It’s amazing how happy some dots and arrows can make a grown man feel…

Hey everyone! I’m still here! 🙂
Life is great, just really busy of late. I have however found some time this past week to work on the lane and I wanted to share it with you all.

I finally finished putting all of the laminate lane surface on the lane. I am very happy with it. It performs perfectly. I can roll the ball with some hook on it and it will roll and then react. The lane is perfectly level. I can slowly roll the ball down the lane and it stays perfectly in the direction I rolled it.

I did all of the calculations and determined where the lane markings should go and what size they should be, based on half-scale of course. I have 7 dots on the approach / foul line area and I did a set of arrows down the first part of the approach. Standard arrows are at 12-16 feet past the foul line so mine are around 6 or 7 feet down. Standard arrows are 1 1/4″ x 6″ so mine are 5/8″ x 3″. I used a circle template for the foul line circles and I made a template for the arrows and measured them out and drew them with a black sharpie. It was nerve-racking knowing that any mistake would be permanent but everything turned out great and I am very happy with them.

I added a protective strip at the foul line to protect both the edge of the lane and the bowlers’ fingers.

I added a nice tailplank in the pit area at the rear of the pindeck. I slightly rounded the top of it so the any pins that fly around and hit it won’t get damaged.

I am also working on the pinsetter and will have more info on that later. There’s still lots to be done there but things are moving along, and the bowling is tons of fun! I am also going to be taking some video and posting it here in the coming weeks.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave comments or questions and I will do my best to answer them for you.

One Response to “It’s amazing how happy some dots and arrows can make a grown man feel…”

  1. BigBowler Says:

    Wow that is absolutely incredible. Great work! I’ll be checking in to see how it comes along.

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