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Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By jokers_wild96
Get a precision hole punch set. It's how I did...

Get a precision hole punch set. It's how I did custom rings on a recent cue....
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 07-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By jokers_wild96
Purple heart shafts

I'll take the purple heart shafts if still available.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-15-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By jokers_wild96
Sanding mandrel problems

When using a sanding mandrel when it's time to pop the butt or shaft off, the finish 95% of the time chips cracks and peels off. Are there any tips/tricks to help prevent this. I use a ca finish.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By jokers_wild96
This is just off the top of my head but I think...

This is just off the top of my head but I think you use a 9/32 bit for a 5/16x14 tap.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 05-30-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By jokers_wild96
I'll take them, pm sent.

I'll take them, pm sent.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-14-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By jokers_wild96
Yeah, once I engaged the taper bars it cut fine....

Yeah, once I engaged the taper bars it cut fine. Once my new lathe is set up this one will only do tapering, points/inlays and finishing.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By jokers_wild96
So I still don't know what's causing that problem...

So I still don't know what's causing that problem in the middle. I tried using my other cross slide and cut from the back and got different results, still not a straight cut. Since the piece I was...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-12-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By jokers_wild96
I've tried .005, .010, .020 and .050 all with the...

I've tried .005, .010, .020 and .050 all with the same results.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-12-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By jokers_wild96
Im not using the bars. Im just trying to cut a...

Im not using the bars. Im just trying to cut a straight dowel to fine tune things but I noticed it's cutting weird in the middle. I need this problem addressed before I start cutting shaft tapers or...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 05-12-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,942
Posted By jokers_wild96
Shaft cutting problems

I'm having problems cutting a straight dowel on my cuesmith midsize. The dowel is 30" long and just under 1" in diameter. The ends are within .004" which I'm fine with, its the center that's got me...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 04-20-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By jokers_wild96
Not sure if he did this in the video just started...

Not sure if he did this in the video just started watching it but one thing that helped after I replaced the jaws on mine is there's a hole in the center of the jaws where I put a pin in. I think...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By jokers_wild96
Metal lathe and point work.

Im looking at getting a metal lathe for cue making. Already have a mid size but I want a big metal lathe. The only thing I cant figure out at the moment is indexing the head stock to cut points. For...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 02-21-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By jokers_wild96
I think muellers sells them in packs of 3 or 5...

I think muellers sells them in packs of 3 or 5 for a few bucks.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 01-06-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By jokers_wild96
What Kim said. Buy one from cuesmith.com and buy...

What Kim said. Buy one from cuesmith.com and buy his book and dvds on cue building.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 12-28-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By jokers_wild96
Cue Smith taper bars for sale

I'm selling my cue Smith taper bars. Has the shaft and butt bars and all the extras that come with it. Only a few months old looking to get 750 for it and I'll cover shipping.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-18-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By jokers_wild96
Z3 decal

Does anyone know where I can get some predator z3 shaft decals. I put the one on I had and it looks bad so need to redo it.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-28-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By jokers_wild96
There is a lot of good info and trying some of...

There is a lot of good info and trying some
of it has given better results. I think my
biggest problem was putting to much
pressure on the shaft with the tail stock.
Thanks to all that gave...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-26-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By jokers_wild96
Cutting shafts

As I'm cutting the taper on the shafts it's not cutting round. The one I'm doing now is still oversized but spinning it slowly in the middle the shaft is oval. Using a Hightower lathe with 6 wing...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-04-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By jokers_wild96
Need help with solarez.

I'm re finishing a joint and am using solarez. I made the joint collar a bit longer and have the finish on and to size. When cutting the joint collar down to size the finish keeps lifting off at the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By jokers_wild96
When to core

As a new cue maker, is it better to core before or after you cut points in.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By jokers_wild96
I give it a really light sanding or scuffing....

I give it a really light sanding or scuffing. Just enough to dull the shine.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jokers_wild96
It was larger than a few thousands. I put some 5...

It was larger than a few thousands. I put some 5 minute epoxy on it and just cut it flush to the bottom of the channel. Worked pretty good. Now just gotta get the hang of doing the wraps.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jokers_wild96
I am the repair man/builder. Still in my learning...

I am the repair man/builder. Still in my learning stages.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-05-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jokers_wild96
I'll be using contact cement.

I'll be using contact cement.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-05-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By jokers_wild96
Leather wraps

What do you guys use to fill/build up the wrap channel if its a little low at the edges.
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