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bodymanbob

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1661 days ago

I need to make new rails for this 40 yr old pool table, it is made out of 100% mahogany. the base is all done, witch was to ez task. it was a out door table for 35 yrs, you talk about warp. i should of said WWWWAAARRRPPPP give you a idea how bad it was i paid $150.00 for it and it has a 1 piece 1 in slate that is in perfect condition. but the wood was warp as a old wet cardboard box. Well after 2 yrs its all fixed { with the same wood} but the rails. Now they have to be perfect too, and that just not going to happen with the old wood. they were cut to short 40 yrs ago, and at the wrong angles. So in comes new wood, but dam if i can find out what length, and what height the cuts are. why i know they are wrong , is after i spent a lot of work and time on the old 1s, and tried to get it square, Well lets just say in comes the new wood. So is there anyone out there that can help me?


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Karson

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#1 posted 1660 days ago

These guys might be able to help

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UnionLabel

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

If you know the actual maker of the table, you can contact them for such details. Or you can contact this company and may get some help http://www.penguinamusement.com/

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John

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

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bodymanbob

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#4 posted 1657 days ago

thank you all for trying, but its a old hand made table and what i need is the dist between the pockets should be and how hi on the rails are the cuts ,where the rubber mounts to the rails. if that makes any cents. if i can find out how to post pic, i well. then maybe ill make more cents. but thank you for your time.

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doyoulikegumwood

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#5 posted 1657 days ago

how goes it hear are few sites that get into the standards for your pocket sizes and cushion standards hope this helps

http://www.pool-table-rules.com/pool-resources/pooltablepocket.php

http://www.wpa-pool.com/index.asp?content=rules_spec

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bodymanbob

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#6 posted 1650 days ago

rails this is what and where i am trying to ask…

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bodymanbob

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#7 posted 1650 days ago

thank you all for your time, and all your HELP. MAYBE THIS WELL HELP WHAT I TRYING TO ASK

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John

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#8 posted 1650 days ago

I think the info is in this graphic

http://www.bestbilliard.com/resources/buildtable/cutout.cfm

Scroll down to the second graphic
.5” and 1.6875” are the measurements I think you are looking for.

http://www.bestbilliard.com/resources/buildtable/images/subRailSpec1.jpg

If you read through the entire build it also will give you the rail lengths, and angles to cut for the pockets. The first link very useful pictures has the rail lengths and the graphic I referenced.

Good Luck

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bodymanbob

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#9 posted 1650 days ago

YOUR ARE THE MAN JOHN, THANK YOU. JUST WHAT I NEEDED. MAY YOU WOOD STAY DRY, AND YOUR SAWS STAY SHARP AS A RAZORS. THANK YOU AGAIN, GOD BLESS YOU..

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