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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Ssonerai
We're headed to eastern Europe for 5 weeks...

We're headed to eastern Europe for 5 weeks starting Mar 30, unless actually forbidden at the time. Locked in ticker prices about a month before anyone heard of the c virus. We wanted to land Milan,...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Ssonerai
Agree that is probably a rosewood of some sort. ...

Agree that is probably a rosewood of some sort. A. blackwood, or Brazilian, maybe.
Looking just at the grain, even a cheaper wood like padauk can get about that dark after a few years and some oil...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By Ssonerai
nice! cnc goes way over my head & I might be...

nice!
cnc goes way over my head & I might be too old to change.
But i've built/modified plenty of machines.

So my question is, are you machining the carriage and top ways? what are the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-25-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Ssonerai
http://www.mwdropbox.com/dropbox/smt_milkdud1.jpg...

http://www.mwdropbox.com/dropbox/smt_milkdud1.jpg

http://www.mwdropbox.com/dropbox/smt_milkdud2.jpg

http://www.mwdropbox.com/dropbox/smt_milkdud3.jpg
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Forum: Main Forum 02-19-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ssonerai
Dunno about use on cue tips, but i'm old enough...

Dunno about use on cue tips, but i'm old enough to remember when sewing machine oil and 3-in-1 oil ( before WD40 bought them out) were castor bean oil.

Not petroleum base.

Of course you seem...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Ssonerai
PPS to my post above - maybe this has been...

PPS to my post above - maybe this has been addressed but i don't see it -

If that is a 3/8"-10 pin, just changing to a G10 will lose an ounce.
It will slightly change the balance of the cue more...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By Ssonerai
More questions from me :o What happens if...

More questions from me :o

What happens if you drill & don't add a dowel?
My perception as a woodworker (not cuemaker) is that there is no harm & the butt might be more stable. Drilling with no...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-18-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Ssonerai
1" round plug 2" long almost 0.4 oz. A little...

1" round plug 2" long
almost 0.4 oz. A little over 10g.

Drilling wood is a difficult way to remove much weight. Esp since most are only using 1/2" drills or so.

Finish can add/substract...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Ssonerai
Don't get many pro woodworking rags anymore, but...

Don't get many pro woodworking rags anymore, but Adams used to advertise in all of them. They were the go-to source for high quality solid wood production legs of any sort. Their primary business. ...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-18-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Ssonerai
Well it's a good message to receive, Kelly: I...

Well it's a good message to receive, Kelly: I need to "keep practicing" :)



That's why i use a 4j on each end.
the distance between points on the butt end has to be equal, and the height...
Forum: Main Forum 02-17-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,584
Posted By Ssonerai
As someone else noted, about 20 years ago it was...

As someone else noted, about 20 years ago it was common to use your real name, & I tried, on one woodworking forum. Steve Thomas is almost as common as Mike Smith. Got up to about "Steve Thomas...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Ssonerai
If you want full splice, (as indicated by Sneaky...

If you want full splice, (as indicated by Sneaky Pete spec) it would be one of the lower odds in a crapshoot.
I make the parts with centers, work to center, and glue up as centered as possible. ...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Ssonerai
[quote] So what I mean is two separate pieces...

[quote]
So what I mean is two separate pieces of wood. Lets say a ebony piece and a piece of maple. A long piece. Spliced together to make a sneaky. Not a house cue. Sorry bout that[quote]

Bear...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-16-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Ssonerai
Just to clarify - do you mean like cutting a...

Just to clarify - do you mean like cutting a house cue in 1/2, putting a screw in it, and then facing off each side to time the joint so it closes tight when the original grain lines up?

Or did i...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-15-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
MVP - thank you for the kind words. Mike 81...

MVP - thank you for the kind words.

Mike 81 - yours look sharper than mine.

When i made my first 4 prong FS blanks, it was copying other cues (bar cues and sneakys), so i did not know the fin...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 02-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Ssonerai
Thanks for helping my info database and...

Thanks for helping my info database and calibration standards. :smile:

J2pac, either of those 2 pieces is stunning.

I'm a lot less impressed with the Cook woods link. Small, thin pieces, very...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-15-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
Not positive - about a decade ago i bought a...

Not positive -
about a decade ago i bought a bunch of 16'-6" NOS bands on eBay because they were cheap and fit my saw. In the mix was a dozen labeled: ".025" 4T Regular Skip" printed on the...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 02-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Ssonerai
Is there a picture somewhere of "museum grade" or...

Is there a picture somewhere of "museum grade" or "6A"?

I would not know how to qualify.

Thanks!
smt
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-15-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
It can probably be seen from above, nothing is...

It can probably be seen from above, nothing is going to work if you don't make the hexes perfectly. But there is some wiggle room. The prongs move a little as they are sawn, the other part...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-14-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
Prongs are the most difficult, The only process...

Prongs are the most difficult, The only process i use for this is shown. Unlike the other part, i'm not sure there are other practical options. A slitting saw could be used for odd # prongs, but i...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-14-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
I wonder if you are imagining my set ups are more...

I wonder if you are imagining my set ups are more interesting than the facts. There are multiple ways to do it, There are some refinements ive come up with; but the basics still apply.
The key is...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-14-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ssonerai
I really appreciate OP asking the question. ...

I really appreciate OP asking the question. Trying not to hijack: thanks for the answers on depth for gun drilling. I was thinking whether to core some of the fronts up through the joint on some FS...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-14-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ssonerai
Update- Per advice, used WEST. As...

Update-

Per advice, used WEST.
As mentioned previous posts, I had been afraid it would make the glue line too prominent due to penetration and staining, but it seems fine everywhere. The legs...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Ssonerai
I'd ask the Cue maker. Unless you are very...

I'd ask the Cue maker.
Unless you are very comfortable reading wood.
It is possible that one side, one corner, or even a center cut would yield the best blank.
Sometimes even a diagonal cut to...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 02-13-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ssonerai
What kind of lengths are you guys drilling? ...

What kind of lengths are you guys drilling?

Just forearms? or longer?
I know gun drills will drill almost silly lengths in metal, I've never used one.

Thanks
smt
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