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I've got a youtube channel already but with just a few, pretty poor quality videos on it. I am planning on creating some new and better videos for the channel. What would you like to see?

It can be poker related in all aspects, shuffling, dealing, chip handling, or of course the table building process to a certain degree. Would you want to see product details? Shop tour?

All feedback is welcome.
 

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A glimpse into your extensive chip inventory, and perhaps a few how-to DIY tips (similar to your laying out of the cloth video that you shared earlier), such as cutting and installing the rail vinyl
 

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I think even getting sign off from the clients to do time lapse videos of your professional builds would be awesome to watch. I really enjoy watching the majority of woodshop channels on youtube, and just watching the equipment they use, the woods they use, the tips and tricks they use, etc is fun for me.

Same goes for peripherals, so if you ever do drink carts, chip trays, etc.
 

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All of the above!
Especially videos showing the degree of functionality of different choices offered (un-raised or raised rails, cupholders and where to place them, racetrack or not, etc etc).
Other than aesthetics and looks, it would be nice to see what they entail in action.:)
 

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How about installation of LED lights and the diffuser on a raised rail table?
 

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Shop tours are fun. Adam Savage has shop videos where I swear all he does is build shelves for his shop!?

I'd also add in hosting tournaments / charity events for fun.
 

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I think even getting sign off from the clients to do time lapse videos of your professional builds would be awesome to watch. I really enjoy watching the majority of woodshop channels on youtube, and just watching the equipment they use, the woods they use, the tips and tricks they use, etc is fun for me.

Same goes for peripherals, so if you ever do drink carts, chip trays, etc.

Yes! Time lapse videos would be awesome
 

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Loving all of the suggestions. I'm taking notes. I like that the suggestions aren't just about the construction of poker tables as well. Lots of things happen at the Chanman Factory.

How about installation of LED lights and the diffuser on a raised rail table?

Although it's not a super trade secret or anything, I probably won't be going extensively into how tables are built internally.

All of the above!
Especially videos showing the degree of functionality of different choices offered (un-raised or raised rails, cupholders and where to place them, racetrack or not, etc etc).
Other than aesthetics and looks, it would be nice to see what they entail in action.:)

Great idea. I'll probably make a dedicated video with the pros and cons of each type of table. Action shots are certainly going to be included.

I think even getting sign off from the clients to do time lapse videos of your professional builds would be awesome to watch. I really enjoy watching the majority of woodshop channels on youtube, and just watching the equipment they use, the woods they use, the tips and tricks they use, etc is fun for me.

Same goes for peripherals, so if you ever do drink carts, chip trays, etc.

I intend to cover all of those. Thanks.

A glimpse into your extensive chip inventory, and perhaps a few how-to DIY tips (similar to your laying out of the cloth video that you shared earlier), such as cutting and installing the rail vinyl

I wouldn't call my inventory extensive, I have 3-4 sets mostly. But yeah, I'll probably cover that as well.

Shop tours are fun. Adam Savage has shop videos where I swear all he does is build shelves for his shop!?

I'd also add in hosting tournaments / charity events for fun.

I'd probably have to spend a full week cleaning up the shop before I'd be brave enough to do a shop tour, but I suppose some of the mess is just part of it. I have lots of shelves too, but not nearly as many as Adam Savage.

And yes, once rentals and tournaments are able to be hosted, I'll probably cover those as well.
 

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Tour of workshop would be cool. Maybe stories behind some cool builds? I agree with the vote for how to wrap the rail, so that it comes out neat and professional looking. Thx, Tony!
 

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@T_Chan

regarding the refelting… how about converting a table that doesn't have a removable rail, to a table that then has a removeable rail and thus easier to refelt ;)
 

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I plan on eventually (been saying this for years) on building an RFID table for the main table of our poker league. So streaming games might also be in the works.
What’s the cost to build a rfid table
 

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Id like to see an intro with you walking around your shop telling us how many years you have in the game. The camera pans with you and then you stop at the current project and say "let's see what we have today"
 

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regarding the refelting… how about converting a table that doesn't have a removable rail, to a table that then has a removeable rail and thus easier to refelt ;)

Interesting idea, but not really something I think that I would tackle. The videos are going to be more of the stuff I normally do at the shop. I used to convert tables back in the day, but haven't for a long time.

What’s the cost to build a rfid table

The RFID system is around $3k on top of the rest of the table build.

Id like to see an intro with you walking around your shop telling us how many years you have in the game. The camera pans with you and then you stop at the current project and say "let's see what we have today"

Sounds like the intro to Mr. Rogers or a Bob Ross painting video, I like it! :D
 

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I've got a felt installation video on the channel, but I'll get it updated as a whole felt replacement. Great suggestion.

Your felt video just makes people want to buy from you so you can deal with that tedious task. lol
 

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In one of the threads you talked about the pros/cons of table toppers, whether to put a dining table cover over the poker table or vice versa. Considerations like height of the table, etc. That would be a good topic to demonstrate in a video.
 

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Sounds like the intro to Mr. Rogers or a Bob Ross painting video, I like it! :D

I dare you to put on a 'fro wig and do a video of an entire poker table build using your best Bob Ross voice.

"Let's put a happy little betting line on that felt."
"That dealer tray looks lonely. I think we'll put a money slot beside it. Everybody needs a friend."
"Oh look, I scarred the wood with a slip of the router. That's okay, it's just a happy accident. A perfect place to put a cupholder, anyway."
"Colin, you got any more of that super pungent weed? This is the gluing part and I don't need to focus as much."
 

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Many people (newer people on here especially) seem to thing an 8ft table is good for ten players, while some of us already know for ten players you want a 9ft table. Maybe a pro/con video of 8ft vs 9ft?
 

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This is not philosophical. All you need is a minimum of 22in or a "maximum" (rather: ideal) of 24 in of circumference per player.
There 's a truckload of ways of achieving this, and this is where it gets philosophical.

A 50in wide by 90in long (7foot and a half) table would nicely accommodate 10 players, if you 're part of the "round-ish" oval school.;)
If you 're part of the oblong school, almost the same result can be achieved by a 44in by 94in table.
Of course, it space and money are not an issue, you could use double those dimensions, or just those dimensions for half the people. It could feel lonely, though.:)
 

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Many people (newer people on here especially) seem to thing an 8ft table is good for ten players, while some of us already know for ten players you want a 9ft table. Maybe a pro/con video of 8ft vs 9ft?

Gladly, although I'm actually in the boat where I think that 8' is long enough for 10 players. 9ft is better, but not necessary. More thoughts on that in the video!
 
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