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What is you favorite wood? - 10-28-2011, 10:47 AM

I am a cue maker. I know I have my favorite woods. If you had your pick, what wood would you like to see a cue made from? I myself like the looks of Redwood Burl and Ribbon Sapelle, but want some new ideas. So fire away, and give me some ideas.

  
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10-28-2011, 10:54 AM

Sapelle is one of my favorites as well.

Also...

Gaboon ebony
Curly Koa
Bubinga,
Madagascar rosewood
Lacewood
And maybe my favorite.....Pernambuco (sp?)


The Jim Pierce butcher job on my cue: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=267593

By far the lousiest work I've ever seen from a "cuemaker". Total junk.

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10-28-2011, 10:57 AM

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I am a cue maker. I know I have my favorite woods. If you had your pick, what wood would you like to see a cue made from? I myself like the looks of Redwood Burl and Ribbon Sapelle, but want some new ideas. So fire away, and give me some ideas.

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Just kidding, is the top picture Redwood Burl?? I have never seeenit before but it looks awesome!
  
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10-28-2011, 11:01 AM

Im sorry, your Avatar made me forget what the wood was.......yes, it is redwood burl
  
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10-28-2011, 11:01 AM

Mine would surely include

Masur Birch

Macassar Ebony

And really densely eyed Birdseye Maple
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10-28-2011, 11:02 AM

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Im sorry, your Avatar made me forget what the wood was.......
That avatar actually reminded me of what wood was....
  
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10-28-2011, 11:03 AM

What ever happened to Piercy Marshall? He had some of the most exotic wood I swear.

Highly figured cocobolo, redwood burl, macassar ebony, and amboyna burl are all very nice woods.

Couple of his threads here...

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=195060
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10-28-2011, 11:05 AM

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MORNING??............

Just kidding, is the top picture Redwood Burl?? I have never seeenit before but it looks awesome!
My favorite wood is the wood I get from looking at your avatar (I know, I know....too much information )

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10-28-2011, 11:05 AM

I also love the Macassar Ebony....I use it a lot
  
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10-28-2011, 11:14 AM

Can't say I have just one, but I have used many for turning including cues both playing and mini cues. I think that black and red palm are stunning when used in pool cues. I also like burls as long as they are not to dark when finished.

I have been collecting and turning Myrtle wood for decades and rarely see it used in the making of cues, it has many different color variations and figure and can be gorgeous.

Of course I still love Maple , both Birdseye and Curly but I also use Juniper because it is local in my area. Juniper is very fragrant and super dense but it can be a little un-stable so be careful when turning it.

Lacewood looks amazing when it is finished as does Lignum Vitae. Snakewood has so far eluded my lathes but I love the way it looks.

Lace Sycamore is another wood that is awesome on a cue but is hard to find and I am nearly out.


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Woods - 10-28-2011, 11:47 AM

Some good woods mentioned, burl is a pretty wood. I like Southwestern styled cues (Not Southwest, Southwestern, i.e., like New Mexico, Arizona looking cues).

I had a cue with Mexican Bocote' and Padauk that was awesome.


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10-28-2011, 11:56 AM

Figured but straight grain Braz Rosewood.
There a gazilion pretty woods but a lot of them are duds in the hit department.
Braz Rowewood is the king.
Pernambuco is the emperror. :-)

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10-28-2011, 12:03 PM

I love spalted maple.


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10-28-2011, 12:16 PM

Amboyna burl and ebony (together)!!
  
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10-28-2011, 12:16 PM

I would like olive wood in a cue someday when I can afford it.
  
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