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#165629 - 04/09/12 07:37 PM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: Mark B]
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Originally Posted By: Mark B
speaking of drilling your own balls. do what this guy does and save $$$ (<-----sarcasm!!!!!!)


Looks to be about 7 hours work the way he did it...
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#165632 - 04/09/12 07:58 PM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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For the first 50 seconds it actually looks like he knows what he's doing. rotfl
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#165650 - 04/10/12 07:48 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: Mark B]
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Originally Posted By: Mark B
speaking of drilling your own balls. do what this guy does and save $$$ (<-----sarcasm!!!!!!)






You didn't say this video was a drama. In the end, i cried...
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#165676 - 04/10/12 10:38 PM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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It would appear as though a certain buddy of mine has the ear of my local Pro Shop guy and is directing him as to what "I really want". I'm gonna have a word with him. He's also reading on this forum. So, no more news of what i'm up to.

I did go in to pick up my 6 pound ball and took a ton of grief for it. "Oh, you'll crack it". "Oh, its way too light". Hell, they don't even know what i'm gonna use it for. Anyway, he did have ONE good point and that was with the weight being so light i may not get my thumb to clear out of it. I thought this actually was interesting and valid. So, bought a 10 pounder instead but people just need to relax and get me what i want. I don't need the input...
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#165681 - 04/11/12 07:16 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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First, congratulations on your decision to start drilling your own equipment! Before I returned to bowling about five years ago, I did the same. I was not mad at anybody. I was just expecting to drill a lot of new equipment for myself, and I wanted to experiment with different grips and layouts. Since then, I have easily drilled over 50 balls, some multiple times. It has given me great satisfaction and confidence to know that all of my equipment is exactly the way I want it. I learned a a lot, and saved a few bucks, too.

I was fortunate to find a used bowling ball jig on eBay for $300, and a new commercial-quality drill press at Lowe's for around $300, and a few used drill bits for another $100. That was enough to get me started. The most expensive additions to my do-it-yourself Pro Shop were a Kaufmann scale ($1,000) and rejuvenator oven ($2,000+). My strategy was to use money won in league brackets, high game pots, tournaments, etc., to fund my enterprise. That helped a lot.

My favorite suppliers are InnovativeBowling, BuddiesProShop, and CheapBowlingBalls. Innovative has plug and the color kit and all the drilling equipment and other supplies you may need including a yellow pencil. The others have good prices on balls and inserts.

Here is a tip to save all those plastic balls that crack around the holes. Try crazy glue (cyanoacrylate) and accelerator spray (from your local hobby shop).

I wish you the best of luck, and years of enjoyment drilling your own equipment.
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#165683 - 04/11/12 08:31 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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JB, checking out e-bay wasn't a bad idea. I just looked but nothing. Oh well, it was worth the look. I am pretty excited with this and know it will be a great learning experience. I have another month yet so maybe something will pop up otherwise i go with the sure thing. I'll be watching e-bay for a scale also, you never know..
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#165686 - 04/11/12 08:57 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bowling-Pro-Shop...2#ht_500wt_1413

Almost everything you need, but it has to be picked up. Of course I'm sure the seller wants more than the starting bid. The drill is old, the bits probably need sharpened and probably need some other weights for the scale but considering the cost of most of these items individually could be a good start if one was so inclined. I don't have the money nor the want to drive half the country or else I would try for it.
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#165688 - 04/11/12 09:35 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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Thanks Calvin. I don't know how you found that but definately thanks. I'm not driving to OK either but i did bounce off that and find a Kaufmann Scale for 300 bucks. That i might just bid on. smile
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#165690 - 04/11/12 10:51 AM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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I just search bowling under sporting goods, then whittle it down using categories down the left side. The first is bowling under team sports and then either choose other or accesories. Then if I want to look for stuff like that I go to sort by: highest first. I've found that trying to do a search on eBay and many other sites by typing in something specific doesn't always give the best results.
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#165701 - 04/11/12 12:41 PM Re: My Pro Shop is FIRED! [Re: metguy]
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hey metguy...

i would still like to know your progress on this... i say disregard caring if they are on this forum or not. in the end you should do what you want. im not saying to burn any bridges but take everything that your buddy and Pro Shop owner says with a grain of salt...

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