new cloth on rail with the nap side down. With the nap of cloth
running from left to right on end rails, or from designated
head to foot of table on side rails. The cloth should have
equal amount of over hang at both ends of the rail and extend
1/2" over the featherstrip groove on the cushion side
as shown in Figure 1.
for approx. 3" at end of rail, tap featherstrip down with
a tapping block and hammer as shown in Figure 2.
each end of rail, pull the cloth toward the rubber cushion
an additional 3/4" then tap remainder of featherstrip
down. Figure 2
the cloth on the cushion side of the featherstrip as illustrated
in Figure 3.
the cloth down over front of rail, then using thumb and forefinger
as a guise along front edge of cushion to keep the tapping
block at rear of featherstrip, tap the featherstrip down flush
with rail surface as shown in Figure 4.
use just the hammer, always use a block to avoid damaging
rail over and at corner pockets, fold the cloth over the mitered
edges as shown in Figure 5, stretching tightly
and working and wrinkles out as you staple three place in area
shown in Figure 5.
three places along the rear edge of the pocket facing: (x)
(Figure 6) then trim of extra cloth at the
Rail is an end rail, repeat step 7 at other corner pocket then,
starting at center of rail, stretch cloth tightly over cushion
and staple at bottom of rail working toward each end. Figure
excess cloth from bottom of rail as shown in Figure
7, flush with edge cloth relief groove.
side pockets, stretch the cloth tightly over nose of cushion
and staple 3 places as shown in Figure A
the cloth up to the edge of the cushion nose as shown in Figure
B, then firmly pull the small strip
(FigureB) to the rear of cushion and
staple at rear of facing.
the small fold in place with thumb and forefinger and firmly
fold it down over facing, then staple at rear of facing and at
bottom of rail as shown in Figure C.
excess cloth as required
FELT ON THE SLATE
installing felt clean the slate thoroughly. Lay the felt nap
side up over the slate, leave equal amounts of cloth overhang
at the sides and ends. For a backed felt table, follow the same
basic procedures using staples on the underside of the slate
instead of Contact (spray) Cement.
one end (head) of the table, fold the cloth back away from
the edge of the slate (12") and spray a coat of contact
adhesive on the exposed slate top and the folded back felt.
Do not get cement on the playing side of the felt, use protective
paper to prevent over spray getting on the felt. spray the
underside of the felt also.
the felt at #1 Figure C.
the felt across the table at #2 Figure C,
Fold the cloth at the overhang underneath the edge of the slate
at the end.
the cloth back at the other end of the table and repeat Step
#1 stretching the cloth from #3 to #1 (Figure B)
and press into position.
the cloth from #3 to #4 while stretching from #4 to #2
the left side, fold the felt back over the top of the slate
from #1 to #5 Figure D, spray the edge of the felt
and the bottom surface of the slate from #1 to #5.
Using a strip of paper to protect the playing side
of the felt, apply a coat of adhesive to the back side
of the felt about 3" wide from #1 to #5 and bond
the felt in place.
steps 6, stretching the cloth from #3 to #5. Figure
the right side of the table, fold the felt back along the edge
of the slate as in step 6 for the area #2 to #7 on Figure
D, stretching the cloth across the table from #5 to
#7 and #2 to #7 press the cloth in place taking care to
avoid any wrinkles.
step #8 for area #4 to #7
the left side, cut a short slit in the felt at the edge centered
on the side pocket opening. With adhesive applied to the slate
and the underside of the cloth at the side pocket opening,
grasp the cloth at the slit, pull the cloth into the
the side pocket opening bonding the felt to the underside of the pocket
See Figure E.
the other side pocket opening, stretch the cloth tightly across
the table and repeat Step #10
the corner pockets stretch the felt tightly towards the center
of the corner pockets, cut a slit in the center of the pocket
radius. Fold the felt back and apply adhesive to the felt back
and slate pocket cutout. (edge and bottom)
Stretch the felt down and over the the pocket cutout taking care to
avoid wrinkles and bond securely.
off excess cloth around the perimeter of the slate. Locate
the eighteen (18) rail attach bolt holes and cut clearance
holes in the cloth with a sharp knife, see Figure F.
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