Putting a Betting Line on Speed Cloth

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Cards are delivered directly in front of you. Cards are viewed directly in front of you. Bets are placed directly in front of you. Pots are delivered directly in front of you. Stacking chips happens directly in front of you.

Having a drink directly on front of you interferes with all of those things. Having to do any of them while avoiding an obstacle placed directly in front of you is a multiple-occurrence pita and an invitation/opportunity to knock it over or spill.
To each his own. Repeating yourself will not change my mind, sorry ;) My drink sits in my rail. None of the things you mentioned happen on the rail, so no problems for me.
 

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So, yes, it can be done with a paint marker (I used Edding 750 Gold with a 2-4mm round nose) and a lot of attention. Applied it twice.
Sure, would have been harder to do for a round table.
It is fairly decent - just short of ideal.
Any other method I asked about at T-shirt and fabric printing stores is not suitable. Either the paint would not really apply, since the cloth has already a teflon coating, or the cloth itself would burn... Or they "might be able" to do it, but wouldn't bother for a single piece of cloth.
I didn't bother to ask about stitching.
Here are pics of my custom dining table topper, made by a crafty friend. For my man cave, I 'll go with something more dedicated.

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Would such a paint marker work on my table? Not sure what the material is and I don’t know if you can see what it is from my pic below but I would like to add a betting line.

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Would such a paint marker work on my table? Not sure what the material is and I don’t know if you can see what it is from my pic below but I would like to add a betting line.

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Well, I can't guarantee that. I 'm not a specialist on this. I only hold 29 degrees and 72 Diplomas:LOL: :laugh:
You 'd better try on a seperate piece of the same quality of cloth, or on an unseen part of this cloth. first.
Good paint markers are supposed to even work on surfaces like rubber, steel etc
 
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Related question to OP for a beginner. I’ll be looking to save $ and do a table build in 2019- can you build your table with blank less expensive speed cloth and then swap it out with a custom felt? I don’t think I’d try putting on the betting line I just wonder if one possible solution would be to grin and bear it then get a custom print and replace the speed cloth.

I’m sure I could find the answer to that question in the forum somewhere, please pardon my laziness.
 
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I’m assuming by this reply that it’s possible to take the padded rail off and remove one cloth to swap it out for another. That seriously makes this project 10x easier because instead of having to have all the money at once I can start with something simple and humble then save my pennies for a dope custom printed felt.
 

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I’m assuming by this reply that it’s possible to take the padded rail off and remove one cloth to swap it out for another. That seriously makes this project 10x easier because instead of having to have all the money at once I can start with something simple and humble then save my pennies for a dope custom printed felt.
Yes. Remove rail and change cloth. A few times I have left the old cloth on the table and just installed the new one over it.
 

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Related question to OP for a beginner. I’ll be looking to save $ and do a table build in 2019- can you build your table with blank less expensive speed cloth and then swap it out with a custom felt? I don’t think I’d try putting on the betting line I just wonder if one possible solution would be to grin and bear it then get a custom print and replace the speed cloth.

I’m sure I could find the answer to that question in the forum somewhere, please pardon my laziness.
I just want to be sure I understand correctly. You would be building your own table and then replace the cloth later on down the line? If that’s the case, then the answer is most definitely “yes”. Even if you purchased a table from somewhere else this is very possible, and many have done it, including myself. Besides building tables, I have often reupholstered tables for others. Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions that you may have!
 
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I just want to be sure I understand correctly. You would be building your own table and then replace the cloth later on down the line? If that’s the case, then the answer is most definitely “yes”. Even if you purchased a table from somewhere else this is very possible, and many have done it, including myself. Besides building tables, I have often reupholstered tables for others. Don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions that you may have!
Thank you! I have a table I’m planning to overlay with plywood and build my own table from scratch. Knowing that I can remove the rail is huge because I’m saving $ for this and the custom is pretty expensive. I’m psyched that I can do it bit by bit.
 

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Thank you! I have a table I’m planning to overlay with plywood and build my own table from scratch. Knowing that I can remove the rail is huge because I’m saving $ for this and the custom is pretty expensive. I’m psyched that I can do it bit by bit.
Awesome! I’ve been building tables for almost eight years now, so please don’t hesitate to send me a PM if you have any questions!
 

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Yes. Remove rail and change cloth. A few times I have left the old cloth on the table and just installed the new one over it.
You could also just build a second insert of the middle and swap them out if say you know you'll have less than careful players over. Also gives you half of a new table should you expand.
 

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I have some experience;

I used a silver sharpie to put a "D" onto a snooker table cloth. (500$ piece of fabric) Measured it out placed the template and traced....went over it (lightly) a few times. came out dynamite.

Next project was a betting line on my pre-speedcloth table topper, basically some ripstop nylon. My tools were a pizza stone and a screendoor (long straightedge) and the same sharpie. Measure the table and placed the pizza stone at one end, centered widthwise, with the stone about 2 feet in from the table, and drew a semicircle on the narrow end side of the table with the sharpie. Same measurements and such at the other end. Then I placed an 8 foot aluminum screen door on the table (no rail) and connected the semi-circles. It helps to have 2 people so the straight edge does not move.

Recently, I just got some suited speedcloth, and, to get it 'operational' quickly for a game, put a line on it the same method with HARD chalk. The SSC has a LOT of texture, and I was surprised that the line lasted (although faded) All thru the game I had. I may just darken it for the next game rather than permanently mark the cloth.
 
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