a custom pool table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 680 days ago 3258 views 28 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we finished this pool table recently and drove it to virginia to set it up for the client … it was a long way to go, but it was good pay, a fun project, and the ride was a nice break … it was, i believe, our 15th custom pool table … i made (adapted/remodeled) the first couple back in the late 80’s for myself by repairing and updating old tables that i bought from the want ads and sold after. later, in the 90’s, we started to make them for custom clients from scratch. a pool table is a challenging project, particularly fabricating and felting the rails, but with some time, careful planning, and heavy lifting,, not beyond the reach of a careful dedicated woodworker. there are two blog post on my dorset custom furniture blog as well as a link to a fine woodworking article from 1989 that we still use as a guide. you may have to be a member there to access the finewoodworking link, but it’s a good article, and the admission to their website is reasonable. something like $14.00 for the year … it’s a great resource on many woodworking topics. here are links to my blog posts …

link 1 ... getting started.. lots of parts …

and link 2, felting the rails and set up and installation

there are also a couple of older posts here for a 'post and beam' pool table that we built a few years back using hand hewn barn beams ... enjoy …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 680 days ago

Another awesome project Dan! Well done.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 680 days ago

great job thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 680 days ago

VERY cool!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 680 days ago

Awsome table.I love this game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 680 days ago

Dan you truly are in a league of your own! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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

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#7 posted 680 days ago

Nice table!

One pic shows tan felt and another shows green being put on. Which one is the final color?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 680 days ago

I bow to ….. No, I kneel to you. That is fantastic!!

-- Who we are is nothing compared to who we choose to become. If we don’t make choices to become something greater than we are, we have made a choice to become something less. ~Me

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#9 posted 680 days ago

That is something to be proud of. Very nice!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 680 days ago

beautiful work, was just thinking about starting a plan for one over this past week… (for future build).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 679 days ago

Wow, just wow. Really nice looking pool table, great job.

-- Ben from IL

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#12 posted 679 days ago

Another fine piece of work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 679 days ago

I love it…......

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#14 posted 679 days ago

A true work of art! What did you use for the bed and how did you level it. Is the bed adjustable for level, if needed?

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#15 posted 678 days ago

wow, that is impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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