In-flight poker table...

lnlver

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You should apply for a patent!

Now you can start a new thread - for cup holders in the rail. ;)
 

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On the one hand, very cool and certainly eclipses my meager abilities.

On the other hand, judging by the amount of hatred I have for people who even turn on the overhead light next to me in the miserable confines of the ever-shrinking airline seats, the only thing that would save me from being in prison for the rest of my life is that I would probably not be able to find an object sharp enough to stab you to death in-flight.
 

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You should apply for a patent!

Now you can start a new thread - for cup holders in the rail. ;)
It might be tough to tell from the pics, but the rail is only 1" wide. In rail cupholders would be for shot glasses only.

Maybe not a bad idea...
 

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Please don't use this in the middle and aisle seats. I don't want to read about your plane being grounded somewhere in Wyoming because on the way to the West Coast the inside passenger that had to pee had to wait 15 minutes for you to finish the hand and pack up this monstrosity.

On the other hand, for flights with only 2 seats per side, this is pretty cool. Overkill for Guinness and I because we just take turns shoving air at each other, but for normal people, sure.
 

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Thanks to @slisk250 for reminding me that I needed a place to put my drink in flight.
Special thanks to @k9dr for the measurements - Literally took months off the project timing.
And a very, very special thanks to @T_Chan for the scrap fabric.

The mantra for the day was "well, it's not a Chanman quality table", as trying to develop something that would transform from a briefcase into a poker table ran into numerous logistical hurdles. In the end, we decided to stuff the whole thing into a sight fitting sack and ditched the briefcase idea, but the option to make it a single case is still viable.

...but you want the pr0n, don't you...

How it will travel through airport security:
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Inside the sack:
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Briefcase mode (without latches or handle)
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Open sesame!
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Set coasters, and insert middle rails - middle rails provide support as that bridges the gap between tables. Plan currently involves using ceramics, with the hope they look less intimidating to the airport xray machine.
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Board gets a little crowded with poker-size cards. I may pack up bridge size instead, but I am really fond of the Bicycle Prestige card boxes. If we have to pack up in a hurry (like the person in the window set has to pee, or the plane is about to crash) the Prestige box allows packing the cards very quickly.
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More pics when we get this baby airborne enroute to SQM!
Really cool.
 

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Love this!

I always thought airlines prohibit consumption of alcohol not purchased from them.
 

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Love this!

I always thought airlines prohibit consumption of alcohol not purchased from them.
We bring the shaker and the olives. The olives are soaked in vermouth overnight, then placed in a ziploc bag with just a little vermouth. On the plane we ask for 2 vodkas, one with ice and one without.

Other than the little vermouth that is in the ziploc, they are serving all the alcohol. We just make it better.
 
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