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How could I make a carbon fiber table with a foam core? Answered

I'm looking to see if it's possible to make a carbon fiber poker table using foam as a core to keep the weight down.

I have instructions on how to make a poker table so I'm curious to know steps to do a wet layup of carbon fiber to create the table.

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invalidusername (author)2011-08-17

I know I am extremely late on the subject. Maybe I can help someone. Don't be discouraged, if you want to try and make the table, the best thing to do is use a semi rigid foam (pink foam, maybe green foam) cut it to shape then use a sheet of carbon fiber to go on either side. Solarcomposites.com has some great prices for carbon fiber, or you could go to fibreglast.com. I get products from both companies. If you are doing just the top in carbon, it is relatively simple, two layers for top, two layers for bottom, vacuum bag it or just wrap it in poly and apply pressure and wet sand once it is cured with 400-600 grit sand paper, mist with quick drying spray primer , lightly sand again to find high/low spots. Sand smooth then clear coat it. You can get amazing results with a little practice and without spending a lot. You could get all the materials for less than $150. I hope I understand exactly what you are wanting to do, if not...then kindly disregard. I hope you are still trying for it.

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rickharris (author)2010-08-30
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-carbon-windsurf-boom/step10/Carbon-fibre-pre-preg-lay-up/

Will help you

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zacreth (author)rickharris2010-09-01

Looks pretty good. I wish it was the board instead of the boom but it made sense. Was hoping for something a little different but it looks like it's along the same lines.

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Re-design (author)2010-08-30

Why not make it out of just plain fiberglass. It's easier to get good directions. It's cheaper. For this project it's just as strong. It's MUCH safer. Yes, I know carbon fiber is cool but making everything out of carbon fiber isn't cool.

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zacreth (author)Re-design2010-09-01

I was thinking of making just the track out of carbon for the look and using fiberglass for the rest since you would not see it because of the padding on the arm rest and playing field which is just felt.

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zacreth (author)Re-design2010-08-30

I was thinking of possibly doing the racetrack in carbon just so it's exposed but the rest in fiberglass since you won't see it because of the playing felt and cushioning on the arm rests. What would be the best method since you won't be able to use one piece of carbon on the racetrack?

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lemonie (author)2010-08-30


Sure it's possible. What are your instructions like and do you know where to get the materials?

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zacreth (author)lemonie2010-08-30

Instructions are from http://www.homepokertourney.com/ and the materials I can get.

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lemonie (author)zacreth2010-08-31


there are a lot there. I think that if you really want a nice carbon-fibre top, see if you can buy a sheet. Otherwise use glass-fibre.

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