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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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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.

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

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