Introduction: Foosball Table
The foosball table was first patented in 1921, by a British man named Harold Searles Thornton. Below are the 3D printing files and instructions for how to create your own from ordinary items that are probably lying around your house.
The supplies you will need include:
- Wood boards (plywood works well)
- Wood Screws
- access to a 3D printer (as well as a 3D printing converter and editor)
- thin pipes or rods of some kind
- A drill with drill bits and screwdrivers that fit the screw
- Nuts and screws
- A saw
- Wood glue
- (optional) corner clamp
- (optional) sanding tools such as a file or a dremel
- (optional) paint
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Step 1: Step One: Putting Together Your Wood Base
This first step is relatively simple. Depending on how big you want your foosball table, cut the base piece of wood accordingly, and add on wood boards on the sides, securing them all in with wood screws of your choice. (remember to use a drill bit to drill your holes before you screw in the boards, otherwise your board will crack)
(we used a corner clamp to make sure the boards were at a right angle)
You can also paint the boards if you wish to.
You can also use sanding tools such as files or a dremel to get rid of imperfections in the wood, as well as round the edges.
Step 2: Step 2: Print Out Your 3D Prints!
you can find the stl files for foosball people, a foosball rod holder, and 3 different types of handles you can choose from at:
you might have to edit the files for the foosball people and foosball rod holders to fit the rods or pipes you have, so edit away (all edits can be done in tinkerCAD, which is probably the easiest 3D editor to use)
Make sure that you design the foosball players so they don't hit the board, and don't have too much dead space (When designing my players, I ran into that problem many times)
Step 3: Step 3: Add the 3D Printings on the Board
Now add all your 3D printings on to the foosball table, by using your nuts and screws to fasten them in place
Step 4: Step 4: Add Goals
The final step is to add goals to the board. Saw off part of the ends of the board (the size of the goals is determined by how much you saw off)
Next, saw out the pieces of wood according to what you want the goals to look like
Finally use wood glue and nails to keep everything in place.
You can also use the sanding tools to round the edges of the goals.