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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Kim Bye
Drill and bore, then part it off.

Drill and bore, then part it off.
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Kim Bye
No, carbon as a material don't offer the...

No, carbon as a material don't offer the flexibility of wood. Once the shaft is done, the dimensions are pretty much set in stone.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 12-04-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Kim Bye
What you are asking is the standard questions...

What you are asking is the standard questions from a buyer looking to somehow ensure him or herself of buyer's remorse. Some of the questions don't have a right answer Uni-Loc, Radial, 3/8-10,...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-27-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Kim Bye
Your totally overthinking this. The shaft is 29"...

Your totally overthinking this. The shaft is 29" long, if you want less flex, make a bigger diameter shaft, a true conical taper or both. If you want to run a phenolic plug through the whole shaft,...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-26-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Kim Bye
Define "performance" I dont think you should...

Define "performance" I dont think you should expect anything special other than the shaft being on the heavy side.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-26-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Kim Bye
It`s not like just adding mass will give you a...

It`s not like just adding mass will give you a better break cue. As Joey says, the taper is key. A fairly short ferrule and a hard ferrule material helps with the transfer of power.
I make my break...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-23-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By Kim Bye
Have you seen/touched a ringtail wrap up close? ...

Have you seen/touched a ringtail wrap up close?
It's a very different feel than a embossed leather wrap.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Kim Bye
Short and stiff shafts, mine are 24" hornbeam,...

Short and stiff shafts, mine are 24" hornbeam, .300" LBM capped ferrule, stiff taper.
24" butt, normal dimensions, but cored with Jatoba, so very stiff and a bit heavier than a normal playing cue....
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By Kim Bye
Tiger leather burnisher and a piece of leather. I...

Tiger leather burnisher and a piece of leather. I tend to use scraps from wrap installations.
Forum: Main Forum 11-19-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Kim Bye
Might be worth checking to see if the cue makers...

Might be worth checking to see if the cue makers on your list have open books atm?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Kim Bye
I wonder how the bearings in the headstock holds...

I wonder how the bearings in the headstock holds up to that added weight over time?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-15-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Kim Bye
Rohm slim with the Cnc long point, works great.

Rohm slim with the Cnc long point, works great.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-14-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By Kim Bye
The stock tip is just fine. If you absolutely...

The stock tip is just fine. If you absolutely need to change the tip, make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing!
Break tips for controll i.e "softer" break tips: Madman, Samsara,...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-14-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Kim Bye
I see that all the time on cheap Chineese cues....

I see that all the time on cheap Chineese cues. This is what I do: Cut off ferrule and tennon, drill 5/16 hole, tap 3/8-16. turn down a piece of maple thread it 16 tpi, glue up, glue on Juma...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-12-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Kim Bye
Yes you can. Not sure if I would call it a...

Yes you can. Not sure if I would call it a permanent solution, but it will work if you need to thread a few shafts.
Forum: Main Forum 11-07-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Kim Bye
Hi Deano, check the link. ...

Hi Deano, check the link.
https://www.mezzusa.com
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-07-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kim Bye
Poly urethane foam

Poly urethane foam
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-06-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Kim Bye
You want to have some uniform scratches on those...

You want to have some uniform scratches on those rings or you will have a finish lift sooner than later...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-01-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kim Bye
The Uni-Loc joint is a good example why cues...

The Uni-Loc joint is a good example why cues should come with manual for how to take care of your cue. I`ve had several customers come by my shop, not being able to take their cue apart. Just a drop...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-31-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By Kim Bye
I love kingwood. Dense, great tone, very vibrant...

I love kingwood. Dense, great tone, very vibrant colour and usually very pretty figure.
Make sure to wipe it down with deantured alcohol before you put your base coat on.
Too bad everything...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-31-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kim Bye
I wonder if they would do another run if we all...

I wonder if they would do another run if we all pitched in?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-31-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kim Bye
The feel thing is so subjective, but by moving...

The feel thing is so subjective, but by moving the pin to the shaft you might add a few grams of the weight to the shaft and thus moving the balance point forward ever so slightly.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-31-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kim Bye
Layani cues uses a tapered pilot and threads are...

Layani cues uses a tapered pilot and threads are in the shaft end. Very nice design.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-31-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Kim Bye
If your doing any kind of volume, you will need a...

If your doing any kind of volume, you will need a lathe, collets, some hss tools, a concave live center and some razor blades.
If the goal is to keep costs down and your not doing a huge amount of...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By Kim Bye
I hope Mr. Dzuricky is ok with me linking to his...

I hope Mr. Dzuricky is ok with me linking to his video on live threading:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_lgdexpN1Y
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