Hilton Beer Pong Table

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  1. Cyclones01

    Cyclones01 Well-Known Member

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    My roommate and I made this back in August before school started. I'd been meaning to put pictures up at the time but never got around to it. We had it out last night so before I put it away today I took a few pictures. I took them from my phone so the pictures aren't great quality.
     
  2. cyco2000

    cyco2000 Well-Known Member

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    Not bad, but where's the Pioneer logo?
     
  3. cyman1189

    cyman1189 Well-Known Member

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    epicness.... i should post pics of mine. it isnt hilton but jsut a sweet ISU table
     
  4. Cyclones01

    Cyclones01 Well-Known Member

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    We took some liberty artistically and decided to put our names on it instead.
     
  5. rhillary

    rhillary Well-Known Member

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    I like it. One of the nicer tables I've seen. I currently just have one of the portable ones but I always wanted to make my own, just didn't know how to do the paint job on it as I am not very artistic....:no:
     
  6. cyclonedave25

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    How much would you charge to build me one? :smile:
     
  8. CyDude16

    CyDude16 Well-Known Member

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    you forgot that theres two three point lines. one for men, one for women duh! :wink:
     
  9. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    you get your own?
     
  10. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    You know the charge half-circle the NBA has? That's his. It's the only way he hits a 3.
     
  11. Cyclones01

    Cyclones01 Well-Known Member

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    It took a very long time. We spent probably 2 to 3 days working on it. We actually measured everything and tried to make it as proportional as we could. There are hinges on the back side too so we can fold it up. We just lay it on our kitchen table and it works pretty well.
     
  12. Cyclones01

    Cyclones01 Well-Known Member

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    yea, we considered it but we like the way it looks now.

    We thought about doing that, but then we realized how long it took us to do it. I'd say all in all it took probably 30 hours to do. We were pretty meticulous. It started as a piece of plywood. We sanded it down and put a coating of some kind of primer on it so the paint wouldn't bleed. For the Yellow writing on the side and ends we printed out the text using the actual font (my roommate has the font on his computer) and then we cut out the letters using a knife and taped the "stencil" down on the board and painted over it. We had to do a ton of touch up. The logo was by far the hardest part and took us the longest. We measured and taped the I, but we free handed the STATE (other than measuring where it should start and end). My roommate did the Big XII logos in the paint all by himself. For the BIG XII CONFERENCE text in the ribbon of the big 12 logo he dipped a pen in the paint and wrote it on carefully. After we were done we put sealer on it so the beer wouldn't ruin it.

    When we originally started working on it we didn't have any intention of making it look that good, but once we got started it looked pretty awesome so we put more and more work into it and it got more and more detailed. It was fun and we've gotten some decent use out of it, but I probably wouldn't be do it again any time soon after how long it took us.
     
  13. CyFever

    CyFever Active Member

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    How did you get the font? Can you share? I tried to get it from the athletic department a while back but they said they couldn't release it.
     
  14. dinger

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    is that billy sunday rd? and if so, is it bad that i recognize it from the pics in the inside of your apt?
     
  15. IcSyU

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    Make friends with somebody in the office. :wink:
     
  16. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    There is a PDF file on Cyclones.com with all the letters on it. You can blow it up. Instead of making stencils another thing you can do is just trace right on the letters with a dull pencil and push down hard, it will make a small engraving on the wood which is really easy to paint.
     
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    That's an awesome table!
     
  18. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I'm an idiot. When I read the title of this thread a couple hours ago, I could have sworn it said, "Hitler Beer Pong Table". Needless to say, I didn't open it. But ya that table looks awesome.
     
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  20. Clonefan94

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    Impressive work kids. Really nice.
     

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