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06-18-2019, 04:53 AM

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Glenn, with all due respect, how many times now have you threatened to stop posting here?

I get it. You don't like some users. What I don't get is why you can't simply put them on your ignore list.

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06-18-2019, 01:05 PM

Man, I haven't been on here in MONTHS! Looks like I've been missing out!


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06-20-2019, 10:01 AM

I started writing a reply to this and it turned into a 5 page dissertation on why it would be a loss if this forum went away.

So.... in short. Please keep posting info. I'm new to the business but am not going anywhere. The trolls suck, it's true. There is not a lot of resource out there in this line of work. I value and respect the time and heartache people have put into learning this craft. I do consider it a craft and like all crafts they must passed down. I could go on and on but I think that sums it up. Thanks, and as always. Take it easy. Julio
  
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Due to the changing times of the DYI'ers who seem to have taken over this forum, who in fact feel that they are more knowledgeable than we mechanics are, who feel it's in their best interest to create their own forum because they feel they know more about working on pool tables than we do....I'm all for no longer posting anymore advice to anyone in this form from now on, and until AZB decides to clean up the disruption in this forum, how about we just quit offering our support, I for one don't need this bullshit, life is to short to have to out up with these people!!
Yep........in real life the best mechanics don't really have the time to visit here. Most are contracted out on a 12 mth basis around the country for different rooms, different times of the year....lots of travel time. I wonder how many good techs come here, to learn from this website.


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06-20-2019, 11:04 AM

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Yep........in real life the best mechanics don't really have the time to visit here. Most are contracted out on a 12 mth basis around the country for different rooms, different times of the year....lots of travel time. I wonder how many good techs come here, to learn from this website.
When I first started posting here on AZB, it was at the request of several people in the business. My first 5 posts were questions for anyone to answer, about working on pool tables. After enough time had passed, and everyone who tried to answer them, it gave me a pretty good in depth look into the knowledge of the mechanics working on pool tables that were posting here. I finally had to answer my own questions, must to the delight of all those that tried to answer them already. The answers were short and sweet, but made so much since, since then I know for sure many of the mechanics who post here, still use my tricks today.
One of my first questions was how do you sand the facings flush to the cushions and rails to perfection without wasting a lot of time. Today, I think every table mechanic owns the Makita 1 1/8th model 9031 belt sander, but at the time....no one had even heard of them.
  
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06-20-2019, 04:56 PM

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Yep........in real life the best mechanics don't really have the time to visit here. Most are contracted out on a 12 mth basis around the country for different rooms, different times of the year....lots of travel time. I wonder how many good techs come here, to learn from this website.
I beg to differ. I am busy all year and all over the country. I love my business and love this site. I come here daily. My opinion is that many of the other mechanics stopped coming here because of all the drama. I think the drama has surely slowed down for sure. I know I have been caught up in the drama with a couple of people, but, mainly stuck it out because I will not step down to someone who is disrespecting my work or my business.

I have made a vow to try to remain professional and only post positively.

Over time the forum will grow. I love to have people to chat with about modern billiard mechanic's and network with others in the business. Glen has helped so many others and has spent HOURS AND HOURS with me on the phone. I have an extreme amount of respect for him and appreciate how much he has done for our industry.

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06-20-2019, 06:09 PM

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Yep........in real life the best mechanics don't really have the time to visit here. Most are contracted out on a 12 mth basis around the country for different rooms, different times of the year....lots of travel time. I wonder how many good techs come here, to learn from this website.
You're right, Bill. In real life, THE BEST MECHANICS don't really have time to visit here. After all, they have lives. Wives, kids, parents, church, Little League, you know, the stuff normal people enjoy in there limited spare time. Furthermore, they don't really need to come here because, as you say, they are the "best." They already know everything they need to know to give they customers excellent, honest, professional service.

Ironically, it is the aspiring tradespeople who come here, but they learned fast that they were, for the most part, only going to get smarmy responses and even, on occasion, downright abuse, and a regular menu of disgusting vulgar language.

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You're right, Bill. In real life, THE BEST MECHANICS don't really have time to visit here. After all, they have lives. Wives, kids, parents, church, Little League, you know, the stuff normal people enjoy in there limited spare time. Furthermore, they don't really need to come here because, as you say, they are the "best." They already know everything they need to know to give they customers excellent, honest, professional service.

Ironically, it is the aspiring tradespeople who come here, but they learned fast that they were, for the most part, only going to get smarmy responses and even, on occasion, downright abuse, and a regular menu of disgusting vulgar language.

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It's funny how you make that assessment having been a member for only 6 months, while I've been posting on this forum for over 13 years. I've raised my kids, I'm single, been working on pool tables since the early 80's....but you seem to know what kind of life the Professional pool table mechanics lead....really?

You know what, YOU are the problem because you have nothing to contribute, and no one cares for the comments you DO make....so why do you even post here, you don't belong in this forum, other than to be a troll!!
  
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06-20-2019, 06:22 PM

Let me get comfortable before this all blows up.

But, I am curious...isnít everyone here a troll? Just saying.


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Let me get comfortable before this all blows up.

But, I am curious...isnít everyone here a troll? Just saying.


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A TROLL is someone who's always sticking their nose in where it don't belong, are YOU a table mechanic?


Thatís not a troll Glen. Not by any definition.

I am an ďask a mechanicĒ observer and learner.

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Thatís not a troll Glen. Not by any definition.

I am an ďask a mechanicĒ observer and learner.

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That’s not a troll Glen. Not by any definition.

I am an “ask a mechanic” observer and learner.

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No questions?? Ok then, what are you observing and learning about Iin my thread, that you feel the need to respond in??
  
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So then.....what's YOUR question?


My immediate question is why does this forum always seem to go off the rails?

Second question is how are those videos of the glue down method coming.

Third. I was reading some of your old posts. You mentioned you stretched cloth long ways down the center. Yet these days you recommend sis to side first. Did you change your method over the years?


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