surface.
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