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Old 07-28-2010, 12:26 PM  
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It is no longer made. However, I know the manufacturer (he is my brother) and he has several more left in storage. It's pretty cool, you use little metal "clubs" to flick a marble into a hole. Each side of the game has 9 distinct holes. My brother invented and manufactured the games but never really found a market for them outside of golf pro shops.



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Old 10-27-2010, 10:23 PM  
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Default A Long Weekend of Work!

I've spent the last four days working on the bar and thought I would share some pictures. I've installed all cabinets, re-routed the plumbing, wired all the electrical, built the bar framing, and will soon be installing the countertops and the bar top. For the bartop I'm using laminate flooring with a crack sealer but installing it in a way that will allow me to change it out if it gets damaged. The bar will be two-toned with all cabinets painted black and some of the bar front a deep red mahogany to match the laminate bar top. Note: The close-up of the bartop is just to illustrate how the bar rail and laminate flooring will be installed - these pieces are not currently attached. The wall cabinets will have mirrored backs and are backlit with rope lights.



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Old 10-31-2010, 08:28 AM  
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Looking good man. Is your brother planning to sell any more of his Marble Links Golf games in storage? If so, how much does he want for one of them?

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:16 AM  
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I think he is getting rid of them at $250 a piece + shipping (basically just covering the materials cost). Of course, they are in storage in Peoria, IL so you could always make the trek. If you or someone you know is serious about buying one I could put you in touch with him.

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:25 PM  
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I may be interested, let me get back to you on that. Peoria could be perfect. One of my best friends lives up there. I'll give him a shout and see if I can work something out. I'll respond again to this thread if I can get him to pick it up and hold onto it for me until I can pass through and pick it up. I'll be moving in the next 3 months so it would do me absolutely no good to have it shipped here.

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:05 PM  
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So after about 100 hours of labor I'm essentially finished. I need to buy the bar stools and I'm nervously awaiting my attempt to epoxy the bartop but it is essentially good to go. Here are final pics. In my next post I'll discuss cost and some FYI but I'm not sure if that is kosher on the DIY forum so the moderator can remove it if that is the case.

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:13 PM  
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All the materials ran me about $2700. The appliances (fridge, dishwasher, microwave) were another $800. I bought about 70% of the materials at Lowe's and 20% at HD with the remaining material (epoxy resin, chicago bar rail) bought at specialty woodworking stores. The laminate flooring used on the bartop was Mahagany tongue and groove from HD. The actual flooring between the bar and the kitchenette was peel and stick vinyl squares but spaced 1/8th inch with grout to give the appearance of ceramic tile. All cabinetry was inexpensive in-stock cabinets from HD that I painted black. For the liquor cabinets I turned the HD cabinets sideways and removed the doors. I had mirrors custom cut at a local glass shop and spent another $45 for the glass shelf.

All in all I am very satisfied with the outcome. However, like always, the job was bigger than I anticipated. Anyway, hope this info helps another DIY bar builder.

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:47 PM  
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Turned out really nice, when's the party?

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Old 12-14-2010, 12:02 PM  
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Olddog/Newtrick,

I would normally say that we should party during the last regular season game between the Titans and Colts but since both are probably going to miss the playoffs perhaps a raincheck is in order. Of course, if you are ever up around Indy send me a message.

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Nicely done MM!
You made good time if you did that in 100 hours.



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