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Forum: Test Area 10-15-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By afftonbilliards
test aviator

Wish aviator show.
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 08-18-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,412
Posted By afftonbilliards
Your Protectors at work!

The government ruled that tobacco could not sponsor sporting events. Therefore, Camel could not be involved in any pool events. The Tournament director for the tour was out of a job leading to the...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-10-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,612
Posted By afftonbilliards
k55 profile

Are these rails calibrated for the modern K55 cushion?

Big Al
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-23-2017, 02:11 AM
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Views: 711
Posted By afftonbilliards
Thumbs up Everest tip needed in St. Louis

I have a customer in despite need of an Everest tip. If one is available in the St. Louis area, I would like to come by and pickup one. Please PM or call 314-six three one-7667 Thursday or Friday.
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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-03-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,778
Posted By afftonbilliards
Would a Certificate of Authentication help?

There has been so much talk about Moori tips lately I felt compelled to call one of my suppliers concerning fakes. CUE & CASE SALES sells packaging that looks like the middle photo in the OP's...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 05-30-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,021
Posted By afftonbilliards
Busch League origins

The Busch League was setup by the AB brewery to promote the newly reworked Busch beer. Of course, the idea was to encourage pool players go to a bar to play pool (and drink beer). In addition to...
Forum: Main Forum 05-06-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By afftonbilliards
It works out.

The player from the winners side has won over all comers. The second chance player must now beat the winner side. But, that player must win an addition game because of the earlier loss. That is the...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 04-14-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,647
Posted By afftonbilliards
..but is it a pool stick?

This is a terrific posting Mr. Bond. Thank you for the ambrotype runscott . How would you like to matchup a game with that austere gentleman? There are two things I find a little puzzling. The shaft...
Forum: Main Forum 12-28-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,995
Posted By afftonbilliards
Trampy, hundreds of AZ readers know you through...

Trampy, hundreds of AZ readers know you through your postings. I consider you a superstar in our little world. Anybody that can play one pocket can beat this mess. Give 'em Hell Steamer.

Big Al
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 12-28-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,326
Posted By afftonbilliards
The lights from Sam's are great but there are...

The lights from Sam's are great but there are shadows cast by the shade. I had not seen the HD upgraded fixture - looks like it would serve my needs. I'm going to try it. Thanks for the tip.

Big Al
Forum: Main Forum 11-12-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,349
Posted By afftonbilliards
Hondo lives. (?) (!)

Can it be English is Mr, Haney?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-11-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,796
Posted By afftonbilliards
Bolton lathe country of origin

JoeyInCali is right. A search revealed India is where they are manufactured. I could find no one that that spoke highly of them
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-09-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,796
Posted By afftonbilliards
Bolton lathe parts

Bolton is an English company. I'm sure this equipment is made in China - my concern would be parts down the line. Whoever is the US distributor my not always be around. I am not a cue maker so take...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 10-03-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By afftonbilliards
Not a series

The "VIII" does not indicate a series. That marking is code for when the cue was made - it is part of their warranty information. I checked some old catalogs but was not able to come up with a model...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 07-17-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By afftonbilliards
Will try it.

Thank you Mr. King. This is the index I'll use on my next recover.
Big Al :happydance::bow-down:
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 07-11-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By afftonbilliards
3030 install

Has anybody figured out the amount of stretch for the tour edition cloth? 860hr is 3 inches, I think. Should the 3030 be 4 inches?
Big Al
Forum: Main Forum 06-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By afftonbilliards
I know you have heard this before.......

The bumperroos peddling stuff in the various forums have become too much. Why aren't they contained in the special forums created just for sellers? Many are not even Gold Members - just takers. If I...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 06-04-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By afftonbilliards
I'll not be going this year. There does not seem...

I'll not be going this year. There does not seem be much interest in the "just a pool room" attendee. IMO, BCA has gone off course in who might be interested in their show. If are not selling...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-23-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,451
Posted By afftonbilliards
I am not a cuemaker but I've repaired cues for...

I am not a cuemaker but I've repaired cues for almost 30 years. How you are trimming the Elk Master may be causing your problems. It has been my experience that cutting straight down (even with a...
Forum: Non Pool Related 05-20-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,371
Posted By afftonbilliards
I'm a 25er. A friend of mine is restoring a 1953...

I'm a 25er. A friend of mine is restoring a 1953 Packard convertible. The mysterious, throaty rumble of that straight 8 is unlike anything else - its a shame if you don't ever get to hear it. :frown:...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 05-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,561
Posted By afftonbilliards
A short walk down memory lane.

I was a might young fellow in the fifties. There was an old time room called Grand & Olive Billiards in midtown St. Louis. It was opened in 1914 with a mixture of pool, snooker and straight rail...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 05-20-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,561
Posted By afftonbilliards
Maybe we should take a second look........

The OP caused me to look around the room a little closer. Our bridge sticks (two to a table) were filthy! 50 minutes later and they are now all clean. The little things are just as important as the...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 05-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,102
Posted By afftonbilliards
One way tourny winners

The other shooters are going to start complaining and you will see a drop in entries. This may be softened a bit if Mr. Winner is slick enough to make sure everyone has a good time while he fleeces...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 05-17-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,561
Posted By afftonbilliards
To K2Kraze

It is going to be a rare room that will be able to give you what you want. The cost of providing all the amenities that you may have in your home just are not be in the real world. Some (most?) room...
Forum: Room Owner Discussion 05-17-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,561
Posted By afftonbilliards
Room owner answers

1. Roughly, $500 - $600 for a recover - does not include extra repairs. 8'-9' tables. Depends on cloth and mechanics fees which vary by region.

2. We use Championship Pro Tour cloth. Same price as...
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