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  1. Zagiflyer

    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    Another 29, the last ball was way up table so I couldn’t find a way to hit the rack and keep going
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    29 my third best ever. Made the third break shot but had to hit the rack bottom rail first. Cueball stuck like glue, frozen solid to rack and that was that.
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    24 the remaining balls in the rack were spread nicely but I missed a semi-easy shot on the 6 in the side. Bummer.
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    Keep at it. You will get a good break eventually and have more targets to shoot at. I have plenty of break shots that I miss, get one ball and don’t have a shot or only run a few. Even with all the balls spread out it amazes me how often I roll the cue ball into exactly the wrong place. I knew...
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    Thanks for doing this, much appreciated
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    2023 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    15-15-14-14-15-13…………….and a 23. Obviously I am not playing the last few balls of the rack well with all these 15’s
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    2022 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    27 was the best I could do this year. 32 is my best, getting into that third rack is tough for me.
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    New case from Dinko

    I am going to let Dinko post pictures of this case because he has better quality pictures. The case he made for me is amazing, great workmanship and truly heirloom quality. He is honest and easy to work with. Excellent packaging and shipping at what I consider a very fair price for a custom case...
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    2021 AZ Billiards Straight Pool Challenge!

    24, also two 23’s and a 22. High run is 32. Hoping to beat that someday. 9 ft. Gold Crown 3, Simonis 760 standard Brunswick big pockets. 54, I have been playing pool on and off most of my life.
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    Severe eye allergies

    Cocobolo did that to me years ago, I can’t touch it anymore. I can’t say for sure that is your problem but it is the most likely suspect.
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    Bruce your cue is finished

    I have never seen anything that looks like that, definitely a one of a kind cue. Fantastic work.
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    Vintage Sailor in Original Condition

    This one has a 29 inch butt and a 27 inch shaft. His little shop on Taylor avenue was an interesting place with all the pictures.
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    Fresh off the lathe

    Wow, beautiful work.
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    Vintage Sailor in Original Condition

    Here is an early Sailor cue from the mid to late1970’s. Both original owner and cuemaker are long gone now. He made quite a few cues very similar to this early on. This one is completely original with the distinctive flare on the butt cap, the “sailor” stamp impression on the forearm and the...
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    Az Members who build their own cues please post photo's of your new and old work!!!!

    My favorite playing cue for years now. Two pieces of BEM, one light one dark, deep brown linen phenolic joint and butt cap. 18.5 oz Moori soft tip. Ebony trim.
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    Joss Weight Bolt Puzzle.

    I have a Joss cue that has a cracked butt cap that I need to replace. I removed the rubber bumber and there is a weight bolt with a standard bolt head that is recessed into the plastic. I've tried every socket that I have, standard and deep and I can't get one with walls thin enough to get in...
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    Replacing tip on Ivery Ferrule, anything I need to know?

    Just a quick question; I have a guy who wants new tips on some shafts with ivory ferrules and he is, understandably, very picky about the appearance and condition of his ferrules. I've done plenty of tip changes but so far I don't believe that I have ever worked with an ivory ferrule. Is there...
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    Bright white spots in Purpleheart?

    Recently I've come across a couple of pieces of purpleheart that have what looks like bright white colored flecks and veins in the grain. I thought it was just surface debris that got embedded in the grain but when I turned the wood down it was still there. Has anybody seen this before? Are...
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    This Old House (Cue).

    A while back a friend of mine paid 2$ for a whole bunch of old house cues. He gave them to me because I make cues. Most of the cues were cheap asian junk made of Ramin wood and I put them out on the curb for the trashman. Mixed in were a couple normal type house cues but there was one old cue...
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    Itchy, swollen eyes?

    Lately I've been spending more time than usual in the basement with the lathe and twice now I've had my eyelids and the area under my eyes get itchy and puffy and stay that way for days. I would imagine that the dust is causing the problem but I don't know if it's one type of wood or just dust...