Two 8 ft Brunswick coin ops from wayyyyyy back. Gorina basalt cloth.
Billiard Fitter is a full service billiard & pool table repair company. Wes also provides his services for many prestigious billiard tournaments.
Wes Burden (Master Pool Table Mechanic) Owner/President of Billiard Fitter, travels Nationally and Internationally to setup/repair pool tables and provide custom services for individuals and pool rooms needing pool table services.
Operating as usual
Two 8 ft Brunswick coin ops from wayyyyyy back. Gorina basalt cloth.
Didn’t make it over the hump
Well myself and the crew of my youngest son Jack and my man Johnny took a road trip to Jacksonville to move a nine foot pro am 3 peice slate to the customers new home. Upstairs, the terrible thing as I call it. But first had to once again deal with previous install stupidity. Weirdo bolts in the middle of the slate that were bondod over without putting some tape over the heads. We see this all the time btw on almost every table we put our hands on here in Florida. It’s a very simple thing to think of if you have EVER had to deal with it. So then we had to drill the top of the screws ,bolts off ya know to get the damn slate off. Come on mannnn! Anyways we got it in the truck and over to the new house. Up the stairs for any table is a chore. But a nine foot pro am is extra special. But of course it can be done. Oh yes. So if you see all the bondo holes , please for the love of little baby jeezus mark which ones have screws and which ones do not ! Think of the next guy behind you please. Personally I modify the 3 peice slate on these by drilling and putting slate screws in them. Much easier to level and deal with it all. Don’t be an idiot tho , pay attention not to run thru the cabinet. Use your brain 🧠. When we got it all done I and most importantly the customer was happy. My crew is the premier diamond and for that matter all of Floridas table moving, service and repair specialist. Poolroom service is something I do love. After the initial repairs of course. Also, any mechanics out looking for advice just reach out for gods sake. I want us all to be champions.
In the truck headed to new house here In Jville
So here we are in Jacksonville area dealing with some absolute bu****it! Cot dammit if you work on any tables much less a diamond do not ever be this damn stupid. Put tape in your screw heads!
Antique snooker install and new Gorina basalt ultra marine cloth.
Mr Malone your table is ready my friend.
4 eight foot Diamonds recovered today here. The rest of the diamonds will be here very soon!
Todays lesson. Calmly. The stapled pic is absolutely not what you want to see. The second pic is what a true professional would do. Especially on a diamond table ( top of the line table in any country btw). Don’t muck it up by being ignorant. Be somebody! That’s all
Mr Touchtone your table has been fixed up. Absolute tragic install of this diamond table from a dealer in southeast Florida. Shameful.
Russ Prince my friend your table is now ready. A Gandy big G. Pro-8. After some investigation it was determined that the incorrect cushions were installed on this one. No surprise tho. All Gandy tables come with k-66 cushions, so that’s what was put on them by the previous mechanic. But , this table had to have been reprofiled long ago because this one takes k-55. So I lengthened the rails to make this table at 4.50” pro cut pockets. Simonis 860 HR tournament blue cloth that the customer supplied. I put new gold crown pocket in. Took the slate apart and re did the leveling and slate seams the way I like. Everything is nice and new now. Thank you for the work and hospitality to Russ and Karen!
Mr Fears your table is scratch free, recovered with Gorina basalt and leveled. Thank you for the work. Practice and play well.
Anthony Meglino your table is ready.
3 yr old blue label recovery. Gorina basalt.
Brunswick Centennial restoration job.
Four down and three to go here.
All done here ! Real nice poolroom! Table one got new rails also.
Todays crew is myself my son Jack and Johnny.
And then there is the restoration work. Metal polishing is very laborious. After a full day of work then this stuff. It never stops.
Day one down here. Super clean place. Great bar area. Gorina basalt cloth. New cushions on table 2 today.
Johnny and I had lunch and checked out the pool tables. They get moved for midget wrestling n stuff. Sooooo of course they need some love.
Btw this the very first j flowers tribute case ever made. As john knew that I had played with J. He was on my pool team long ago. It’s funny story really. He told me I was the worst player he had ever seen 😁. But as time went on he loved me. We won a lot in our local pool league. Bar room league back then. There was no Apa or anything back then in our area. He told me all kinds of crazy stories about his life. He would have never personally have used this particular case because he could not get his gun in and out of it quickly 😂. He was a mean old man that I loved tho. Played good and had tons of knowledge of the game and the ancillary aspects of it. John gave me this one year at valley forge,pa. In honor of my time with J. I just don’t use it and would rather someone that will.
This case was made by john Barton long ago. Anyone wanna make an offer?
All done here. Today the last two. Diamonds. New cushions. Table one is 4.50 pro cut. Table 7 is 4.25” super pro cut. Thank you Jose del Rio for the work and friendships I have here
Another day of Johnny and I at strokers. Gorina basalt cloth. Christina and Freddy doing their thing today. Smooth running
8 down here at Strokers. Great food !
First day of recovery. Great staff and yummy food. Gorina Basalt cloth. My son with us today.
JJ your table is ready. New cushions. Rails lengthened. Gorina Basalt cloth. Enjoy. Thank you for the work
All new again here! Just a fantastic place. The food is soooo great here. Everybody is good here.
Day two down here.
And while the top is off go ahead and wipe out the runners. Only takes a minute.
Show your diamonds some love and they will shine brighter for you.
Day one down
Mr Johanson your table is ready
All done with the night work. Gorina basalt cloth. Johnny and I got it done. Thank you for the work Downtown Billiards in ocala Florida
Night work. Soren Sogards
Down here to pick up centennial parts for restoration
8 foot Olhausen recovery and slate reset. Gorina basalt cloth
Little taco Tuesday action
4119 Gunn Highway, Ste 18
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Some dood put the wrong profile on this persons rails long ago. A local company I shall not name. Almost a hundred years in the biz.
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