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04-20-2011, 07:44 PM

Very nice tutorial. Wouldn't know it wasn't done on a lathe.

Dela, Chuck is correct, the tenoning machine is basically for House Cues and you wouldn't be happy with the job it would turn out for yourself. They can cut new tenons and ferrules too.

The Willards is a decent machine. Just the same, the cutter is like a giant pencil sharpener and caution should be used as you can still take a chunk out of the ferrule if you're not watching.

There are many little devices out there, Porpers for example that basically duplicate what the Willards machine does for a fraction of the cost.

A person would be better off spending the money on a good repair lathe rather than a Willards. Then you have the freedom of also doing ferrules,
pin and insert changes, joint collars and butt caps, shaft maintenance, drilling and tapping etc. The only thing they can't do out of the box is build a cue. They can pay for themselves in no time and if its just a hobby, then you get a a lot of satisfaction out of just doing your own cues. Just hit the pawn shops and pick up a load of 5 dollar cues and go to town.

If anyone is interested, Todd (ts&b) something like that builds several different levels of repair lathes for a seriously great price.
His workmanship is second to none and a good guy to deal with.

Last edited by Blue Hog ridr; 04-20-2011 at 07:55 PM.
  
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