For our term 4 Hannah, Romy and I paired up and decided to make a foosball table. We decided to make this project because after learning about circuits and LEDS we decide to make something out of wood. We looked around on the internet for some ideas and came across this picture.
First we travelled to Bunning Warehouse and got some material for our project we got. Wood, screws, pegs, rods an more here’s what we got.
WHAT WE GOT
– Wooden board Length 52cm width 32cm x1
– Wooden blocks Length 8.5cm height 6.5cm x1
– Wooden planks Length 52cm height 6.5cm x1
– Washing baskets
– Tape x2
– Metal rods Length 49.5cm
– Wooden handles x8
– 3D printer 3D Printed ball 3cm by 3cm
– Sand paper
– Green and white paint
– Wood glue
After we got all of our martials its was time to start making we started on the painting. Our aim was to paint it white then put the tape on where we would like the white lines to be then paint it green.
First we painted the board white. This was our first coat.
After letting it dry in the sun for a little bit we painted the second coat.
We left it to dry once again. since we are not pro painter it was very ruff and lopsided so we decided to sand paper it down this surprising worked out really well.
It was finally time to tape where we wanted our foosball table white lines to go. Here are the measurements.
First we hafted the 52cm board and got 26cm both sides. Then we taped the goals this took a little while to get right. After to make the circle in the middle we got 2cm bits of tape and placed them in a circle. We taped around the board and added some tape in the corners for more detail.
Then it came the fun part painting it green. We had to be careful not to paint to hard around the tape because the paint could get under the tape and mess up the white lines.
As before with the white we waited for it to dry and painted another coat.
After it dried there came the fun part peeling it off. ( we didn’t manage to get a photo or video of this because we were all so caught up in the moment because it was very cool and satisfying) But here’s a photo of the finished paint job.
MEN, RODS AND HANDLES
To make our men we used pegs we separated them turned them around and hot glued them back together
Then we coloured them in half red and half blue.
Next we got the rods and the wooden handles and but them together. We also added some tape for some decoration.
It was now time to nail in the nails. Our goal was to nail the nails in and slot the boarders of the foosball table on ( they were all ready holes drilled in prier)
Unfortunately we came across a problem. We now wont be able to use the nails and instead use wood glue to put together the table because the holes that we nailed in didn’t match up the other holes so that meant that even if we tried to drill more holes in the wood the other holes would be to close that it would make a bigger hole witch meant it would be unstable so we had to take them out.
Now it was time to glue it all together!!! we used PVA wood glue. we first started with the two parallel wood boards. This was difficult because the glue took a long time to dry and sometimes we would nock it. Here are some photos of the process.
Then we glued on the other wooden boards.
DRILLING THE HOLES IN THE MEN
For this part of the project we needed a clamp, screw driver and of course the men. first we clamped the men and drill a hole in the middle roughly the same size as our rode’s.
Some of them didn’t work because they fell a part dewing the process of drilling so we glued them back together wait till they dried and tried again.
FRAMES AND GOALS
For our goal we wanted to make a frame like the real soccer goals so we got a saw from the art room and measured that height we wanted it to be.
we made the frame a couple of centimetres taller so that the goals went up higher than the boarder.
Then we sawed them and sanding the frames done.
Then we glued them down. after they dried we started on our net we used a washing basket metials because it was easier to work with than normal net.
first we cut out the basket stuff and hot glued the top and a bit of the sides of the goals.
Then we hot glued the out side. I think the hardest thing about this part of the project was matching up the netting because it is easy to cut a little bit less.
SAWING THE MENS FEET OFF
In order for our men to fit in our foosball table me had to cut a bit of then legs/feet off. No one was hurt in the making of this project. We marked where we wanted to saw off and then we started sawing.
We used the clamp so that the men stayed in the same position and so we didn’t saw our hand off.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER!!!!!
Now that the men were all finished we could slide them onto the metal rod and put them in our foosball table. this was the fun part because now we are close to finishing.
Then we came across a problem the men kept on sliding around and not staying in there positions. So we had a brilliant idea to hot glue around the men and it worked!!!
After hot glue