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    Prather-Sowder full splice player

    I just picked up my new player. Greg Sowder of Sharkshooter Billiards in Vancouver Washington converted a Bocote/Maple fullsplice veneered Prather blank for me into a Willie Hoppe Pro tribute cue like my Grandfathers original which my Brother has. Greg did and outstanding job! I highly...
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    turning down LD shafts?

    I like 12.2 + mm tips on my cues and no manufacturer makes them that size( I take that back- Jacoby Edge Hybrid can be had in this size). I noticed one of the supply houses offers to turn down Lucasi Hybrid Slim shafts from the factory 11.75 to several smaller sizes with the smallest being...
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    Cast Iron lathe bed to mount taig bed

    Has anyone thought about or tried to use an old flat steel or cast iron lathe bed like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elgin-Tool-Works-Ill-Vintage-metal-lathe-4-Base-Bed-only-Nice-condition-/221041638965?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33771bbe35 or a more common Delta or other make to mount a...
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    JD Custom Cues joint diameter

    I recently bought a JD custom cue that is beautiful and plays great. I intended to have a LD 30" shaft fitted to the butt but discovered that the joint measures .891 and no one seems to make a LD shaft that large. Most are in the .840 range which leaves a .025 lip at the joint. The Lucasi...
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    1988-1990 cue catalogs-brochures

    I just finished cleaning out some old boxes after a downsizing move and discovered a bunch of cue catalogs- brochures that I had kept. These are : 1988 Huebler McDermott Viking Anderson Porpers 1990 Joss Tim Scruggs Keith Kustom Kues Benson Adam Helmstetter Balabuska AAA Billiards -Schon...
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    Homemade leather and wood case

    Since I do not know how to post photos directly to this thread I am providing a link to my Photobucket pool album. In it you will find the case I made from Cocobola, Ebony, and tiger maple with a leather cover I use to protect it. I made this 20 years ago and use it for my Perry Weston cue...
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