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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-25-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By Ssonerai
What to know when ordering carbon tubes???

I've never even seen a carbon fiber tube/shaft though have some familiarity with the material from aviation apps.

So, if a person was thinking of trying CF shaft, what do they need to know?
I...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-21-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Ssonerai
Even cooler! That was the missing info from...

Even cooler!
That was the missing info from your first post and in the bio i looked up.

Thanks!
smt
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-21-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Ssonerai
Already read those and others. My Q's were: ...

Already read those and others.

My Q's were:

1.) can you post photo/detail of the diamond logo on the ball - it would be interesting to see.



2.) is there any attribution as to who made...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-20-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Ssonerai
That's one of the coolest things i've seen in a...

That's one of the coolest things i've seen in a while!

Is the implication that the politician made the box? or just owned it?

Can you post a close up of the Diamond Jim logo?



Gonna...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-15-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Thanks for the compliments! There's some...

Thanks for the compliments!
There's some cheating and tinting on the finish colors, but the idea is just to make it look more or less "well preserved" with an acceptable level of battle scars over...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Ssonerai
Dave, there's a lot of merit to that. I have a...

Dave, there's a lot of merit to that.
I have a handful of those pointy Starrett spring clamp dividers, 2 sizes.
& a Pica/print type desk loupe.
When young, i could see a .001" close up!

Had...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Ssonerai
http://www.tapmatic.com/tapping_questions_class_of...

http://www.tapmatic.com/tapping_questions_class_of_threads_h_limits.ydev

https://www.natool.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/classes_of_fit_web_catp101-102.pdf

To go a little further, there isn't...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Ssonerai
No. Not at all. Also, just 2 wires, not 3 as...

No.
Not at all.
Also, just 2 wires, not 3 as the method you quoted requires

There are only 2 complete threads on that pin. So the simple stone-axe shop way i see to measure the tpi fairly...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-14-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Ssonerai
Alton - what happens if you clamp 2, 1"...

Alton -

what happens if you clamp 2, 1" long, 1/16" dowel pins parallel in the 2 full threads, then measure across the ends with a micrometer, and subtract one dowel diameter?
I'd measure the...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-14-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Geoff - The Medalist is probably my favorite...

Geoff -

The Medalist is probably my favorite of the old BBC designs.
Either that or the Conquerer. But Medalist is a little more subdued/elegant.

Can't wait to get you down here, hoping to...
Forum: Main Forum 10-12-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,226
Posted By Ssonerai
Technically you are correct, the prize was for...

Technically you are correct, the prize was for running 10 in sequence. But Earl actually had to run 11 racks because he racked one himself, which didn't count.

smt
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-12-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
You guys are such a great crowd! This is...

You guys are such a great crowd!

This is pretty crude compared to say cue-making. With furniture you can cheat a lot more, because only other woodwhackers look at it close up.

Typical BBC...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-10-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
shrink wrap, tape, and yoga bands

one of my gripes is that veneered work with exposed edges really ought to have solid wood at the corners. So it can be rounded ("nicer") and so it takes wear and can be repaired more easily without...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-10-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Thanks for the kind words :) Right now it's...

Thanks for the kind words :)

Right now it's just grunt work - pushing, scraping, sanding off the finish.
First photo - "There's got to be a magic solution with one of these?!? :(

Actually,...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-10-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Thank you! Bolt holes. (flat head...

Thank you!



Bolt holes.
(flat head socket screws, aka "allen heads" )

A few years ago i started working more with veneers in my regular work and needed a plane that would not rip them up...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Another example is where all the sharp edges are...

Another example is where all the sharp edges are eaten off.
First, to minimize the amount of solid un-banded wood, small areas of veneer are patched in. This maintains the integrity of the original...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Thanks, Trent! As you are no doubt aware, many...

Thanks, Trent!
As you are no doubt aware, many could do it, but it would take a special customer to afford it & does not make sense "economically". I've done woodwork for others all my life,...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-08-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Here's the 2-ply cleaned up. It's obvious i got...

Here's the 2-ply cleaned up.
It's obvious i got one of the satinwood veneers inverted when gluing it up (before cutting it out at the library). Didn't notice until everything was done. It's going...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-08-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ssonerai
Library resource for pool table repair

NYS has a mandate for "maker spaces" in libraries.
I never used the local facility, but know the guy who runs it, and have often donated small amounts of plywood & materials. He has been over to...
Forum: Cue Reviews 10-08-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ssonerai
Are you meaning "Micarta" specifically IOW...

Are you meaning "Micarta" specifically IOW Norplex composition?
Specific color?

Or are you asking in a more generic sense: "fabric & resin impregnated laminate material". I haven't made many...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-04-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Ssonerai
It was long gone by then. Don't know if the...

It was long gone by then.
Don't know if the finish popped or not?

I know (more or less) what a faraday cage is.
Depending what is trying to be kept in or out, they are more or less effective....
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-04-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Ssonerai
:D Dunno if related or not. Another true...

:D

Dunno if related or not.
Another true story:
Worked on Ollie North's former office at WH/EEOB a decade or so ago.
It was also lined with tinfoil (well, thin metal sheets) under the floor and...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-03-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Ssonerai
Wood shrinks and expands with humidity, metal...

Wood shrinks and expands with humidity, metal does not, most finishes barely change.

Metal shrinks and expands significantly with changes in temperature. Every change - multiple x per day. ...
Forum: Pool Tables and Accessories Reviews 10-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Ssonerai
Lawn - I agree with you. There is...

Lawn -

I agree with you.
There is something very classy about a well set up traditional high end table. They were top of the line performance in their day and long after, and can still be set...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 10-01-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Ssonerai
(deleted) Can only imagine it was moulded...

(deleted)

Can only imagine it was moulded that way.

smt
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