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    PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: My Solution to Having a Dart Board in a Small Space (pics) Reply with quote

    My girlfriend and I live in a rather small townhouse with only a single stall garage. There wasn't anyplace to put a board on the front wall of the garage, and there wasn't enough distance to mount a board and have room to throw on either of the side walls.

    I searched the internet long and hard to see if there was such a thing as a fold down ceiling mounted dart board. Apparently there isn't, so I made my own using some folding table legs I found at a thrift store for $5:





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    PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    great idea! you need to patent it before someone steals the idea!

    I think if you made the table leg/brackets adjustable, they could be placed at the right height for any ceiling - find a distributor and you've got a gold mine! =D
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    And then use the money you make to buy a proper board, LOL. Good idea!
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    "Necessity is the mother of invention".


    Excellent, creative response to necessity. I do like the way you think.

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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Very Impressive.

    Very Creative.

    Very Kewl.

    Very Compulsive.


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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    calebjkeen wrote:
    And then use the money you make to buy a proper board, LOL. Good idea!

    You said what I was thinking! Cool Cool set up however!
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    calebjkeen wrote:
    And then use the money you make to buy a proper board, LOL. Good idea!


    Yes, that will be in my future.

    Someone gave my girlfriend this board as a birthday present, and I had always wanted to set up a board to practice on at home.

    After reading some threads here, I have already been looking at some better replacement boards. As far as I can tell, they all pretty much mount the same, so I should be able to just pop this one off and drop a new board in though.

    Thanks for the comments.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Nice setup - making the most of the space!

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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    That will be huge in Japan
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Very cool. How secure is it when the darts hit the board? Do you notice any back and forth wobble? Or do the legs lock into place when the board is down?
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm unable to view the pics, but I understand the concept by your description. A dart bar here in Attleboro, MA (MR. G's, closed for years now) had a similar set up with 8 or 10 boards that would fold down from the ceiling and then fold up for restaraunt use the rest of the time. It involved something that looked like hood hinges from a car and gas struts. One of the coolest set ups I've ever seen.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    mcvickj wrote:
    Very cool. How secure is it when the darts hit the board? Do you notice any back and forth wobble? Or do the legs lock into place when the board is down?


    It is pretty solid. The table legs have a locking mechanism on them.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Very nice!! Where there's a will, there's a way!! Very creative thinking.

    (Just make sure you don't miss on D8 with someone walking through that door. Ouch!!) Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Creative & very cool! Good thinking! Cool
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    PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Acer wrote:
    mcvickj wrote:
    Very cool. How secure is it when the darts hit the board? Do you notice any back and forth wobble? Or do the legs lock into place when the board is down?


    It is pretty solid. The table legs have a locking mechanism on them.


    The wobble can't be worse than on some of the standards I've played on at tournaments. Great idea, Acer.

    Do you have a safety lock on there somewhere in case the clips fail? Like a slide bolt or something?
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    PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Oh My God!!! That is genius!!
    When I grow up, I wanna be like you!!
    I kneel before you...MASTER!!
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    PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    barjo wrote:
    Acer wrote:
    mcvickj wrote:
    Very cool. How secure is it when the darts hit the board? Do you notice any back and forth wobble? Or do the legs lock into place when the board is down?


    It is pretty solid. The table legs have a locking mechanism on them.


    The wobble can't be worse than on some of the standards I've played on at tournaments. Great idea, Acer.

    Do you have a safety lock on there somewhere in case the clips fail? Like a slide bolt or something?


    Yes, I actually hadn't installed it yet when I took these pics, but I installed this Stanley gate latch. Latch on the ceiling, and bolt mounted to the bottom of the board frame. Just have to push on the latch to release it.

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