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Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-19-2019, 02:01 PM
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And smelling like strippers:love:

And smelling like strippers:love:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-18-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,111
Posted By qbilder
Unlike many plastics we use in cue making that...

Unlike many plastics we use in cue making that are borrowed from other industries & given a new name, I believe Juma is uniquely its own. Only one manufacturer and they only call it Juma.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-18-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By qbilder
Yes. It won't be as strong as a proper fit but...

Yes. It won't be as strong as a proper fit but will be stronger than you think, likely plenty strong to use.....so long as it's for your own use and not a customer.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-18-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By qbilder
Ha! I should have known it was a desk. For some...

Ha! I should have known it was a desk. For some reason it didn't even cross my mind, even though it's obvious now that you mention it. I was thinking it was a strange shaped box for jewelry or...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-18-2019, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,526
Posted By qbilder
That is a beautiful box. Nicely done.

That is a beautiful box. Nicely done.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-18-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,300
Posted By qbilder
That's 100% true. Regardless of how the log is...

That's 100% true. Regardless of how the log is milled, it'll still have the same growth ring run-off, mineral spots, sugar lines, and knots. The wood is static. What makes the difference is milling...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By qbilder
Looks like big leaf maple burl.

Looks like big leaf maple burl.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-16-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,300
Posted By qbilder
Therein lies the rub. Who's cutting specifically...

Therein lies the rub. Who's cutting specifically for cues? Who takes the time to mill the lumber parallel to bark in order to ensure the long grain fiber runs straight with no offset? Flat/plain...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-16-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,300
Posted By qbilder
It bothers me very little. What matters to me is...

It bothers me very little. What matters to me is what I put on my cues, not what you put on yours. If someone puts junk shafts on a cue & gets good money for it, then good luck to them for sustaining...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 06-15-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,300
Posted By qbilder
FWIW I have not seen any significant relationship...

FWIW I have not seen any significant relationship between lumber grading and shaft grading. Totally different approaches & criteria. The closest lumber grade to what we prefer for shafts is veneer,...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-20-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By qbilder
Like Chris said, nothing you can do about the...

Like Chris said, nothing you can do about the cocobolo. As for finish, it's very much an individual thing. It sounds like you have a solid basis to start from but almost certainly you'll develop your...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-20-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By qbilder
On the rarity that I do get a specific balance...

On the rarity that I do get a specific balance request, it pretty much always falls into range, anyway. We're talking less than a 1" long stretch of cue where it can teeter between rear & forward...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-19-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By qbilder
Balance is a soapbox topic for me. It's so...

Balance is a soapbox topic for me. It's so critical to how a player perceives the cue. Too front heavy & it feels like you're pushing it. Too back heavy & you're pulling it. It's very much akin to...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,340
Posted By qbilder
That's the way all of mine are. They stand on end...

That's the way all of mine are. They stand on end in a bucket with a rubber band holding matched pairs together. No hanging, no sealing, no special treatment of any kind, just raw wood at finish...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-19-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,340
Posted By qbilder
That's how I do it, pretty much exactly. It's a...

That's how I do it, pretty much exactly. It's a good time to choose the shafts, too. IMO shafts shouldn't be an afterthought, something you add when the cue is done. But that's a topic for another...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,340
Posted By qbilder
That's been my experience. I never had horrible...

That's been my experience. I never had horrible experiences with full length cores, but I only did a few before realizing I couldn't notice a difference in hit. It was neither here nor there. What I...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By qbilder
You invented the 3/8-10? The same pin used by...

You invented the 3/8-10? The same pin used by McDermott, Viking, Mali, etc.?
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By qbilder
I don't know if it's age or experience or both,...

I don't know if it's age or experience or both, but I have made enough cues by now that I don't sweat the hypotheticals & theoreticals. I narrow things down to practicality. I don't use titanium for...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By qbilder
The flex that you note is precisely what I hate...

The flex that you note is precisely what I hate about G10. I want the wood to flex, not the pin. If the pin flexes, the joint face opens, which breaks continuity. No bueno. As for bent pins, that...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By qbilder
Actually it is. Anybody who uses sanding arbors...

Actually it is. Anybody who uses sanding arbors for finish work can attest to how much flex G10 has. You can literally tighten the cue noticeably farther than you can with a metal pin. The cue...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-11-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By qbilder
I learned a long time ago that tips get cut off...

I learned a long time ago that tips get cut off almost immediately. Whether I glue on a Kamui or Elk Master, it gets cut off. I quit gluing on expensive tips or even worrying about what anybody wants...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-10-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By qbilder
I've been using Triangles & LePros right out of...

I've been using Triangles & LePros right out of the box with no issues. They play & feel just fine.
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 07-03-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By qbilder
That is some very attractive wood, and you are...

That is some very attractive wood, and you are correct, Eddie did a great job:thumbup:
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-03-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By qbilder
Maybe the earlier 90s? I had one from the later...

Maybe the earlier 90s? I had one from the later 90s & it was a white melamine. Wasn't as clean as ivorine so I assumed it was aegis.
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 07-03-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,659
Posted By qbilder
That sounds like rogue points, not a failure to...

That sounds like rogue points, not a failure to find center. For a plethora of reasons, it's pretty common for a full splice to have at least one rogue point that CANNOT be made even with the others...
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