Originally Posted by dave sutton
it depends on where the warp is. in your case its a sneaky. it can be retapered then refinished depending on how warped it is. in a tradition 4 pointer if the warp is in the forearm then youre in trouble. handles can be replaced. i think your question is would it be worth it to fix it?
No Way this Cue is worth spending any money on. First it is the Cheap model with the joint Screw in the shaft. Second it is only 56 inch long and has a butt about 2" in Diameter, Real old school. I got it CHEAP 5th hand 20 years ago. But my question was more out of curiosity than desire to straighten the stick. But I wouldn't mind trying to educate myself and give it a go. If I total mess up a messed stick there is no loss.
BTW Last night I rolled it on a table and much to my surprise it wasn't all that bad. I honestly believe it has straighten itself to a great extend. However I didn't even try hitting with it.
I might be thinking wild but. Is there some way to set up a jig and steam it straight??
The Compound warp is in the shaft in the area your bridge hand would rest. After rolling it on a real table I am not so sure the Joint is perfect either. But I think I would rather play with a house stick than this piece of junk. I am not sure but my good playing cue might have a small warp that really doesn't concern me. I have a homemade lathe that I use to polish my cue shafts because I am anal about having a smooth surface running on my bridge hand. I hate when a Jerk pours a ton of baby powder on there hands and smear it all over the table.
But back to my original question. I think we all would like to know how to straighten a warped cue.