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Project by Mark Miller posted 10-19-2017 07:37 PM 1193 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What is a billiards stimpmeter you ask? well let me tell you. Stimpmeters are normally used in golf to determine green speeds and slope, etc…. this one is designed for the game of pocket billiards and is used to determine cloth speed, the consistency of the cloth, the consistency of the weight of balls, game simulations, etc… I work in a billiards store and had a friend ask if I could make him a couple. Challenge accepted. This is oak and walnut, and the stop block is used for starting points along the graduated scale along the face of the stimpmeter. I used rare earth magnets in both the stop block and the stimpmeter to lock the desired position in place. Lasered Brunswick logo is for decoration only.





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-19-2017 10:41 PM

My brother-in law who golfs, talked about these once and I had no idea what he was talking about. Sounds like a cool tool to have for the game. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 10-19-2017 11:14 PM

I’ve never heard of a Stimpmeter for billiards (quite familiar with the one used in golf.)

Whatever the case, yours looks great, and has all the features to make it a useful measuring device—will be the envy of every pool and billiards player!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 12:13 AM

Hummm, never knew, very cool.

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 01:08 AM

Soooo, what does an average pool cloth run ? 11? 12?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-20-2017 12:11 PM

Neat and nice work on it! How is it used?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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beefererer

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#6 posted 10-20-2017 12:13 PM

A friend of mine made a couple of these for pool leagues. They are great for determining table roll, cushion resilience and cloth speed.

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-20-2017 01:50 PM

so that’s why I never win a game :<)) I would not try to sell them with that logo ....GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 10-20-2017 01:52 PM

This is a nice shop made tool. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 10-20-2017 08:00 PM

And now that I learned something new, it was worth getting up today :^)

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#10 posted 10-20-2017 10:22 PM

Interesting. Never heard of anything like that. Must be the high end tournaments. Maybe I should make a few and head over to the pool hall, might rack up a few bucks. ;)

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#11 posted 10-21-2017 12:39 AM

In addition to things mentioned they can also be used to level the pool table by measuring the difference in the roll of the ball across the table measured at all four corners from both directions. I use an electronic level on my table but then test it with this stempmeter to make the final tweaks. The top is them as close to perfectly level as you can get it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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