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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-02-2020, 09:50 AM
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Posted By DaveK
How 1982 of you :lol: Dave

How 1982 of you :lol:

Dave
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-01-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By DaveK
Just came back from a nice little Canada Day...

Just came back from a nice little Canada Day drive to a couple of lakes an hour north of Saskatoon. Such a lovely country we live in :)

Many years ago some friends and I canoed down the Grand...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 731
Posted By DaveK
Makes sense. Maybe a bit of thread...

Makes sense.



Maybe a bit of thread drift, but the OP mentions drills so I will proceed with that as my excuse :grin-square: ...

There are a couple of nice features of Hennings shots. They...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 731
Posted By DaveK
lol ... I don't lack tools :grin: ...

lol ... I don't lack tools :grin:



Interesting method. That level of resolution may be needed for artistic billiards shots and competitions, but many practice drills can be set up on the...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 731
Posted By DaveK
It took me a while to mark my table, but being a...

It took me a while to mark my table, but being a somewhat obsessive engineer helped :D

I used light string criss-crossing the table, taped on the rails in the middle of the diamond marks. Then I...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 731
Posted By DaveK
Hello Rasmus, welcome :) I did this years...

Hello Rasmus, welcome :)

I did this years back. I marked each of the diamond intersections with a permanent black marker, made a small dot maybe 2 or 3 mm diameter (I made them as small as...
Forum: Main Forum 06-15-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By DaveK
A lot of metal shop folks won't allow wood on...

A lot of metal shop folks won't allow wood on their lathes. I believe that sawdust is both abrasive and gets everywhere, so the issue is wear on the ways. (this assumes the shop was a metal shop of...
Forum: Main Forum 06-11-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 986
Posted By DaveK
That's how it was here back when smoking was...

That's how it was here back when smoking was permitted. Smoking over the tables was also forbidden, same for putting a drink on the rail or bed of a table. Maybe one warning but the boot if that...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-08-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By DaveK
Congratulations, it looks like you will keep all...

Congratulations, it looks like you will keep all your appendages if careful :thumbup:

Dave
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-03-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By DaveK
1948 Rhodes 7" shaper (unfortunately not the...

1948 Rhodes 7" shaper (unfortunately not the model with a swivel table:mad:).

http://www.lathes.co.uk/rhodes/

It makes flat like nothing else I own. With a properly shaped/sharpened HSS bit it...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-02-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By DaveK
My concern is that the way it is pictured there...

My concern is that the way it is pictured there is a chance the router could dig in and push back (twist clockwise) into the work causing it to dig in more and KABOOM, a big time crash. It looks...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-02-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By DaveK
Anything to prevent the block and mount from...

Anything to prevent the block and mount from twisting (rotating about the tool post bolt).
I agree that the U bolts would be better than hose clamps (and I am a BIG fan of hose clamps, just not...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-01-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,318
Posted By DaveK
I agree :eek: That set up looks like a bad messy...

I agree :eek: That set up looks like a bad messy painful crash waiting to happen. There seems to be nothing other than a bit of torque on the toolpost to prevent that from swiveling into the work...
Forum: Main Forum 05-29-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,546
Posted By DaveK
Sad to hear. HT is one of the very few pool...

Sad to hear. HT is one of the very few pool halls I have visited in the USA. About 10 or 12 years ago when last at Disney Land with the ex and family I took an afternoon to drive the 20 minutes...
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By DaveK
:confused: What are you on about? You asked...

:confused: What are you on about? You asked about the yellow and red balls and I replied with information .... not sure I am interested in answering any more of your questions, you don't seem to...
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By DaveK
They are very handy to see if a ball passes...

They are very handy to see if a ball passes another, that is when I have seen them used effectively.

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By DaveK
I have a set of 2 1/4" snooker balls for my 9'...

I have a set of 2 1/4" snooker balls for my 9' pool table .... I rack 10 reds instead of 15 (leave out the back row) to make the table more manageable. The pockets do not help me :o

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By DaveK
Quite common in the UK ... not so much in South...

Quite common in the UK ... not so much in South Dakota I would think but who knows.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackball_(pool)

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-18-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By DaveK
Billiards is a bit of a catch all name, but most...

Billiards is a bit of a catch all name, but most here would consider a "billiards table" to be a table for billiards (no pockets). A "snooker table" is for snooker. Snooker is not billiards and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-12-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By DaveK
There are corner cameras in snooker broadcasts,...

There are corner cameras in snooker broadcasts, and large cameras that cameramen roll around for good angles of players shots. It is a fact of life for snooker players that they MUST get used to the...
Forum: Main Forum 05-04-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,050
Posted By DaveK
Just one data point, I have waited for a table at...

Just one data point, I have waited for a table at a local pool hall several times in the past year. They have about 22 tables iirc.

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,753
Posted By DaveK
I am so short I put the bridge in my back pocket...

I am so short I put the bridge in my back pocket so it's close at hand .... even on a 7' table :mad:



There are some shots on a 9' (cue and object ball on the opposite short rail shooting...
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By DaveK
I want a table that runs itself .... if I had one...

I want a table that runs itself .... if I had one of those I MIGHT even gamble :cool:

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By DaveK
Not many pool players around there eh? Dave

Not many pool players around there eh?

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 05-01-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,050
Posted By DaveK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ

Dave
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