First, draw the exact line you want to cut on the ***. Draw the line on
all sides. Next, slightly stretch the *** and have people hold each
side. Next, use a new razor blade and start at the nose of the *** (most
important to be accurate, so start at the nose) and push the razor through
the ***. It will cut like butter, and don't worry about the parts you
have just cut through...they will be pulling away from the cutting seam,
which is why you stretch the ***, so you don't have anything in your way.
Be careful to stay on the right path. Don't go to fast or else you may lose
the line. Remember, the cut doesn't have to be perfectly flat, for that is
what the facing is for. But be as cautious as possible. And use a new
razor for each incision. One cut will dull the razor enough to make it a
pain on the next cut. Good luck.
Deno J. Andrews
> We got some new SuperSpeed bumpers in for some Gold Crown
> tables, and are trying to learn how to do it ourselves.
> But we're having a heck of a time trying to figure out a
> precise and reliable way of cutting the ends of the ***
> at the correct angles (which look to be 38 deg and 75 deg).
> How do professional installers do it? Is there some custom
> miter box or similar tool you can buy somewhere to make this
> job easy? Or do people build their own custom miter box?
> What cutting tool works best for the ***?
> Any suggestions from someone who's done this would be much
> appreciated! Also, any recommendations on the best books for
> recovering, leveling, etc. 9' pool-hall pool tables...
> Greg Ubben