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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-02-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Kim Bye
Wood shrinks, metal don't, also metal and wood...

Wood shrinks, metal don't, also metal and wood react differently to humidity and temperature. Many cuemakers want do metal rings or metal inlays. If your finish is on the thick side or if you file...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 10-01-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Kim Bye
Yes on a grade 00 surface plate. I've done...

Yes on a grade 00 surface plate. I've done hundreds of Kamui clears and have yet to see one that is truly flat.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-20-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Kim Bye
Russian hacking :rotflmao:

Russian hacking :rotflmao:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-18-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Kim Bye
It would help if you shared with us what cue you...

It would help if you shared with us what cue you have and especially what joint pin the cues has, as the joint pin might be a good candidate to shift the balance point. I don't know if your aware of...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-15-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Kim Bye
Sure you can do that, but why not wait until you...

Sure you can do that, but why not wait until you can stock up on West or whatever structural epoxy you usually use.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Kim Bye
Aluminium then? Not sure how long the threads...

Aluminium then? Not sure how long the threads will last though..
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Kim Bye
Why are you looking for a softer material is the...

Why are you looking for a softer material is the question everyone wonders about?
5/16-14 is a machine screw, not a wood screw. The threads are fairly fine and if you thread into wood it's just a...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-14-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Kim Bye
I'm not a huge fan of phenolic inserts for...

I'm not a huge fan of phenolic inserts for threads like 5/16-18 and 5/16-14, I prefer the brass inserts. But if you don't want to use a brass insert, phenolic or Garolite is what you should be...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-13-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By Kim Bye
HSS parting tool works fine as long as it's super...

HSS parting tool works fine as long as it's super sharp. If you want to trim the tip flush with the ferrule using that method, you better have the shaft spinning really true.
For break tips, I use...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 09-05-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,222
Posted By Kim Bye
207 dries clear. It's important that you mix the...

207 dries clear. It's important that you mix the epoxy well and prefreably have heated it before you apply the epoxy. When spreading the epoxy, make sure you really rub it in, then level it out with...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-29-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,547
Posted By Kim Bye
After final cut is when your cue is dead on...

After final cut is when your cue is dead on center. If you use carbide mandrels, it's easy to maintain perfect concentricity through the finishing process.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-27-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Kim Bye
No Meucci expert, but I've done quite a few...

No Meucci expert, but I've done quite a few lately and none of them have been Delrin. I've seen some that allmost looks like a Corian type material.
Forum: Main Forum 08-27-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Kim Bye
I feel we are way into NPR territory now. I don't...

I feel we are way into NPR territory now. I don't see the connection about the free market and social media sensoring conspirancy theories. If Bryan filled his Facebook account with Qanon stuff, I...
Forum: Main Forum 08-26-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Kim Bye
Not sure what you are referring to? Facebook has...

Not sure what you are referring to? Facebook has clamped down on conspiracy theories, hatefull retoric and the likes for a while now and for good reason if you ask me.
Seeing that for a good portion...
Forum: Main Forum 08-25-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Kim Bye
That sucks! Bryan makes nice cues. I don't know...

That sucks! Bryan makes nice cues. I don't know alot about the Facebook rules, but he must have done something seriously wrong to be permanently banned.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By Kim Bye
For a first ferrule change it's not to bad. Looks...

For a first ferrule change it's not to bad. Looks like you had some issues with facing. Maybe your having runout issues?
Also make sure your ferrule is nice and flat. It also looks like you have...
Forum: Main Forum 08-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,292
Posted By Kim Bye
Thief or not, he is a convicted fellon. ...

Thief or not, he is a convicted fellon.
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/florida-businessman-pleads-guilty-illegal-trade-elephant-ivory
Forum: Main Forum 08-24-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,292
Posted By Kim Bye
I don't really care if your an "original" or not,...

I don't really care if your an "original" or not, there is no excuse to talk to people in that way. Look at Mr. Barringer site, it's full of his personal ramblings. He used to be on AZB also, but was...
Forum: Main Forum 08-22-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Kim Bye
Here: http://how-brand.com/cues.html

Here: http://how-brand.com/cues.html
Forum: Main Forum 08-22-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Kim Bye
I see customers like yourself all the time and...

I see customers like yourself all the time and sound is often the reason given for why they need a super soft tip. My advice is always the same; get used to that there will be sound and feedback from...
Forum: Main Forum 08-21-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Kim Bye
HOW soft is clearly softer than Zan, Taom, Kamui...

HOW soft is clearly softer than Zan, Taom, Kamui or G2. It's even softer than a Moori Soft. I recommend going for the Medium hardness.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-17-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Kim Bye
If you want to sharpen HSS a aluminum oxide wheel...

If you want to sharpen HSS a aluminum oxide wheel works well. I have a 8" bench grinder with one aluminum oxide wheel and one CBN grinding wheel.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-17-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Kim Bye
A picture explains it better. ...

A picture explains it better.
https://i.imgur.com/0vBLHWt.jpg
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-17-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Kim Bye
You want positive rake inserts for wood and...

You want positive rake inserts for wood and plastic. Gives a much cleaner cut.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-12-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Kim Bye
You need a basecoat of epoxy first. B.S.I finish...

You need a basecoat of epoxy first. B.S.I finish cure as Joey mentioned works really well. It does take 24 hours to cure fully though.
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