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Project by Grumpy posted 11-11-2007 04:28 AM 2056 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently replaced the old plastic Snooker-Billiards score board with one i made. I thought of buying one but was disappointed with the quality of the numbers plate, they were all made out of plastic or gold plated paper?. This drove me to make one.
The biggest hurdle was getting the numbers plate made. I found a signwriter who would computer engrave the numbers on brass plate.
I used Australian ‘spotted gum’ (a eucalyptus hardwood) in 3 pieces purchased to form the main casing.
I used “Gidgee” (very hard desert wood) to turn a small insert from a piece of firewood I brought back from a trip in the outback.
No special joinery techniques other than rebates in the top & bottom rails with biscuit joints.
The Only problem was the cost blow out. The engraved brass plate was as expensive as buying a manufactured scoreboard but I ended up with a satisfactory result.
The only
Grumpy

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 11-11-2007 04:34 AM

cool piece. I have a friend here in Ohio that likes to make things like this. His hobby is pool and fixing up old pool tables and stuff. I’ll send him a link !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#2 posted 11-11-2007 04:38 AM

Grumpy. A great Snooker score board. I haven’t played in a long time.

You’ve got some great timbers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 11-11-2007 04:41 AM

Very nice piece.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 11-11-2007 02:24 PM

This is a great compliment to the table.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#5 posted 11-13-2007 02:58 AM

Nice work on this scoreboard!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 03:25 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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