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  1. btoneill

    murphy cue rests for tables

    Asked in main forum, but not sure if everyone from here pays attention to everything, hoping an owner will know where I can get these things.... Murphy cue rests. They screw on the side of tables, are white plastic. See Google searches aren't very helpful... I've seen these on many different...
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    Murphy cue leans for tables....

    Anyone know where you can buy the Murphy cue lean things that you see on tables and such at pool halls? Like this Would love to find a few so I can scatter them around my game room to keep cues off the walls! Any help would be appreciated....
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    Thinking about having a cue refinished...

    I'm thinking about having an old cue of mine refinished, and I'm curious if it is worth it. Not from a monetary point of view, but from an aesthetics point of view. I know the cue is worth very little as it's an old National cue from around 1989 or so. But it has sentimental value to me as it...
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    You know you're a pool player when...

    You know you're a pool player when... Someone sends you a link like this http://www.kentucky.com/2008/09/23/532854/man-decorates-basement-with-10.html and you spend more time looking at the pool table and commenting about how horrible of a cloth color they picked and the inadequate lighting than...
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    Need aiming system help!!!!!!!

    So, I started trying CTE for aiming. And it seems to be getting me in more trouble than before I started using it! I'm wondering if I'm doing it wrong? Or does it just not work? Here is what I do... I get in position and start by aiming right for the center. I slowly move to the edge. But I...
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    Why so paranoid?

    Reading some of the threads on here I've come to realize there are two types of mechanics. Those that want to teach the world and those that try to hide the knowledge. Seriously? Are those of you in the hide the knowledge group that scared that DIY'ers watching an install video by Simonis is...
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    9-ball rating system....

    So, being a computer geek by trade, I decided to start writing an application to track my playing of the 9-ball ghost. Basically do stuff like keep track of games won/lost, balls made per attempt, etc. It also dawned on me that once I have all this info into the computer I can throw some magical...
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    Training the next generation of WPBA players!

    Really started work this evening on teaching my almost 8yo daughter pool! Got some help from some others in another thread on finding a bridge for her, and now she's loving it! She even made me stop trying to line up shots for her and started working on doing cuts herself! She made quite a few...
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    Best type of bridge for a child...

    I'm trying to teach my 7 (almost 8yo) daughter how to play pool. The biggest issue I'm running into right now is the bridge hand. She has tiny hands and I'm trying to figure out the best bridge for her to use. Right now I'm working on an open bridge for her, but she has lots of problems trying...
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    Pictures of new table

    Was asked to post photo's of the new table so going to toss it in it's own thread. It's a Gold Crown III Pro 8 that used to be at Jimmy's Pro Billiards in Minneapolis. Work was done by Jamie Pluta and I'm very happy with it. Don't judge him on the rails as they have not been recovered yet, but...
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    Cleaning Simonis on Rails...

    I know the topic of cleaning Simonis has come up before on here, but in searching thru the previous threads it mostly related to stains from food, drinks, etc. Here is my issue. Since I didn't recover the rails and the table was in a pool hall, they are dirty! Shows very clearly against the...
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    Hey, you Pro's on AZB...

    This isn't something I normally do, as for the most part it doesn't really matter to me, but realized it would be a really cool thing to do in my game room, which is, have a wall of PR photo's of past and present Pro players. So, any of you Pro's have PR photo's you want to send my way? Let me...
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    More questions...

    More questions for you experts, just tell me to shut up if I get annoying :) So, I picked out my GC II last night, played a few games on it, and it seems to play really well. The only concern I found with the table is there are two missing rail bolts (luckily not on the same rail). One of them...
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    Need help with game room, 7 or 8ft table...

    I'm trying to plan out my game room. It's not a perfect room by any means and with either a 7' or 8' table having an area where you'll need either a short cue or jack up your normal cue. So, what I'm looking for is opinions on if you'd rather play on a 8' table with a larger shortened area or a...
  15. btoneill

    WTB: Game room signs/decorations

    Working on getting my game room up and going and looking for cheap game room/bar/beer/etc signs, clocks, pictures, posters, and such. Anyone happen to have any they want to get rid of cheap? Let me know either in thread of via PM. Thanks, Brian
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    Having table moved and recovered, this a decent price?

    I finally found a table on craigslist and I'm now looking to have it picked up, delivered, and recovered with Simonis 860. It's a Brunswick Bristol 7' table. The table is currently located about 2 hours away from my home which is in the Minneapolis suburbs. So far I've gotten one quote of $325...
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    Brunswick coin-op...

    Anyone have any opinions on old Brunswick coin-op tables for home use? Looking for a 7' table and one popped up on craigslist. Appears to be around 1979 Model DL from what I can find online looking at pictures. Will it be easy to find replacement rails for this? Hard to level/move/etc? Any help...
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    Customers "modifying" house cues...

    I'm curious what owners think about customers "modifying" their house cues. There was thread on the main forum the other day about house cues and such. A number of people mentioned that they keep scuffers on their keychains and keep things like sand paper and/or nick's edge papers in their glove...
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    Pocket plastic annoyance....

    Not sure if anyone has any fixes/tricks/etc for this or if I just have to deal with it... But.... I have a Gandy Big G with drop pockets. When I have the cue ball sitting in or really close to the pocket I tend to with my bridge have the cue slide on the plastic at the top of the pocket liner...
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    Help with info on my Gandy Big G

    I just got a Gandy Big G table installed in my garage. But, it appears to be a bit of an odd-ball Big G with features that aren't normally found on them. I'm hoping this may help date the table (no clue when it was made) and wondering if it's some custom one off ordered from Gandy long ago...
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