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need info on amf tables

need info on amf tables

is this amf table a hanover?Also the owner thinks it's a 8 foot table with one piece slate.I thought those were 3 piece slate tables.Any info i would greatly appreciate as i am looking for a basement table.Also table comes with sticks,wall rack,8 and 9 ball rack,cover,brush and 2 sets of balls for 300.00

need info on amf tables

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  1. tnjoker34Mitch Alsup on 11/30/2011 10:28:08 AM

    As far as I know, only Diamond makes 1 piece slates--and there is a reason--an 8 foot table in 3 piece slate has each piece weigh in close to 200 pounds. One piece slate would be upwards of 600 pounds. Also, one piece slate requies a means to level the slate and a single monolythic piece that big would sag beyonoe the 0.002 spec for pool tables.

  2. tnjoker34RayMills on 8/19/2020 4:54:22 AM

    Are you still out there, Mitch?

    Is what you wrote above still valid? Historically, I thought that all tables' slates were 1-piece until 3-piecers came along relatively lately. And that coin-ops are usually singles, even today. One reason I like these is that you don't have to level the slate, just the feet that the table/frame is lying on. Lastly, I would've guessed that thick slate wouldn't sag, especially if the frame is built to support it.

    Hope to hear from you. Always a fan.

  3. tnjoker34Mitch Alsup on 8/19/2020 9:44:57 AM

    My Frat House at college had a 1913 pool table that had 3-piece slate. Thus it is likely that 3-piece slates go way back in time. It is not difficult to make 3 pieces of slate co-level, it just takes diligence and time. Thin wooden wedges are generally used to make tiny increments of position at several points around each slate.

    Slate is stiff, but not "that" stiff, the slates are backed by wooden frames when rest on the tables frame. These frames are what gets leveled and where the forces are transferred into the table frame (ultimately to the floor through the legs).

    Coin-Op tables are generally one piece but at 6.5 feet or 7 feet in size their weight is "not that great" at a bit over 240 pounds, they often use 3/4" slate whereas real pool tables use 1", lightening the load.

  4. tnjoker34RayMills on 8/19/2020 5:02:22 PM

    Well I'm thrilled that that method of contacting you worked! It looks like Mr. Nova Scotia might be on vacation. I guess we have to just rely on notifications to communicate directly with each other, eh? I guess you can always contact me via my "Rolling Shelter" post. Ray

  5. tnjoker34Mitch Alsup on 8/19/2020 5:25:40 PM

    I have basically not been active on this site for a long time--maybe even a whole decade. Anyway, I am glad you got what you needed.

  6. tnjoker34RayMills on 9/17/2020 7:42:19 AM

    Hey Mitch, I just read that you're a physicist. Please tell me why a no-gap, tight racking leads to a better spread of the balls. Maybe you saw me broaching this subject under "... How Much I Scratch!" And, did you ever make sense out of that Pivot/CTE discussion?

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need info on amf tables

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