Introduction: How to Make a Mini Foosball Table
Welcome to SpecificLove. We love to play on a foosball table, so in this video I will show you how to make a Mini Foosball Table with some basic materials.
Here are the items needed:
- Shoe box
- Wooden dowels (3/16 dia.)
- Ping pong ball
- Hole punch
- Color markers or paint
- Loom bands
First grab an empty shoe box and 4 wooden dowels. The lengths of the dowels need to be a few inches wider than the width of the box, and the diameter needs to be about 3/16 of an inch. You can buy them at a craft store or possibly a hardware store.
Next grab some clothespins and add 2 or 3 per dowel. The spacing is important because we need to test fit the area. We let the dowels rest on the top of the box to get a good view. In our case the box is a little small, but with careful measurement everything can still work.
Using a marker, we placed a dot where the wood needs to intersect the box. Then using a hole punch, we carefully made a hole just below each mark. It is a good idea to test fit the dowels in the holes just incase any adjustment is needed.
Next using the scissors, we cut a rectangular hole on both ends of the box that are a little bigger than a ping pong ball. These are the goals.
Once you have determined how many clothespins are needed, it is time to paint. We had a green and red marker, so half are now green and half are red. We also painted the dowels with the same colors to make them a little easier to see.
Now install everything back together. To keep the dowels from sliding out of the holes, we added a small loom band to each side but left some room for them to slide back and forth.
Now grab a ping pong ball and have fun playing with your mini Foosball Table.
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