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03-12-2019, 11:10 PM

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About the nicest I've ever seen.

I'm kind of fuzzy looking at that entertainment center, but might it be that the slate just wasn't machined as true as it could be? or maybe the frame is not supporting it properly? I do know that slate will flex some, even one inch thick. If you are getting roll off from the balls, but it is not consistent throughout, then I would think that would be a good indication that the slate is convex, or concave? If it's high in the middle then I think RKC has a cure for that. If memory serves me correct he was able to do that with a Gold Crown that he worked his magic on.
This is the same possibility Jack Shurtz brought up when I called him. I will dissemble, shim ever so slightly and install new felt and reassemble. He suggested some flex in the slate on that edge.


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This is the same possibility Jack Shurtz brought up when I called him. I will dissemble, shim ever so slightly and install new felt and reassemble. He suggested some flex in the slate on that edge.
Jack and Eva used to do about all the good tables here in Tulsa. Great folks and really good mechanics, both of them. Hope they're enjoying being retired.
  
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03-13-2019, 10:17 PM

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Jack and Eva used to do about all the good tables here in Tulsa. Great folks and really good mechanics, both of them. Hope they're enjoying being retired.
One of the first things I asked Jack was he enjoying his retirement. He said he really was. I've known Jack since he was making Sneaky Peats in his garage, which btw the way is a long time indeed. Great guy.


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03-14-2019, 04:40 AM

Iím not a mechanic but how come you didnít answer the question about which exact model of level you have?
  
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One of the first things I asked Jack was he enjoying his retirement. He said he really was. I've known Jack since he was making Sneaky Peats in his garage, which btw the way is a long time indeed. Great guy.
Back when the TulsaBilliardPalace first started their monthly tournament Jack, Randy Anderson, Terry Young and couple others came down a lot. There was one guy named Ronny something that i believe passed away also. Wichita guys are ok in my book.
  
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03-14-2019, 06:28 AM

Basically my thoughts exactly. Please let us know the final outcome when resolved. Best Joe

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About the nicest I've ever seen.

I'm kind of fuzzy looking at that entertainment center, but might it be that the slate just wasn't machined as true as it could be? or maybe the frame is not supporting it properly? I do know that slate will flex some, even one inch thick. If you are getting roll off from the balls, but it is not consistent throughout, then I would think that would be a good indication that the slate is convex, or concave? If it's high in the middle then I think RKC has a cure for that. If memory serves me correct he was able to do that with a Gold Crown that he worked his magic on.
  
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03-14-2019, 07:13 AM

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One of the first things I asked Jack was he enjoying his retirement. He said he really was. I've known Jack since he was making Sneaky Peats in his garage, which btw the way is a long time indeed. Great guy.
And again, what kind of pool table are we talking about here, a Sears Best or what.
  
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03-14-2019, 09:41 PM

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And again, what kind of pool table are we talking about here, a Sears Best or what.
I have reviewed your comments sir and at best you are condescending. I have no need of such help. Good day


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I have reviewed your comments sir and at best you are condescending. I have no need of such help. Good day
That's ok sir, I had already determined you were someone beyond the need of help!!
  
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I have reviewed your comments sir and at best you are condescending. I have no need of such help. Good day
I asked you politely once, as to what kind of pool table you have, to which you never responded, why not? Knowing what kind of pool table you have can explain a lot about problems known to certain models of tables, makes it easier to answer your questions.

But to ask questions and then deny all the answers because YOU know best, makes me wonder if at your age, you're not more interested in the attention this thread brings you as opposed to the answers.

I'm done wasting my time on someone who wants answers to YOUR questions, but refuses to answer MY questions in return!
  
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I asked you politely once, as to what kind of pool table you have, to which you never responded, why not? Knowing what kind of pool table you have can explain a lot about problems known to certain models of tables, makes it easier to answer your questions.

But to ask questions and then deny all the answers because YOU know best, makes me wonder if at your age, you're not more interested in the attention this thread brings you as opposed to the answers.

I'm done wasting my time on someone who wants answers to YOUR questions, but refuses to answer MY questions in return!
Holy Cow, I'm agreeing with RKC!

Without acknowledging that your carpenter levels are inadequate for this task, and figuring out what to do about it, and disclosing the details of your table - as simple as make and model - you're not going to be able to get any help with this.
  
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Holy Cow, I'm agreeing with RKC!

Without acknowledging that your carpenter levels are inadequate for this task, and figuring out what to do about it, and disclosing the details of your table - as simple as make and model - you're not going to be able to get any help with this.
Yeah, that guy got all butt-hurt over nothin'. He expect to have his hand held on here?
  
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Yeah, that guy got all butt-hurt over nothin'. He expect to have his hand held on here?
All I know is that if someone holds back answers to my questions, what kind of help do they expect from me?
  
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03-16-2019, 01:11 PM

I'm not a mechanic, but the mechanics on this forum told me the correct level to buy for my own table. Below is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/Starrett-98-1...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Before I bought this, I too had nice carpenter's levels, but had a lot of trouble getting my table level enough after I had the carpet under it changed for wood flooring. This level is 10 times as good, and I got the table playin well.

If you are doing all the work on your own table, and using the top of the line Simonis, then why chase your tail with a carpenter's level when its simply not good enough for the job?

When I bought the level 2 years ago from Amazon it was $180. It looks like it went up in price since then...

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03-16-2019, 01:23 PM

A buddy bought one of these. Pretty nice piece for the money. https://www.shars.com/products/measu...ecisions-level
  
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