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Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-05-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Pooldoctor
Changing the play of an Olhausen

My buddy owns a 4X8 Olhausen. Is it possible to convert the way it plays to that of a Diamond? I know we can shim the corner pockets down to 4.5 but how or what needs to be done to the rails ? I...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-05-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Pooldoctor
I have a friend with an Olhausen table. He wants...

I have a friend with an Olhausen table. He wants to reduce his pocket size to Diamond Procut 4 1/2 " corners and 5" sides. He mentioned sending his rails off to a guy for $700. I'm thinking he could...
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 06-04-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,170
Posted By Pooldoctor
Mezz Shaft wanted

I currently play with a Predator Z2 shaft on my JOSS butt. I'm interested in switching to a Mezz shaft. Can anyone tell me which Mezz shafts would fit my JOSS joint ?
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 03-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Pooldoctor
Stretch ing Cloth while slate is raised

The answer to your question is yes you will need a helper to hold the slate as you stretch the cloth . I've seen one guy in the new orleans area use a small lever to rotate his block under the slate...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 03-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Pooldoctor
Raising the slate for a glue down recovery

I have purchased the Simonis DVD's and they are very helpful tools. I have some ideas as to what is the best method for raising the slate 4.5 inches above the table to spray glue on the desired...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 01-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Pooldoctor
Cutting Rubber Rails

Whats the best tool to use for cutting rubber rails?
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-19-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 102,678
Posted By Pooldoctor
Stretch Index

I appreciate your experience. Tell me how would I obtain your stretch index? I've already purchased the Simonis recovering tapes from Felice. I 've read posts where you stated you were compiling a...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-19-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Pooldoctor
Flaps

I would love to attend one of your teaching sessions. Do you ever schedule in the Gulf south area. My email is ktemplet@yahoo.com
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-18-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Pooldoctor
Wink My Valley recovered with 760 Simonis

I recovered my Valley with 760 Simonis using the glue down method for the rails. I've done at least 50 tables in my life and its the 1st time I try gluing the rails instead of stapling. It certainly...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-15-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 102,678
Posted By Pooldoctor
Wink Ironing

I've seen this issue arise from leaving too much slack for the side pocket flaps. Cloth was pulled side to side first , then side pockets closed out, and then long ways last. I'm glad to know using a...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,356
Posted By Pooldoctor
Forkbit tool for antique Brunswick rails.

When using a forkbit tool to tighten railbolts what's the best tool to use to turn the bit . Crescent wrench, vise-grip pliers, or other options. Thanks for any advice.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pooldoctor
Smile Rebound Angle

Test your rails for dry rottedness by pressing and observing if the rail is soft and rubbery or hard and stiff. I've seen at least 3 tables with this issue.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-09-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pooldoctor
Smile Simonis DVD for Rails

I recently viewed the DVD and noticed that it is reommended to put a fold on the side pockets of Valley rails. Is this the method that the majority of installers use? Is it better to fold a seam or...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 05-09-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,164
Posted By Pooldoctor
Smile Simonis Rail Covering DVD

Just recently viewed the DVD and it certainly is informative. I was wondering how many of you installers like this recommended method of folding a seam on the sidepocket of a valley rail.. I used to...
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