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Locksmith
01-07-2007, 05:32 AM
We've got an old pool table in my lodge and the leather drop pockets are shot. We have gotten estimates over the phone of $100.00 a pocket to "Redo" them. A member who's a carpenter got a pocket off so I could take it to a local Billiards company, but the more I look at it, it doesn't look so difficult to make.
It's looking like 1/4" thick leather. We used to have a Tandy leather shop around here, but the guy was a jerk, and I don't know that I really WANT to find if and where he moved to.
Any thoughts and adresses would be appreciated.

nheng
01-07-2007, 10:49 AM
I was going to suggest trying the parts dept. at Olhausen or other table maker. $100 may be hard to swallow but I suspect that it's a pretty good price for a rebuild. Replacement pockets for outdoor tables are in the $80 - $125 range but don't know about indoor ones.

Got any tack shops near you that do repairs or custom work on harnesses? That might be a possibility.

Den

PTSideshow
01-07-2007, 11:11 AM
They closed pretty much all the stores that didn't bring in a ton of money and went to the internet. Here is the page you want for saddle stiching and starps 1/2 to 5/8 wide in different colors and flavor of leather. http://tandyleather.com/products.asp

The two other leather suppliers that had web sales are not on line any more.
:D

Locksmith
01-07-2007, 11:20 AM
Thanks. I just asked Tandy for a catalog.

Ken, The tack shop idea was a nice thought. Trouble is, I live in the New York Metro area. Not a whole lot of horses...

LastOldDog
01-07-2007, 11:55 AM
Thanks. I just asked Tandy for a catalog.

Ken, The tack shop idea was a nice thought. Trouble is, I live in the New York Metro area. Not a whole lot of horses...

Ask who does the work for the Police Equestrian Division

greywynd
01-07-2007, 12:26 PM
There's got to be some custom leather wear makers in NY. <grin>

Can you post a picture of the existing pocket? I've done some leather work, but sometimes there are alternatives as well. Had I known pockets for pool tables were that sort of money, I woulda been making dozens of 'em by now.

Mark

jsn_joiner
01-08-2007, 09:10 AM
i would try a redwing shoes or some where that fixes leather shoes and jackets. they might be able to help

jason

speedsport
01-08-2007, 09:20 AM
www.speedsportleathers.com

Dee
01-08-2007, 09:47 AM
If you do a google search for Pool Table repair parts
you will find lots of pocket sellers.
for example
http://www.lakesidebilliardsupply.com/pooltablepocket.html

greywynd
01-08-2007, 11:58 AM
Wow.....for those prices I will have to look at making some.....course the hard part is finding a market. I know there's a couple places in town that sell/service pool tables, guess I could start there. Now just need to find the time.

Mark

Evan
01-08-2007, 04:16 PM
There's got to be some custom leather wear makers in NY. <grin>

Yep. I am quite sure there are plenty of harness makers in NYC. Just not for horses...

dp
01-08-2007, 08:01 PM
In Seattle there's this: http://www.macphersonleather.com/

When I need cheap leather I buy old leather chaps from EBay, either biker wear or cowpoke wear. Some of the cowpoke stuff can be a bit krufty whereas the biker chaps have shrunk to the point they don't fit the owner any longer.

I've been in Mac Pherson's and they have a lot of stock.

LOU'S CUE'S
01-08-2007, 10:46 PM
DUNNO IF I DID THIS RIGHT...........

http://forums.azbilliards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=54

Samuel
01-08-2007, 11:20 PM
Frankly I dont think that you could beat those prices at lakeside, If I am reading it right its for all six pockets .. for the cheap ones thats 159/6 thats something like 26 dollars each.... seems cheap to me for how much work it would be for something that looks like that .


Samuel