Snooker to pool conversion in KC area??

ukrmh

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I am new to this site, so I hope this first post works ok!
I have a 1939 Brunswick Challenger (I think) 9' snooker table, with both sets of balls (pool and snooker). It has 6 legs and # 6 pockets. Table measures 50 x 100" cushion to cushion. I hate snooker because it is too tough to play, so I want to convert this table to a pool table. It seems to me that all that needs to be done is to precisely cut all 6 rails a little shorter, remove the snooker cushions and replace them with standard pool cushions, apply new facings at each pocket, purchase and install # 6 pool pockets, install new cloth over the cushions, and I'm good to go. The top of the existing snooker cushions measure 1 7/16 " above the playing slate now, which is about what I believe the standard height is for a normal pool table. Anyway, has anyone out there done this? How hard is it to do? I don't want to screw up the rails by making a bad cut in them....
Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Kansas City area that could perhaps do this work? Thanks in advance.
Bob
 

ukrmh

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BTW, I forgot to mention that the slate on this snooker table appears to be the same configuration as slate on a pool table, so I don't think the slate would need to be cut.. Is that correct?
Bob
 

pooltableproCP

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Your table may have to have the rail liners replaced as well. Snooker rubber is a completely different size as well as angle of mounting. If you have some detailed photos of the rails w/out cloth on them, I would like to see what you have. Our shop is not in K.C. - but we are in Lincoln, NE.

Chris
 
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