My name is Dave Rhodes a retired ex pat living in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. I emigrated from the UK in 1968 and now consider myself more Canadian than English. That being said there are many things I miss about the UK and being able to pop down the pub for a pint and a game of bar billiards is one of them.
The game is not well known here although there is supposed to be a table at the spitfire Arms Alehouse in Windsor (about 135 km from my home). That's the only one I have heard of in Canada. The area around here has a lot of British ex pats and many of them remember playing the game and would welcome the chance to do so again.
As I retired without a gold plated pension or indeed any company pension at all, I am unable to afford the luxury of buying and importing a table. Therefore I have the impetus to build myself a serviceable table at modest cost. Woodworking and joinery will not be a problem as I have the required skills. The difficulty lies with obtaining accurate dimensions and sourcing the materials. I will be using local hard woods with the major table parts being red oak. The playing surface is my major issue as I don't think I can afford slate.
My purpose for joining this forum is to shamelessly pick the collective brains for any information that can help me with the project.