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    Moisture in wrap "appeared"...Help...

    I took a cue to build a shaft for it on Tuesday. It's in my basement with all the cues and shafts that I have. On Saturday, I was moving a few cues around and noticed some moisture on a wrapless. Odd, since February, not a problem, so I look at the ceiling, nothing. Then I noticed the...
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    1985 H-2 Huebler - Excellent Condition

    I'll let the pics do the talking. 19oz 13mm UltraSkin "M" tip I believe this is the original finish and ferrule. Tiny nick in the finish, had to blow up the picture a few times to even see it No wrap. Butt rolls true Shaft has a little runout Wood is really figured nicely Brown rubber bumper...
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    The latest project....

    When I was tasked with a SS joint conversion, I thought I had a fairly decent plan of attack...after my second try, I feel I did "ok". It's off to clear coat now and I will post some pics once its finished. As for "normal" cues, things are progressing quite well...so well, I'm hoping to buy...
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    Alex's cue...for my boy.

    I just started doing conversions on one piece cues three months ago. I'm no cue maker, nor do I claim to be and this isn't anything stunning. To me though, it means the world as my son watched me create this for him. This is, what I call, a "fancy" conversion, it's the first one I did. I'll...
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    Clear coat...Take 2!

    I think my buddy has it down! This is the cue I'm converting for my boy. Added natural phenolic joint, ring and butt. I'm going to put a juma ferrule and UltraSkin skin tip on it, take the taper down a hair and then off to Alex! As for the clear coating process, the wood is cleared, wet...
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    Two old Brunswick Cues..what should I do?

    The shafts are shot and the butts are in so so condition. A good friend of mine has a bunch of these and gave me two of the "worst" ones to mess with. Providing the butts are straight after I cut them in half, I was thinking a SS joint on one with black cap/joint rings and the other in juma...
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    Clear coating...Take 1!

    The first batch of conversions came back from clear coat the other day. They actually turned out really good. My buddy is using automotive clear coat. A friend of mine bought a predator shaft and didn't have a butt for it, so he asked if I could make him one. There's another thread...
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    My "fancy" one piece conversion.

    My youngest son wants my Schon or Samsara...he said either would be fine. Really? You're 13, very responsible kid, but I'm not cutting him loose with cues over 2k. So I offered to make one for him and he was thrilled. So off we go! Cut that baby in half and faced it off. Installed the...
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    Is Acetal and Delrin the same?

    I know Delrin is the trademark name for Acetal that DuPont uses, but is it the same or close enough to the same? I found a 60", 1.375" rod on Amazon for $30. I'd using it mostly for making collets and a few other tools that I have thought about, but would it hurt for actual cue construction...
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    This is what I'm doing...

    I've been converting one piece cues, real maple ones, into sneaky petes and even a J/B cue...a prototype of sorts. Here's a pic of the J/B Cue. 15oz was way light, so I settled for 18. I made the butt portion a quick release by turning down the threads. i meed to take a few more threads off...
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    WTT: Unique DVD Set

    SOLD I have the (5) DVD Unique instructional set that I would like to trade for the Hightower DVDs. How to, step by step DVDs of: Linen Wraps Tips and Ferrules Butt Caps and Joint Rings Sneaky Pete Construction Shaft Conditioning I have watched these quite a few times and they are a great...
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    FS: MT1 Live Center Kit

    Never used. $65 shipped CONUS
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    Where to get a bigger hand wheel?

    I'd like to get a bigger hand wheel for my lathe, Taig based, that runs the carriage back and forth. Can anyone tell me where to get them and what I need to get? I've found some online, but dimensions are nonexistent as well as compatibility.
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    Any Sunshine Billiard Supply reviews?

    They have some good prices on a lot of things, just couldn't find any reviews. Anything good or bad to say about them? http://www.sunshinebilliardsupplies.com/default.asp
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    EVERY FRIDAY! - SOL Billiards in Fairmont, WV – HDCP 9-ball tournament

    Every Friday night at SOL Billiards in Fairmont, WV in the Middletown Mall 7:00PM Start Time - $15.00 Entry – Free practice starts @ 6:00PM 9 Ball, race to handicap. No 9-ball in corner pockets on break. Played on (12) 8 foot tables with Simonis and tight pockets! Break and Run pot – 6 tickets...
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    Why no "Aiming Systems" at the SBE?

    You would think with all the hype and advertising, there would have been someone peddling any aiming system at the SBE. Not one booth, video or DVD did I see of any of the aiming systems being thrown around here. Any reason why?
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    Is this ferrule off center?

    I did a tip on a new cue, she only had it a week and didn't like the tip. So after I removed the old one and faced it off, I saw that the ferrule was thicker on one side. It's not much, but noticeable. Is this going to become a problem down the road structurally?
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    FS @ SBE - Justis 2x4 Pro Lite Case

    Case has been sold.
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    Blanks...

    So I have my list of things to buy at the SBE and I'm really want to buy some blanks. Hightower has some nice ones, good price also, as does Prather. So I have some questions for those that have taken on a "blank" project. Are most blanks at a size where I can finish with sandpaper or do I...
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    Smoking??

    Is there anywhere at the Expo one could partake in a cigar without going outside?
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