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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 12-14-2010 05:46 AM 2813 views 25 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the billiard fans. These are regulation 2-1/4” billiard balls with clock inserts drilled in them. I made the base to resemble the rack ued on the table. It is rosewood and red oak and finished with 5 coats of waterbased lacquer. Thanks for looking. Any comments or questions feel free to ask.

-- John T.

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 06:04 AM

Cool clocks. What did you use to drill the balls?

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 06:15 AM

A forstner bit.

-- John T.

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 06:29 AM

Very clever. Should be appreciated by any Billiards lover.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 07:22 AM

Well , guess you can tell by my name that I’m a billiards fan and think these are really cool. I’m surprised that you could drill these with a fostner bit, but obviously you can. Very well done and I like the rack shaped base.

-- RStadler

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 08:00 AM

Hey John,
Cool idea and design…make a great presentation after a competion game of billards.

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 08:20 AM

This is such a fantastic idea!! I really like the originality, they look fantastic too. Great work, thanks for sharing.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 08:59 AM

WOW!!! Very cool. Have never thought about something like that. I might have to try it out sometime. How did you set it up to drill them?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 09:23 AM

Hey John T, I’m a snooker man myself but these are real cool, looks like you’ve stolen a march on the “chalkedupman”, he’s goin to have a job outdoin this one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 09:50 AM

Thanks all for the great comments. First let me say there definetly is some tricks that need to be done to get these drilled properly. I did use a forstner bit but had to switch to a carbide one because I was getting only about 3 or 4 with a standard one. You do need to make a device to hold the ball steady to be able to drill it. You do need to make a device to mark the center of your hole so that the number lines up straight and is seen on top of the ball and yet allows for the clock insert to be seen also. Not as easy as it may appear.

I am a billiards fan also. I have never played snooker. Now I am not sure if a snooker ball is actually smaller and if that is the case than these clock inserts would not work on them. These just about fit the 2-1/4” ball. Thanks again for looking.

-- John T.

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 11:58 AM

It provides new meaning to the familiar pool room expression, “playing for time”! : )


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#11 posted 12-14-2010 02:35 PM

Those are really cool. I think that I will have to try and make some one day.

-- RJ

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 02:39 PM

These are very nice. My brother and my brother in law both have fine billiard tables, however, I do not allow myself to go near a billiard table because I was once hooked on it so I don’t want to be tempted by it. I do not have time to play billiards. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 12-14-2010 02:51 PM

Very cool !! and the bases look fantastic

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#14 posted 12-14-2010 04:01 PM

Great clocks very cleaver no doubt. More pics of the process and jig would be well recieved I’m sure. Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 12-14-2010 04:43 PM

Nice looking balls you got there man !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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