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DJSTEVEZ
08-02-2017, 08:58 PM
Hi Gang, well my new office is finally officially operational and open for business.
The centerpiece, in addition to a new, vintage-style, cocktail table (multi) video game, is a Brunswick GC-III.
I want to thank Paul Drexler (yes, the master cue maker) for referring me to Dave Egdhal from whom to purchase the table.
His price was very reasonable and the quality of the table is outstanding (PM me if you want his contact info).
New castings, new, Brunswick OEM Super-speed rails, Simonis cloth and Pro-cut pockets and all the trimmings too.
The price of course included the install and it was done by none other than legendary mechanic, John Kuglinski (aka NY Johnny) who is the ace, 1st call mechanic who put the tables in at Amsterdam & Steinway in NYC.
The table plays true and I'm beyond pleased with it.

The pièce de résistance is the flat panel LED light I got for the table courtesy of our very own: "beneath_the_sur", aka Richard.
My partner in the space is a former interior designer and she had reservations about “the impact on the sight line” a light above the table would have.
That’s principally why I initially went with a flat panel LED light. After it was installed, I could not believe how completely awesome the light and the lighting was.
I have a diamond light above my (Diamond) table at home and this 2’x4’ flat panel LED light from Richard BLOWS the diamond light away, no contest.
It weighs 12lbs and was mounted onto a drop panel ceiling with about $20 worth of hardware from my local hardware store.
Yes, the lighting is a tad less bright on the far ends of the table than it is in the middle, BUT it is still way bright enough at the far ends.
Seriously, this LED flat panel is beyond amazing. It’s just one of those things you have to experience yourself to truly appreciate it.
Pictures just can’t do it justice. Speaking of pictures…

pt109
08-02-2017, 09:03 PM
I'm dying to see the table....PhotoBucket went rogue...the mercenary bastards. :mad:

DJSTEVEZ
08-02-2017, 09:17 PM
I'm dying to see the table....PhotoBucket went rogue...the mercenary bastards. :mad:

For those not seeing the pics because of photobucket, I attached the images to this post.

WVShootist
08-02-2017, 09:20 PM
For those not seeing the pics because of photobucket, I attached the images to this post.

Having a pool table at work sounds awesome. Especially a nice one. Good stuff man.

michael4
08-02-2017, 09:24 PM
Having a pool table at work sounds awesome. Especially a nice one. Good stuff man.

I would never get any work done :o

pt109
08-02-2017, 09:27 PM
Beautiful.....and Centennial balls, no less. :bow-down:

TX Poolnut
08-02-2017, 09:28 PM
Nice setup.

Another shout out to beneath_the_sur. Richard is good people. :)

Ralph Kramden
08-02-2017, 09:31 PM
Nice.. Very nice.. Do you have bullet proof glass?

jay helfert
08-03-2017, 01:29 AM
That's a nice little poolroom there. Good comfortable seating with lots of room. Even a kitchen in the adjoining room to keep refreshments handy. I wonder if there is a convenient restroom as well. Then you have all bases covered! :smile:

Texas Carom Club
08-03-2017, 04:10 AM
What compliments
Thank you so much, and I'm as happy as you are that you enjoy the light

No deal done easier, no customer more pleased

Sedog
08-03-2017, 05:32 AM
Love the concept of a pool table in an office. Also, love the table. See my avatar. How does your home table play compared to the GC? Never played on a Diamond.

DJSTEVEZ
08-03-2017, 06:45 AM
Nice.. Very nice.. Do you have bullet proof glass? Thank you for the kind words. No bullet proof glass, but I certainly can see the value. No Risk, No Reward, Right? LOL.

That's a nice little poolroom there. Good comfortable seating with lots of room. Even a kitchen in the adjoining room to keep refreshments handy. I wonder if there is a convenient restroom as well. Then you have all bases covered! :smile:

There are actually 2 convenient restrooms. I'm working on a retractable stripper pole to make the room complete :rolleyes:


Love the concept of a pool table in an office. Also, love the table. See my avatar. How does your home table play compared to the GC? Never played on a Diamond.

The jaws on the pockets of the Diamond table, while the same dimensions, are far more forgiving because they were cut with the angle for the specific tightness.
I don't believe the jaws on this GC III were custom cut. It seems to me they were "adapted" and are less flexible in their composition, thus far less forgiving.
All things being equal, given the choice, a Diamond PT would be my preference over a Brunswick GC-III, but not by a lot. The GC-III is an awesome table.
It's been my observation that it's less about which is a better table and completely about the mechanic that installs it.

couldnthinkof01
08-03-2017, 07:11 AM
That is very nice.
I would be "working late" alot more.
Table looks great.

Dan_B
08-03-2017, 07:47 AM
I hope that thin light held up by strings doesn't represent your prognosis work.
...hey, you want a honest opinion, right!

Outside of that, a good work ethic and environment, carry on :thumbup:

Texas Carom Club
08-03-2017, 08:12 AM
im sure its steel and not fishing line

Dan_B
08-03-2017, 08:28 AM
...........:wink:

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 08:43 AM
I hope that thin light held up by strings doesn't represent your prognosis work.
...hey, you want a honest opinion, right!
Outside of that, a good work ethic and environment, carry on :thumbup:
im sure its steel and not fishing line
...........:wink:
DJ - Really nice setup for your clients.
Makes me want to come in for treatment.

Doesn't that Light Panel come with Any Side Trim from the factory?
A lot of light spillage into a shooters eyes.

Texas Carom Club
08-03-2017, 08:45 AM
Doesn't that Light Panel come with Any Side Trim from the factory?
A lot of light spillage into a shooters eyes.

again what the hell do you know about it, have you shot pool under my light i doubt it

ITS DIFFUSED
it does not blind you eyes


this guy loves it so much he texted me at 2 am to say how much he likes it the more he plays under it


GTFOH

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 08:52 AM
DJ - Really nice setup for your clients.
Makes me want to come in for treatment.

Doesn't that Light Panel come with Any Side Trim from the factory?
A lot of light spillage into a shooters eyes.
again what the hell do you know about it, have you shot pool under my light i doubt it
ITS DIFFUSED Not from the sides.
it does not blind you eyes
this guy loves it so much he texted me at 2 am to say how much he likes it the more he plays under it!
GTFOH
You have me mixed up as someone else.
I am 'mchnhed' and no one else.

bbb
08-03-2017, 09:25 AM
do you mind if i ask what is your line of work ie what do you do ??

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 10:06 AM
do you mind if i ask what is your line of work ie what do you do ??

mchnhed
He's asking the OP with the really nice setup in his office for his clients to feel comfortable in.
Try to keep up!

easy-e
08-03-2017, 10:12 AM
You have me mixed up as someone else.
I am 'mchnhed' and no one else.

You're the worst.

I love that table, and the light looks awesome!

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 10:31 AM
You're the worst.
I love that table, and the light looks awesome!
DJ - Really nice setup for your clients.
Makes me want to come in for treatment.
Doesn't that Light Panel come with Any Side Trim from the factory?
A lot of light spillage into a shooters eyes.
How am I "The Worst"!
I said I like the atmosphere he has created for his clints to feel at ease in.

I only asked a simple question about the factory not providing side panels for the light.

You need to get in touch with your feelings when someone has a different opinion than your own.
Maybe the OP could get you in contact with someone.

pt109
08-03-2017, 11:06 AM
do you mind if i ask what is your line of work ie what do you do ??

I don't think we should "hijack" this thread by going way off subject.
But since you asked.....

If you mean me 'mchnhed', I am now retired.
Thank you for considering me for working at your business but I enjoy my free time too much learning how to play pool.
I've only been practicing Pool for one year. Haven't ever really played anyone, unless you count the Boys Club 50 years ago!
I'm using Pool as my Physical Therapy since having a bicycle accident 18 months ago.

PM me for my resume for you to look over.
Could you please do in kind by giving me your line of work?

BTW, I apologize for my lack of schooling. I never graduated High School.

OBJECTIVE

Production Support and Work Flow Design
Facilities Technician
Construction Project Manger for Imaging Production
Basic Electro-Mechanical Repair and PLC Programming
Photographic Equipment Repair and Calibration
Wet Process Photographic Chem-mix and QC
Aerial Photography - Civilian and Military
Darkroom Technician
3D and Multi-Image Lenticular Imaging Process Specialist

SKILLS

• US Navy F-8 Aerial Photo Systems Training, Trouble Shooting and Repair
• Facilities Technician
• Mechanic’s Helper/Building Engineer
• Ability to Speak “Building”.
o Able to Communicate with vendors and department personnel.
o Build out project management
• Troubleshooting of basic electro/mechanical control circuits and wire harnesses
• Vendor and parts sourcing
• Maintenance and repair photographic equipment
o “As Good as the Factory or Better” repairs and modifications
• Photo chemical process QC
• Customer service, fulfillment, safety, efficiency, security as first priority

I think I spotted a flaw in your approach to AZ, mch,,,,It's not all about you

To bbb, Dusty is a therapist specializing in substance use disorders.

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 11:13 AM
to bbb, dusty is a therapist specializing in substance use disorders.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

bbb
08-03-2017, 11:18 AM
I don't think we should "hijack" this thread by going way off subject.
But since you asked.....

[B]If you mean me 'mchnhed', I am now retired.


i did not mean you mchnhed
i meant the op djstevez
i mean deoending on what he does
i would think the clients coming to the office would think its odd having a pool table in the waiting room?
btw great looking table and a great idea djstevez....:thumbup:

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 11:23 AM
i did not mean you mchnhed
i meant the op djstevez
i mean deoending on what he does
i would think the clients coming to the office would think its odd having a pool table in the waiting room?
btw great looking table and a great idea djstevez....:thumbup:
Sorry 'bout that.
That's why I asked.
I'll go stand in the corner with my dunce cap on.

pt109
08-03-2017, 11:54 AM
Sorry 'bout that.
That's why I asked.
I'll go stand in the corner with my dunce cap on.

I'm sorry I yelled....:embarrassed2:

:)

DJSTEVEZ
08-03-2017, 12:05 PM
DJ - Really nice setup for your clients.
Makes me want to come in for treatment.

Doesn't that Light Panel come with Any Side Trim from the factory?
A lot of light spillage into a shooters eyes.

As Richard shared the light is very nicely defused. It looks in the pictures as if it's an assault on the eyes, but it's not anything close to that.
It's extremely easy on the yes actually. I talked to a friend of mine who said what separates a cheap from quality LED Light Panels is the "refresh rate" of the LEDs.
Cheap panels will have a crappy refresh rate and cause your eyes to fatigue quickly, whereas a quality panel will have LEDs with a refresh rate that compliments the needs of the eyes.
This is one of the reasons Richard's lights cost what they do & can't be compared to a $69 dimable light from Amazon or Costco.


do you mind if i ask what is your line of work ie what do you do ??

Not a problem. I'm a Master's level Social Worker (MSW), with a Clinical concentration.
Basically I'm a Therapist with a dual specialty in Mental Health & Addiction. DJing is how I paid my way through school.
The office is where my private/group practice is located. A few of the staff as well as several of the Pts like to shoot Pool.
With a waiting room that would fit a full size table, I didn't really need to much encouragement to put one in, LOL. -Z-

Black-Balled
08-03-2017, 12:36 PM
It is a damn shame you are the boss.

I could foresee a lotta overtime up in thrre

Texas Carom Club
08-03-2017, 01:00 PM
As Richard shared the light is very nicely defused. It looks in the pictures as if it's an assault on the eyes, but it's not anything close to that.
It's extremely easy on the yes actually. I talked to a friend of mine who said what separate cheap from quality LED Light Panels is the "refresh rate":.
Cheap panels will have a crappy refresh rate and cause your eyes to fatigue quickly, where a quality panel will have LEDs with a refresh rate that compliments the needs of the eyes.
This is one of the reasons Richard's lights cost what they do & can't be compared to a $69 dimable light from Amazon or Costco.



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BOOM
knowledge bomb

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 01:34 PM
BOOM
knowledge bomb

As Richard shared the light is very nicely defused. It looks in the pictures as if it's an assault on the eyes, but it's not anything close to that.
It's extremely easy on the yes actually. I talked to a friend of mine who said what separate cheap from quality LED Light Panels is the "refresh rate":.
Cheap panels will have a crappy refresh rate and cause your eyes to fatigue quickly, where a quality panel will have LEDs with a refresh rate that compliments the needs of the eyes.
This is one of the reasons Richard's lights cost what they do & can't be compared to a $69 dimable light from Amazon or Costco.
Very True with older Magnetic Ballast fluorescent lamps at 60 cycles.
You may not perceive it but your pupil is constantly opening and closing to the pulses.
That's why we used HO T-5 Tubes in our office at 3500K.
High Output Electronic Ballasts cycle at 30,000.

Another consideration is color temperature (measured in degrees “Kelvin”). Lamps rated at 2,700-3,500 Kelvin give off light in the more pleasing red/yellow end of the color spectrum, closer to that of most incandescents. Bulbs rated at 5,000 or Kelvin and above (usually older, cheaper to produce ones) give off a less pleasing, harsh white/blue light.

Here is an article on LED Flicker and it's harmful effects.
http://www.premierltg.com/what-makes-an-led-bulb-flicker-how-to-solve-led-flicker/

Beneath - For our information....
What is the Refresh Rate or the Flicker Rate of your lamps?
The Color Temperature?
The CRI?
I am looking but I can't find my glasses!

Texas Carom Club
08-03-2017, 01:40 PM
Beneath - For our information....
What is the Refresh Rate or the Flicker Rate of your lamps?
The Color Temperature?
The CRI?
I am looking but I can't find my glasses! [/B]

No need to worry your precious Lil head over such things
I've got nothing to prove to you,
Again I request you GTFOH
Have a wonderful day

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 01:57 PM
No need to worry your precious Lil head over such things
I've got nothing to prove to you,
Again I request you GTFOH!
Have a wonderful day
I had to look that one up.

One day you'll miss me.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=457642

Black-Balled
08-03-2017, 05:29 PM
I had to look that one up.

One day you'll miss me.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=457642

No, we won't, mikey.

Your know-it-all personality is actually quite a chafe.

mchnhed
08-03-2017, 06:06 PM
No, we won't, mikey.
Your know-it-all personality is actually quite a chafe.
I had to look that one up.
One day you'll miss me.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=457642
B-B
My name is Scott, not Mike.

DJSTEVEZ
08-03-2017, 08:24 PM
im sure its steel and not fishing line

Nope, it's that Red & White Baker's string they use at the bakery to wrap up cake boxes & pastries, LOL. Yes, it's steel.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8499/8292175872_040a0919b1_b.jpg

pocket
08-03-2017, 10:12 PM
Shame on you guys for hijaking this thread for your pissing match.

Table looks great Steve you've got some lucky clients!

DJSTEVEZ
08-11-2017, 06:50 PM
Shout-out to Tammy from Nielsen's Billiards .
I ordered a OB-1+ shaft circa 3:30 today and she still got it in the mail for me TODAY!
I told her about the GC III table in my new office and she said she'd check out the pix on AZB. This shout-out should make it easier for her to find the thread.

Thanx again Nielsen's Billiards.
You've always got what I want,
in stock,
for an awesome price,
with super fast processing
and lickity split shipping.

Great customer service!!!

Dead Money
08-12-2017, 12:09 AM
That is a great setup DJSTEVEZ!