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  1. aphelps1

    Cue Makers in MD/PA/VA area???

    I'm in Lusby, MD. Alan Phelps Custom Cues
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    Linen wrap spool holder

    Picked this up a little while ago. It should do nicely with a wood base added for stability and weight. Alan
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    Reducing joint pin threads

    I've done this a number of times. I've seen no problems with removing the amount of threads you are talking about on a 5/16-18 pin. Alan
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    ultraskin tip install

    If you press the tip too firmly, you will make a dry bond, basically you squeezed out too much glue. Use just enough pressure to keep the tip in place. Alan Phelps Custom Cues
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    I need a cue makers advice…

    We're Listening. Alan
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    Jacoby Hybrid Edge

    Looks like the same material I use on my LD shafts, minus the holes.
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    Tip popping off

    Did you face the pad after you applied it?
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    RPM Range of lathes

    I have an older Deluxe. I use 1080 rpm for most single point work/sanding and 480 rpm for router work.
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    Technique to bore ID of trim rings

    As Joey said, two will do it, I make 3 sets. Alan
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    Anyone have this ring work?

    I'll make a couple for you. Alan
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    Shim Stock for Collets

    Got mine today. I've been using these shim sheets for years and like them better than delrin collets for shaft work. I may never use a full sheet. Simply unbeatable for the price. Thanks Phi! Alan
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    Shim Stock for Collets

    Paypal sent. Alan
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    Some more

    Dave, I'll take the spool and sealer. Alan
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    Here is $4K, build me a cue.

    Yes, it has happened to me several times. All were very favorable experiences.
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    Radial live threading

    The short answer is no. Live threading must be done by CNC on true uni-loc threads as no lathe can duplicate the turns per inch (7.7 or something there abouts is memory serves me). Alan
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    To pad or not to pad.........................?

    I always put a pad on top of an ivory ferrule. Alan
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    Tap and dye and other tooling

    You use a tap on the inside of a ferrule to make threads. You use a die to thread a tenon, or a tenon threader.
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    Oil, grease, wax or dry lube?

    I use WD-40 on the ways.
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    Pin Heater.

    Got some heavy duty power supplies gathering dust. Gonna see if this little gadget will heat a pin up hot enough for removal...
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    Is there anything worse than:

    Sneezing in your respirator.
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