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We finished up and delivered this billiards/ping pong table to a killer home in Jackson, WY. This was the fourth pool table I have built for this client. What do you all think?
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Beautiful. Great job.
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If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Great craftmanship with beautiful wood. I like the details on the corners.
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Don't they sell those at Family Dollar or something?
That's nice work..Amazing what a few bucks will buy you these days, huh?
I can just imagine some drunk fool leaving a cigarette butt burning on the edge of it..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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That is a fabulous table! Just a question: how do you retrieve the balls?
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very, very nice! great job on wood selection and finishing as well as craftsmanship
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Not bad for a beginner!
Where did you score the wood? The color and grain are awesome! I had an inexpensive 7 foot pool table and can imagine the work that goes into one of your custom tables. What do you use for the bed? Slate?
Fourth table for the client? Where is he putting them?

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Beautiful !!! Absolutely beautiful !!!

I love the turquoise epoxy accents (crack filling) on the live edges. Truly, a magnificent pool table.
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Not bad for a beginner!
Where did you score the wood? The color and grain are awesome! I had an inexpensive 7 foot pool table and can imagine the work that goes into one of your custom tables. What do you use for the bed? Slate?
Fourth table for the client? Where is he putting them?
The maple came from Oregon and the red colored wood is Jatoba from Brazil. Yeah the amount of work is crazy. We had about 400 hours in this table. Our tables are full regulation and use 1" thick 3 piece Italian slate backed with 3/4" partical board. Yeah his fourth table. He still owns all four in four different homes in four different states. Oh the struggles of the wealthy. Great guy thought and self made!!
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Beautiful !!! Absolutely beautiful !!!

I love the turquoise epoxy accents (crack filling) on the live edges. Truly, a magnificent pool table.
Thank you for the kind words!! The Turquoise is real stone inlays.

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That is a fabulous table! Just a question: how do you retrieve the balls?
Thank you!! Well we built what is called a drop pocket pool table. Which means you can not see the buckets. Most pool tables you see are the open pocket style. Which means you can see the pockets. Instead of the frilly leather pockets commonly seen we use thick leather buckets. So just reach in and there are your balls. Hope that helps.

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Don't they sell those at Family Dollar or something?
That's nice work..Amazing what a few bucks will buy you these days, huh?
I can just imagine some drunk fool leaving a cigarette butt burning on the edge of it..
"Don't they sell those at Family Dollar or something?" Yes and also Walmart LOL!! I haven't had anyone YET that I know of anyway do anything like leave a cigarette on one. But there is a first time for anything. The worst I have had was beer/wine being spilled on the felt. Have a good day!!

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That table is absolutely fabulous!!! A far cry from the tables I played dime 9 ball and pill 8 ball on when I was a youngster.

In those days all we had were tables with pockets. No "tunnel" system to roll all of the balls to a collection point at the end of the table.

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Damn that is about the coolest looking pool table I have ever seen
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So just reach in and there are your balls.

Sorry ... just the adolescent side of my mind laughing at that.
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Does your wealthy customer know that I am up for adoption? I have my own pool cue from the olden days. Just have him send me a D&B report and I'll go from there.

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Does your wealthy customer know that I am up for adoption? I have my own pool cue from the olden days. Just have him send me a D&B report and I'll go from there.
Me first but I will put a good word in for you!!

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