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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: Lukus] #308370
09/15/06 04:16 PM
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hasn't the 8 ball been cut yet?!!




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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: query] #308371
09/15/06 05:36 PM
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Sorry. Things came up. Have not cut 8 ball yet. (by the way one 8-ball is $10.00, and the guy says he has plenty)
After reading the posts, I was going to go with the 2x4 type jig. And use the large band saw at work. But, after inquiring about the blade in the band saw, my boss said, "wood only". So back to the drawing board. We have a Portaband saw at work that is mounted to a work table, that also has a bike chain type clamp that holds down the piece of material you are cutting. ie, conduit. The boss said to use that. Once again reading over the posts, here is what I am going to attempt to do. The ball measures about 2-1/4" in diameter. So I have a piece of PVC (2") about 2 feet long. I am going to slice the PVC down one side, to be able to "stretch" it back. I will insert the 8 ball and postion it correctly, close to the middle of the length. I have some 2"PVC elbows that I will put at each end and cement them on to "clamp" down the PVC pipe back to close to 2" to hold the ball in place. Then strap it to the Portaband saw and slowly cut through the PVC and the ball. I hope to have this done by wednesday of next week. Thanks for all the info and I will keep everyone up to date on how it went, and if I am out $10.00 or $50.00.

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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: xssass] #308372
09/19/06 03:58 AM
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Mission accomplished! I went ahead as planned with the process I listed in the last post. I sliced a 2" PVC pipe down a side, I pried oped the pipe and inserted the 8-ball. I positioned it correctly and strpped it to the mounted Porto-Band saw. I also put a 2" elbow on the end closes to the ball to "clamp" down on the 8-ball even more. (I did NOT use pvc cement to secure the elbow, like I thought I would have to. It did not need it.) I lined up the center of the 8-ball and then cut very slowly through. After the cut, I just popped the halves out. Both sides are usable. Success!

Thanks for all the interest and help!
TimK

ps: I did take pictures, so I can show what I did. If I can figure out how to post them, I will.

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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: Murphyg] #948520
12/05/18 06:04 AM
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A pool ball Does not conduct electricity there for an EDM machine will not work!

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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: Anonymous] #948521
12/05/18 12:33 PM
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No idea why this 12 year old thread came to life again, but it's an interesting read, if only for nostalgia value! smile


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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: bilvihur] #948523
12/05/18 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted By bilvihur
...it's an interesting read, if only for nostalgia value! smile

Totally AGREE! smile

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Re: Cutting an 8 Ball in half [Re: CabinConnection] #948532
12/05/18 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted By CabinConnection
Originally Posted By bilvihur
...it's an interesting read, if only for nostalgia value! smile

Totally AGREE! smile


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