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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-08-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Ssonerai
Wow! Never would have imagined. Thanks for...

Wow!
Never would have imagined.
Thanks for posting that.
smt
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-08-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Ssonerai
I suspect that if the cue includes veneers, it...

I suspect that if the cue includes veneers, it takes another purpose built fixture for mitering the veneer stack & for gluing it, that would be applicable only to 5pt.

As far as machining the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-05-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Ssonerai
Interesting to hear another's comment. Not that...

Interesting to hear another's comment.
Not that i'm much good anyway, but my performance usually falls apart if i eat during or shortly before a match.
Stay hungry, and i shoot a lot better.

I'm...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-29-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ssonerai
There's a very good chance most cues made before...

There's a very good chance most cues made before ww2 were finished (french polished) with shellac.
Sometime in the 50's nitro lacquer as well for production, probably mostly through the 70's when...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-26-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ssonerai
Not a good enough player to be able to tell if it...

Not a good enough player to be able to tell if it has any advantage. However, i drill some just in case. :grin: I like mine that way, & have made them for 2 others who seem to like them.
...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-26-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Ssonerai
Very low level amateur cuemaker here. Lots of ...

Very low level amateur cuemaker here. Lots of blanks in the loft, not so many finished cues. Slower than you, so your post makes me feel like maybe i'm near the ballpark, anyway. :)

Kind of...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-25-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ssonerai
Not bloodwood. Highly doubt Padauk. Some sort...

Not bloodwood.
Highly doubt Padauk.
Some sort of "mahogany" type wood anything from Meranti/Lauan/Sapele/etc to possibly honduran.

As has been noted: is it heavy or light without a weight bolt?...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-08-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Ssonerai
Always open to better ideas. :) Do you...

Always open to better ideas. :)

Do you splice from the round, or from squares/hex?

As noted, I am curious what the Gracio fixture looks like, too.

smt
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-08-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By Ssonerai
Is there a picture somewhere? Never needed...

Is there a picture somewhere?

Never needed anything but a scrap piece of good micro-grain plywood, a toggle clamp, and a fence made (also) from scrap mahogany or something & a few end stops from...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,677
Posted By Ssonerai
I am aware that when a human gets in the groove,...

I am aware that when a human gets in the groove, they can be astoundingly robotic.

That said, if you really wanted to do an objective, quantitative, "scientific" evaluation, it would not have been...
Forum: Main Forum 07-05-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ssonerai
Continuing the thread drift... MitchA -...

Continuing the thread drift...

MitchA - loved your post. You get it.
But have to take issue with one phrase:



Talking to a kid/third or 4th generation large farm recently which he is now...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ssonerai
If that is directed at me rather than a general...

If that is directed at me rather than a general note, you might have misunderstood my point.

The point is that C-19 is a serious threat that could easily be mitigated with using common sense and...
Forum: Main Forum 07-04-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ssonerai
There's scarier things out there. In 1900, 2...

There's scarier things out there.
In 1900, 2 out of every 1,000 people in US died of TB.

We've mostly eliminated it here, but world wide, 4,400 people/day die of TB = 1.6 million/year in 2017. ...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 07-03-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ssonerai
Trent - I was obviously playing for laughs. But...

Trent - I was obviously playing for laughs.
But it is a serious subject. A factor in poor personalities and sudden personality change for the worse can be chronic poor sleep patterns. Often from...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 07-02-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ssonerai
Could that have been RKC's problem??? ...

Could that have been RKC's problem???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGroapmulHk
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 07-02-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,061
Posted By Ssonerai
on 12.5mm: wall thickness butt...

on 12.5mm:

wall thickness butt end__________?
wall thickness tip end__________?
aprox wt finished 30" shaft_________?
Dia max at butt end_________?
Cost product__________?
Cost shipping to...
Forum: Main Forum 06-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Ssonerai
Thought it was 6 x 12 (nominal) for snooker? ...

Thought it was 6 x 12 (nominal) for snooker?
Either way, gotta either hope for someone who wants a tiny snooker table for home use; or who wants a "pool table", does not know pricing, and does not...
Forum: Main Forum 06-28-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,993
Posted By Ssonerai
Exactly. Might even exist an argument that...

Exactly.

Might even exist an argument that Diamond uses better materials as well. However some material choices may be down to customer preference /familiarity (e.g. formica rails for B'wick)
...
Forum: Main Forum 06-28-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,993
Posted By Ssonerai
I think most in the pool world are well aware of...

I think most in the pool world are well aware of this by now.

Hence my question: "How many Brunswick branded tables are sold per year" Essentially at extravagant mark-up.

It could give some...
Forum: Main Forum 06-28-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,993
Posted By Ssonerai
How many Brunswick tables are sold each year? ...

How many Brunswick tables are sold each year?

It's pretty obvious looking at Diamond & some other smaller niche producers that they could be made in the US & make money. Just not the kind of...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-26-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ssonerai
In case you are not familiar with cat finishes - ...

In case you are not familiar with cat finishes -

Most will do permanent damage to your lungs without good, fresh, active charcoal respirator, some high isocyanates, (urethanes) not even that is...
Forum: Main Forum 06-25-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Ssonerai
The building does not have a (separate) freight...

The building does not have a (separate) freight elevator for the service areas?

Even if it does not, the top comes out or at least a hatch is accessible in most elevators esp. in the (rare) cases...
Forum: Main Forum 06-22-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Ssonerai
Appreciated the post, Bavafongul. smt

Appreciated the post, Bavafongul.

smt
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ssonerai
duplicate post, sorry.

duplicate post, sorry.
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ssonerai
People have built astounding things with very...

People have built astounding things with very little in the tool arsenal.
To answer your specific Q, it is a combination.

I don't know the Sears model and wouldn't take the time to cross...
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