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  1. Bill the Cat

    Shaft blanks with ferrule for practice?

    Practice cues When I first started, I put an add in our local paper's wanted section. "Pools cues wanted. Any condition." You'd be amazed at the number of calls I got from people who had old house cues and some two-piece cues just sitting in their garage that they just wanted to get rid of...
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    Wtb holly turning blanks or dowels

    Quality Holly This place has the best Holly I've ever run across.
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    Custom cue under $700

    CAT Cues Everything I've got is under your $700 price target. Here's what I've got available at the moment. They are all "one-of-a-kind" that I made myself. Most are also new and unchalked. The first one is slightly used. I sold it to a "friend" with no money up front and he never paid, so I...
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    Shielded wire for limit/home switches

    Wiring Thanks to everyone for their input!
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    Shielded wire for limit/home switches

    Limit/Home Switch Setup The system uses the Gecko 540. I believe the signal voltage for the limit and home inputs is 5v.
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    Shielded wire for limit/home switches

    I'm helping a friend setup a Taig CNC Mill. I'm looking for shielded wire to use for the connection of the limit/home switches. I found this source on line and was wondering if this is the preferred size and would provide adequate shielding for wiring these switches...
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    Looking for something cheap

    Cat Cues I've got a new custom that I made several years ago. It's the second cue pictured in the link below. I'm asking $225 shipped in the continental US. I've also got a number of others that are a little more pricey ($250 - $450).
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    Under $600 Custom Cue

    Cat Cues I've only got two at the moment that are wrapped. The first one is just slightly heavier (20.2 oz.) than your desired specs. Asking $400 The second is just slightly lighter (18.5 oz.) and slightly less expensive. Asking $300. The weight bolt could be changed to get either one to...
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    Helping a Friend to Find a Cheap Decent Cue For a New Player

    Cat Cues Here's what I've got available at the moment. They are all "one-of-a-kind" that I made myself. Most are also new and unchalked. The first one is slightly used. I sold it to a "friend" with no money up front and he never paid, so I "repossessed" it. The next to last is one that I used...
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    Novice question about cue lathes

    Big safety difference I've banged my knuckles on numerous occasions with my Hightower lathe :o The machine shop lathes can take your hand/arm off :eek:
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    Break tip installation

    My system for White Diamond tip install FWIW, I always had a hard time getting White Diamonds to stay on no matter how much roughed them up and/or what glue I used. I always attributed the lateral forces of off-center breaks were the cause. Here's crude sketch of my solution. It's a...
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    Joint protector studs

    This is where I buy mine. Good quality and good pricing.
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    compressed air dryer

    No moisture option Have you considered changing the way you apply finish instead. The problem(s) with compressed air for finishing is the the reason I opted for a HVLP system. Nothing but dry air with no oil residue. In the long run, I think it's cheaper than the expensive options to remove...
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    Looking for new inexpensive break cue with leather tip (not phenolic)

    I may have a couple..... depends on what you consider inexpensive. I have two custom break cues with purpleheart shafts and canvas phenolic ferrules. One has a Porper RAM (composite, not leather) tip and the other has a White Diamond (not leather, but not phenolic) tip. I'm asking...
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    $250-300 whats out there?

    How about a CAT custom cue? Here are links to the ones I currently have that fit your budget. They range from $220 to $300 (plus shipping). The second one is used, but excellent condition. It was my personal playing cue for a while. The last one is also used (a repo). I let a "friend" play...
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    End Mills

    I'll second that I've tried cheaper bits and they aren't worth it.
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    400 to spend

    How about a CAT cue? I have a number of cues at or below what you have in Paypal. Here are just a few. Let me know if anything catches your eye.
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    LTB Purple Heart shafts

    I've got a couple I have two break cues for sale that both have purpleheart shafts. They have natural canvas phenolic joints and ferrules. One has a Porper Ram tip and the other has a Hard Water Buffalo tip. I would consider selling just the shafts for $110 each (plus shipping).
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    WTB Wrapless/Non-Steel Jointed Cue

    CAT customs I've got a few that are well below your budget. If you see something you like, I can provide more pics and full specs.
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    Linen feel question

    Jmho The only "treatment" that was done to the black and red was a poor wrap job in my opinion. There are gaps between strands and the linen was not pressed/burnished properly. Actually, it looks like one I might have done way back in the beginning when I was just learning ;-) I can't think...