Hi there, I am new to this forum; delighted to be here! I am posting here for some information, advice and I also just wanted to show off this wonderful item to those who will be interested.
I recently bought this table in a very poor state. It has been covered in thick black paint, half of which had been badly removed.
The channel bed which the balls fall onto was covered in tatty baize, underneath which is coir. The legs are turned/round. The rubbers (which I think are original) are triangular in shape, and are in surprisingly good condition.
As can be seen from the photos, cues can be stored in the holes in the front of the table.
I intend to restore this into full playing condition.
If anyone can answer any of the following questions or offer any further information, I would be extremely grateful.
I would be interested in the age and the maker- I think it might be a Padmore after reading some of the other threads.
The rings have ridges, and I don't think they are original to the table. Do people think I should change them for un-ridged?
Finally, do people advise varnish or Danish oil on the bare wood?
I rate the rings with 4 'cut out' bumps highly. wish i could still buy them! so if you are outting them please contact me. those for sale on ebay have very large holes, something like 55-56mm as opposed to those on your table of 50mm. nobody can get the smaller rings but we have a few hoarders here so you never know your luck, someone may step forwards.
I suggest a 6mm ply for the ball run. also, I love the danish Oil and beeswax, it gives fantastic finish.....you wouldn't regret going that way. tables get moved, lacquer gets bashed and breaks off.
you have made your photos a little smaller than you needed to i think. I've done 4 tables now but i'm still learning. a great guy to get in touch with is Alan Turner here. Alan makes skittles, mushrooms (and mushtittles too!) lock plates, money boxes, timer lids with funnels, coin drops, scoreboards, head boards with the values, and sells cloth and rubbers, score discs and is full of advice. He'll also recondition your timer. I think he can convert to modern coins as well, if not I can help.
using him and what can do and have bought i get everything done.
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Hi Taffy Thanks for all the information. The table came with all its bits apart from the coin tray. I bought one of these from a chap on eBay who has them made. There was a bit of old woodworm infestation underneath which I've treated. Thanks for the advice about Danish oil. I thought of using varnish but the oil feels a better idea.