I bought a foosball table for the space.  It needed some cleanup & repair and Walter asked me to blog about it.  Part 5 in a 5 part series.

These events took place on November 27 & 29th, 2013.

Read Part 1 of this seriespart 2, part 3,  or part 4 if you missed them.

When last you left us, disaster had struck!  As I was reassembling the foosball table, heretofore hidden damage revealed itself on other cream-colored foosball men as they were tightened on their rods.  Oh noes!

Morgan & Celeste helped me choose a new set of guys.  I ordered from eBay seller “blazingstarbiz2009” a complete set of 26 red & blue foosball guys.  I only need 22, but having the four extra guys will mean that I will never break a guy on this table.  At least, I hope that’s what it will mean!

Yay!  It came, it came, it came!  Let’s hear it for Priority mail!

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All right, envelope in an envelope… well packaged.  That’s always good.

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Cool!  Red & blue guys.  They look nice.

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Two sets of eleven, plus an extra pair of each color.  The extras are, well… extra.  Maybe paranoid, but I figure for the extra few bucks, we’d have some foosball guy insurance with some extra men on the sidelines in case they are needed.

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Here is a direct comparison between the old guys & new.  There was the yellow colored team & the cream colored team.  The two guys in this shot are from the same team.  The more tan or brown guy is one of the new guys I ordered from Mueller’s.

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For the first time in my ownership of it, the table is complete. It’s not “finished”, but it IS ”complete”.

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Two days later, I found the time to replace all the rest of the guys.  Here is the completed, repaired & refurbished table.  I could replace the ashtrays (which would serve as drink holders now, I think) and may still replace or more likely repaint the scoring units.

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I am officially labeling this the “Quelab home team” in blue, against visiting team “The Red Menace”.  The response from anyone that has crossed paths with the table has been extremely positive. Even when there were missing guys on the table, people still dropped a ball on the table & shot back & forth.  A final oiling of the rods, and we can call this done!

Thanks for following along, and reading about my foosball table project.  If you would like more such posts, please let us know!

 

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