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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-11-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Ssonerai
Your business, but sometimes if you post a...

Your business, but sometimes if you post a general idea of where you are located,guys might contact you back chanel for advice, parts, etc.

smt
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ssonerai
I might be reading it wrong? Looks like only...

I might be reading it wrong?

Looks like only $715 for 4.5 x 9 table. (top RH page)
With all accessories = 916.85
Installation listed @ $40

But i don't know what the column of 3 numbers,...
Forum: Non Pool Related 12-04-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ssonerai
You guys don't need to be so granular. At...

You guys don't need to be so granular.

At one time or another and sometimes often, on public media, Pres. Trump has bragged about doing everything he is being impeached for.

He won't be...
Forum: Main Forum 12-03-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By Ssonerai
I was curious too - superficially they looked...

I was curious too - superficially they looked like old T-rail BBC so i was wondering where the room was, to have so much left from the '20's, '30's.....:)

Can't comment on the stroke. 30 years ago...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 11-27-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ssonerai
IMO MDF slate liners are not ideal. But really...

IMO MDF slate liners are not ideal. But really hard to believe they survive in the tropics. That stuff blows up like a marshmallow as it gets damp. Then rots.



I tend to like your posts,...
Forum: Main Forum 11-19-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,904
Posted By Ssonerai
depends on how the ownership was structured. If...

depends on how the ownership was structured.
If it was privately held, you have a good case.
If it had any public shares, even if low trade/local market, the "seller" does not always have a choice....
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By Ssonerai
1.) what in your opinion would be better? 2.)...

1.) what in your opinion would be better?
2.) what is the downside to not using anything?

AFAIC see, adding foam adds weight and probably damping effect. Is this good?
Or are the walls too thin...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 11-01-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ssonerai
Beautiful cue, love the veneers! Are you...

Beautiful cue, love the veneers!

Are you willing to say how you keep the Pyinma curl contrast so vivid? Is there some sort of chemical prep or treatment?
I loved curly Pyinma and when fresh cut,...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By Ssonerai
I have not worked specifically with...

I have not worked specifically with kingwood/camatillo, but have worked with plenty of other dahlbergias; mostly African blackwood & cocobola, as well as a few of the others. Wendell Castle gave me...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-31-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ssonerai
Ok, thanks! smt

Ok, thanks!
smt
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-30-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ssonerai
I'm not understanding this - don't GC's have...

I'm not understanding this - don't GC's have screw adjustable feet?
What is being shimmed to level the frame? (as opposed to the slate)

Already planned to put adjustable feet under the Royal. ...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-30-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ssonerai
Thanks for the pics and the analysis! I...

Thanks for the pics and the analysis!

I could *almost* see incorporating something like that into my wife's 1927 T rail, since it needs re-built anyway. It came with about half a pinochle deck...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-30-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ssonerai
Trent i know you post manuals for tables. Are...

Trent i know you post manuals for tables.
Are you able to post clear pics of the levelers for both GC & Diamond?

Thanks!
smt
Forum: Main Forum 10-30-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ssonerai
I like the washer idea and will probably...

I like the washer idea and will probably experiment with it.

However, NB for the less familiar/machine oriented: Not all washers are created flat. Grade 8 & mostly grade 5 usually are. Plain...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-22-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By Ssonerai
Based on specific gravity, published values: ...

Based on specific gravity, published values:
Gabon ebony specific gravity at 6% is about .86
Hard maple s.g. @ 6% is about .62

so GE is about 1.42 x as dense as HM at the same MC.

Based on...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-19-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Ssonerai
I must be bored. Actually, trying to avoid...

I must be bored.
Actually, trying to avoid going back to work in the shop on a saturday after late lunch :D

Gotta agree with Trent and the OP.
The thing about perfect glue and procedures with...
Forum: Main Forum 10-19-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Ssonerai
PS - per 3-ball above, we didn't rack like in...

PS - per 3-ball above, we didn't rack like in youtube videos (triangle). Always freehand, 3 balls in a straight line back from spot. Harder to get a pattern break down.

smt
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Ssonerai
gotta read the rools. :wink: Clearly...

gotta read the rools. :wink:



Clearly they had a lot of penalties.

smt

PS per original Q: we used to just play 3 ball after league if enough people were still around. (Might still, i...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Ssonerai
simplest finish is french polish + some carnauba...

simplest finish is french polish + some carnauba wax (Tre-wax, e.g.)
It's also more durable than many think, except those that want an automotive finish.
However, the shellac can repaired in...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-11-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Ssonerai
I've not personally cored anything yet. But a...

I've not personally cored anything yet. But a few years ago i laid in some straight grain black locust, just in case. :wink: It's intermediate between hard maple and PH on most values. More...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-10-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Ssonerai
I totally get it as a "business" model, for a...

I totally get it as a "business" model, for a given type of business. The old admonition that the sole purpose of manufacturing is to keep salespeople busy & out of trouble, because they get bored...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Ssonerai
Same in woodwhacking equipment and machine tools....

Same in woodwhacking equipment and machine tools. The stuff that makes it over here varies depending on the importer. Seems often times the basic unit can be pretty good - then some stupid corners...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Ssonerai
Bingo! ...

Bingo!

https://shop67117576.world.taobao.com/?spm=a230r.7195193.1997079397.20.IijKQm&qq-pf-to=pcqq.c2c


Plus their "tournament tables" look an awful lot like GC's, but with flimsly (looking)...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-07-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Ssonerai
PS, Mchnhed - I do agree with your analysis of...

PS, Mchnhed - I do agree with your analysis of the example table, above the cabinet. Forget the pocket irons which are close to historical, but why would they use honduran mahogany (soft wood) for...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ssonerai
Love it -"simply" beautiful. Cue is a tool. I...

Love it -"simply" beautiful.
Cue is a tool. I like simple, elegant, with good materials.

On the reasons they tend to be fancied up a bit - a person has to be a real known name to get their time...
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