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Subject: Shim recommendations for PitchCar??? rss

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Caitlyn Paget
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I'm finally making the big purchase, the plan is to get the base set, the cross and the extension with the jump. (Just hoping that my FLGS has everything I want in stock!)

This is all for boxing day, when I will have lots of people around including my grandmother with severe memory problems. Granny likes to play games, but she needs to have the rules explained every turn - literally. So I have to choose games that are challenging to play, but with dead simple rules. So far we've had hits with Animal Upon Animal and Bananagrams. She's always loved Crokinole, but it can't be played with everyone at once.

So here's the catch - I'm likely to set this up on a dining room table with leaves, so the surface will by slightly uneven. Reading the reviews, I expect that this will make a big difference in the game, so I'd like to have some shims on hand to even it out.

Any recommendations for shim materials? What should I be looking for and where should I go to buy them? What is a useful shim thickness?
 
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Caitlyn Paget
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Answering my own question... It looks like Lee Valley has a bunch of shim options: http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/Search.aspx?action=n

Now the big question: What thicknesses should I be buying?
 
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Use scrap paper at the joints. It's what i do. Companies send it to you for free, even (junk mail!)

Works perfectly!
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A deck of cards.
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Caitlyn Paget
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Kevin in Kansas wrote:
A deck of cards.



that's so simple! I like it.
 
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I threw half a pack of plain index cards in my Pitchcar box, and that works a treat. Cheap, effective, and thin enough for some real fine-tuning.
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Thomas White
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We threw a deck of cards in the box, and they work like a charm.

Kinda like putting cards in the spokes of your bike, but less noisy.
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Wally Jones
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Cards work really well.

Pennies do to.

I use both.
 
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blark wrote:
We threw a deck of cards in the box, and they work like a charm.

Kinda like putting cards in the spokes of your bike, but less noisy.


Yeah, I keep an old deck of playing cards in my PitchCar box.
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Caitlyn Paget
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Rygel wrote:
Pennies do to.


Pennies would probably be good when the table leaves are less even (which will be true on one of the tables I'll be playing on).

Also, it's a nice historical feature to, as pennies are soon to be extinct!
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Steve Bachman
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Business cards work well too
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Just call me Erik
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I do favor index cards over playing cards, despite all the playing card recommendations, for the simple fact that I sometimes find to properly shim something I have to tear a card in half.
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