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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-07-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By QMAKER
Removing insert

Use a pin and a socket with a nut to make a jack.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-10-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By QMAKER
oil finish

Birchwood casey gun stock oil. Search gun stock oil and you'll find all kinds of info.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-28-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,682
Posted By QMAKER

Thanks for the compliment JC--much appreciated. Yes, I am 81 now and,
as far as I know, pretty healthy and use the treadmill and walk my dog several times a day. I still make cues, about 12 per...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-27-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By QMAKER
shipping sleeves

Prather has them
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By QMAKER

From Mario

Purple heart is heavier than Maple and stiffer. I think you will be happy using it for a break shaft. I've made many and users seem to be always happy.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-11-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By QMAKER

Try Kent Davis in San Dimas (KD Cues).
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-15-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By QMAKER

Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-03-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By QMAKER

He was a true craftsman and one hell of a cue maker. RIP
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By QMAKER
Taylor Guitar and Ebony

"Letís all stop for a second and thank the guitar making dumbasses like Taylor.....and folks freak out over elephants hell they were dropping dozens of trees just to get one keg black one and would...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-30-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By QMAKER

"Old soldiers never die they just pass away". RIP
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By QMAKER
G-10 vs Brass

I typically use brass on "players" and G-10 on break cues. I THINK that the brass has a slight edge on feedback/playability and the G-10 allows for a tighter shaft to butt connection.
With that...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By QMAKER

Hey Joey, come on up to Covina its ONLY going to be 113 today but "cooling" down to 105 tomorrow. Bob
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-26-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,276
Posted By QMAKER

What Eric said regarding joinery is spot on.

"Fit is another factor that doesn't get a lot of attention but is critical no matter the glue you use. Whether threaded or slip, a good friction fit is...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,279
Posted By QMAKER
amen to that!!!

amen to that!!!
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-14-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,640
Posted By QMAKER

Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-28-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By QMAKER
Break Shafts

Purple Heart, modified Euro taper, 13mm.
Didn't ask but I use G-10 ferrule, 3/8 tenon and Samsara JB tip and a Katalox
thread insert.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-24-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By QMAKER

BRW is pretty porous and what you are seeing may not be mineral deposits but sanding dust that was not blown out during the sanding/finishing process.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-02-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By QMAKER

Well, I still do it for my own use--once in awhile. It is kind of messy and I don't like the dust the resin creates when cleaning up the stabilized wood.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-30-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By QMAKER

The resin doesn't penetrate deep enough for a satisfactory dye job.
This is how I do it: Mix my dye with alcohol and vacuum chamber it. It will
penetrate as far as reasonably possible. Redye...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-20-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,163
Posted By QMAKER

I use red oak in shafts quite often and I am working on two right now.
It is stiffer than maple but not quite as stiff as Purpleheart it is also light.
It seems to be favored by 1 pocket players. ...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-25-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,307
Posted By QMAKER
Cutting ivory

If any of the other posters would care to offer me some advice about cutting the ivory-I am all ears.

I have cut ivory relatively easy with a:
"Laguna Resaw King Blade 3/4" x 115" (Compatible...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-29-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,560
Posted By QMAKER

In regards to whether to core, or not to core, BRW is a no brainer for me.
I would not insult the Dalbergia Nigra Gods by coring BRW. If you are trying to "stabilize" the wood to keep it from...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-27-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,560
Posted By QMAKER
"I generally don't core a brw forearm unless...

"I generally don't core a brw forearm unless grain runoff mandates". Please elaborate for the benefit of inquiring minds. Thanks, Bob
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 03-13-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By QMAKER
New CITES wood ban

The new CITES ban is now in effect and covers ALL Dalbergia species, including
Cocobolo, Tulip, King and African Ebony PLUS Bubinga. Here is an article explaing the new rules in depth...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-13-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,033
Posted By QMAKER

I've used "New Skin" for wounds for decades. Same as CA but it is medical grade with some good smelling stuff--CVS or Walgreens. CA was used in Vietnam to patch up many GI's.
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