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    Runout on mid-size Cuesmith lathe

    Hi All, I’ve had my mid-size Cuesmith lathe for almost 6 years. I checked the runout when I got it with my dial indicator and it was about .002. Just checked this morning and it was about .003. Is this acceptable for replacing tips, ferrules and tenons? If not, is there a way to adjust the chuck...
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    Cuetec Cynergy ferrule

    I’m curious if anyone has replaced the Cynergy ferrule for a customer. If so, where did you get the new ferrule and how much trouble was it to remove and install. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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    Shaft that wobbles on lathe when set up for cleaning

    Thanks to any or all who may have an answer for me. I recently bought a Cynergy shaft (3/8x14 pin) and used a new driver pin on my lathe for set up and cleaning. I know, many of you are saying why bother to put this shaft on a lathe, but I’ve done that for years with all my cues. However, the...
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    Cuetec CF shafts

    A question for those who own a Cuetec CF shaft. How would you describe the sound made when the cue contacts the cue ball? With a soft or super soft tip, would the sound be a muted, dull thud? Do medium and hard tips make a sound like breaking glass, tink or ping sound? I like a soft hitting cue...
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    Cuetec CF shaft

    I finally had a chance to hit the Cuetec CF shaft last night. The tip on the shaft was a Kamui black medium. I was shocked the shaft made a tick sound when hit. From my experience this sound is usually due to a poor tip glue up. Any current Cuetec CF users experienced this sound? If so, how were...
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    Neoprene rubber to cushion hit

    A question for those far more knowledgeable than me. Has anyone tried a small piece of neoprene rubber between the ferrule and tip? CA glue should hold them both. I have several “soft” (I use this term VERY loosely) tips that I know will harden in a few weeks. Just wondering if the rubber will...
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    How do cue balls affect the sound of the hit

    Thoughts from your experiences with different brands of cue balls and different tips would be greatly appreciated. I recently installed a Precision hard tip on one of my personal cues. I played for a few days on my son's table; don't know the brand of balls that came with it. Bottom line, when I...
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    Help with Very Soft tips

    Thanks in advance for any help on this. Attached is a photo of a (supposedly) Very Soft tip. When I started to shape the tip with a new Lenox titanium blade, it made the sound of a trowel scraping across a brick!! As you will notice, it DID NOT ribbon like other tips. In fact, I would say it...
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    Soft tips hardening quickly

    I've run into a problem I can't solve. When I install a super or very soft tip (same for a soft tip), the tip will harden with less than 20 hours of playing time. I mean so hard I have to use a dead blow hammer to remove most of the tip. I then use a sharp cutting tool to remove the rest of the...
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    Diameter of Lucasi LZL-10 tenon

    Hope this is the right place to ask this, since many cuemakers also repair cues. I just got a Lucasi LZL-10 cue and wondered what the tenon diameter is. I don't want to remove the tip just to measure the tenon. Thanks for any help you can give.
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    Russell's Pool Room Belle Glade, FL

    An old timer here who grew up in Belle Glade, FL. Anyone on here regularly that either played there or knew Russell Weeks? He has passed on to the great pool room in the sky, but still some fond memories of some good players there. Thanks and I hope someone has memories or thoughts to share.
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    Mid Size Cuesmith

    This may have been addressed before I joined; if so, a link to the answer would be great. Here's my question-is there any need to lubricate anything on or in the headstock of this lathe? I've had mine a few years and everything still runs fine. Couldn't find anything on line about this-time to...
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    Sound made by Schmelke cue

    Just came upon a situation today I've never encountered before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I installed a Kamui medium tip on a Schmelke shaft, I trim the ferrule flush with the tenon. Used epoxy to attach the ferrule after threading the tenon. Tip and ferrule were both flush. I then...
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    Self Centering chuck on mid size Cuesmith lathe

    First, let me thank those of you who take time to post a reply. My question - is there a way to make sure the cue will properly center on my lathe every time? By that I mean I have to, by trial and error, get the cue "just right" before it will spin with little runout. My dial gauge shows almost...
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    Tip install help

    I really need some help here. The make of tip doesn't matter as I have had this happen with all brands. It is a soft tip. Installed on mid-size Cuesmith lathe. New Muecci replacement ferrule. Only used Lenox titanium blades (new) to cut tip to diameter of ferrule and to shape to dime size...
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    Tip install help

    Hoping for some help here. On installing super soft or soft layered tips, I notice one side of tip hits "soft" while the other side hits more like a hard tip. Some background; I use a Hightower lathe, I sand install side of tip smooth, I seal that side with CA glue and make sure ferrule is flat...