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sneaky PETE

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so the other day i bought a really beat up bowling ball on ebay and a set of pins that were not usable for a bowling alley anymore and was gonna bowl out side with them, but today i thought "hey why not make a lane for them." so i calculated the price for some wood to make a 12 ft lane from home depot (would have done 16 ft but don't have space to store it.) it would come out to around $150. anyway is this a good idea or would it be a waste of money.
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 04:33:00 PM »
just wanted something to do while i am looking for work as i am pretty bored most of the time. thought it might be fun at parties too.

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 05:53:54 PM »
Let's all just step back, take a second and contemplate what we're talking about.....

Don't step back to far, you will be completely off the lane...
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2018, 07:46:42 PM »
OP, you do you man.....if you want it by all means have it.  Life is short and have some fun.

That being said.......I would just make sure to size as proportionally as can be.  I think that would lead to the best outcome.  Regulation size bowling balls and pins may be disproportionate vastly. 
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2018, 07:22:52 PM »
If money allowed you could always make 5 12 ft sections that  can connect and disconnect to each other which would give you the 60 ft lane, then you could disconnect the pieces to store it.

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2018, 07:54:19 PM »
No approach? That is another 15 feet.

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »
i ended up making it in the basement out of ping pong table tops we don't use. its about 16 ft long and i had to re arrange the furniture to make it fit. i will post a picture of it when the pins get here today
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 11:31:25 PM »
Bowling on ping pong table tops? Interesting.... :o

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 08:13:39 AM »
here is the lane.
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 02:39:05 PM »
Ever send a messenger off the closet?

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 02:49:43 PM »
Ever send a messenger off the closet?

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2018, 02:50:17 PM »
lavender lanes
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2018, 02:51:31 PM »
That pocket looks kinda small... Bad rack.
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »
Roy Munson's dad had similar lane outside their filling station and it ended up working out great for Roy, winning the 1979 Iowa State Amateur tournament and all.

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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
here is the lane.


Oh yea, nothing bad is gonna happen there...
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Re: thinking about making a 12 ft bowling lane for backyard bowling
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 02:00:43 PM »
Don't forget the crisco to oil the lanes.
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