Card Table

I built an octagonal card table for playing games with my friends and family.

I started by designing the playing surface using SolidWorks, determining the angles and dimensions for the cuts I needed to make.

Card table top in SolidWorks

I built the top and found an oak kitchen table with a centre pedestal that I stripped and restained.  The old kitchen table top supplied much of the material for the various jigs that were used to hold the octagon in place during fabrication.  The total material cost was approximately $300.

Finished product with Ticket to Ride, Blue Buck, Star Trek, and Spaceballs

It’s been so nice to play games around a purpose-built table, instead of using the kitchen table to play and having to move to let people get into the fridge/stove/etc.  I’m quite happy with how it turned out, and our guests have been as well.

We’ll have to have you over for cards some time soon!

 

Peru – Honeymoon 2016

Colleen and I enjoyed travelling to Peru in the early summer of 2016.  Part of our honeymoon, we travelled from Winnipeg to Toronto, to Lima, to Arequipa, to Cusco, to Machu Picchu, back to Cusco, then back to Lima before departing to Costa Rica for the second part of our honeymoon.

Some highlights:

  • Beautiful Santa Catalina monastery in Arequipa
  • First Pisco Sour
  • Hiking Cañon del Colca
  • Parades and celebrations all day every day in Cusco
  • Train ride to Machu Picchu
  • Spending the morning at Machu Picchu and just being awed
  • Amazing food in Lima
  • Kennedy Park in Lima where the cats run the park
  • Peru Cooking Class with Chef Hector – must do – would do again no question

Peru was wonderful, and is an amazing country.  Hopefully we can get back again one day.

Santa Catalina Monastery
Hiking the Canyon del Colca

 

Machu Picchu!
Kennedy Park – filled with free-range cats
Pisco Sour – so many pisco sours