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Forum: Main Forum 11-06-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By bradsh98
Instead of berating the OP, why not ask what...

Instead of berating the OP, why not ask what aspects of a Diamond table he likes? Then offer advice, based on his preference.

If it's tight pockets, that's an easy solution. If it's the cushion...
Forum: Main Forum 10-25-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,598
Posted By bradsh98
I am also right-handed and left-eye dominant. I...

I am also right-handed and left-eye dominant. I simply corrected my form, to ensure that my left eye is over the cue. I only notice ill effects, when I do not play for several weeks, and get careless...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-24-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By bradsh98
It may be more probable that the cloth is a...

It may be more probable that the cloth is a nylon-backed cloth. Not much that you can do to speed that stuff up.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-22-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By bradsh98
To each their own. I prefer not to use misnomers,...

To each their own. I prefer not to use misnomers, if it can be avoided.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-21-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By bradsh98
This is a lame excuse for poor work. ...

This is a lame excuse for poor work.

Mechanics maintain machinery. Maybe that's why he doesn't know how to properly install cloth on a pool table.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By bradsh98
Contact Jerimy Chambers jerimychambers@yahoo.com

Contact Jerimy Chambers
jerimychambers@yahoo.com
Forum: Main Forum 10-21-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,697
Posted By bradsh98
Break cloths are too thick. They compress, and...

Break cloths are too thick. They compress, and cause the cue ball to hop. This will create more burn marks on the cue ball's path to the rack.

Use a dollar bill instead. Paper money is made of...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-07-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By bradsh98
A bit of info here: ...

A bit of info here:

https://ir.brunswick.com/news-releases/news-release-details/brunswick-billiards-exposition-novelty-table-featured-wpba
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-06-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By bradsh98
$350-500, depending on a few factors.

$350-500, depending on a few factors.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-27-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By bradsh98
I'm pretty sure that it will be a single-slab...

I'm pretty sure that it will be a single-slab 7/8-1" thick slate. Heavy!

Not a great table, in my opinion.. The rail attachment method is a bit clunky. It will never play as good as a Gold Crown...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By bradsh98
Some of the newer Imperial/Rasson model tables...

Some of the newer Imperial/Rasson model tables are using 3/16" (5mm) plastic featherstrips. Have you checked with local Imperial distributors?
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-11-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By bradsh98
If I'm not mistaken, I believe Connelly is one of...

If I'm not mistaken, I believe Connelly is one of the better built furniture style tables.

$1200-1500 seems high, for what you want done.

Absolutely glue and clamp the broken wood. It will...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-09-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By bradsh98
Many people throw them away.. But, I have heard...

Many people throw them away.. But, I have heard of people buying sets for a couple hundred $.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-09-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By bradsh98
The Simonis DVDs will not show you the process...

The Simonis DVDs will not show you the process for using RKC250, or any other type of roll-on contact cement.

Did you watch the linked videos that I posted? The videos are in real-time. They are...
Forum: Main Forum 09-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By bradsh98
Brunswick used Monarch Superspeed cushions, until...

Brunswick used Monarch Superspeed cushions, until the late 70's. The profile may have been referred to as K55, though it is NOT the same as a modern-day K55 profile cushion. ANY Brunswick table...
Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By bradsh98
In my honest opinion, the table certainly has had...

In my honest opinion, the table certainly has had a bit of hackwork, in its history. Just how much remains to be seen.

In regards to fully restored value, I think $5000 is a bit high. I believe...
Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By bradsh98
Perhaps the current rubber is good. It's not...

Perhaps the current rubber is good. It's not likely to be the original rubber (which would be closer to 100 years old). But, to be modified to current specs (as was the request in the initial post of...
Forum: Main Forum 09-06-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By bradsh98
I wish that the pictures of the rails were more...

I wish that the pictures of the rails were more clear... The aprons do not look like the originals.. The pockets need to be redone.. It will need the rails updated for new cushions.. It's an antique,...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-06-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By bradsh98
Part 1: ...

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rr8JAT7VWo


Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arYF5YqgW7Q
Forum: Main Forum 09-05-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By bradsh98
It's a Brunswick Regina. Nice looking table, when...

It's a Brunswick Regina. Nice looking table, when properly restored. This particular table has seen some interesting repairs.

One thing to note: this table will never play like a modern table, as...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By bradsh98
Nice repair, RUMMY. Hey Glen, is this...

Nice repair, RUMMY.



Hey Glen, is this slate or Brunstone?
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-28-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,310
Posted By bradsh98
I almost exclusively use 3/16" 60A neoprene....

I almost exclusively use 3/16" 60A neoprene. However, for the rare cases that I use thicker facings, I will use 50A (as it matches the cushion hardness).

1/8" facings are too thin. This is...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-28-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,419
Posted By bradsh98
Definitely!

Definitely!
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-28-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,419
Posted By bradsh98
Thanks Jack! I've tried it in the past, but had...

Thanks Jack! I've tried it in the past, but had mixed results. I've got some nice new shears, so I'll give it a try on my next replacement.
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 08-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,310
Posted By bradsh98
I've done it. It works fine. In fact, I...

I've done it. It works fine. In fact, I absolutely agree with the use of thicker facings, as opposed to stacking thinner ones.

Sometimes, a customer cannot afford, or simply does not want to pay,...
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