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Curly maple shaft - 08-07-2011, 02:57 PM

I am making some curly maple shafts. I am having trouble getting a smooth finish. Any advise on how to accomplish?
  
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08-07-2011, 03:31 PM

it will take a lot of sealing and sanding.
they will play like rubber when you are done.


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08-07-2011, 06:20 PM

I have an Al Romero cue with a curly shaft. It definitely does NOT play like rubber.
  
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08-07-2011, 06:25 PM

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I have an Al Romero cue with a curly shaft. It definitely does NOT play like rubber.

No shit, in fact I would say that Curly Maple is some of the best Shaft wood around. It is certainly stiffer hitting than standard non-curly Shaft wood, and it is also less likely to dent because it is more dense.

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08-07-2011, 07:04 PM

I agree curly hits good , and I have a b-eye shaft , I really like the hit , very solid . Jim


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08-07-2011, 07:29 PM

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I agree curly hits good , and I have a b-eye shaft , I really like the hit , very solid . Jim
Hi,

Maybe Bill was refering to soft currly when describing the hit.

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08-07-2011, 09:34 PM

Never thought of soft curly . Thanks


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08-07-2011, 09:58 PM

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Maybe Bill was refering to soft currly when describing the hit.

Rick G


Rick I am kinda confused here who makes shafts out of anything except Hard Rock or Sugar Maple, Ash, Purple Heart, or Ebony I thought this was the ask the Cue Maker section!!!

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08-07-2011, 10:05 PM

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Rick I kinda confused here who makes shafts out of anything except Hard Rock or Sugar Maple, Ash, Purple Heart, or Ebony I thought this was the ask the Cue Maker section!!!

JIMO
What about lyptus?

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08-07-2011, 10:10 PM

MY fault!!!

I should have asked him if he was trying to work a piece of soft curly into a shaft. but he said he was fighting it to get it smooth.can't be but one thing!

I officially withdraw my opinion and await further information.


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08-07-2011, 10:14 PM

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What about lyptus?
Never heard of it used for that purpose, do you makes shafts from it?


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08-07-2011, 10:21 PM

Woody Woodworth makes lyptus shafts for his jump/breaks. I own one. It's pretty stiff and jumps real easy. I guess its specific density is also a little on the light side.

I also own a Mezz Power Break II with a curly maple shaft, and it feels harder than other shafts I broke with. It is definitely heavier than lyptus, giving the cue more break power with a forward balance.


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08-08-2011, 03:09 AM

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Never heard of it used for that purpose, do you makes shafts from it?
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I play with a curly maple shaft - 08-08-2011, 05:50 AM

And it is my best playing shaft I have, bar none. I also have laminates (pie and flat) as well as regular maple shafts. The performance is consistent and crisp. I use it with a laminated maple ferrule and stopped using all my other shafts once I played with this one.
Not to mention: the look of the curls is just awesome and gets many positive comments.
  
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08-08-2011, 07:01 AM

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Rick I am kinda confused here who makes shafts out of anything except Hard Rock or Sugar Maple, Ash, Purple Heart, or Ebony I thought this was the ask the Cue Maker section!!!

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Curly Maple and Birdseye are not a species, they are conditions that present themselves on a small percentage of Maple species. You usually can't tell if a log will have a curl to it or birdseyes until you mill the log.

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