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  • Pinfork?

    Why and how to use it, how to make one etc.
    I've never seen one, just heard about it.
    Thnx
    Martin
    So it goes.

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    Re: Pinfork?

    A pin fork is used for many things - to quickly reset pins that are laying on the deck, to remove dead wood from the flat gutters or deck area, to knock down pins from a full rack to reset certain pin combinations for the bowler or in my case, to retrieve dropped tools and parts that are under the machine. To understand what it looks like, make a peace sign with your hand & fingers. Now bend your fingers down at the knuckle nearest your finger nail. That opening between your fingers needs to be wide enough to fit around the neck of the pin but narrow enough to be able to pick up the pin by the neck without dropping through. This 'U' shape is attached to a rod that enables you to reach all the pins on the deck from between the table and the curtain rod. Use material that is light, strong and narrow for best results. Steel rod is a good choice.
    Jerry Smith
    NorthWest BowlTech

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    • #3
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      Lampie-

      If you just heard of the pinfork, then how have you been clearing pins or adding pins when you get a respot/add call??????????????

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      • #4
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        Also handy for the occasional spear chuck behind the machines when I’m a bit up set. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]

        If you want to see what one looks like check out the pics of Queens center...I think he has two for every machine. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

        Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
        Please buy MADE IN USA!

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Sponge Bob:
          Also handy for the occasional spear chuck behind the machines when I’m a bit up set. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]

          Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i find bowling pins work well for that. then everybody can hear how gooda night i'm having. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
          cobow [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          Si Senor, Derdago, Forte Lorez inaro.
          Demainte Lorez, Demis Trux,
          Foolacous Andens Andux.

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          • #6
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            The removable safety rails worked well for me. Made a nice loud CLANG when it hit the wall. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
            http://www.youtube.com/androo300

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            • #7
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              I have the most pin forks in all the land!

              Jerry

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              • #8
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                Gee, I only have two for an 18 lane center.
                Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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                • #9
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                  I've had great success with making pinforks out of 3/4" EMT and Brunswick turret wires.
                  "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                  --Kat

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pinfork?

                    Originally posted by JOE C.:
                    Lampie-

                    If you just heard of the pinfork, then how have you been clearing pins or adding pins when you get a respot/add call??????????????
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">As far as I know nobody in Nauru does have a pinfork.
                    Adding pins...I can reach 4 - 10 withouth problems.
                    If have to add 1,2 or 3 I will have to climb on the pindeck, same story for the deadwood.
                    If I only have to put back a single 1, 2 or 3 I put it 10" backwards, never had any complaints about that [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                    But if pinforks makes live 'swel, how about a picture(I can have some dirty ones).

                    Martin
                    So it goes.

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                    • #11
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                      Sponge Bob use to pin chase for Jerry, until Jerry told Sponge Bob "get out of my house." So Jerry had to go out and by all those pin forks.

                      Now Sponge Bob lives with Jerry's mom.

                      and thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

                      [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                      knuckles

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                        I have the most pin forks in all the land!

                        Jerry
                        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The second reason I'm on Bowltech is to learn some proper English..
                        Not Kingish [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                        Martin King of Nauru

                        Mahwimbahweh...(okidoki)
                        So it goes.

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                        • #13
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                          If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                          • #14
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                            THAT BIG!
                            So it goes.

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                            • #15
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                              They have to be about six feet long. In meters ? about 1&amp;3/4 meters. We keep four on each side of 24 lanes. How can you work without one? You're going to love them.
                              Old 82/30 curtain rods work well and they're light.
                              &quot;Gun control is the policy of tyrants&quot;
                              Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

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