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Cues - it seems like more simple design is were it is at ?

Posted 05-09-2020 at 06:57 AM by Snooker Theory

[QUOTE=tusmadpark;6646052]I went very simple with nice figured woods for my next cue. Should be in my hands by end of the month. Made by Mike Stacey.




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Cues - it seems like more simple design is were it is at ?

Posted 05-08-2020 at 06:16 PM by Snooker Theory

[QUOTE=tusmadpark;6646052]I went very simple with nice figured woods for my next cue. Should be in my hands by end of the month. Made by Mike Stacey.




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MAGA: a one act, all American play

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DJT at Nightly Coronavirus National Update: [I]Walks out, nods to everyone. Waits dramatically for silence. Finally everyone is quiet.
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Larry Vigus Bridgepoint Full Splice With 8" Extension

Posted 04-26-2020 at 07:49 PM by Snooker Theory

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Nice playing Larry Vigus cue with 8" extension
4-point wrapless bridgepoint full splice design
Pristine lightly played condition, straight, terrific playing cue
Flame veneers, fancy joint collar ring with gold diamond inlays
Ebony forearm, birdseye maple back end, white Hoppe ring
Matching extension by Larry Vigus 8"
3/8-10 stainless steel pin, flat face
Shipping & PayPal fees are included
International shipping is a little
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mottey , black , nitti

Posted 04-25-2020 at 02:25 PM by Doug

Bet this comment/question is one many of us here asked at one time. Maybe still asking, lol. I have owned a Mottey and presently own two Richard Blacks. Never owned a Nitti but would like to. Sold the Mottey but it was a great cue. After all Paul Mottey made it. One of the Black cues is a Black Baron Custom, and the other a Bushka I ordered from Richard and I had him put the Baron forearm on it and the Hoppe ring on the butt. Just to give it a little different look. My wife and I stopped...
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Tight grain VS straight grain shafts???

Posted 04-22-2020 at 09:49 PM by Snooker Theory

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Hello John, there are many factor's that effect a shafts playability. The difference between tight grain and straight grain is miles apart. First of all, when people talk of straight grain in a shaft they are talking about the growth line that runs the length of the shaft. When people are talking about tight grain they are talking about the number of growth rings a shaft has.

So, when looking at things from this perspective a piece of shaft wood can have both attributes tight grain
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Pool can make it on the "Do Over."

Posted 04-17-2020 at 06:30 AM by 336Robin
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Pool can make it on the "Do Over."


The remake of Pool depends on.....

If you know me you'll know that I'm a curious person who tries to figure out how things work and such has been my interest in what would make Pool popular again.

After a decade and a half of wondering, talking, hypothesizing there are some things you need to understand about it then the answer is right there.

Pool Players are an independent sort. They won't
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~Tascarella~ FANCY Rosewood on Rosewood

Posted 04-15-2020 at 10:52 AM by Snooker Theory

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The fanciest Rosewood on Rosewood Tascarella cue (to my knowledge)
This beauty is unique, and rare, and amazingly different...... All aspects of this cue flow together, and make it stand out. Cue has never been chalked, has 2 13mm shafts with ivory ferrules. ALL white on the cue is ivory.

$8900 shipped and insured. Would consider trades for a Gus, or box style cues.

Feel free to reach out with questions, or if you need more pics or info. dcbassguy@hotmail.com
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How about "designer cues" instead of custom cues?

Posted 04-15-2020 at 10:38 AM by Snooker Theory
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I've been having numerous discussions with people on the board, and I think I have come up with a way to describe cues, without tagging them as "custom" or "production". I, for the life of me, cannot see ANY difference between a custom cuemaker and a production cuemaker, so I propose the following. Custom cuemakers should call themselves "Designer Cuemakers", and the production cuemakers should call themselves "Line Cuemakers". By the definition I've been
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Perrfect Aim Isolation Lessons are now here!!!!!!!!

Posted 04-10-2020 at 07:11 PM by genomachino

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The window is open for the start of the Perfect Aim lessons with skype. Just got super fast internet hooked up today. Skype is real easy to install if you don't have it. If you do have it your all set. Then all you need to do is set up the phone so I can see you and the table and your in for one of the best lessons in your life. This is Free, like I said for the first 10 players and I don't care what level you are at or how great you think you are this will help your game tremendously. I'm up until
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Phenolic inserts for shaft

Posted 04-07-2020 at 07:41 PM by Snooker Theory

[QUOTE=EL Picos;6620671]Someone know if this phenolic tube and rod is of good quality for tapping threads and to machine?

https://guitarpartsandmore.com/mainC...ic-Cue-Tube-53

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Pantograph

Posted 04-07-2020 at 07:14 PM by Snooker Theory

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The Gorton 3U machines have done inlays in a lot of pool cues through the years.
I used to use one. A lot of the smaller ones you see will be hard to modify to do pool cues with. Some of the cue specific machines like I make are a little easier to do inlays and make patterns with. But if you also want to do fine engraving the 3U will do that much better.
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Phenolic inserts for shaft

Posted 04-07-2020 at 01:42 PM by Snooker Theory

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Sorry - i'd have sworn they had it.
However, it is not difficult to find on the 'net; though it apparently takes some digging for a specific ID vs wall.
If you are in a hurry, MSC has options. 40 - 20 years ago they were still the new hungry kids. Now they seem to be rapists. Nonetheless:

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/...be&hdrsrh=true

McMaster Carr has a smaller selection, better prices if what you need
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Phenolic inserts for shaft

Posted 04-06-2020 at 01:39 PM by Snooker Theory

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Hmmm.... will have to dig deeper. Initial searches just showed rod from flat lam material, which was the reason i "rolled" my own, so to speak - ripped some sheet and turned short sections of rod on the lathe.

This is close to what i need for furniture project, if i step up from #10 bolt, to 1/4" bolt

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...d=35434&catid=

For cues i use 3/8"-10 joint, so this is what i was planning to
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Blue Book of Pool Cues 1-3

Posted 04-06-2020 at 10:12 AM by blackda

I am interested, Pm sent

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All three editions of Blue Book of Pool Cues in mint condition

Selling all three together only

Books 1 and 3 are brand new condition and book 2 has been opened it not creased.

$275 shipped any where in the USA
If outside the USA you cover the shipping out of the country.




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Recut points

Posted 04-05-2020 at 10:43 PM by Snooker Theory

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You could have saved a lot of wood and man hours if you just use Sharpie.

Those are insane.
You and DS are madmen .
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I don't get around much anymore

Posted 04-04-2020 at 05:03 AM by deanoc

Thanks for showing us this one
I am not computer literate,but my favorite is Chuck Barry and Etta James singing "rock Roll Music"

In my opinion this is the greatest rock roll singer of all time,Etta James

just listen to this song with Chuck Barry,you will enjoy her
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Very cheap homemade lathe

Posted 03-28-2020 at 10:36 PM by Snooker Theory

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I'm rather proud of this as I think it came out really well. It's a shaft lathe that cost me under $100 in parts total, $50 of which was for some custom delrin collets.

I bought an $18 drill from harbor freight and removed the handle. Cutting the handle off parallel with the drill body allowed it to sit on the bench flat and level.


Next, I made a collar out of 1/2 inch plywood that fits just
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fitting a drill chuck into a pillow block (building a maintenance lathe)

Posted 03-28-2020 at 10:33 PM by Snooker Theory

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look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m92gbCVyb0

i happen to have two pillow blocks, not unlike his, and a strong sewing machine motor, so i'm gonna build a maintenance lathe. got delrin collets, ball bearings and all i need to set it up - except the chuck part.

does anyone know how its done? the pillow block bearings ID are 20 mm. i'm thinking to scrap a cheap battery powered drill for the chuck part, and then get a pulley, but what do i fit in between
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Pics of Mosconi's Rambows and Balabushkas

Posted 03-27-2020 at 10:30 AM by Snooker Theory

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His 526 Rambow.

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Ray Martin's Balabushka

Posted 03-25-2020 at 03:23 PM by Snooker Theory

[QUOTE=billiardcue;1844454]Ray Martin's personal Balabushka.

George made this masterpiece for Ray circa 1970.

Interesting inlay pattern in butt sleeve, look like "angel's wings".

Imagine how many 100+ ball runs this cue is responsible for.


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BREAKING - Chloroquine Study shows 100% Cure Rate!

Posted 03-22-2020 at 07:41 AM by Snooker Theory

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Lathe Live Center Assortment

Posted 03-22-2020 at 05:47 AM by Snooker Theory

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Lathe Live Center Assortment. No maker markings.
$30 plus shipping, Paypal friends and family.

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The Hal Houle Post

Posted 03-15-2020 at 04:35 PM by bbb

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Here's something for you to think about. It doesn't have to do with CTE or any other system.

This is going to be pretty simple but it can also be done with more acute cut angles.

Let's say the OB is even with the side pocket and the CB is two diamonds away back toward the head side. The balls are lined up straight to each other to impact the OB halfway between the pocket and first diamond on the foot rail.

If I line up center CB to dead center of the
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Stick on table for alignment

Posted 03-11-2020 at 05:32 AM by Buzzard

I have been doing this like IUSEDTOBERICH in his video (thank you for taking the time to do it) and it has been very helpful so far even allowing me to make long straight stop shots which usually drive me nuts. It seems to have given me a way to line up into a shot and get my head, arm, feet in synch. Don't see many people doing it and was wondering why. The range of perspectives truly interesting and I thank you all!
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