# How Wide Is A Row Of Beads

#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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Folks, looking for some info here. Can someone please tell me how wide in inches half of a wood bead score counter (the kind with 50 beads to keep score in straight pool), how wide is half the beads? Just looking to see how wide half of it would be then I figure plus or minus 6 inches on top of that to slide them back and forth. Building a shelf to mount them and the damn post office has had my package with the beads in it for almost a month now. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks y’all.

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#### Bob Jewett

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It depends on the width of each bead. I've seen seriously different widths. I think the usual is about the width of the tip or half an inch. The tens beads are wider.

I looked online and the people selling beads seem mostly unwilling to tell you how big the beads are. One site (Pooldawg) does say that you need about 70 inches for the standard 100-bead set. Does the site you bought from say anything?

If you are playing 14.1, I think you will need more than six inches of space if you keep the rack score on the beads. Each color needs two sections of bare string, so 8 to 12 inches for each set. If you are moving the beads by hand, maybe not so much.

#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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It depends on the width of each bead. I've seen seriously different widths. I think the usual is about the width of the tip or half an inch. The tens beads are wider.

I looked online and the people selling beads seem mostly unwilling to tell you how big the beads are. One site (Pooldawg) does say that you need about 70 inches for the standard 100-bead set. Does the site you bought from say anything?

If you are playing 14.1, I think you will need more than six inches of space if you keep the rack score on the beads. Each color needs two sections of bare string, so 8 to 12 inches for each set. If you are moving the beads by hand, maybe not so much.

Awesome. Thank you for the input Bob.

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#### whammo57

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today's common pool player has no idea what the beads are and how to use them.............. and very few pool halls have them hanging any more............................ they put up 10 whiffle balls on a string and call it a day

Kim

#### Poolhall60561

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If you need to save some room you could do this;

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#### ChrisinNC

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Folks, looking for some info here. Can someone please tell me how wide in inches half of a wood bead score counter (the kind with 50 beads to keep score in straight pool), how wide is half the beads? Just looking to see how wide half of it would be then I figure plus or minus 6 inches on top of that to slide them back and forth. Building a shelf to mount them and the damn post office has had my package with the beads in it for almost a month now. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks y’all.

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The old timey 14.1 wood beads that hang on a string / wire above the table measure just slightly more than 1/2 inch wide each, about 56-57 inches total for 100 beads plus the center marker. You would need at least 75 inches total from one end to the other

#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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If you need to save some room you could do this;

Won’t work for straight pool.

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#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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today's common pool player has no idea what the beads are and how to use them.............. and very few pool halls have them hanging any more............................ they put up 10 whiffle balls on a string and call it a day

Kim

Yeah that won’t work for straight pool. Obviously. Thanks for the input though.

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#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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The old timey 14.1 wood beads that hang on a string / wire above the table measure just slightly more than 1/2 inch wide each, about 56-57 inches total for 100 beads plus the center marker. You would need at least 75 inches total from one end to the other

Thanks for the valuable input. Looking to build my own bead counter when the new set comes in to be used for playing straight.

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### How Wide Is A Row Of Beads​

Logically, about half as long as a piece of string.

Boro Nut

#### td873

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My beads are just about 32" per color. ~64" total. I use an 8' section for them to slide both directions. I mounted with turn buckles on both sides.

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#### runout1961

##### Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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My beads are just about 32" per color. ~64" total. I use an 8' section for them to slide both directions. I mounted with turn buckles on both sides.

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Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to respond. Thank you.

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#### Poolhall60561

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Won’t work for straight pool.

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Yes it will
You really don’t need all those beads

#### claymont

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Yes it will
You really don’t need all those beads
Where do you put the running total for both players? Looks to me that you would need another set to keep total score.

#### Poolhall60561

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Player 1 on left and player 2 on right.
Reuse the top 1 point beads as needed.

100 plus points

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#### Bob Jewett

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Player 1 on left and player 2 on right.