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Cue butt a bit warped - fix it or leave it?

Posted 03-07-2020 at 07:47 PM by Snooker Theory

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The 'A' jnt., it's the weakest connection within a cue.
The base of the forearm is 1"+/-.
The tenon from the handle is 5/8" dia. or there abouts.
That leaves a 3/16" F/A sidewall thickness.
The 5/8"+/- tenon is all that keeps the handle connected to the F/A (and the rest of the cue).
With the shaft attached, you've got a 42"+ lever out in front of it.
That tenon can be strengthened with a screw running THRU it but that's not always
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Drill powered repair lathe?

Posted 03-05-2020 at 03:49 PM by Snooker Theory

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With 2 cheap pillow block bearing you can easily make a set-up really accurate like a lathe.
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22 Great Vintage Pool Articles from Sports Illustrated

Posted 03-05-2020 at 03:11 PM by Snooker Theory

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I just spent many,many hours gleaning all the top pool articles (22) from the newly released Sports Illustrated archives. They run chronologically from 1954 to 1978 and they include probably the greatest pool article of all-time, Tom Fox's, "A Hustler's Holiday in the Lion's Den," from 1961. The first, and best, Johnston City story. Lots of stories about Fatty, Wimpy, Danny Di, Lisciotti, Buddy, etc. (even me). It will provide hours of pleasurable reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy
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22 Great Vintage Pool Articles from Sports Illustrated

Posted 03-05-2020 at 02:39 PM by Snooker Theory

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I just spent many,many hours gleaning all the top pool articles (22) from the newly released Sports Illustrated archives. They run chronologically from 1954 to 1978 and they include probably the greatest pool article of all-time, Tom Fox's, "A Hustler's Holiday in the Lion's Den," from 1961. The first, and best, Johnston City story. Lots of stories about Fatty, Wimpy, Danny Di, Lisciotti, Buddy, etc. (even me). It will provide hours of pleasurable reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy
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i have a bit of different opinion

Posted 03-05-2020 at 10:48 AM by Snooker Theory

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the ph shaft is NOT too stiff to use as a playing shaft imo. it might seen that way to a person if they were playing wth a mooch, or accustom to playing with a real whippy shaft.
now as far as weight, the cue pictured is normal size at joint, has a constant taper and has a 12 3/4 mm tip. the shaft weights 4.01 oz. i have many maple shafts the same size that arer over 4.25 oz.
most players don't like the look, other than that they play just fine if you like a very solid shaft.
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Lets see some Nitti's!

Posted 03-04-2020 at 06:26 PM by Snooker Theory

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This is my humble Nitti collection so far. I recently acquired the far left cue from Tommy Kennedy. (pic included). Chris Nitti made this one of a kind "Lucky 7's" for Tommy. I play with it everyday. All of these play as good as they look. All white on every cue is Ivory/Sterling silver. The Box cue on the right has a lot of scrimshaw/silver work.

Thanks Tommy!



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Super cool design

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Soft hitting cue

Posted 03-02-2020 at 05:58 PM by Snooker Theory

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I did a little google search, and it seems that this list got it right.

https://www.pooldawg.com/article/poo...-cue-tip-guide
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Posted 03-02-2020 at 05:41 PM by Snooker Theory

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stance when behind the shot

Posted 02-27-2020 at 10:24 AM by Snooker Theory

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whats the best way??
or pros and cons of each?
some seem to advocate standing square to the the shot
ie your body perpendicular to the shot line
some players seem to stand angled along their shooting stance
behind the shot
is one way better than the other??
your opinions appreciated
This is an edit
To be clear I am talking about how you stand when you address the shot line before you step into the shot
My question has nothing
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Wood Question

Posted 02-23-2020 at 07:14 PM by Snooker Theory

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Lots of pictures of exotics, photo of projects, and information about exotic woods.

https://www.bellforestproducts.com/

Good resource to browse.
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Color of Money Joss - Looking for info on this cue

Posted 02-21-2020 at 09:01 PM by Snooker Theory

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Carbon Fiber Shafts

Posted 02-11-2020 at 10:05 PM by Snooker Theory

QUOTE=fishermanOICUR1;6578641]I sell the blank tubes from China for $75, paypal F&F, I pay shipping CONUS. They are 12.75 at tip, .848 at joint, 30" long. You can have your cuemaker/repairman finish them out to your specs. Terry Aeschliman Galveston Indiana[/QUOTE]
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Forearm points install question

Posted 01-31-2020 at 03:49 AM by Snooker Theory

[QUOTE=Pete Tonkin;6570043]Yes the front is tapered before I cut point slots
I use the dia at the forearm base as a reference.

1.150 cut point slots
1.125 A joint ring and bridge work if needed
1.100 install handle
1.082 inlay work
1.072 second round of inlay work if needed
1.062 finish size[/QUOTE
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Need a cuemaker to finish a butt blank to fit Mezz shafts

Posted 01-27-2020 at 04:13 PM by Snooker Theory

QUOTE=cwong79;6567513]Itís an oversized blank by Rounceville.

I would like a single card suits within every point. Diamond, spade, heart, etc. With this type of paua inlay ~

https://luthiersupply.com/121/292/pr...nlay-0180.html

Joint and buttcap from buffalo horn with paua inlay. Kinda like what Ed Prewitt does.

Here is the joint type,

http://mezzcue.com/en/technology_poo...t/united_joint[/QUOTE]
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Ferrule on revo shaft

Posted 01-24-2020 at 07:26 AM by Snooker Theory

=jrctherake;6564721]I was curious so, I had my cue guy put a ferrule on my revo long before most other cf shafts with ferrules came out.

I had my cue guy glue a very, very thin fiber pad directly to the red pad.

Then I had him glue a piece of tomahawk to the fiber pad...

Then my tip..

I started out with a full .5" ferrule. It was to much and totally changed the deflection properties of the revo.

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map the shot then work from there.

Posted 01-23-2020 at 05:11 AM by JazzyJeff87

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A lot of people have already said the same things coming in this post but another way of looking at things might help.

First, we all agree this isn't the easiest shot on the table. So first thing, put the cue ball where the object ball is. Fire it into the long rail on the way down until you find out how much of the long rail you can hit and the ball still fall at moderate to firm speed on your table. Mark that spot just for reference. OK, still using your cue ball on the object ball
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Turning Stone Classic XXXIII: players list, predictions, updates

Posted 01-10-2020 at 05:19 AM by stunshotDAVE

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No Mika or Hatch either.
Grate to see earl in, anyone know if Billy I. Or Danny d., will be present?
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Top 3 Chalks

Posted 01-09-2020 at 10:57 AM by RonRosas

[QUOTE=RonRosas;6554505]1.) Toam Pyro Chalk, can't be beat!
2,) Kamuaii Roku, I usually hate Kamaui but this chalk is awesome.
3.) G2 Chalk

All the rest, Masters, Predator, Blue Diamond are all pretty much the same, these 3 stand out!

And just a dusting of Roku Chalk on my BulletProof Break Tip and I can get insane jump with spin, draw, top! Bulletproofbreaktips.com
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Please return the Tascarella

Posted 01-09-2020 at 09:15 AM by deanoc

i sent don sherman a jackpot cue
he bought it
i figured someone did not get a jackpot since everything was shipped
i woke up one day and looked under the table,in the closet
everywhere i could

i am not demamding anyone to send me a picture

that may sound like a good idea to you,but not to me.

I made a mistake and am not accusing anyone of anything

I am admitting I made a mistake, I would rather forget it than...
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Tad 8 point, mint cond, sale or trade

Posted 01-04-2020 at 04:55 PM by ron3

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In general, pool cues are not generally a sound Investment.
There are always exceptions but in general, absolutely not.

The best aspect of acquiring a high end custom is price protection.
What you paid for the cue will likely not drop due to supply & demand.

The top cue-makers have limited annual production which results in backlog
of work resulting in a long waiting list of several, if not many, years. Those cues
have the best chance
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Developing Expertise In Pool

Posted 12-06-2019 at 08:25 AM by Imac007

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Seems we are getting into areas that are going to be confusing to those that take things literally. Many believe in "muscle memory" as in muscles themselves developing memory. The body seems to be given thinking ability in some of these posts.
I don't think "muscle memory" is completely metaphorical. Just as muscles develop strength over time to perform practiced tasks, the brain and neural pathways controlling...
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Match Of The Century-Orcollo v Van Boening (Nov 7-9),10ball Race to 120 (Sterling VA)

Posted 11-07-2019 at 02:13 PM by Curt

Does anyone know who may be in the booth with upstate Al?
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New to me Snooker table

Posted 11-01-2019 at 07:26 AM by BryanB
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Just picked up a Brunswick Centennial 5x10 Snooker Model C-1. I am unsure of the exact year but somewhere between 1947-1949. It is in decent shape overall. I will be setting it up next week and will take pics then. No plans to do a restoration at this time. Rail rubber seems to be good and the slates are in good shape. I will be re-using the Simonis 860 that was previously installed on it for now. Just to have something to play on. It will be going into my 1400sq/ft shop that also doubles as...
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Home Room Project

Posted 09-30-2019 at 06:20 PM by cjr3559

Exactly one year ago today we broke ground on a home game room for a pool table Iíve been wanting for three decades.

As an anniversary gift to myself, thought Iíd start a blog showing the development.

Hereís the spot. We have a detached garage and the new space is built right behind it. Say goodbye to the shed, itís getting moved further back in the yard.

We did all the proper planning we could to ensure the room would fit a 9í foot table. The city...
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For Sale: Balabushka GB-23 Like New

Posted 09-14-2019 at 01:46 PM by cuecrazy

Balabushka GB-23 Like New!
Posted Yesterday at 04:55 AM by cuecrazy
Updated Today at 04:41 PM by cuecrazy
Current production cue GB-23 butt.
Custom shaft.
Played 5-7 games.
No scratches or dents.
$650 shipped anywhere in Continental USA
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