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north_demon_cue 07-15-2019 11:49 PM

North Demon Cue My new studio.
 
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A few friends gave me a message, they were curious about my studio.
In fact, this is my second studio, it has never been public.
But when I chatted with Bill Stroud a few days ago, I thought about it when I started learning to make cues.I have found a lot of cue maker studio photos from AZ.I found a lot of details from it.So I decided to introduce my studio to everyone.
I have always been working alone in my first studio.However, in recent years, I feel that the efficiency is not good, and the production speed is too slow.So in 2018 I received an apprenticeship.And with the support of friends, created a second studio.With an assistant and more custom machines, my efficiency has improved.
(The following is the equipment of my studio, for reference to interested friends.)


Laser engraving machine.
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...psvsusehaq.jpg

4-axis cnc
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...psgxdfvhrq.jpg

3-axis cnc engraving machine.
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...psnnzr0ehf.jpg

4-axis engraving machine.
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...psmrzzthep.jpg

Turret milling machine
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...pshwilunbw.jpg

Cnc lathe
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...ps6xomy25p.jpg

Cnc lathe~Only process shaft.
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...pscezmkene.jpg

CQ6232 lathe
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...psflhdm3rr.jpg

Bandsaw
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...pslajauevy.jpg

Rocker saw
https://i1028.photobucket.com/albums...ps8yyf0ehq.jpg

Chopdoc 07-16-2019 04:23 AM

Wow, that's tidy.

Sealegs50 07-16-2019 05:13 AM

Impressive shop.

bstroud 07-16-2019 05:30 AM

Cheng Yong,

Immaculate studio. Reminds me of the one I had in Austin, TX.

What the pics don't show is all the time and effort required to learn to design for and program all the CNC machines that make Quality work possible.

I know I spent many all-nighters learning the software and then went to my day job making cues. I am sure you have had the same experience.

Keep up the good work.

Bill Stroud

octy81 07-17-2019 09:31 AM

Your shop is awesome , I wanted to ask a question , I saw a cue you mad that a had a Damascus pin , do you make those or do you have someone else and can they be made into a radial pin ? Or the anodized titanium pin you used in the 10th anniversary cue , I'm having a cue made and would really like some info on those pins

63Kcode 07-17-2019 10:39 AM

Well, that explains the clean work you do!

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Larry

Texas Carom Club 07-17-2019 10:56 AM

thats a big damn investment to make pool cues

north_demon_cue 07-17-2019 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by octy81 (Post 6438873)
Your shop is awesome , I wanted to ask a question , I saw a cue you mad that a had a Damascus pin , do you make those or do you have someone else and can they be made into a radial pin ? Or the anodized titanium pin you used in the 10th anniversary cue , I'm having a cue made and would really like some info on those pins

Hi,
These pins are made by myself and I don't know if anyone else is making it.
But I only make it occasionally, I only use them when making special cues.
Generally I only use stainless steel pins, as shown in the bottom picture.
I also have no plans to sell them separately.
Sorry.

Cheng Yong.

thoffen 07-17-2019 01:10 PM

Awesome shop. Really well organized and a lot of really nice equipment. Quite an investment, really. Are there any Chinese cuemakers making a solid name for themselves in the US? Seems like the cues are way undervalued for the quality of those actually building cues properly like yourself. I wonder if the history of knock-offs and mass produced sticks with ramin shafts that are turned while green, etc. is holding things back.

octy81 07-17-2019 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by north_demon_cue (Post 6439033)
Hi,
These pins are made by myself and I don't know if anyone else is making it.
But I only make it occasionally, I only use them when making special cues.
Generally I only use stainless steel pins, as shown in the bottom picture.
I also have no plans to sell them separately.
Sorry.

Cheng Yong.



Man those look really nice , sucks for me , it would be a nice piece to add to the cue I'm having made , thanks anyway , but if you do change your mind plzzz hit me up 👍👍👍

Big-Tattoo 07-17-2019 10:00 PM

damn nice:thumbup:

north_demon_cue 07-18-2019 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by bstroud (Post 6437893)
Cheng Yong,

Immaculate studio. Reminds me of the one I had in Austin, TX.

What the pics don't show is all the time and effort required to learn to design for and program all the CNC machines that make Quality work possible.

I know I spent many all-nighters learning the software and then went to my day job making cues. I am sure you have had the same experience.

Keep up the good work.

Bill Stroud

Hi,Bill
Yes.Learning control software and operating various types of machines does take a lot of time.Many details need to be verified in practice.
But when I was still in the first studio, I was already very skilled in these techniques.
When I set up a second studio. I think the hardest part is to modify and adjust the machine and power distribution.
In order to make these machines suitable for making cues, I made a lot of modifications. Even I made a lot of accessories.
I am almost alone in accomplishing these things, so I think this part is the hardest.
I spent a lot of effort on this.
It's finished now. Looking at it, I really feel full of joy and accomplishment.
This is really a happy thing for me.

Cheng Yong

Snooker Theory 07-18-2019 03:13 AM

You have a beautiful shop

bstroud 07-18-2019 05:16 AM

Cheng Yong,

It is the same with the machines in the US.
Everything need modification to work on cues.
Takes a lot of time and engineering. Fun though.

I have moved my studio many times and it seems like it takes forever to get it back in working order and while you are doing that you are not making cues.
Always worth it in the end.

Hope you have found a permanent location and don't need to do it again.

Bill Stroud


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