My Pool Table

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Project by Wilt posted 01-30-2009 06:14 AM 4512 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had bought a cheap pool table when I started college. It got alot of use and wear & tear. After I got married I decided it was time to rebuild my pool table. The original table was mostly made out of particle board and plastic veneer(which did not survive the college life), however the slate was in excellent condition. The only remaining original parts are the slate pieces and and the frame on which it sat. It turned out pretty good and the cue rolls nice and straight, unfortuneatly the balls don’t find the pockets as much as I would like.

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 07:10 AM

It looks great, have always wanted to build one myself. Hope you get many more years of enjoyment from this.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 03:47 PM

Nice rehab!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 04:16 PM

quote:”the balls don’t find the pockets as much as I would like.” – must be the hardwood you selected for the project…. :)

nice table!

what did you use for plans? the original pieces/design? or a new one?

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 05:46 PM

Very nice. If only I had the space.

-- He said wood...

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 07:07 PM

No a bad idea rebuilding an old pool table instead of building one from scratch. Good job!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 07:50 PM

That’s my game…I was taught by some rough ladies years ago in bars…very nice…and I’ll be it gets lots of use.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 01-30-2009 08:59 PM

Nice rebuild. Reminds me of back in the 50’s when I would help my dad rebuild the pool tables in his pool hall.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 09:08 PM

what time does the game start. that is beautiful

-- making sawdust....

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