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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-17-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,249
Posted By Kim Bye
I install whatever pin or insert the customer...

I install whatever pin or insert the customer wants when it`s a repair job, as long as I have the tooling and pins/insert they ask for.
But for my own stuff I offer the kinds of pins I have carbide...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-16-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Kim Bye
Any one with a lathe can do that, any thing...

Any one with a lathe can do that, any thing particular you want in terms of materials and specs?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-15-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Kim Bye
Don`t bother is my advice, you could be opening a...

Don`t bother is my advice, you could be opening a can of worms.
I think you will adjust to the cue if you give it some time.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-14-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Kim Bye
Yes it will completely penetrate the wood.

Yes it will completely penetrate the wood.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-11-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Kim Bye
It depends on what you want to achieve. Heavy...

It depends on what you want to achieve. Heavy woods, usually a lighter core, light woods, usually a heavier core. Core diameter is also important.
Maple, purpleheart, jatoba and other straight...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-10-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Kim Bye
Bore the insert out, plug with whatever you...

Bore the insert out, plug with whatever you prefer. Thread the plug if you have the capability, if not make a snug fit and som glue relief lines.
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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-08-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Kim Bye
Thanks. Sure I can send you some pictures when...

Thanks. Sure I can send you some pictures when it's ready.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-05-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Kim Bye
Too light naturally, I have one in the making...

Too light naturally, I have one in the making now. 30" BEM @ .650" purpleheart core.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-30-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Kim Bye
Shouldn`t be a problem at all as far as making...

Shouldn`t be a problem at all as far as making the mid-extension, anyone with a lathe that can live thread, can do that.
Seeing it`s a break cue, I`m more worried about the sideways force that pin...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-29-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Kim Bye
Face off the ferrule. Sand your tip on a flat...

Face off the ferrule. Sand your tip on a flat surface, I use a granite surface plate and some 180 grit paper. Blow off dust and debris with compressed air. Before you glue, check that both surfaces ...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-24-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kim Bye
McDermott uses some seriously strong glue, I've...

McDermott uses some seriously strong glue, I've had trouble removing a few McDermott pins... on McDermott the jointcollar is usually in the .850" range,. Mezz shafts are .840"
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-24-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kim Bye
Not that hard, the part of the pin that goes into...

Not that hard, the part of the pin that goes into the butt is actually 5/16-14.
My question is as usual: why?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-23-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Kim Bye
The Wavy threads has nothing to do with the tip...

The Wavy threads has nothing to do with the tip or ferrule, you change tips on any Mezz shaft, just like you would with any other shaft.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-23-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Kim Bye
Why not use a non intrusive method like UV light?

Why not use a non intrusive method like UV light?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-19-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kim Bye
Yeah, drill press or mill is the right tool. If...

Yeah, drill press or mill is the right tool. If that`s impossible, cut out the shape in a square of plywood, slice it in two, and turn the jaws on your 4 jaw chuck "upside down" so you can hold...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-16-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kim Bye
This is between me and Dennis. The story...

This is between me and Dennis. The story obviously has more neuances than what's in the original post, but there is no point og in adressing that here.
Dennis has gotten his deposit back, a free...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-16-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kim Bye
Thanks. :smile:

Thanks. :smile:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By Kim Bye
Dennis has gotten his deposit back and I`l be...

Dennis has gotten his deposit back and I`l be sending him the cue for free as soon as I`m ready in my new shop, my apologies to Dennis.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-14-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kim Bye
No it want. The minor is 8mm and the TPI is...

No it want. The minor is 8mm and the TPI is closer to 9.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-11-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Kim Bye
Depends on what you want to achieve, but usually...

Depends on what you want to achieve, but usually a lighter core in very dense woods and a denser wood in very light woods. Purpleheart and maple might be the two most common woods used, but there is...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Kim Bye
15oz is no problem, most cues are cored anyway....

15oz is no problem, most cues are cored anyway. But if you want a fullsplice, some woods might on the heavy side.
What kind of ringwork, buttcap, joint collar and joint pin is a big part of the...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Kim Bye
I love me some desert ironwood :)

I love me some desert ironwood :)
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-10-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,217
Posted By Kim Bye
Best is a subjective thing. I don't think there...

Best is a subjective thing. I don't think there is one superior wood or construction technique, but I think it's fairly safe to say that all the woods that fall into a "tone wood" classification...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-05-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kim Bye
As a sidenote I can mention that Mika Immonen was...

As a sidenote I can mention that Mika Immonen was asked why he was playing with his old cue, instead of his $4000 Exceed MI4. He explained that it was in for a pin change, he could not get used to...
Forum: Main Forum 08-27-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Kim Bye
Your best bet is to conntact Predator. They will...

Your best bet is to conntact Predator. They will give you a price and eta.
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