|Project by Grumpy||posted 11-11-2007 03:49 AM||1900 views||4 times favorited||25 comments|
This is a 3/4 Pool-Snooker Table (8’X4’) I made about 30 years ago.I did not have any of the machinery that I have now to do the job.
The legs are Oregon turned on a makeshift lathe driven by a power drill. The sides & tops are Pacific Maple (Muranti). The bed is 1’ compressed fibrous cement (extremely heavy). I had some difficulty getting the bed perfectly true, it’s not but I know where the ball will behave unexpectedly.
I purchased all the brassware from a billiard factory-they were very helpful. I made the jigger & spider hooks out of brass flats.
The brass feet became a problem when I put down the timber floor so I turned up coasters recently with felt underneath to protect the floor.
This was perhaps my most challenging project. Too bad I don’t play the game that well.
I will be happy to provide more info if anybody wants to build one but unfortunately I don’t have any plans.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python