The Gandy experiment
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The Gandy experiment - 08-05-2019, 12:44 AM

I Bought this Gandy 9ft pool table nearby.
I'd never heard of the brand "Gandy" before and there's not much info on line about the company.

The table had particle chipboard for skirts and either side of the leg supports which were in poor condition.
It had a broken skirt at the front as well "see pic below"
I told the guys I wasn't interested in it and that it's too much work for what he was asking.
So for $100.00 I grabbed it.

I replaced the particle chipboard for marine ply on the legs and on the stretcher panel as well as using Polyurethane glue and industrial staples throughout.
The original stretcher panel was hollow and not very strong so I rebuilt it and strengthen it with full bracing from end to end.

I ended re-laminating the entire table except for the top rails. The new laminating made the table look like new.
Originally the laminating was only on the outside of the skirts so I laminated the skirts front back and at the bottom for extra protection.

I shimmed the pockets to 4 -1/2 inches as originally they were buckets.

I reinforced the chassis with triangular sections, and straighten everything out and painted it grey.

I did my own powder coating on the corner castings, feet, and skirt joints from a powder coating kit from Eastmans.
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Why does every shot I make using CTE go to centre pocket?
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08-05-2019, 01:21 AM

Turned out great.
A local pool hall heard about it and bought it from me.
I must add that these tables have a real retro look and are so good looking.
Thanks for viewing.
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Its "GANDY" not Grandy. A lot of rooms in the Southern parts of the US bought these 'cause they were a lot cheaper than Gold Crowns. They weren't built as well and don't usually age well but if set up right they played fine. Looks like a Big G, their most popular commercial table. You did a great job on this.
  
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08-06-2019, 08:37 AM

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Its "GANDY" not Grandy. A lot of rooms in the Southern parts of the US bought these 'cause they were a lot cheaper than Gold Crowns. They weren't built as well and don't usually age well but if set up right they played fine. Looks like a Big G, their most popular commercial table. You did a great job on this.
The first tables were Grandy I think ..

Table turned out Great!


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08-21-2019, 07:08 PM

Beautiful restore. I had a Gandy Hustler...the one in the Baltimore Bullet.... butcher block appearance. I loved it. $1700 in 1979. The other was the Big G.





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08-27-2019, 09:03 PM

Very nice job.

Obviously corners were cut in the original table. Compromises.

You made up for that.

I collect Gandy cues. Kind of a lost company.

The Gandy Big G was decent, but not built to last. You changed that on this one.


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