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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 04:00 PM
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Posted By DaveK
Me too ... although the 8 (9?) 9' tables at the...

Me too ... although the 8 (9?) 9' tables at the Snooker Shack are nice to have for league etc. (the Shack has 4 x 7' Diamonds, 2 x 12' snooker tables, and maybe 7 or 8 8' tables if the 9'ers aren't...
Forum: Main Forum 07-27-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,152
Posted By DaveK
:confused: Looks like an ash snooker cue to me. ...

:confused: Looks like an ash snooker cue to me. Brass ferule, brass disk at the joint. Funny they would paint it "full-splice" though, that smacks of pool (as opposed to some butterfly splices more...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-20-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By DaveK
Where is Mr. Crisp when needed? Dave

Where is Mr. Crisp when needed?

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By DaveK
I am reminded of Postel's Law. Jon Postel, may...

I am reminded of Postel's Law. Jon Postel, may he RIP, was a true giant of the Internet who created much of the underlying technology we use today. Postel's law was all about interactions between...
Forum: Main Forum 07-13-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By DaveK
Welcome, you came to the right place :) I...

Welcome, you came to the right place :)

I did exactly that with my 9' Dufferin Challenger table some years back ... the drive was even close to 2 hours :thumbup:. I just made sure that the slates...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By DaveK
Are those casting really done with pot metal ? ...

Are those casting really done with pot metal ? I'd have assumed aluminum but then what do I know.

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-02-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
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: 780
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: 835
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: 835
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: 835
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: 835
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: 975
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: 1,097
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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: 4,883
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: 1,112
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: 784
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: 884
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: 1,112
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: 968
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...
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