Hanging Up Score Beads

HomeBrewer

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So I bought a set of score beads like we had in the room where I learned to play:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GVL4NU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


But I don't have a light that I can hang them from in the way I've always seen it done.

I have a traditional ceiling fan and light fixture over the table and it gets so hot here in south Louisiana I'm not sure there ever WON'T be a ceiling fan there, much as I don't like having it over the table (I'm picking carefully my billiard-related battles with the wife).

Got any ideas about the coolest way to wall mount or otherwise mount these? I've Google image searched but nothing is jumping out at me...
 

Texas Carom Club

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I did it simple 3 hooks in the ceiling at the correct length and it sits and moves perfectly
Mine came with a string
 

billiardshot

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Here a fews Though

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kilby

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Hang them between angle brackets on the wall near the ceiling, 6" brackets about 6" down on the wall -- find a couple of studs. Incidentally, we are still awaiting pics of the room....
 
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kilby

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Beautiful! Love the railwood! Hang those beads on the long-rail wall.
 

kilby

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Agree, great photo. I would love to find one of those old bead strings, they were made of ebony and pearwood!
 

shayne87

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pt109

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Just happened across this shot in looking around still. What a beautiful photograph:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10913?size=_original#caption

Something about it, I don't know -- my favorite one I've come across so far.

I have never seen table lights like that...if you're going to use incandescence...
...seems like a good way to go.

Did you notice that somebody borrowed a bridge from the first table and never returned it?
....they're still doing stuff like that today...:smile: WTH.. over a 100 years later?
 

HomeBrewer

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Thanks everyone for the continued responses. I went ahead and hung the beads with wire and string but didn't like the way the only brackets I had (iron) looked so I got a wild hair and used a 3/16" wooden dowel sanded down nice and smooth.

The thee 'holder' pieces are just suspended from screws right now but I'll think of a way to improve it. I wanted to mount them high like Ron suggested as I am a fan of that look, but I remembered I need to keep them at a height the little guys can reach soon.


Once I square away the electrical rats nest under the table, I'll be mostly done:

http://imgur.com/a/wTxZ1

wTxZ1
 
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HomeBrewer

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And while I've got the black electrical tape out I can put a few layers over my Kilby cue, really provide myself some grip on that bad boy :)
 

kilby

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I have contacted the parish sheriff to issue a bench warrant for violation of our lease agreement... Be advised....
 
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