Pool Table

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Pool Table

Postby garylmast » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:38 pm

This is still a work in progress: I decided to build a 7-foot pool table to fit in area in my basement.
Started with the legs and frame, with designs from Clip Art from Aspire. I needed to build the slate top, so I used melamine board, and cut three sections, which included the pockets cutouts and necessary holes. I used a high strength concrete mix, the type they use for concrete countertops. To make sure each section was the same and to avoid shims, I made an adapter on my lathe to attached a diamond wheel to the CNC machine. I ended up shaving about 6mm, mostly around the outside edges. Once I rotated the sections to get the smooth surface, I screwed the concrete to the melamine so I can attach it to the frame and also have something to staple the fabric to. I then cut all the rails and attached the pockets. Now I need to take everything apart, stain it, then pack it downstairs to the basement, where I will add the rubber bumpers and stretch the fabric. As I'm packing the concrete sections, I need to remind my brain that I'm not 20-years old anymore.

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Re: Pool Table

Postby highpockets » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 pm

WOW!!! That's one heck of a project. Beautiful workmanship.

Thanks for sharing....
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Re: Pool Table

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 am

Wow, is right! Amazing!
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Re: Pool Table

Postby scottp55 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 am

QUITE the project!!!
AND well done!
Congrats! :)
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Re: Pool Table

Postby dwilli9013 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:05 pm

WOW!! I didn't think it was possible but you have officially outdone yourself Gary. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pool Table

Postby mfirlott » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:07 pm

I am beyond impressed at the workmanship and just the overall concept. What a project. Well Done!
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Re: Pool Table

Postby garylmast » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:39 pm

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I managed to pack the heavy sucker downstairs without to much damage to my body. Once I pep the seams and put the fabric on, I'll post the finished results.

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Re: Pool Table

Postby Phil » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:37 pm

Fantastic, definitely not a weekend project. :)

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Re: Pool Table

Postby garylmast » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Finally got everything set and applied the fabric. Working with the fabric, especially over the rails is why I let my wife wrap the Christmas presents. :roll: :roll: :roll: But at least it's done.

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Re: Pool Table

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:32 pm

Fantastic, Gary! I love the two intarsia scenes hanging on the wall, too! You are one creative, hard working guy!
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Re: Pool Table

Postby scottp55 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:26 pm

I WOULD have said the Pool Table would have been the focal point of ANY room.
BUT now :?
WONDERFUL Gary!!
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Re: Pool Table

Postby Phil » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:45 pm

This project, in my opinion, is over the top awesome. I can never understand why some projects get many responses and others not so much. When I first saw this pool table I thought this post would light up the forum like a Times Square Christmas tree. Oh well, shows what I know.

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Re: Pool Table

Postby garylmast » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:27 pm

Thanks everybody for the kinds words.

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Re: Pool Table

Postby vgraves » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:17 am

That's one of the most impressive projects I've seen highlighted in this forum. Great job!
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Re: Pool Table

Postby rneathawk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:00 am

I've looked at this a few times... and for the first time I realized that you machined the concrete?! Impressive!!
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