You will need
- new cloth, special backing cloth, adhesive for bonding fabrics and particle Board, hammer, nails, bench level.
Disassemble a pool table. Remove the screen and the holes, then Unscrew the side, freeing access to the edge of the playing cloth. Remove the old coating and lining fabric.
Carefully inspect the base of the billiard table. Ordinary tables it is made of chipboard, the more expensive use a special slab of stone. For them there is a special method of restringing a pool table, so it is better to entrust to specialists.
Found damage on the particle Board need to be addressed. Using bench level, define vignette or depression in the ground. They must be eliminated either by using mastic tree, or by Stripping. Prepared for hauling a pool table must be dried.
Apply glue to the chipboard surface. Then place the lining fabric on top, smoothing out all wrinkles and creases. Occurring air bubbles, you must withdraw from the center to the edge of the table with a plastic spatula. Leave glued the carpet to dry completely. Then, cut edges, aligning and turning them from all sides.
Start hauling sauna. Spread a new cloth over the entire surface of the table. Place it so that all overhangs are the same. First pull the middle of the cloth on the short Board and fix with nails and a hammer, nailing the cloth to the side of the chipboard. Repeat with the other side.
Similarly we perform the same operation with the long sides of the billiard table. When all the middle tense, start pinning the cloth on a Billiards table throughout the area.
Cannot be used for smoothing out the cloth during restringing metal spatulas, because they can damage the carpet and make it the hooks.
For fastening the cloth is better to use a small clove of length with broad heads. Such nails do not split the edge of the chipboard, and hats to better distribute the load over the tissue in the places of punctures, avoiding tears.
Advice 2: What made billiard ball
They say that the game of Billiards originated in Asia several thousand years ago. And balls of Billiards were first made of wood, metal and stone. And only in the XV century, the billiard balls began to make ivory.
Billiards - a very old game
Billiards appeared about 3000 years ago. Some historians say that its homeland is India, others say China.
In Europe, in 1469, made the first pool table. Gave it to the king of France Louis XI. Even then, the table was located on a stone base, was covered with soft cloth-made delicate, and his balls were carved from ivory.
Balls the best quality
First billiard balls were made from ivory. The best balls were made from the tusks of female Indian elephants. Because it is in the tusks of the female channel, which is the nerve that goes down the middle of the bone. When the ball was carved from this Tusk, he was perfectly centrobanca, and rotation of the ball when the game was flawless.
The tusks of males are channel folded by the end of the bones, and balls so they were second-class citizens. They played newcomers, not knowing how to use all the advantages of the perfect first-class balls.
The search for other materials for making balls
By the nineteenth century, Billiards became very popular in Europe and America. Only the famous factory Schultz, Freiberga, Erikalova made at that time to 100,000 billiard tables per year.
But to produce one set of billiard balls required the tusks of two elephants. So the manufacturers think about finding a different material for the production of good balls. The American company "Phelan and Collender" has appointed a prize of 10,000 dollars to anyone who creates the best artificial material for this.
John Hyatt was experimenting a lot, trying to find the substance, and during one of the experiments I cut my finger. Opening the Cabinet, he knocked over a bottle of colloid. The solution is flowed, and after some time, solidified. Then John decided that it can be used as a glue. Colloid mixed with camphor and he got plastic, suitable for the manufacture of balls.
Balls John Hyatt have become quite popular, but had one drawback: during the game they sometimes cracked. They were replaced by balls made of phenol-formaldehyde resin. This resin was poured into the form and simply allowed to harden without applying any pressure. It was the most effective and inexpensive technology.
Modern billiard balls for professionals
About 90% of billiard balls, which plays the whole modern "billiard" world, manufactured by Saluc. And the balls made from plastic fenolaldegidov, are considered the best.
They consist entirely of this material. But they can only play players of extra class. Because the balls are rolling on the cloth as well as on the ice. Therefore, a number of professionals loves to play on "slow" cloth, which is better visible trajectory of the ball.
Billiard balls for beginners
Beginners are not able to benefit from quality expensive balls. So at "Amateur" level of use of balls made from polyester. These balls are slower and ride that allows "fans" to see whether a shot is made.
But on the balls from polyester rather quickly begin to appear dings and dents. This is especially noticeable in the so-called "cue ball" — a ball that is most often used in the game.
Nostalgic connoisseurs of Billiards
With proper care phenolaldehyde balls can last for more than 40 years, without losing excellent qualities. But players with great experience playing the balls out of real ivory, argue that the tusks of elephants were, are and will be the best material for the production of billiard balls.