Saturday, April 5, 2014

Putting the Pool Table on Wheels

Work on the pool table continues.  You wouldn't think it would be too difficult for two grown men to figure out how to put wheels on a pool table, but it was.  This is a regulation nine foot table, with a one inch thick slate top.  It's heavy.  The first wheels we installed were replacements for the feet.  This didn't work.  As soon as we tried to move the table, the feet started to collapse.  They were simply too long.

We decided to simply forget about being able to adjust the height of the feet and lag bolted the wheels on.  If we need to level it, which we probably will, we'll just jack it up and shim it, and mark the floor so we can put it in the same place every year.

Why wheels on a pool table?  Since its in the garage, we want to be able to roll it to the side when we leave next month and can put Earl and Judi's car in the there.

I scored a great deal on NOS (New Old Stock) pool balls on eBay the other day.   They've been sitting on a shelf in a warehouse for who knows how long.  $11, plus $10 shipping.  Cool beans.

We also stopped at the dreaded Walmarts for a rack, bridge, and chalk.  We're good to go.  All we need to do now is to make sure the three slate pieces are flat, install the felt and rails, and rack 'em up!

We'll be shooting pool by Sunday.... or Monday.   Hey, we're retired.  We have all the time in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Will the table be ready BEFORE you head to Bleeckest???