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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By DaveK
I like to use spring dividers (or calipers...

I like to use spring dividers (or calipers depending on the job) then a pocket comparator (I have an old Bell & Howell) for these funny small measuring jobs ... a 5x eye loupe comes in handy too :)....
Forum: Main Forum 10-07-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,362
Posted By DaveK
Years back Cliff Thorburn was in town doing an...

Years back Cliff Thorburn was in town doing an exhibition. They drew names (maybe 5 or 6) to see who would play a game of 9 ball against Cliff. When this part of the show starts my friend Darryl...
Forum: Main Forum 09-30-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,650
Posted By DaveK
1 pocket has a small following here in Saskatoon...

1 pocket has a small following here in Saskatoon (Canada :thumbup:) ... nothing like 8 or 9 ball, but there are certainly some here who prefer it to any other game.

Hi Doug, hi Jerry, hi Trevor...
Forum: Main Forum 09-30-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By DaveK
The now-defunct Pacific Billiards here in...

The now-defunct Pacific Billiards here in Saskatoon had a batch of 9' National tables that were extremely tough, tight pockets that had a habit of spitting back any ball a little off and a little...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,001
Posted By DaveK
Likely get what you pay for ... ...

Likely get what you pay for ...

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/knives/110952-japanese-woodworking-knife

Never used one but certainly the quality of the steel will play a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By DaveK
Not sure my advice would help you towards 75,...

Not sure my advice would help you towards 75, just wanted to congratulate you on getting close to the end of your new home / new man cave journey, and thanks for keeping us in the loop. Enjoy !
...
Forum: Main Forum 09-10-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,791
Posted By DaveK
:thud: You seem to have very little...

:thud:

You seem to have very little understanding of history Bruce. In the 1940s, due to the polio epidemic, many places were closed (pools, movie theaters, schools etc), and households were...
Forum: Main Forum 09-09-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,791
Posted By DaveK
:withstupid: Ya, I should take my own advice...

:withstupid:

Ya, I should take my own advice !

Hope all is well with you my friend :thumbup:

Dave
Forum: Main Forum 09-09-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,791
Posted By DaveK
Polio was controlled by a vaccine (thank you...

Polio was controlled by a vaccine (thank you Jonas Edward Salk). Ebola has no herd immunity (not sure what "heard immunity" is :lol:).

People "went nuts wearing masks" about 100 years ago:
...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 08-28-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By DaveK
I am not a cue maker but had a similar problem...

I am not a cue maker but had a similar problem with my cheap indexable cutter holders using them in my 10 x 24 lathe. Fixed by milling a bit off the bottom of the holders. I would recommend cutting...
Forum: Main Forum 08-19-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 936
Posted By DaveK
This reminds me of a funny experience. After my...

This reminds me of a funny experience. After my divorce I bought a house and agreed that they could leave the pool table and accessories in the basement. My plan was to remove it, renovated the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,705
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: 2,359
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: 1,805
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: 1,668
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: 625
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: 1,036
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: 851
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: 851
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: 943
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: 943
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: 943
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: 943
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: 1,032
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: 1,206
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...
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