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anyone heard of this kind of table

anyone heard of this kind of table

i am looking at buying a slate table and i guy has emailed me about a ebony thunderbird he has with 1" slate 3 peice i dont know alot about pool tables does anyone know the qulity of this tables he is wanting 125 for it and it is disaccembled and ready to go he said the cloth is still good. i have googled the ebony pooltables but i have not found anything on them

anyone heard of this kind of table

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  1. wlf89quickshot on 12/14/2009 6:42:24 AM

    Can't say that I have heard of the table maker , but you do not say what size it is. You do say that the felt is still good but how do you know for sure? It will cost you a lot more than $125 in the long run if it is disassembled and you have to have an experiened table mechanic put it back together and set it up the way it should be. You mentioned that you do not know a lot about tables so be very wary about what you buy sight unseen. There is a lot of things that could be wrong.

  2. wlf89wlf89 on 12/14/2009 6:46:09 AM

    it is a 8 foot table

  3. wlf89quickshot on 12/14/2009 7:03:51 AM

    The above advice still stands. You said you do not anything about pool tables. Are you going to put it together yourself?

  4. wlf89wlf89 on 12/14/2009 7:09:01 AM

    i dont know anything brand and quality wise i have never put a slate one togther but i have detailed instuction on how to i am pretty handy in woodworking and know how to level wood

  5. wlf89quickshot on 12/14/2009 8:07:12 AM

    Okay now that you have qualified that all I can say is good luck with your venture. Your first post did not give that impression. Have you looked at the table and the felt at all? For me the condition of the felt is important.

    I did a lot of research on tables some time ago and I never came across the one you mentioned. Having said that, many of the table companies make multiple models under different names and would not show up on a search because it is one of 20 or 30 models made by the parent company.

    Good luck with the venture and enjoy the finished product.

  6. wlf89wlf89 on 12/14/2009 8:35:58 AM

    i havent seen it in person yet but he said it is in good shape with no tears that sounds like a good price to me what do you think i can get felt for about 140 if i need to but i aint no pro and dont have to have pro quality table

  7. wlf89quickshot on 12/14/2009 9:22:47 AM

    Best thing you can do is look at it. Be sure and check the wear on the rails.also. It may give you an indication of use. And let us know how you make out.

  8. wlf89Fenwick on 12/14/2009 10:55:07 AM

    In cases like this it would be nice if there was someone who had a little expertise to inspect the table for you. I know you said you don't need a top of the line table and for $125 you won't be getting one I presume. Also there are a few tricks to re assemble a table properly. Like putting the slate back together, filling in the seams and leveling the table. I've watched our house table mechanic recover tables and he makes it look so easy. If it is disassembled how can you tell it's condition? Just something to think about.

  9. wlf89wlf89 on 12/22/2009 4:52:03 AM

    well i bought it. its is in real good shape looks like only think wrong with felt is it has a faded out white spot in it. it is made by ebonite billiards not ebony he told me wrong. now i have one question i have it all leveled up now im putting on the beeswax i have the screw holes filled and working on the seams my instructions say leave it 1-2 inches wide on each side. how is the easiest way to do this or do i have to leave it wide i have a razor blade scraper that i used for the screw holes i can scrap the seams with it but theres not gonna be no wax exept in the crack but it feels smooth will this hurt anything?

  10. wlf89quickshot on 12/22/2009 8:21:52 AM

    I can't help you out because it is beyond my knowledge. I'm glad to hear that you are happy with so far. Are you going to replace the felt?

  11. wlf89Fenwick on 12/22/2009 3:49:59 PM

    I think it's great you ended up with a good table. Ebonite tables were very popular in the 70's - 80's. I've seen our table mechanic use a very wide putty knife to spread the compound sealing the slate. I'm fairly certain he dose not use wax though. Some other compound that he finishes up with a light sanding and checks with a level. "i can scrap the seams with it but there's not gonna be no wax exept in the crack but it feels smooth will this hurt anything? I don't think so as long as the slate joint is smooth and tight. It could be a problem if the table settles. Sorry if I underestimated your skill.

  12. wlf89wlf89 on 12/23/2009 4:51:26 AM

    quikshot im going to try to use the felt that came with it

  13. wlf89quickshot on 12/23/2009 8:09:04 AM

    Okay. Good luck with it and enjoy. Let us know when you break your first rack and how the table plays.

  14. wlf89wlf89 on 12/28/2009 6:29:33 AM

    ive played about 50 games on it now and it seems to play real good

  15. wlf89thedoorsguy on 2/24/2010 10:30:23 AM

    Check this out for the "World's Biggest 8-ball" and info on Ebonite Billiards, formerly Fischer.


    Apparently, _ Willie Mosconi _ was on their Pro staff per eBay item 270536507896 "Willie Mosconi - Ebonite Billiards Pro Staff-Photo":

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anyone heard of this kind of table

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