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realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 02:06 PM
1917 Antique Brunswick 5x10 Billiards table.

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In this picture, you can see that the cushions are higher up than the top finish of the rails, yet the nose of the cushions are still at 1 7/16"...that's not at the 1 17/32" mark that they're suppose to be at....which means ball hopp.

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In this picture, you can see that the sub-rail is not even flat at the top...great job by who ever rebuilt this table in the past.

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In this picture, I'm measuring the thickness of the sub-rails...and they're at 1 1/2" thick....suppose to be 1 11/16"ths....so that's one of the reasons this table plays like crap.

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All them staples....and still couldn't keep the puckers out of the corners!

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oneshotwiss
06-26-2010, 02:18 PM
The question is, when are you coming through Fort Wayne, Indiana to work on my Diamond Pro-Am?

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 02:20 PM
The question is, when are you coming through Fort Wayne, Indiana to work on my Diamond Pro-Am?

That IS a good question:D

oneshotwiss
06-26-2010, 03:02 PM
I need my table reworked to reduce the pockets and recover

Jim Vondrell
06-26-2010, 03:17 PM
So i've noticed. i looked right passed the first pic i guess

Measle Ball
06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
Or Lynden, Washington, to set up my Diamond nine-footer when I purchase it?

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 03:57 PM
I have always had the understanding that the height of the nose of the cushion should be 1 3/8th-1 7/16 as long as they are all the same on the same table. 1 17/32 seems pretty high to me balls would come off making rail sound dead no? I have never seen ball hop with cushion height 1 3/8th or higher. Maybe i misunderstood your dialog?

Jim...this is a billiards table...think bigger balls:D

rackem
06-26-2010, 03:59 PM
I have always had the understanding that the height of the nose of the cushion should be 1 3/8th-1 7/16 as long as they are all the same on the same table. 1 17/32 seems pretty high to me balls would come off making rail sound dead no? I have never seen ball hop with cushion height 1 3/8th or higher. Maybe i misunderstood your dialog?

Billiard Table.:scratchhead::idea2:Bigger balls higher nose

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 03:59 PM
Or Lynden, Washington, to set up my Diamond nine-footer when I purchase it?

That's almost guaranteed:D

DogsPlayingPool
06-26-2010, 04:01 PM
I have always had the understanding that the height of the nose of the cushion should be 1 3/8th-1 7/16 as long as they are all the same on the same table. 1 17/32 seems pretty high to me balls would come off making rail sound dead no? I have never seen ball hop with cushion height 1 3/8th or higher. Maybe i misunderstood your dialog?

Isn't 1 7/16th's about right for a pool table? I would think a billiard table would require higher cushions because the balls are bigger.

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 04:03 PM
I have always had the understanding that the height of the nose of the cushion should be 1 3/8th-1 7/16 as long as they are all the same on the same table. 1 17/32 seems pretty high to me balls would come off making rail sound dead no? I have never seen ball hop with cushion height 1 3/8th or higher. Maybe i misunderstood your dialog?

I can show you ball hopp at 1 7/16" as well...with normal play;)

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Isn't 1 7/16th's about right for a pool table? I would think a billiard table would require higher cushions because the balls are bigger.

That would be correct;)

cuesmith
06-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Glen, I wish you could see the snooker table I bought out of an old speakeasy casino in Newport KY about 1985 (was called the Las Vegas of the east back in the 50's & 60's) where coruption and greed was aplenty. Newport was all mobbed up back then and there were Casinos, whore houses, strip joints in most every building. I got a call asking if I was still buying pool tables and went out to see their pool table. It turned out to be a National 6X12 Snooker table that had never seen balls. They had had 2 crap layouts set up on the table it's entire life. I bought the table for $450 and started wondering hhow I was going to get it out of the second floor secret room with the narow enclosed spiral staircase going to it. I'm sure they must have brought it in a different way, like with a crane through a window or something. What was really unusual about this table was the slate. I didn't know til I got the first bedcloth (the table had never been recovered and this was a 1950 Snooker table) off what I'd gotten myself into! The slate was a full 2 in thick with another inch of poplar backing, but it was in just 3 pieces! I'd never heard of a 6X12, 3 piece slate, much less one with 2 inch thick slate! The only 6X12's I'd moved were all 4 or 5 pieces 1 inch thick and they were a bear to move! This was a monster! The only way I could see to get the slate down was to use a long carpet runner and turned the slate on it's side had 2 guys on top with ropes tied around the slate and me under it guiding it down letting gravity take it down. Was very dicey and I wouldn't try this at home folks, but we managed to get it down with only sore backs and no crush injuries! Have you ever seen 6X12, 2in, 3 piece slate in your travels in the business?

realkingcobra
06-26-2010, 04:55 PM
Glen, I wish you could see the snooker table I bought out of an old speakeasy casino in Newport KY about 1985 (was called the Las Vegas of the east back in the 50's & 60's) where coruption and greed was aplenty. Newport was all mobbed up back then and there were Casinos, whore houses, strip joints in most every building. I got a call asking if I was still buying pool tables and went out to see their pool table. It turned out to be a National 6X12 Snooker table that had never seen balls. They had had 2 crap layouts set up on the table it's entire life. I bought the table for $450 and started wondering hhow I was going to get it out of the second floor secret room with the narow enclosed spiral staircase going to it. I'm sure they must have brought it in a different way, like with a crane through a window or something. What was really unusual about this table was the slate. I didn't know til I got the first bedcloth (the table had never been recovered and this was a 1950 Snooker table) off what I'd gotten myself into! The slate was a full 2 in thick with another inch of poplar backing, but it was in just 3 pieces! I'd never heard of a 6X12, 3 piece slate, much less one with 2 inch thick slate! The only 6X12's I'd moved were all 4 or 5 pieces 1 inch thick and they were a bear to move! This was a monster! The only way I could see to get the slate down was to use a long carpet runner and turned the slate on it's side had 2 guys on top with ropes tied around the slate and me under it guiding it down letting gravity take it down. Was very dicey and I wouldn't try this at home folks, but we managed to get it down with only sore backs and no crush injuries! Have you ever seen 6X12, 2in, 3 piece slate in your travels in the business?

I've never seen a 6x16 snooker table with anything BUT a 5 piece slate...ever;)