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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker Yesterday, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Ssonerai
Based on specific gravity, published values: ...

Based on specific gravity, published values:
Gabon ebony specific gravity at 6% is about .86
Hard maple s.g. @ 6% is about .62

so GE is about 1.42 x as dense as HM at the same MC.

Based on...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-19-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Ssonerai
I must be bored. Actually, trying to avoid...

I must be bored.
Actually, trying to avoid going back to work in the shop on a saturday after late lunch :D

Gotta agree with Trent and the OP.
The thing about perfect glue and procedures with...
Forum: Main Forum 10-19-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Ssonerai
PS - per 3-ball above, we didn't rack like in...

PS - per 3-ball above, we didn't rack like in youtube videos (triangle). Always freehand, 3 balls in a straight line back from spot. Harder to get a pattern break down.

smt
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Ssonerai
gotta read the rools. :wink: Clearly...

gotta read the rools. :wink:



Clearly they had a lot of penalties.

smt

PS per original Q: we used to just play 3 ball after league if enough people were still around. (Might still, i...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ssonerai
simplest finish is french polish + some carnauba...

simplest finish is french polish + some carnauba wax (Tre-wax, e.g.)
It's also more durable than many think, except those that want an automotive finish.
However, the shellac can repaired in...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-11-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Ssonerai
I've not personally cored anything yet. But a...

I've not personally cored anything yet. But a few years ago i laid in some straight grain black locust, just in case. :wink: It's intermediate between hard maple and PH on most values. More...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-10-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
I totally get it as a "business" model, for a...

I totally get it as a "business" model, for a given type of business. The old admonition that the sole purpose of manufacturing is to keep salespeople busy & out of trouble, because they get bored...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
Same in woodwhacking equipment and machine tools....

Same in woodwhacking equipment and machine tools. The stuff that makes it over here varies depending on the importer. Seems often times the basic unit can be pretty good - then some stupid corners...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-09-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
Bingo! ...

Bingo!

https://shop67117576.world.taobao.com/?spm=a230r.7195193.1997079397.20.IijKQm&qq-pf-to=pcqq.c2c


Plus their "tournament tables" look an awful lot like GC's, but with flimsly (looking)...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-07-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
PS, Mchnhed - I do agree with your analysis of...

PS, Mchnhed - I do agree with your analysis of the example table, above the cabinet. Forget the pocket irons which are close to historical, but why would they use honduran mahogany (soft wood) for...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Ssonerai
Love it -"simply" beautiful. Cue is a tool. I...

Love it -"simply" beautiful.
Cue is a tool. I like simple, elegant, with good materials.

On the reasons they tend to be fancied up a bit - a person has to be a real known name to get their time...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-07-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
You're missing the point of my Q. First, was...

You're missing the point of my Q.

First, was this on the real? I'm not in the industry, but did B make it, and where (who/where was the subcontractor), exactly, (as opposed to WAG's by people who...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 10-06-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ssonerai
Brunswick Limited Edition(s)?

Is this for real?
...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-04-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,453
Posted By Ssonerai
Drop dead gorgeous! I have a few 6/4 & 8/4...

Drop dead gorgeous!

I have a few 6/4 & 8/4 BE maple planks, but would not have thought of making a solid full length butt. So, not a criticism of a master, but sheer curiosity: Is that all one...
Forum: Main Forum 10-02-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ssonerai
It's been said, but to repeat - depends a LOT on...

It's been said, but to repeat - depends a LOT on your local league, and then your attitude.

I found NAPA league locally really improved my game. Like playing a tournament once every week. I'm...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-27-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Ssonerai
Nothing will make it disappear. That said,...

Nothing will make it disappear.

That said, any repairs ought not be distracting to sighting/sightlines; but the following are possibilities. :smile:

Somebody really good could tempate-rout out...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 09-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ssonerai
They are all beautiful cues/great workmanship,...

They are all beautiful cues/great workmanship, great materials.
Probably AC of the 3.
I'll get flamed for this, though - I couldn't play with any of them - hi-lo points cues physically give me a...
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,339
Posted By Ssonerai
Extreme right English trolls the lib-tards,...

Extreme right English trolls the lib-tards, extreme left yanks the wing-nuts chain.
Either one leads to perverse confrontational semantics and wastes a lot of time that could be better spent at the...
Forum: Talk To A Mechanic 09-23-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Ssonerai
You're posts generally (no offense intended...

You're posts generally (no offense intended :thumbup: ) seem level headed.

Is this something you found when the cloth was removed?
Or a troll? :cool:

Is it still part of a "real" table?????
...
Forum: Main Forum 09-21-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,660
Posted By Ssonerai
Wow! What a great ending & win. ...

Wow! What a great ending & win.



...had to Gogol some of your references though.

smt
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ssonerai
If your lathe carriage is big enough, take the...

If your lathe carriage is big enough, take the tool post off, and use a strap or 2 with T-nuts or T-bolts, and bolt a 2 x 4 to the toolslide, on edge. Orient the wood so the face is parallel and...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Ssonerai
There are collets that will take objects like...

There are collets that will take objects like billiard balls, i have dozens of them. But for a one-time app, not exactly cost effective.

The simplest way to do one, is to do it on a drill press. ...
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Ssonerai
Congratulations, Dean. Too bad we'll never...

Congratulations, Dean.

Too bad we'll never see pics unless:
1.) installer is on AZB and posts them
2.) after it goes up for sale, new owner takes photos.

:(

smt
Forum: Main Forum 09-16-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Ssonerai
Barcelona a couple winters ago had a vibrant...

Barcelona a couple winters ago had a vibrant scene, so imagine the other cities you mention might as well. They do like 3C, heated tables. But most of the play i saw was 9ball, on big tables. ...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ssonerai
One of the things i have read in the past about...

One of the things i have read in the past about African Blackwood was that in the "old days" it was the preferred material & tonewood for anything that needed a black color dense tonewood.
Then it...
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