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Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 12-14-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By kiinstructor
Old Green spot courtland linen

Have a gentleman who has an older cue that has the original courtland linen. He wants it repaired, refinished and wants the old wrap replaced. I havent a clue as to where to get the stuff or if it...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-11-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,487
Posted By kiinstructor
Thanks Guys for all your help. Seems like there...

Thanks Guys for all your help. Seems like there is a few different ways to determine the center of a work piece. My machine has a fairly long point on the forearm end of the cue. About 1 1/2 inches...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-10-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,487
Posted By kiinstructor
cnc Centering

Quick question, Anyone have a method to quickly center your cnc cutter over the cue. Seems like I generally eyeball it. I cut a piece of wood of fit between the table and the outside of the cnc frame...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 10-31-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,273
Posted By kiinstructor
There are cue builders and cue assemblers. The...

There are cue builders and cue assemblers. The guys who buy other cue makers parts and assemble cues and put their name on it is common. I have about 125K in my shop in equipment and thats not...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By kiinstructor
I think when it comes to the joint area and the...

I think when it comes to the joint area and the butt cap area Bocote in itself us not durable enough. Ive seen a few cues that had tulipwood, coco, and bocote joints and most were cracked. As far a...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-13-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By kiinstructor
milling abalone

Hi guys, I havent worked with abalone and was wondering how it mills and most of the stuff Ive seen is very thin. So that tells me that the pockets must be pretty shallow. Is there any synthetic...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 10-05-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By kiinstructor
Tip Centering tool

A friend of mine needs a 13 and 14mm tip centering tool. He has a hightower lathe so Im sure the tail stock is 3/8 or maybe 1/2 inch Im not sure. He used to have a porper tool and tried calling...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-27-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By kiinstructor
Mastercam for year and love it. Very dependable...

Mastercam for year and love it. Very dependable and versatile.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 06-14-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By kiinstructor
Mali Butt Cap

Anyone have any old mali but caps. They are about 2 inches long. Used to be a guy on ebay that sold them. He's disappeared. Thanks in advance. Mark
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 06-09-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,932
Posted By kiinstructor
hate to sound negative but with all the different...

hate to sound negative but with all the different IDs and ODs, how the heck do you install these pins. The barrel is what has me confused. The look nice and ID like to give them a try but the fitting...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-22-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By kiinstructor
I built both my shaft and butt machine. They work...

I built both my shaft and butt machine. They work Great. I got the general idea from Chris Hightowers Book. A truly worthwhile investment. I have saved so much time and learned so much from that...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-12-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By kiinstructor
Talking Well the cue is already assembled. The rings butt...

Well the cue is already assembled. The rings butt up against the curly maple. Only 2 of them show the bleeding. I guess its the fine powder of the kingwood that gets in the pores of the maple. Hence...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-10-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By kiinstructor
Kingwood Bleeding

Ive assembled a cue with curly maple and 3 part segmented handle area with intermittent 1/8 inch kingwood rings and maple in between. Anyway, even when Im making my initial passes to taper it to size...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 04-19-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By kiinstructor
Gun Drill shank

Hey guys, Im thinking about coring just about everything in the future. Im looking for a gun drill that has a smaller shank. Most of what Im looking at has 3/4 inch or larger. I want a 3/4 finished...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 04-14-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By kiinstructor
Thanks guys. Ill keep hunting.

Thanks guys. Ill keep hunting.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 04-13-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By kiinstructor
Steady rest for Enco lathe.

I have an enco lathe built back in the early 90s. Anyway Im looking for a steady rest. Ive tried to make them in just about every wood configuration but they are not stable enough for me. Anyone have...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 04-08-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By kiinstructor
butt aluminum rings

Anyone have any aluminum butt rings that they could part with. I need about a dozen. .015 or .031 is fine. Thanks a bunch. Mark
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 04-08-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,895
Posted By kiinstructor
Mezz WX900

Any feedback on these shafts. I am looking to buy one in that they are 12mm at the tip and a stiffer conical taper. Also does anyone know if the make a partial so I can match my joint design. Thanks...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-24-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,926
Posted By kiinstructor
Years ago Allen Hopkins told me that the break...

Years ago Allen Hopkins told me that the break cue tip should be as flat as possible. Just the slightest dome so as to hit the center. My friend and I have the same jump cue with the same tip and his...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-23-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,926
Posted By kiinstructor
correct way to shape a jump cue tip and why?

Ive been told that a very flat tip shape for both break and jump cues is the way to go. Can anyone tell me what works the best and why. thanks.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-26-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By kiinstructor
deadbeat customer

I was at a tournament last Thanksgiving. A fellow had called me some weeks earlier and said he wanted a cue that I had built refinished and signed. The earlier cues I built, I didnt sign. Anyway...
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 02-07-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By kiinstructor
taking down a 314-2 shaft

Can you take down a 314-2 shaft without compromising the ferrule wall cracking. What Im talking about is 12.25mm. I am used to a 12 to 12.25mm shaft and like the feel. Im not crazy about the z shaft...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 01-11-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,757
Posted By kiinstructor
can you post a pic of the light and how you used...

can you post a pic of the light and how you used the tin foil. Thanks a bunch. Cue looks awesome.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-27-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By kiinstructor
Heres the deal. The cue is some kinda of walmart...

Heres the deal. The cue is some kinda of walmart special with the engraved butt. The shaft is short maybe 27 inches and made of ramin wood. Baically a piece of junk. But she is a friend and takes...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-26-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By kiinstructor
Black ferrule

Anyone have a black ferrule. I have a cue repair and the ferrule is cracked. I have tons of brown but never has a need for black. She uses it on her playing cue. You figure. Anyway appreciate any...
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