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Are these THE BEST Utility blade-cue tip Trimming

Posted 09-15-2020 at 01:43 PM by Snooker Theory

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Decorative Rings

Posted 07-14-2020 at 01:58 PM by Snooker Theory

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Trogdon Cues sells them
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*****Early JOSS*****

Posted 05-09-2020 at 03:14 PM by Snooker Theory

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Submitted for sale is an early model JOSS w/SS piloted joint and 5/16-18 pin (rare) in restored condition. The butt sleeve and points are ebony and the forearm is maple. According to the staff at Joss this cue is only one of a few that were built with stacked veneers in the butt sleeve. The butt and shafts roll straight. Selling at $2100.00 to include shipping (USA only) and Paypal fees...the cue is a bargain at this price.

JOSS cues are excellent players and this old school (early-mid
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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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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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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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~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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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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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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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 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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