Thanks to all of you who contributed to this discussion. Very informational and gave me a better idea of what I was asking. As a beginner and awaiting the new HorseShoe Casino to open in Cleveland, (March 2012) I was wondering what the best way to prepare for my journey. Any "Must Read" books for the beginner you can suggest? I also am in the process in building a practice table. I am pretty handy with wood and I will be posting pics as the project unfolds but am uncertain as to just building a shooting station or a full table. I would want to have the effect of the real enviroment as to dimensions, and table bounce etc.. Any suggestions on what kind of materials to use in this project would be helpful.