Senior year pool table

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Project by Monte McCoy posted 01-06-2010 08:38 PM 2847 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the pool table i made my senior year in high school. It is african mahogany with a solid slate top, hand carved claw feet legs, crown royal color felt and bags :) and marble insert markers. Sorry the picture quality is so bad but it was a picture of a picture….

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 08:40 PM

Monte that is beautiful, great job. Wish it were in my rec room.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 08:52 PM

Beautiful pool table.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 09:29 PM

Very beatiful ! How do you do the bumpers or how did you get them?

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 10:28 PM

I have a table, and that was my question also. How did you do the rails? Would like to redo mine. Good—no great job,

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 10:37 PM

Great pool table – I can see you had quite a bit of time in that one.. Well done..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 10:57 PM

Great looking pool table.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 12:17 AM

This is beautiful work. I hope some day that you’ll be a technology teacher b/c students will benefit from your level of detail.

-- Jess

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 12:57 AM

Great looking pool table. You did a beautiful job on it. I never made one from scratch but had an opportunity to restore a late 1800’s one once. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 01:21 AM


-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 02:18 AM

Very nice!

-- Janice

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Monte McCoy

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#11 posted 01-07-2010 02:54 AM

Thank you all for the very nice comments!
Paul and Bill to answer your questions i was able to purchase the triangle shaped rubber bumpers off the internet From Showcase billiards. The bumpers are definitely one of the harder parts to make because if they arent at the perfect height/angle then the ball will either jump it or not rebound off it properly. you also have to have the right tension on the felt when covering them or you will have the same problem. I was able to find a pretty detailed plan on the rail construction part of this table, the rest of it was designed myself. If you are just refinishing your existing rails then they are most likely bolted up thru the bottom side and have a small 1/4” x 1/4” strip of wood tapped into a groove with the felt pinched down into it. If you would like more info feel free to contact me

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 04:02 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship, what size is the playing surface?

-- Nubs,Reserve

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Monte McCoy

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 04:06 AM

George to be honest i dont remeber the exact dimensions. i built it to official regulation specs but as of now i dont recall what they were :) So the short answer is that it is regulation size

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#14 posted 01-07-2010 04:08 AM

Great pool table looks wonderful

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 05:50 AM

Fine Craftsmanship!

-- Alvarez

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