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

Posted 03-07-2020 at 08:47 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 04:49 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 04:11 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 03:39 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 11:48 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 07:26 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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Soft hitting cue

Posted 03-02-2020 at 06:58 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 06:41 PM by Snooker Theory

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stance when behind the shot

Posted 02-27-2020 at 11:24 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 08:14 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 10:01 PM by Snooker Theory

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Carbon Fiber Shafts

Posted 02-11-2020 at 11:05 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 04:49 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 05:13 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 08:26 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 06:11 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 06:19 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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