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  1. Tommy-D

    Carbon fiber straight tubing?

    Does anyone have a source for a piece of CF tubing that is about .840 diameter and 12" long with no taper? I have a sudden hankering to make myself a mid-extension to fit my Schon before I finally put it away and make it's inevitable replacement. Tommy D.
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    Interesting observation on this match...

    Dennis Orcullo vs Corey Deuel 2019 Derby 1-P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN0HmyAKqwk I started to watch this match and immediately I got this this uncontrollable chuckle going...because it struck me how much Dennis reminds me of Mr Nussbaum from the Steve Martin movie The Jerk with that...
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    Advertising the amount of the bet in action online...

    I recently joined Reddit because I like some of the stuff people post on there that makes it to my Google news feed,particularly Dream Theater related stuff,but there is also a Pool and Billiard community as well. Someone on there mentioned that the rubber match between Dennis Orcullo and Tony...
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    I know some people like to give John Barton a hard time but...

    how can I participate when the man business sends product like this out 3 weeks ahead of schedule :thumbup:. It was also less than 1/3 of what a Whitten in same colors was gonna cost as well. I am thoroughly impressed :wink:. Tommy D.
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    McDermott I-Pro shafts and odd customer service...

    On another job,a customer bought 3 new I-Pro shafts thru a dealer,and what showed up was NOT as advertised. While the one shaft I worked on was much closer to 13mm than the 12.5,it was tapered in a VERY uncomfortable manner. No bullshit,this unplayed shaft reminded me of the first time I had...
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    You gotta see this!

    A customer sent me a butt he wanted me to make a new shaft for. I get it and while checking out joint diameter,pin length,etc,I notice it is making a strange noise,like there is a weight bolt issue. I take the weight bolt out,which was actually a short steel plug with a 8-32 tapped hole for...
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    Odd problem today...

    On a cue where I'm adapting an old shaft to a new joint I ran into an weird error that I can't figure out. I THOUGHT I had fitted the joint collar on the shaft correctly and left it oversize,so I can later fit it to the joint in the butt. What I found when I started working on it was that for...
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    Scratching my head once again...

    Can someone explain to me how a player's so-called "attitude" is really supposed to affect the rolls one way or the other? For example,I have went into EVERY match for over 20 years now with the mindset that regardless of any mistakes or bad rolls I've made in the past,that the chances of...
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    Cutting Arvorin?

    For those of you that have posted pics of nice finished product using Arvorin,what are you using to cut it? I tried varying the feed rate as much as I can without having auto-feed on my main repair lathe,and never took more than a .010 per side pass,and wound up with results that looked like...
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    How and why does it work like this?

    According to people that have been around even longer than I have,supposedly the "rolls" will even out. It sure doesn't feel like it from my perspective. I have no idea why,but at the times when I need something to go my way,it almost NEVER happens. If I miss a ball unexpectedly,I'm the guy...
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    Can't find it now...

    Never mind I found it LOL
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    An embarrassing collapse...

    I have been trying not to stew about how things went earlier tonight,and comprehend exactly what happened. Here's the scenario. I go to a bar table handicap 9 ball tournament where I am ranked as an 8. My first 3 opponents on the winner's side are a 5,4,and a 5. All 3 of them can run out. I...
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    Diagnosing unknown A joint issues...

    I have questions about 2 diff cues that have unknown issues that cause noise I have loosely attributed to an A joint issue,but have no solid plan of action. The first cue is an American made McDermott. This cue was making an odd noise,so I checked the 4oz weight bolt,and even took it out,but it...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong here...

    In a conversation the other day,2 of my buddies were discussing the push-out in rotation games,and I believe both of them to be wrong. One said on a push you could only move the lowest-numbered object ball,the other said that you can actually MAKE the ball and either spot it,or it stays down...
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    Strongest epoxies?

    Is tensile strength as claimed on the package a truly accurate representation of the suitability for what we do? For example,I have tried several different 5 min or "fast setting" epoxies over the years,and my best results have come from JB Weld brand ClearWeld,which claims a 4400PSI tensile...
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    Need some help with identifying a wrap...

    I finally saw a leather wrap that made me curious about trying to find a similar blank and try it on my own cue perhaps. This is not my cue,or my personally-taken pic of this particular cue,I just like the wrap pattern and want to identify it and try to locate it. This particular cue is a...
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    I don't even know what to say...

    A couple days ago I get in a OLD,pre-SST Cuetec shaft for a simple tip replacement. After initially cleaning the scratched up/dirty ferrule,I found a disturbing round ring on the side of the ferrule,so I called the owner of the poolroom that sent me the job to contact the owner to see what he...
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    Ko Pin Yi sponsored by Ferrari?

    During the last 3 matches he played in the World 9 Ball,Ko Pin Yi was wearing a shirt with what kinda looked like a sponsorship-type patch from Ferrari on it. I noticed it pretty quick,and late in the match Imran Majid and the other commentator briefly discussed the possibility of him actually...
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    Unnaturally fast conditions...how do you adjust?

    A close friend recently opened a new place about 30 minutes from me,and it's doing well,but playing at his place has me faced with a new challenge. His tables are 7' Valley bar boxes and a really tight 9 foot Gold Crown but my main subject here is related to the bar tables. To put this in...
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    Looking for 4x8 JB Rugged...

    Who has them in stock other than Seybert's? PM me with pics,I will be in a position to buy in the middle of the week...Tommy D.
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