Hectic week of work at Butlins no messages and no emails will be answered next week

 

February 10th 2020  onward .

We got a full hectic week of work at Butlins plus added some job’s in around that area to pull in too .
so I will not be around to read emails all next week so do not be offended if I do not get back to you .
the run in of February is also very busy no free days , so no work can be pulled in .
March 1st week is also booked out ….then I am away for two weeks Holiday .

Now taking bookings for work in April as back end of March is almost full too

8ft Karnehm and Hillman for sale good condition £600 and 6 legs .

Private sale of Karnehm and hillam 8ft snooker table

not your usual 4 leg rubbish that sags in the middle , this one has been made correct with 6 legs .

buyer to arrange dismantle and collection , GCL billiards could quote you for this .
the price of the table at £600  is as it stands NOT  delivered and set up .
Any costs for collecting the table and having it installed is not included .

A table like this to be manufactured to same spec would be close to £2000 to £2500  new .
some may even charge you up to £3000 for a new one .

Cost of delivery depends on where you are in the country .
Delivering a 8ft Snooker table is not like sending a parcel by parcel force , you need a fully qualified Billiards fitting team .
the slate and cloth will be removed from the table and the whole frame taken apart , installing is a skilled job .

All inquiries to

Geoff and Carol

c.large@btinternet.com

Adjustable Brackets for pool table top surround lids the way forward for a better Cushion bounce .

Fed up of noisy cushion rattle on your pool table , less bounce to some cushions more to others ?

I may have found the solution for you a nice easy conversion you could DIY yourself for little money
( You will require a large hole cutter for the underside of the table down the hinge side to gain 3 access holes identical to other side on free play tables )
or jig saw the hole’s out ?

LESS NOISE

EQUAL BOUNCE TO EVERY CUSHION

TIGHT NO HINGED TOP SURROUND

 

After listening to players about rattles and loose tops on Supreme pool tables and the hinge rattles on one side

A VERY COMMON PROBLEM THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT RECTIFIED .

I have come up with a plan to eliminate most of the problems a loose top lid can cause for cushion bounce and noise .
although the top loop is all wrong on these adjustable clamps they may fit existing hook tabs on underside of lid .

The clamp part is very good being adjustable you could adjust every clamp around the underside of the top cushion frame link to pull down with equal force on every point .
therefore making every cushion pulled down on the slate bed exactly the same force , all around the table = a more uniformed rebound power from every rubber cushion .

adjustable up to 200lb force from each clamp !

at the moment it is hit and miss as to what cushions bounce better than others and what noise you get from each cushion on the impact vibration .

In fact these clamp down latches would be good for all pool table top surround lids on every make of table .

Available on Amazon for around £7 for 4 clamps , i would say you could convert a hinged supreme to have clamp downs two clamps to every cushion = 12 clamps

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TANCUDER-Adjustable-Release-Holding-Capacity/dp/B07V2L2TRN/ref=asc_df_B07V2L2TRN/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=389469322718&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2085177456388356686&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006888&hvtargid=pla-825810703634&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=80790068598&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=389469322718&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2085177456388356686&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006888&hvtargid=pla-825810703634

 

for an outlay of just £21 approx for the parts
if the manufacturer of these adjustable tension clamps could do under slung clamp ends rather than side mount loop ends then even better for a straight forward swap over of parts .

You could also order direct from China for even less money on Ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/283487409921…

Off work until January 30th , after hospital appointment and surgery .

 

Operation time off recovering , and a two week Holiday in Early March 2020 .

Following an operation to remove a none melanoma skin cancer from my nose and the skin graft taken to fill the hole from behind the ear.
I now have to refrain from dusty work and heavy lifting for next two weeks after the operation while the skin graft bonds to healthy tissue .
I have work booked in for just one more day in Jan for the 31st for just one day .

and February is filling up , just got to organise February diary and wall planner tomorrow to see what days I may have left in February .
and then in March I have the 1st week only before I am away for two weeks on holiday .

please book work in ASAP by email if possible to get the odd day before I go away on holiday .

last week of March going forward is free at the moment .

I have not retired I am still working full time and expect to carry on for the next 5 years at least .
But you cannot look forward and see where hospitals and illness mean you have to take the odd week off now and again .

none melanoma spots are common especially in blue eyed fair haired people ,
I do keep out of the sun even on holiday my best place is under shade with a drink , and take early in the year abroad Holidays rather than in full sun August time .

Sorry for any disruption if you had planned to use me in the next week or so .

Geoff Large

January almost full and Hospital Operation and time off from 20th January

We are almost full for January .
and are now taking orders for work for February .
I have an Hospital operation that will need two weeks recovery time from the 20th of January
nothing to worry about straight forward OP …. and I will be OK from February onward .

and looking to start back on or around February the 4th .

WANTED BCE WESTBURY STEEL CUSHION FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLE …Cash waiting .

I have a client based near Lincoln , who at the moment has a Burroughs and watts full size snooker table with steel cushions .
he used to have a BCE westbury and would like to go back to a more modern BCE table as he prefers the modern pocket plates and pocket openings  .
therefore he wishes to sell or PX his older B&Watts table or buy outright a nice condition BCE Westbury with steel block cushions .
Price will be determined on condition of table , the more to perfect the higher the price will be paid .
no bad slates or rough tables please .

This one is immaculate and went to john Higgins …GCL billiards sourced !

another BCE Westbury full size table sold through GCL billiards

We Fully Booked up for Christmas Work …but we are still taking bookings for 2020.

We are fully booked out for our run up to Christmas .

no more work can be added to our schedule before Christmas , we are now taking work bookings from 6th of January
with some days in January and February all ready booked out .

we get some unusual table re-cloths … GCL billiards do re-cloth Bar billiards , we are only one of a handful of firms that do these tables .
It takes a special skill to insert those rings with out due force , and we have seen a  few with cracked slates in our time from DIY attempts .
and it is normally a two man job to do these tables so we do ask for a hand now and again to swivel slate over a couple of times if you wish to keep costs down .

we do american pool re-cloth and rubber plus installations and relocation .

also relocation and install  of full size snooker tables …or any size table !

Fitting and shaping of angles on new Re-rubbers .

To Match template size if required , or larger more easier pockets if you prefer .
**** Some old Billiard tables will not be possible to use Templates , due to wood at back end of pocket not being wide enough and pocket plates in the way .

Fitting of new UK made Peredon Quality nets and leathers give a new re-cloth an even better look .

we stock a few colours for pool tables in the strachan 6811 .
and we can also special order in custom colours in Strachan and Hainsworth cloths .

We can arrange for custom printed cloth …but be fully aware a very costly option .
which can double or in some cases triple the cost from using a normal one colour cloth .
again we can use Strachan or Hainsworth cloths for custom printing .
*** Please note if you are using someones logo such as Liverpool FC for instance you will need an email from the holder of that logo
Giving permission to reproduce it for you …I’m afraid it is you the buyer who has to seek permission , normally Football clubs will not charge anything if it is for Private Home use .
but a firm Like GCL Billiards would be charged , hence why you have to ask permission and get it in writing so our cloth printer could carry this printing out for you .

And we also Rent tables out  ( LOCALLY )  on a 12 months contract , then renew every 6 months , we re-cloth every 6 months on our 12 month rentals .
above our latest site in Langley Mill on the Nottingham / Derby Border.




 

Booking work in Before Christmas with GCL billiards ? …only a few days left available .

I am giving plenty of warning we are on holiday this year from 20th of December to January the 6th .

If you wish to have work completed on your pool or snooker table , then I have a 2 days at the end of November free as we speak .
and only 11 days left in December , i do have the odd Saturday to work , so NO Saturdays left I’m afraid .

Please accept that I cannot take on more work than I can carry out in that time period , I tried it in the past and it just does not work out .
some job’s turn out to be more time consuming than others .

and as you can see I do not cut corners to speed work up .

I have a few long days ahead of me , doing many re-covers .

but as you can see I get there in the end .

we do multi table work .

and the one oddity table now and again , we are worth waiting for .

If you cannot wait get the speed fitters in … your table may look a bit rough after though !
but believe me it is better to wait for an experienced fitter rather than one who would just cut corners to fit you in .

If you cannot mange to get me booked in before Christmas , I will be available in January 2020 …I’m going nowhere !