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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Tommy-D
One for the WTF file

2 years ago at my yearly tournament gig,a customer brings me a shaft just like this.

The ferrule was cracked,but not length wise,because when I took the first cut on it,it came right off about...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,640
Posted By Tommy-D
Thoroughbred Tips Introduction Giveaway!!!

I haven't used these yet,but judging from the pics I've seen,they sure look a lot like the original 25.00 tip,the mid 90's tin can Moori.

Those things kicked ASS :thumbup:.

Hopefully,these...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 11-15-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Tommy-D
2 Garten Bierbower Cue🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶

Ivory ferrules? Nice stuff there ;). Tommy D.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 11-08-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Tommy-D
5/16-14 Atlas brass insert install?

You can stick a foam earplug in there and pull it out after you have the insert installed.

My method is to drill inserts out undersize,then use the last drill bit and/or bore and tap AFTER they...
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 11-07-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Tommy-D
WTB Ivory Ferrule for Meucci

Elforyn would be a good choice these days. Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 11-01-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,665
Posted By Tommy-D
OB announcement.....

It's awesome to see that in fact,pool is NOT dead :cool:. Tommy D.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-30-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Tommy-D
tools

I know some might disagree with me,but you could easily spend 1000 or more and not have the right stuff to do a simple screwed-on ferrule correctly.

For example I have enough tools in my rig to...
Forum: Main Forum 10-30-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,837
Posted By Tommy-D
Want Respect in Pool? Be a Man.

Donny has ZERO reason to duck any living human. Tommy D.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Tommy-D
Best glue for non-leather tips

For G-10 and other materials,I've been getting 100% results with the JB Weld SuperWeld CA glue.

I've also had good results with the Rearview Mirror Adhesive from Loctite too. Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 10-29-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tommy-D
Wanting Joint Protectors Made

I make them but don't have the equipment to do inlays,so if he wants some simple ones...I'm capable :thumbup:. Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 10-24-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,728
Posted By Tommy-D
Thank you, Billy Incardona

Billy's banter with Grady was a unique flavor,and in the time I spent with him we discussed it.

He told me that even though you might hear them talk bad to each other at times,that it was just a...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Tommy-D
Just a Simple Petersen

I helped a guy on Reddit identify that cue so he didn't get ripped off :thumbup:. Tommy D
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-19-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tommy-D
In Question of Wood Finish

With those parameters,something along the lines of a finishing epoxy might actually put a coating on it.

Hand sanding something like that and coming up with an acceptable end result is gonna be...
Forum: Main Forum 10-19-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Tommy-D
R Cue Doctor Shaft cleaner

I haven't used that product,but there is another powdered bleach/cleaner out there that will work if used correctly.

https://cheapcues.com/q-clean-shaft-cleaner/

It's been a LONGGGG time since...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-17-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tommy-D
In Question of Wood Finish

I've seen USA McDermott cues from a generation ago where I think there were using a high tech UV? That stuff was like 1/32 thick,LOL.

One of my first customers for something other than a tip or...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-17-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Tommy-D
Epoxy Clearcoat

Is this so called water thin epoxy something other than West System? Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,498
Posted By Tommy-D
Beat Fats?

In the time I spent with the late Grady Mathews,he basically tells it the way Jay described it,his real strength was generating action/hype,and entertainment as opposed to his actual game.

"Don't...
Forum: Main Forum 10-09-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,125
Posted By Tommy-D
WWYDoodleoo

I agree with Jay,as long as you don't catch the side pocket point you have position from the rail all the way to the 9. Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,846
Posted By Tommy-D
Buddy Hall Cue on Ebay

No,the cue he was using in 1991 was a Bludworth. Tommy D.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-04-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Tommy-D
To sand or not to........?

The reason combining oil with CA works for finishing is the same reason it might not work for tips.

That reason is the CA cures much slower,and maybe not at all without help when you add oil.
...
Forum: Main Forum 10-04-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tommy-D
other one piece tips

If you like something on the harder end of the spectrum,there is an excellent tip still out there if you look hard enough that was made and marketed by Tad Kohara under the name Tad Tips.

I only...
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,953
Posted By Tommy-D
Tips pros use... Surprise !

I had a conversation with Earl at the 2000 U.S. Open at Joe Blackburn's booth and at the time he was using his own hand selected Triangles out of a sandwich bag he had in his case.

He was warming...
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By Tommy-D
What About " TUCK & ROLL ???

The best explanation I ever saw about this was done by Jim Rempe in an old school instructional video made by Meucci. Tommy D.
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,733
Posted By Tommy-D
Tyler Styer and Zach Marquardt tummble on the tundra Aug 29th & 30th

I can't tell much at ALL from what I watched...in 45 min or so I saw that Zach pocket like 3 balls,and executed 2 safeties badly,the rest of the time was Tyler running out.

What did the final...
Forum: Main Forum 08-31-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Tommy-D
Interesting observation on this match...

Dennis Orcullo vs Corey Deuel 2019 Derby 1-P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN0HmyAKqwk

I started to watch this match and immediately I got this this uncontrollable chuckle going...because it...
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