A very busy week dismantling tables and opening pockets up , plus pool table re-covers

After the recent holiday break , my work load was tested to the limit
Monday travel out to near Sleaford to open up the corner pockets and service of bed cloth on a full size Burroughs and Watts Steel block cushioned table , the owner is delighted with the result of an easier table to pocket on , I am not surprised as his pocket openings where just 3.3/8th at the fall , I opened them up to 3.5/8th .
Kirkham corner steels template in
The next three days where going to be a tough one , three full size snooker tables to dismantle at Nottingham University Sports hall , these tables where upstairs and no access to a lift , I had  a choice , enlist 6 men to carry the slates downstairs , use a slate slide and use 3 men , or take the easy option and use the fire escape to a flat roof and get the local groundsmen to come up with their tractor fork lift and lift the slates down for us .
No Guessing for which option was chosen !
I divided this work into three comfortable days
1st day by myself part dismantle all cushions off the tables and bubble wrap , take bed cloths off and slate linings , take cushions into storage to sort out the best space for the three tables.
2nd day take slates off the tables and place on pallet on fork lift , three sets three lifts , then load one set onto van and take into storage unload and onto forklift , repeat another two times . then re-cover one pool table in Beeston in the afternoon plus visit another site to fit a coin mech
3rd day dismantle three frames and bubble wrap all parts , bring downstairs and load onto van all three frames , take up to storage center unload and stack neatly for two years . then over to Derby for pool table re-cover.
The old sports Center is being demolished and the tables will be in store for two years , we will then take them back out of storage and reassemble them in a Brand New sports center .
Nottingham uni sports hall
Above The old Nottingham University sports hall due to be closed by the 23rd of March ready for Demolition , the three tables have gone into storage.
New Sports hall due to open in the spring of 2017 .
after the work of dismantle and store plus bubble wrap of all polished parts .
We found time to squeeze in two pool table re-covers , one of my rental stock had come up for it’s annual re-cover , we offer two options on our pool table rental schemes , offer one is one re-cover per year at £15 per week or two recovers one every 6 month for winter and summer league starts at £18.50p per week , we also give a Brand new set of Aramith tournament Match balls each year for the pool team .
And to top off Thursday we had an email for an Urgent re-cover for one of our regular Snooker club Clients , this was a large club based in Derby .
cueball pool room busy
The very well used Pool room of the Large Snooker club in Derby
Match night at least one team made an effort of wearing Red Polo shirts !

Tomorrow is clear Workshop out and get a few things ready for another busy two weeks ahead  , we have work scheduled for Stoke / Skegness / Long Eaton / Loughborough / Mansfield / Derby /Leicester /Worksop / Beeston / and Leicester again
If you have work that you would like being carried out on your cue Sports table , then please try and plan well ahead , we are very popular and noted for our excellent work standards as well as our reasonable price .
Book early for work in April . email Geoff at c.large@btinternet.com or phone 07753466064 or home 01159725355  please leave a message if no answer as I may be lifting slates upstairs or tackling a job where I need to press on and answer phone inquiries later in the day .
Barnsley slate in attic stairs 2
Try answering a telephone while doing this !