While my pool table is being serviced, I still like to go out and play in the local pool hall.
I can easily bring my good tips to the pool hall, but how about getting pool balls with you?
I know it's a bit unusual to want to get billiards with you, but you can ask any passionate player, nine out of ten, who would rather shoot the ball with their own billiards.
I agree with them.
House clues and house balls are usually in poor condition simply because people abuse them without knowledge or by accident.
I am going to buy a set of very well rated, well made balls and I plan to bring them to the pool hall with my clubs.
But how do you transport 16 billiards and clubs?
You don't want to put them in a box or bag.
You will want comfort and appeal.
How about pool club and pool combo? Sure!
Sounds perfect! Lets make one!
I chose to make my own pool club and ball combo box for a couple of reasons, actually for two reasons.
I like to make things, one is cheaper and two.
If you have all the tools at hand, you will save a few dollars.
I looked at similar products online and found them to be over $150! Thats insane.
Now I can understand paying for a new thread or ball, but paying for a case?
The project cost about $50, and the project you do is worth it.
The boxes I made could hold 15 billiards, clubs, chalk, and plenty of room for a bunch of extra stuff.
Such as poker, plastic surgery and even repair tools if needed.
I haven't filled the gap with anything extra yet.
Now, because I did this case to hold all 15 pool balls and one club, and it's bigger than a regular club because one club only holds one club.
This case is 40 1/2 long, 6 1/2 wide and 3 inch high.
One of the things people care about when I show it to them is weight, and once they hold it, everything inside is shocked.
It sounds like it will weigh a lot, but it doesn't actually.
It is also very convenient and comfortable to carry. Lets make one!
Doing so is your own risk, and I am not responsible for anything or any damage to anyone.
Tool fixture saw nail gun hammer square tape measure hot glue gun screwdriver------------------
1/4 thick wood material.
I use pine flooring, very easy to use and light weight. $19.
00 is 4 × 8 small DingTalk.
Almost any store is cheap.
You want small and thin nails, so the wood doesn't crack when you combine the wood with them. fabric/felt.
Fabric/felt will be used to line up inside and outside the box to make it look good and to protect the clubs and billiards.
I bought a beautiful black checkered felt for $12.
00 in a fabric shop.
Not enough to eat.
You want to be able to cover your case inside and outside. wood glue. $2.
00e600 epoxy glue. $2. 50.
This is used to attach felt to the wood.
This is a glue that is very effective for fabric and wood.
I highly recommend buying two tubes to use in well ventilated places.
It has a strong smell that can be harmful.
Hardware such as handles, hinges and buckles.
I rescued the parts from an old prompt box.
I got the hinge from the shelf that nobody cares about in our house. Repurposed!
You need about 14 more sponges.
I bought 4 packs 7 at the dollar store for $4. 00.
I will explain these later.
I mentioned that the cost is about $50. 00.
Depending on where you buy the material, it may be cheaper.
Everything was cheap and I ended up spending about $30 to $40 in total.
You need an idea to solve before you build your case.
I drew a quick sketch and used the size of the pool ball and club to help determine the size of the case.
You want your case to hold all the billiards and clubs and some extra stuff, so you might want to measure as much as you can.
Pool balls for me and others are 2 inch wide or high on average.
So we have 15 balls.
Simple multiplication means you need at least 30 inch of the length. (2x15).
30 inch is not long enough for this situation because you need to consider the width of the wall in the case of separating the ball.
Believe me, the wisdom of the wall will soon accumulate!
If you want space for 15 balls, you need 15 walls (
The way I do it).
If you don't think about the width of the wall, you end up with a short box that can't hold all the balls.
So we need 30 inch to fit all the balls but we need more including the wall.
I ended up using a length of 40 1/2 which proved perfect.
It gave me plenty of room for all the balls and a chalk compartment.
I think 40 and a half inches is a bit too much, I mean a 2 inch.
But like I said, I got a chalk box.
Pool balls are the only thing that really affects the measurement because they are longer in terms of length (
15 female balls are not included)
Than clubs (
Half a tip because my tip is two).
They are also higher than clubs, so they affect and determine the height and length of the box.
The width of the case is determined by the club and pool ball.
The ball needs a width of 2 inch and the club needs enough space.
I used a width of 6 1/2.
Then I split it in half.
Half of the ball and the other half of the club.
You will notice that the ball and club are on the same side.
I did this to save the length and take up space in the box.
Now, if I want to add the cue ball to the same side where the numbered ball is located, I need to make this case a little longer, and it won't make any difference.
But there will be a lot of rooms on the other side of the box that are not used.
On the same side as the club, I have about 7 inch unused space for accessories.
If the ball is not on the same side, I will have 9 inch space to fill.
I considered the size when designing my case and gave me extra space where I thought I needed it.
It's easier to cut wood than to cut it too short and have to start over.
For pool balls, you need about 2 1/2 of the space so that they fit well with some swing space.
I measured a regular club and a ball to find out what size I needed.
The bus box is 2 1/2 and the ball is 2 inch.
I need at least 4 1/2 by this calculation.
Now I also need the walls in the box to divide the clubs and balls.
So I used 6 1/2.
I measured as much as I could to improve the size of the case.
Finally, considering the layout I want and the measurements of the tips (
Width and length)and the balls (width)
I ended up with 40 1/2 long, 6 1/2 wide and 3 inch high.
My thumbnail sketch can't be scaled anyway.
You need to cut two pieces of wood 1/2 wide into 40 1/2 long.
You then need to cut 4 pieces of wood 1/2 wide into 40 pieces of wood 1/2 long.
You then need to cut 4 pieces of wood 1/2 wide into 6 pieces of wood 1/2 long.
Depending on how you assemble your case, you may need to make these parts a little longer.
I cut my wood with a clamp saw, so I'm going to polish it.
You need to grind out any pieces to make it level.
As I said above, you may need to be a little longer than other works.
It depends on how you assemble your case.
This part is easy.
Just nail the pieces together and fix them with wood glue.
If you do not use wood glue, it will become weaker and more likely to break.
Small nails are used, not a lot.
The less you use, the better.
It helps to prevent wood from cracking.
We're going to do two images.
Use a 6 1/2 by 40 1/2 as the base, nail a 1 1/2 by 40 1/2 on one side and a 1/2 by 40 1/2 on the other side.
Then nail one of 1 1/2 by 6 1/2 on one side and one of the other 1/2 by 6 1/2 on the other.
The final result will be a rectangular box.
You will then repeat this until you have two identical parts.
They were nailed to the place where the wood met with the glue.
Let's sit for an hour or two.
After the wood glue has set the time, add the wall to the inside of the box.
We also need a piece of wood that is 1/2 long and 1/2 tall.
This will be the wood that divides the case into the club part and the ball part.
When you cut the wood into a certain size, put it in the middle of the box, nail it in the appropriate position, and then glue it with wood.
Then you need to cut a small piece of wood and put it behind the club.
Wood glue and DingTalk.
Then you need to cut 15 pieces of wood for the splitter.
1/2 high, 3 ish inches long.
You need to measure the distance from the center split wall to the outer box wall, and then make your 15 ball split walls based on these measurements.
After they were cut and polished, they were separated by 2 1/2 on the case.
Glue with nails and wood.
I fixed them in place with hot glue before DingTalk.
Then you will need another small piece of wood to make the female ball split wall.
For this, see the picture.
It's time to feel the case from inside out.
I bought one with a pattern on one side and a flat black feeling on the other.
I touch the outside of the box with flat black and then touch the inside with the side of the pattern.
Shortening the case is a simple step that can quickly become complex.
Cutting felt, now when cutting felt, it is the same as when cutting wood.
Cut more just in case.
If you cut the felt too short, it is OK to cut it longer than it is.
Combine fabric with wood using e600 glue.
Then cut off the extra felt.
I fixed the felt in place with a stapler until the glue was dry.
I also protect myself from glue with rubber gloves.
Haven't felt the inside of the top box yet!
When felting the ball part, you must consider the height of the inner wall.
The sponge came in from here.
We need to align the top of the box with the sponge so that when the box is closed, the sponge forms the shape of the pool ball and pushes them to stay in place.
If you don't add a sponge, you will have too much space and the ball will rattle when you carry a sponge.
You don't need to cover the top of the case, but it's enough.
I cover the other end with 14 from one end.
First, you need to cut off about half an inch from the sponge, and then use hot glue like you do through the top of the box.
After the sponge is glued to the top, you can continue to feel the inside of the top shell.
Line up, cut and glue! . . .
This step requires two hinges, one handle and one snap/lock piece hardware.
I took out a button and a handle from an old tip box and I got two beautiful hinges from a shelf/cabinet.
Put the case together and twist the hinge and button.
Then install the handle.
Use small screws that do not peak on the wood on the other side, or cut the screws if they do peak.
The club and the shaft splitter prevent the two clubs from hitting each other during handling.
I removed the partition from the old pool prompt box, added a new feel, and then hot stuck in place.
Do not nail or use the e600 on the club partition.
You want this part to move a little bit.
You want to put the partition in the middle of the tip section.
You're done now!
Clean the case with a lint roller, trim any excess felt, then pack it up with pool balls, your clubs, chalk and other stuff, and take it to the pool hall!