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P J's new pool'

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Joe O 302/04/2009 15:44:14
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P J,   A briliant job there ! Well done. One picture doesn''t do it justice.
I can see  how when in the dining position, it doesn''t move but how do you stop it moving when in the pool position and how do you get the balls out of the pockets? I know i am propaply missing something obvious.
P J02/04/2009 17:00:22
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Cheers Joe,
 Your dead right about one pic doesn't do it justice. So The top doesn't move because I put the same cushion rubber one top of the rails but made sure the rubber didn't go over the hole openings when the table was upturned. I knew this was going to crush the fabrick and didn't want a dip in front of the pockets. Anyway the rubber is perfect the flat serface sits on it with on movement at all when playing. If I did it again I'd make 6 support that would go in to the pockets and support it there.
Now the top is only 3'' thick, it took a bit of working out but the 2" balls fall into the pockets but not through. You do have to take each ball out after potting them whick is a small price to pay for a nice table top.
Derek Lane02/04/2009 17:43:57
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Nice table PJ. It definitely won't move that much as it looks a well built piece of furniture. As long as you don't invite your mates around to often other wise you will never get into the workshop
P J02/04/2009 18:33:52
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Cheer Derek,
Unfortunately I made this Oct 2004 and gave it to my sister and nephew. Each time I visit I have to touch it's legs. No I'm not jealous..........much!

Olly Parry-Jones02/04/2009 18:37:21
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Excellent work, Paul.
Tommy mc glynn 102/04/2009 20:49:33
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 hi paul what have you under the felt? it can't be slat can it. love to do some thing like that my self. but i would have to make a bar to go a long with to pooltable.
Ralph Harvey02/04/2009 20:54:57
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Very nice suggested it to the misses ? dont think the idea went down too well, i wouldnt be off the pool table long enough to do anything else.
Very very nice though
Alan T.03/04/2009 20:29:09
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Hello P J.
                      Stunning piece of design and execution. Well done. None of my uncles gave me anything like that. lucky people.  Alan T. 
P J03/04/2009 21:11:04
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Ok last picture chap, The bed is 1/2" Ply And the middle  is filled with 1" polystyrene To cut down on weight and stop it from sounding hollow. It still takes 2 people to lift the top.
Thanks for the coments and I still think it's the best thing I've made.
Woodworker03/04/2009 21:13:03
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I'm jealous PJ!

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