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Welcome one and all to one of my biggest and most favorite projects ever, my Knex pool table.
     This is NOT a step-by-step instructable. I decided to document my project this way because it is easier to explain everything. Click here for instructions.
     I tried to make this project as realistic as possible. Including some of these cool features.
  • felt top
  • bouncy sides
  • triangle holder
  • pool stick holder
  • ball sorter
  • the dots on the side
  • hand painted Knex billiard balls
  • cue and billiard balls holding areas
     It's also very nice and sturdy. The pool table itself stand 3'(91.44cm) tall, 33"(83.82cm) wide, and about 6'(182.88cm) long. The playing surface is 52 3/4"(aprox.134cm) long and 26 3/16"(aprox.66.52cm) wide. The surface or top of the pool table is 1/8"(3.175mm) particle board with felt stretched over it and duck taped on the underside.
     As I said before this is NOT a step-by-step instructable. Each step explains a certain thing about the pool table and how it works. I am not going to post instructions of the pool table because of its size and complexity. I will however post instructions of the billiard ball holding area if enough people want me to.
         Here is the video of the pool table, showing it in action! Enjoy!  ~ KneXtreme ~

 
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Step 1: The Underside

     These are pictures I took without the top or tubing on so you can see the underside and what supports it. The way it's supported is by 4 beams going around the perimeter supported by cross struts. Then there are another 2 beams, one going vertical, and the other horizontal, forming an X. To fill in the gaps I used 2 yellow rods connected to a brown(orange) connector with a grey rod slid through the center. (As best seen in picture 2.)
www1392 months ago

THIS IS EPIC!!!!

Very cool. I myself am working on a pool table.
KneXtreme (author)  mystermysteryguy8 months ago
Thanks. Can't wait to see yours. Make sure to check out the instructions
Now, if I had some more connectors, I could really scale my table up.
Wow, all I can say is wow
soooooooooo cool
But to many pieces
LvNo10001 year ago
:O whoa thats pretty epic. Post a piece list if you have a couple hours for me or at least guess a price because I'm curious how much money I'd have to save up for something of this. A pool table isn't bad if you know how to play and the best I can have atm is online pool :s so I'd be interested in making this
KneXtreme (author)  LvNo10001 year ago
Thanks man. Unfortunately I took it down awhile ago so I can't really do a piece count.
I am considering making instructions of it though.
Ok, that'll be awesome
That Loopin' Lizard in picture 8... Is it a good set? I found it on eBay and I'm not sure if I want to get it or not.
KneXtreme (author)  knexinventions 491 year ago
Yes. It is a nice set to get. There are some unique pieces that you get with it like the large ball and socket joints. Combined with shipping and handling I wouldn't pay much more than $40. If I was buying the the loopin' lizard from ebay I would try to get this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/KNex-Loopin-Lizard-Ball-Machine-/110999633510?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item19d817fe66
It's sold :(
that's coo. how long did it take to build?
KneXtreme (author)  daredevil4991 year ago
A few months.
wow
that's coo. how long did it take to build?
Hiyadudez1 year ago
This is great, I love it!

You should try make a full professional-sized one :-P
KneXtreme (author)  Hiyadudez1 year ago
Thank you.

I thought about doing that but I didn't have the space or the pieces.
can u add how to make it plz i want to make it and it looks good
KneXtreme (author)  chipalip1001 year ago
Sorry man. I can't :( Frankly, I don't have the time. And a lot of people don't have that much knex.
An Villain1 year ago
When I saw this I'd thought you had made it sturdy enough to support the Slate and felt backing, it's still pretty cool though.
KneXtreme (author)  An Villain1 year ago
Thanks. I'm not quite sure what you mean.
"Real" pool tables have a layer of Slate (2-3 cm. thick) underneath the felt, it ensures the table's face is absolutely level.
KneXtreme (author)  An Villain1 year ago
Oh. Ok. It would be cool to see if it really could support slate. Thank you for sharing.
Speaking of levelness, how is the face of the table, is there any backing under the felt or does it lay right on the pieces?
KneXtreme (author)  An Villain1 year ago
Yes, it is level. There is a backing. It's made of 1/8"(3.175mm) particle board with felt stretched over it and duck taped on the underside. Here are some pictures.
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Nice. I suppose it really doesn't need to be as precise as an "official" pool table, About how heavy is the entire assembly?
KneXtreme (author)  An Villain1 year ago
I'm not exactly sure. It can't be more than 25 lbs. though.
np
NICE i saw ur vid and im impressed!!
KneXtreme (author)  knexgunbuilder2171 year ago
Thanks.
Nice! Are you going to count the pieces?
KneXtreme (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Thanks. I don't know. I might. I'm leaving this up for awhile though.
About step 6, I said to myself: I've already seen that type of pathing...
Then I saw it was from the prize :D
KneXtreme (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
The prize is my favorite ball machine.
Mine is tartarus.
KneXtreme (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
Tartarus is pretty cool. Have you seen clockwork yet.
Yeah that's just incredible! He should also make an account here.
KneXtreme (author)  sandroknexmaster1 year ago
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