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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker Yesterday, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Kim Bye
To make sure the shaft spins as true as possible....

To make sure the shaft spins as true as possible. Especially for hard tips, it's worth taking the time to indicate and shim if you have to, in order to get perfect concentricity.
Forum: Main Forum 08-20-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Kim Bye
Bob Danielson makes his own high quality LD...

Bob Danielson makes his own high quality LD shafts, I'm certain he will be more than happy to make you a shaft that suits your style.
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 08-19-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kim Bye
That's a great looking cue, I love all the small...

That's a great looking cue, I love all the small details about the construction.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-19-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Kim Bye
I indicate the ferrule as close to zero runout as...

I indicate the ferrule as close to zero runout as I can. Then trim the tip down with a HSS tool with a fresh grind, I make sure to have the tailstock with a concave live center pushing against the...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kim Bye
Quite different shafts, Ex Pro still feels like a...

Quite different shafts, Ex Pro still feels like a wood shaft and has a nice natural feedback. Ignite has alot more feel than Revo and there is no superspecial unobtanium tip pad to worry about, but...
Forum: Main Forum 08-17-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Kim Bye
The old Kamui chalks was avaialable in tan. It...

The old Kamui chalks was avaialable in tan. It wouldn't surprise me if Roku becomes available in tan colour.
Taom chalk is available in gray/white that might be another solution?
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Kim Bye
It`s not that important for tips that are flat...

It`s not that important for tips that are flat and needs to be shaped, but for tips that allready have a dome shape and especially if they are quite thin, centering the tip means you can keep more of...
Forum: Main Forum 08-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By Kim Bye
One of the basic problems is that poolplayers...

One of the basic problems is that poolplayers cant seem to agree on whats a good hit...
This must have been discussed a thousand times. I still maintain that tip, ferrule, shaft material and taper...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-10-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Kim Bye
It can be done. But I always think of the pin I...

It can be done. But I always think of the pin I remove as trash, as I cant remove the pin without damaging it with any reliability. Some pins come out with ease and some are next to impossible to...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-09-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Kim Bye
Pechauer will most likely sell you some, or you...

Pechauer will most likely sell you some, or you can make your own from a standard 5/16-14 brass insert.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-04-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Kim Bye
About sandpaper: Not all sandpaper is created...

About sandpaper: Not all sandpaper is created equal, you usually get what you pay for..
When you get up to about 1000 grit, I highly recomend the Trizact sanding pads.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 08-01-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Kim Bye
No gears that needs to be run in for a while and...

No gears that needs to be run in for a while and no oil that needs to be changed, so no, apart from a good setup and clean your good to go.
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By Kim Bye
It's not chalk, the tips are tumbled in Chromium...

It's not chalk, the tips are tumbled in Chromium bromide, that's what is causing the blue colour.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-30-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Kim Bye
That's a big fat no. Cross threading is never a...

That's a big fat no. Cross threading is never a good idea.
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Kim Bye
Predator puts their logo on more and more stuff....

Predator puts their logo on more and more stuff. They are a recognized brand and it only makes sense to expand their portfolio.
Are they "taking over" the sport? Nah, not so much, but they are a big...
Forum: Main Forum 07-29-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By Kim Bye
All tips glaze over at some point. A tip needs...

All tips glaze over at some point. A tip needs maintenance and it's meant to be a replacable part of the cue. Trim, scuff and reshape. And never ever touch the top of the tip with your fingers.
Forum: Main Forum 07-23-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Kim Bye
I've installed quite a few, nice tips, but I...

I've installed quite a few, nice tips, but I think every player that have tried one, have commented that they are a bit harder than they thought.
Forum: Cue Machinery and Supplies 07-23-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Kim Bye
Please let me know when you have more in stock.

Please let me know when you have more in stock.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-22-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Kim Bye
Drop the tips in a jar of water, throw away the...

Drop the tips in a jar of water, throw away the ones that float.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-22-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Kim Bye
Press it before installing. Finding a good Le Pro...

Press it before installing. Finding a good Le Pro tip is hit and miss, even with the water test, you can still end up with a dud or ten... Better move on to something with better consistency.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-16-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
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: 981
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: 1,130
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: 1,023
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: 1,550
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.
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