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Dufferin Conversion - 09-17-2019, 02:18 AM

Looking for opinions on a Dufferin conversion of a red leaf one piece dufferin cue to a true sneaky pete= cue is 19 0z, it has been cut into 2 equal parts- 29 inches each- cue is straight and shaft is in great shape= what is the optimum way to rejoin the cue- should i do pin in shaft or pin in butt? would it be OK to do a 3/8 10 pin in butt and just wood thread in shaft- or should I go with 5/16 screw in butt and brass insert in shaft?

Would like to know the reason for your choice=Thanks!

Shaft is 12.75MM first 12 inches from tip. My preference is 3/8 10 pin in butt and just wood thread in shaft-
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09-17-2019, 06:20 AM

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Looking for opinions on a Dufferin conversion of a red leaf one piece dufferin cue to a true sneaky pete= cue is 19 0z, it has been cut into 2 equal parts- 29 inches each- cue is straight and shaft is in great shape= what is the optimum way to rejoin the cue- should i do pin in shaft or pin in butt? would it be OK to do a 3/8 10 pin in butt and just wood thread in shaft- or should I go with 5/16 screw in butt and brass insert in shaft?

Would like to know the reason for your choice=Thanks!

Shaft is 12.75MM first 12 inches from tip. My preference is 3/8 10 pin in butt and just wood thread in shaft-
The 3/8 10 pin and just wood threads on the shaft should work for you. You can add a Phenolic ring on both sides of the joint if you prefer.

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09-17-2019, 07:10 AM

Are you sure they are 29" each. Most Dufferin one piece were 57" long. It may be 58" if it is a Chinese one.


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09-17-2019, 09:48 AM

Shafts with no collars or inserts are liable to split .
Cutting a Duff in half would also mean the joint size is small.
I used to cut them around the 25" mark and extend the length.


  
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09-17-2019, 10:00 AM

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Are you sure they are 29" each. Most Dufferin one piece were 57" long. It may be 58" if it is a Chinese one.

Definitely not Chinese- this one is at least 35 years old- they may in fact be 28 1/2 each- so yes it is a Canadian Dufferin - Thanks for reminding me - I did not do the cut- a woodworker did it for me and I have not actually measured the equal halves, so I was just eye balling the length.
  
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09-17-2019, 10:26 AM

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Shafts with no collars or inserts are liable to split .
Cutting a Duff in half would also mean the joint size is small.
I used to cut them around the 25" mark and extend the length.
Do you mean the shaft may split while the cue maker is threading the shaft to accept a 3/8 10 pin or that the shaft will split during usage, even if it is not used as a break cue at all? I own a Stenback sneaky pete- no collars and it is 3/8 10 with wood thread in the shaft- no shaft insert- to date I have had no problems, but are problems common on this type of set up? Thanks!
  
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09-17-2019, 11:17 AM

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Do you mean the shaft may split while the cue maker is threading the shaft to accept a 3/8 10 pin or that the shaft will split during usage, even if it is not used as a break cue at all? I own a Stenback sneaky pete- no collars and it is 3/8 10 with wood thread in the shaft- no shaft insert- to date I have had no problems, but are problems common on this type of set up? Thanks!
While in use .
A phenolic insert or collar is your cheapest insurance .
Or you can switch to 5/16 screw with brass insert .


  
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09-17-2019, 11:29 AM

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While in use .
A phenolic insert or collar is your cheapest insurance .
Or you can switch to 5/16 screw with brass insert .
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