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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-16-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Kim Bye
Predator shafts have their threads machined in...

Predator shafts have their threads machined in phenolic, phenolic has less "give" than wood threads or the nylon type insert McDermott uses.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-15-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Kim Bye
Well if you plan on sanding the shaft down, you...

Well if you plan on sanding the shaft down, you took a wrong turn somewhere.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-14-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Kim Bye
Is this a new shaft or an old shaft? That kinda...

Is this a new shaft or an old shaft?
That kinda detemines how you should proceed.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-13-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Kim Bye
Yes OP is holding a United Joint insert and want...

Yes OP is holding a United Joint insert and want to swap out the Uni-Loc insert. Both Michael and Joey are right. It would be alot easier if you started with a radial tapped Revo shaft, and since OP...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Kim Bye
I guess it depends on your 5/16-14 pin, but 1/4"...

I guess it depends on your 5/16-14 pin, but 1/4" is a good place to start.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Kim Bye
Yes there are "rings" when looking at the...

Yes there are "rings" when looking at the ferrule. If the tip fell off, you either didnt face off nice and flat, sand the tip flat, used old glue or maybe you had some grease or impurities on the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Kim Bye
Maybe the cuemaker didn't want you to be able to...

Maybe the cuemaker didn't want you to be able to remove the weightbolt? Delrin buttcap perhaps?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Kim Bye
I prefer Loctite 401 or 454, seems to work with...

I prefer Loctite 401 or 454, seems to work with just about every combination I have come across.
On some types of break tips, I do prefer to use Scotch weld if the customer can wait a day to get his...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Kim Bye
I think you will find that most cuemakers will...

I think you will find that most cuemakers will shy away from such an inferior solution as those rubber/sportsgrips are. Stacked leather will not feel anything like the rubbergrip. The bigger point is...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-09-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kim Bye
Interesting stuff for sure, might be a bit...

Interesting stuff for sure, might be a bit overkill for cuework though. You can index with a Deckel grinder, I`ve used it with great success.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-08-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kim Bye
Angry Interesting stuff, could you expand on how you...

Interesting stuff, could you expand on how you make your own cutters? I'm guessing you start of with round stock, drill a hole for the arbor, part of and go from there?
I have one of those Deckl...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kim Bye
I'm using the Whiteside ones.

I'm using the Whiteside ones.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kim Bye
1/4" collet, indicate the shank of the cutter,...

1/4" collet, indicate the shank of the cutter, when your happy with that, indicate the cutter heads, use one of those flat heads that you can buy for your indicator.
Then mount your router to the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-04-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By Kim Bye
Reducing vibration and harmonic distortion is...

Reducing vibration and harmonic distortion is key, but that needs to be done on a machine to machine basis.
A bit of wax in the center holes reduces friction. No matter if you ise a double sided, 3...
Forum: Main Forum 06-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By Kim Bye
A true conical shaft like you see om carambole...

A true conical shaft like you see om carambole cues needs to be made that way because of the extra mass of the bigger diameter balls used in carambole.
I dont think many pool players would enjoy a...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-29-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
Great to hear that you are doing well Bob. I...

Great to hear that you are doing well Bob. I still have the break and jump cue you made for me. You inspired me to make full length core cues. Thank you sir.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-27-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
I suck at taking pictures, but this is a cue I`m...

I suck at taking pictures, but this is a cue I`m refinishing for a customer now.
https://i.imgur.com/2MJnlp2.jpg?1
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-26-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
Odorless does not in any way indicate that it...

Odorless does not in any way indicate that it cant kill you!
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
There are people who have died from CA vapors...

There are people who have died from CA vapors that have crystalized in the lungs. That does not sound like a pleasant way to go..
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-25-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
Cyano is pretty scary stuff to work with, so it's...

Cyano is pretty scary stuff to work with, so it's not like it's a harmless substance to work with. If your doing more than a few cues a year I would look at other options.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-23-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
Thanks Joey, it`s all comming together now in my...

Thanks Joey, it`s all comming together now in my new shop, the fridge trick was a neat idea :smile:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-22-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
Yeah safety first! I pretty much time my...

Yeah safety first!
I pretty much time my spraying so it's the last thing I do that day. I put on gloves and a full face 3M mask, spray and leave the shop, when I'm back the next day I air out the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-22-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By Kim Bye
I see your thinking, but your setting yourself in...

I see your thinking, but your setting yourself in a potentially voulnerable situation and you loose full controll over your work. Take a deep breath, plow through as much source material you can find...
Forum: Main Forum 06-22-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By Kim Bye
Mezz and Predator are both 31.5mm or 1.240" in...

Mezz and Predator are both 31.5mm or 1.240" in diameter, Schon and Joss are about 32mm or 1.250"
You can find cues out there close to 33mm in diameter, I've made extensions to a few Meucci cues that...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-17-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Kim Bye
We need a better picture to have a chance to...

We need a better picture to have a chance to guess what wood that is, but looking at the grain and colour, it does look a little like olive wood.
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