Gold Crown I Barn Find - Tangerine

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This is one of the Best threads of the forum.
Enjoy that table rex, I'm envious :grin-square:
 

rexus31

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for those maybe considering restoring or paying to have one restored compared to a new table can you:

give a rough idea what you have in costs of

1. parts
2. your time or hours
3. paid costs to others for work done.

thanks it may mean a lot to some as a starting point.

Total cost for Gold Crown I purchase and restoration, building (2) GC Lights and restoring a Gold Crown Cue Rack: $4,200.

I did not factor in my time as this project did not pull me away from other duties or projects but I estimate it would have cost 2-3 times more if everything had been contracted out with the biggest cost centered around building two custom lights to match the table(s).

Summary below:

1. Parts/Tools: $1,660
Table: $400
Cue Rack: $165
Paint/Primer and supplies: $400
Hardware: $75
Light Fixtures: $100
Wood for two lights: $225
Light Diffusers: $60
Graco Paint Gun: $235

2. Time/Hours: Approximately 6 months

3. Cost to Others: $2,540
Table Mechanic which included subrail calibration and extension, new Diamond Black cushions, Simonis 860HR cloth and setup: $1,500
Painter (aprons): $300
Rail Trim Polish/Anodize: $380
Powder Coating: $360

Final result: Priceless
 

Lawnboy77

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Awesome Job Pocket! A new 1960s Gold Crown I table and a custom matching light for around $4200, that's a great deal! Thanks to you and Rex for sharing this with us. I love history and you guys have a very nice slice of it right in your house.
 

Type79

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Total cost for Gold Crown I purchase and restoration, building (2) GC Lights and restoring a Gold Crown Cue Rack: $4,200.

I did not factor in my time as this project did not pull me away from other duties or projects but I estimate it would have cost 2-3 times more if everything had been contracted out with the biggest cost centered around building two custom lights to match the table(s).

Summary below:

1. Parts/Tools: $1,660
Table: $400
Cue Rack: $165
Paint/Primer and supplies: $400
Hardware: $75
Light Fixtures: $100
Wood for two lights: $225
Light Diffusers: $60
Graco Paint Gun: $235

2. Time/Hours: Approximately 6 months

3. Cost to Others: $2,540
Table Mechanic which included subrail calibration and extension, new Diamond Black cushions, Simonis 860HR cloth and setup: $1,500
Painter (aprons): $300
Rail Trim Polish/Anodize: $380
Powder Coating: $360

Final result: Priceless

Observations:

First and foremost, incredible work. First class. You should be very proud.

Second, the cost of a table can be inconsequential and parallels the saying "There's no such thing as a free horse."

Third, your itemized list of expenses, which doesn't even include your own labor which would be substantial, validates the cost for a perfect original Gold Crown that needs nothing.

Fourth, for emphasis, you and pocket did outstanding work. Rack 'em!
 

rexus31

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Observations:

First and foremost, incredible work. First class. You should be very proud.

Second, the cost of a table can be inconsequential and parallels the saying "There's no such thing as a free horse."

Third, your itemized list of expenses, which doesn't even include your own labor which would be substantial, validates the cost for a perfect original Gold Crown that needs nothing.

Fourth, for emphasis, you and pocket did outstanding work. Rack 'em!

Thanks, Jay! Much appreciated!
 

maha

from way back when
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great job on the tables and worth the time and expense. they came out wonderful and better than new.
and at a reasonable cost money wise and being proud of your time and effort.
 

rexus31

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great job on the tables and worth the time and expense. they came out wonderful and better than new.
and at a reasonable cost money wise and being proud of your time and effort.

Thank you!
 

Sonofkingjames1

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Almost there with mine. I am just waiting for the pockets to come back. The powder metal coating needs wet sanding and buffing. Did you have any issues with your powder metal guy?
 

Sonofkingjames1

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Love the color combination. Great job, congratulations and enjoy. Almost done with my 63 GC1 blue/white, originally from Smitty's Pool Hall in Springfield, Mass
 

dlvh

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Nice table Pocket...congrats on getting her finished.

You and Scott waited a long time to get those tables done right, now enjoy!
 
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