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Vahmurka 11-11-2009 04:19 PM

I wonder if the DVDs are ready yet?

Dartman 11-11-2009 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vahmurka (Post 2113477)
I wonder if the DVDs are ready yet?

Maybe when it snows in Hawaii. :grin:

HRROCKET 11-17-2009 12:07 PM

Can I get a copy of Page five. Can anyone email it to me..

rm.anderson@yahoo.com



Thanks

artmustel 12-26-2009 11:57 AM

RKC, thanks for this fantastic guide. Unfortunately I am unable to downloa page #5. Can you or someone else send it to me?
rinoldix@gmail.com

Thanks!

JoeyInCali 03-07-2010 01:17 PM

1 Attachment(s)
page 5.
Thanks RKC

realkingcobra 03-07-2010 01:34 PM

Send me an email to realkingcobra@aol.com

Grilled Cheese 06-11-2010 06:56 PM

FULL Resolution image of slate diagram from Page 5 of Glen's How-To.




http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/4...diagram.th.jpg

Boyle43 06-23-2010 08:20 AM

Excellent piece. I've always wanted to know how this was done.

Really well done.

Thank you.

book collector 08-12-2010 06:47 PM

Leveling a 3 piece slate
 
Thanks Glen, I have been going nuts trying to level my GC3 , I am now looking forward to working on it again with this new knowledge.

pulldapin 08-12-2010 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Dartman (Post 2113755)
Maybe when it snows in Hawaii. :grin:

So sorry, but it does snow in hawaii and has done so on a regular basis for quite some time.

kybill9 02-11-2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by realkingcobra (Post 863891)
Yes, the longer the level, the more it averages the reading of the slate, meaning the less transparent the highs and lows of the slate, or the hills and valleys if you will. To long, and the level works like a bridge over a swayback slate, or rocks on a high spot.

Glen

That could explain why I had trouble with my eight foot level.

coryjames 05-11-2011 07:05 AM

please email me the knowledge:cool:

coryreynolds@live.com

thanks glen

gmillioni 08-10-2011 06:44 PM

glen, glen, glen
 
i'm deflated. my hope is fading. will you come to memphis? my brunswick regina needs you. gerald 901 412 9618

JC 10-08-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmillioni (Post 3149007)
i'm deflated. my hope is fading. will you come to memphis? my brunswick regina needs you. gerald 901 412 9618

Although Glen did an excellent job of explaining how to level three pieces of slate and I would never argue that technique as having nice results. You can achieve this with a lot less work and fuss. Note: I am not a "Pool table" mechanic and what I don't know is a lot. A whole lot. But I am a machinist and know about leveling a variety of things to small tolerances. Make sure the frame is level just as outlined by Glen. Then level the center slate more or less as described. Once you have the center slate leveled, assuming you have made certain the frame isn't sagging in the center and the ends of the other slate's wont be above that grade on the ends then use a thin 6' straight edge. Make the seams exactly flush with the center slate edges and they will have no choice but to be level too as you have made the center slate. Use your straight edge and run it out to the ends of the other two slates with about two feet of it on the center slate and you can use your eye to see light under and level the end slates. When they are running on the exact plane as the center slate, you will have three level pieces and a nice playing surface. You will usually see some visible dips and high spots but this will allow you to level the slate pretty much to it's capable tolerances. Balls will never roll off and what more do you want? Again, Glen is a master and I am a hack. I'm only talking about leveling of the three pieces of slate. Not overall pool table mechanics. I can't even stretch cloth properly but I sure can make a level surface. Done it many times.

realkingcobra 10-09-2011 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by metmot (Post 3243790)
Although Glen did an excellent job of explaining how to level three pieces of slate and I would never argue that technique as having nice results. You can achieve this with a lot less work and fuss. Note: I am not a "Pool table" mechanic and what I don't know is a lot. A whole lot. But I am a machinist and know about leveling a variety of things to small tolerances. Make sure the frame is level just as outlined by Glen. Then level the center slate more or less as described. Once you have the center slate leveled, assuming you have made certain the frame isn't sagging in the center and the ends of the other slate's wont be above that grade on the ends then use a thin 6' straight edge. Make the seams exactly flush with the center slate edges and they will have no choice but to be level too as you have made the center slate. Use your straight edge and run it out to the ends of the other two slates with about two feet of it on the center slate and you can use your eye to see light under and level the end slates. When they are running on the exact plane as the center slate, you will have three level pieces and a nice playing surface. You will usually see some visible dips and high spots but this will allow you to level the slate pretty much to it's capable tolerances. Balls will never roll off and what more do you want? Again, Glen is a master and I am a hack. I'm only talking about leveling of the three pieces of slate. Not overall pool table mechanics. I can't even stretch cloth properly but I sure can make a level surface. Done it many times.

I appreciate your birds eye view on leveling slates, what I wrote about leveling slates was to try and help out the DYI table owners as there is nothing in writing anywhere else on this subject to be found. There is a lot more to leveling slates than even you can imagine, which is why I chose to write a more simplified way...as opposed to the low-low leveling system I use myself, which is not for the faint to try:grin:

Glen


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