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bsmutz
01-16-2006, 03:40 PM
A little over a year ago I bought a 1920's vintage 10' snooker table for $900. I have a 9' pool table and decided I liked snooker enough that I would rather have the snooker table (could still play regular pool on it, too... just tougher). My daughter was going to buy my pool table and I was going to set the snooker table up where the pool table had been. Long story short, she had some problems so I ended up building a 24' x 24' garage on my property and have begun earnest refurbishment of the snooker table. Here are a couple of pictures showing the before and after. http://www.users.qwest.net/~swjcarolyn/images/snooker_comp.JPG http://www.users.qwest.net/~swjcarolyn/images/snooker_new.JPG

bsmutz
01-16-2006, 03:55 PM
Here are the rails and pockets. I don't have any before pictures, but imagine the rails covered with cigarette burns, peeling varnish, and a barely discernible brass plaque. The pockets were filthy as well with lots of blue oxidation from the copper support wires. http://www.users.qwest.net/~swjcarolyn/images/rails.jpg

wolfdancer
01-16-2006, 04:30 PM
Bill, looks like you have some real talent there. Are you going to be able to setup and assemble the table by yourself?

bsmutz
01-16-2006, 04:46 PM
Maybe if I was Arnold Shwarzenegger, lol. I'll get the base set up okay but the place where I bought it will cover the rails for me, then deliver the slate and finish assembly. The slate is about 2" thick and each piece weighs about 300 lbs. or so. I'm hoping to have it ready to go by the end of the month. With this wet, cold weather it takes a full day for the finish to dry for the next coat. Then I have to flip it over and do the other side, so 4-5 days for each of the 4 pieces.

Scott Lee
01-17-2006, 10:46 AM
Bill...Didn't you have that table when I was there last yr?
Seems like it was in pieces against one wall. BTW, Jack (Wolfdancer) is only a few miles from you. You guys should get together and play some! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Scott