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11-17-2009, 12:07 PM

Can I get a copy of Page five. Can anyone email it to me..

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12-26-2009, 11:57 AM

RKC, thanks for this fantastic guide. Unfortunately I am unable to downloa page #5. Can you or someone else send it to me?
rinoldix@gmail.com

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page 5.
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06-11-2010, 06:56 PM

FULL Resolution image of slate diagram from Page 5 of Glen's How-To.




  
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06-23-2010, 08:20 AM

Excellent piece. I've always wanted to know how this was done.

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Leveling a 3 piece slate - 08-12-2010, 06:47 PM

Thanks Glen, I have been going nuts trying to level my GC3 , I am now looking forward to working on it again with this new knowledge.
  
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So sorry, but it does snow in hawaii and has done so on a regular basis for quite some time.
  
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Yes, the longer the level, the more it averages the reading of the slate, meaning the less transparent the highs and lows of the slate, or the hills and valleys if you will. To long, and the level works like a bridge over a swayback slate, or rocks on a high spot.

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That could explain why I had trouble with my eight foot level.
  
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please email me the knowledge

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glen, glen, glen - 08-10-2011, 06:44 PM

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i'm deflated. my hope is fading. will you come to memphis? my brunswick regina needs you. gerald 901 412 9618
Although Glen did an excellent job of explaining how to level three pieces of slate and I would never argue that technique as having nice results. You can achieve this with a lot less work and fuss. Note: I am not a "Pool table" mechanic and what I don't know is a lot. A whole lot. But I am a machinist and know about leveling a variety of things to small tolerances. Make sure the frame is level just as outlined by Glen. Then level the center slate more or less as described. Once you have the center slate leveled, assuming you have made certain the frame isn't sagging in the center and the ends of the other slate's wont be above that grade on the ends then use a thin 6' straight edge. Make the seams exactly flush with the center slate edges and they will have no choice but to be level too as you have made the center slate. Use your straight edge and run it out to the ends of the other two slates with about two feet of it on the center slate and you can use your eye to see light under and level the end slates. When they are running on the exact plane as the center slate, you will have three level pieces and a nice playing surface. You will usually see some visible dips and high spots but this will allow you to level the slate pretty much to it's capable tolerances. Balls will never roll off and what more do you want? Again, Glen is a master and I am a hack. I'm only talking about leveling of the three pieces of slate. Not overall pool table mechanics. I can't even stretch cloth properly but I sure can make a level surface. Done it many times.


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Although Glen did an excellent job of explaining how to level three pieces of slate and I would never argue that technique as having nice results. You can achieve this with a lot less work and fuss. Note: I am not a "Pool table" mechanic and what I don't know is a lot. A whole lot. But I am a machinist and know about leveling a variety of things to small tolerances. Make sure the frame is level just as outlined by Glen. Then level the center slate more or less as described. Once you have the center slate leveled, assuming you have made certain the frame isn't sagging in the center and the ends of the other slate's wont be above that grade on the ends then use a thin 6' straight edge. Make the seams exactly flush with the center slate edges and they will have no choice but to be level too as you have made the center slate. Use your straight edge and run it out to the ends of the other two slates with about two feet of it on the center slate and you can use your eye to see light under and level the end slates. When they are running on the exact plane as the center slate, you will have three level pieces and a nice playing surface. You will usually see some visible dips and high spots but this will allow you to level the slate pretty much to it's capable tolerances. Balls will never roll off and what more do you want? Again, Glen is a master and I am a hack. I'm only talking about leveling of the three pieces of slate. Not overall pool table mechanics. I can't even stretch cloth properly but I sure can make a level surface. Done it many times.
I appreciate your birds eye view on leveling slates, what I wrote about leveling slates was to try and help out the DYI table owners as there is nothing in writing anywhere else on this subject to be found. There is a lot more to leveling slates than even you can imagine, which is why I chose to write a more simplified way...as opposed to the low-low leveling system I use myself, which is not for the faint to try

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