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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-20-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Bill the Cat
Practice cues

When I first started, I put an add in our local paper's wanted section.

"Pools cues wanted. Any condition."

You'd be amazed at the number of calls I got from people who had old house cues and...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 02-20-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Bill the Cat
Quality Holly

This place has the best Holly I've ever run across.

http://www.amazonexotichardwoods.com/category/LU-HO.html
Forum: Wanted 02-15-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bill the Cat
CAT Cues

Everything I've got is under your $700 price target.

Here's what I've got available at the moment. They are all "one-of-a-kind" that I made myself. Most are also new and unchalked. The first one...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bill the Cat
Wiring

Thanks to everyone for their input!
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-01-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bill the Cat
Limit/Home Switch Setup

The system uses the Gecko 540. I believe the signal voltage for the limit and home inputs is 5v.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-01-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bill the Cat
Shielded wire for limit/home switches

I'm helping a friend setup a Taig CNC Mill. I'm looking for shielded wire to use for the connection of the limit/home switches.

I found this source on line and was wondering if this is the...
Forum: Wanted 01-27-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Bill the Cat
Cat Cues

I've got a new custom that I made several years ago. It's the second cue pictured in the link below. I'm asking $225 shipped in the continental US.

I've also got a number of others that are a...
Forum: Wanted 01-18-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By Bill the Cat
Cat Cues

I've only got two at the moment that are wrapped.

The first one is just slightly heavier (20.2 oz.) than your desired specs. Asking $400

The second is just slightly lighter (18.5 oz.) and...
Forum: Wanted 12-16-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By Bill the Cat
Cat Cues

Here's what I've got available at the moment. They are all "one-of-a-kind" that I made myself. Most are also new and unchalked. The first one is slightly used. I sold it to a "friend" with no money...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-16-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bill the Cat
Big safety difference

I've banged my knuckles on numerous occasions with my Hightower lathe :o

The machine shop lathes can take your hand/arm off :eek:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-13-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,909
Posted By Bill the Cat
Talking My system for White Diamond tip install

FWIW, I always had a hard time getting White Diamonds to stay on no matter how much roughed them up and/or what glue I used. I always attributed the lateral forces of off-center breaks were the...
Forum: Wanted 06-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Bill the Cat
This is where I buy mine.

Good quality and good pricing.

http://www.ctcueparts.com/
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-25-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,020
Posted By Bill the Cat
No moisture option

Have you considered changing the way you apply finish instead. The problem(s) with compressed air for finishing is the the reason I opted for a HVLP system. Nothing but dry air with no oil residue....
Forum: Wanted 11-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Bill the Cat
I may have a couple.....

....it depends on what you consider inexpensive.

I have two custom break cues with purpleheart shafts and canvas phenolic ferrules.

One has a Porper RAM (composite, not leather) tip and the...
Forum: Wanted 11-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By Bill the Cat
How about a CAT custom cue?

Here are links to the ones I currently have that fit your budget.

They range from $220 to $300 (plus shipping).

The second one is used, but excellent condition. It was my personal playing cue...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 10-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bill the Cat
I'll second that

I've tried cheaper bits and they aren't worth it.
Forum: For Sale Items 10-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bill the Cat
How about a CAT cue?

I have a number of cues at or below what you have in Paypal.

Here are just a few. Let me know if anything catches your eye.

360482

360483

360484
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 10-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By Bill the Cat
I've got a couple

I have two break cues for sale that both have purpleheart shafts.

They have natural canvas phenolic joints and ferrules.

One has a Porper Ram tip and the other has a Hard Water Buffalo tip.
...
Forum: For Sale Items 08-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Bill the Cat
CAT customs

I've got a few that are well below your budget.

If you see something you like, I can provide more pics and full specs.

349375

349377

349378
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Bill the Cat
Jmho

The only "treatment" that was done to the black and red was a poor wrap job in my opinion. There are gaps between strands and the linen was not pressed/burnished properly. Actually, it looks like...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Bill the Cat
I'd guess it's not accurate enough for inlay work.

I can't really tell what they are using for the linear slides, but they don't look like "precision" slides.

My guess is that it would be OK for sign making, but would not hold the tight tolerances...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bill the Cat
Sealing Redheart

Hi Kelly,

I seal all my wood (not just Redheart) after each cut with Zinsser Seal-Coat cut 50/50 with Denatured Alcohol.

I don't know if this is the reason, but my Redheart maintains it's color...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-22-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bill the Cat
Just some thoughts....

As mentioned, Bloodwood.

Also, Redheart and Coralwood.
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,885
Posted By Bill the Cat
I'm betting it's the balance you like more than the weight

The action on the cue ball has a lot more to do with your stroke than anything else.

I, personally, have found that the balance of a cue makes more difference in "feel" than the weight. With the...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 06-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Bill the Cat
For Sale: Cueman Videos

I've got two of Chris's videos.

Basic Cue Building and Repair (VHS)

Advanced Cue Building: Points and Inlays (DVD)

Asking $45 shipped for both.
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