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Plug, Tap and Thread - 08-12-2017, 12:18 PM

Greetings builders,

I harvested a solid hitting shaft off a bar cue. Going to send it off to a cue maker to plug, tap and thread it for my 3/8x11 butt. Cue maker is also matching the ringwork.

The shaft was mated to the house cue with a steel rod, so it is going to need to be bored out and replugged.

Question: What material should I have him plug it with?

- phenolic
- nylon
- maple
- purple heart

What are the characteristics of each? How do they effect hit? And do you have other recommendations?

Thanks in advance.


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08-12-2017, 02:16 PM

If he's the cuemaker I would leave it up to him (to plug it with maple)


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08-13-2017, 03:29 PM

So, nobody out there uses anything other than maple???


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08-13-2017, 06:14 PM

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So, nobody out there uses anything other than maple???


There are exceptions I'm sure.


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08-14-2017, 04:39 AM

It was maple to begin with,,,,,,,,,


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08-14-2017, 06:16 AM

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Greetings builders,

I harvested a solid hitting shaft off a bar cue. Going to send it off to a cue maker to plug, tap and thread it for my 3/8x11 butt. Cue maker is also matching the ringwork.

The shaft was mated to the house cue with a steel rod, so it is going to need to be bored out and replugged.

Question: What material should I have him plug it with?

- phenolic
- nylon
- maple
- purple heart

What are the characteristics of each? How do they effect hit? And do you have other recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

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I like Maple because usually, that's what it was. My next option is phenolic. Strong and durable but it changes the hit a little. If I make a shaft for a Heubler. I give the option of nylon. Not because I really like it but out of respect for Mr. Heubler.


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08-14-2017, 06:41 AM

I have plugged with maple, olivewood, purpleheart, African blackwood, phenolic, garolite etc.
I doubt you would be able to feel the difference. Garolite and phenolic are very tough, so chances of cross threading is minimal, but that`s mostly theoretical, any properly drilled, bored, reamed and tapped hole will most likely last as long as the shaft.



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