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Slate Splice

Slate Splice

Stripped down my very old pool table and two sections of the slate are spliced together. Never had a problem with playing surface. How common was splicing the slate sections?

Slate Splice

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  1. mac1953Zeke on 1/13/2014 2:27:56 PM

    I've never seen a 7, 8 or 9 footer NOT spliced! That does NOT mean somebody doesn't make one-piece slates for big tables! I just never saw one.

    I've only seen 5 or 6 big tables "apart." But all the 7+ footers are made in thirds - not single piece.

    Does that help?

  2. mac1953mac1953 on 1/14/2014 6:11:38 AM

    Yes it does. My table is the only on I have seen torn down, other than pics of other tables. Thanks

  3. mac1953mac1953 on 2/23/2014 8:30:26 PM

    I was not clear about the slate splice. I am not talking about the seams between the slate sections. I have slate sections(2) that are spliced with dark and light pieces of slate to make a whole section.

  4. mac1953Zeke on 2/24/2014 9:30:42 AM

    You're saying one of the slate thirds is in fact seamed? That does seem odd.

    Then too, marble has large seams that are veined and aren't seams at all - merely geologic nuances that add character without being weak points?

    A photo might be useful.

  5. mac1953mac1953 on 2/24/2014 10:46:45 AM

    The table has been re-covered sorry.

    Viewing the slate from the side you can see that the slate is spliced. The pieces of slate were cut at about a 45 degree angles and I assume they were glued together to make one piece. It is definitely not a natural occurring vein because of the closely machined splices.

    I have not been able to I.D my table, since there are no markings anywhere. The nameplate at the head was worn completely smooth when I got the table in 1985. It looks just like a Schaaf pool table that was posted on this forum some time back.

  6. mac1953Zeke on 2/24/2014 2:22:16 PM

    I see what you mean. There's nothing left to see with the cloth on...

    You state you never had a problem with it. I'd let that sleeping dog lie.

  7. mac1953mode101 on 2/28/2014 6:23:34 AM

    That table looks cool. Is it taller than regulation?

  8. mac1953mac1953 on 2/28/2014 11:56:19 AM

    The bed of the table is 30 3/4 inches from the bottom of the legs. The max is 31" according to BCA. I have some shims under all legs for leveling and to keep the bottom of the legs from contact with the cement floor. Thanks for the comment on the table.

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Slate Splice

  • Title: Slate Splice
  • Author: (Mark Mcdougle)
  • Published: 1/13/2014 7:29:29 AM