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Finish - 06-28-2019, 05:24 PM

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Bob Flynn who I bought several cues from prior to getting interested in building them myself used a tung oil finish and it looks pretty good hot off the press but is softer and ages less well than some others. One cue I have played lightly with over the years and the finish is getting milky looking. Another one I have played with a lot and it's beat to hell with what I consider normal use.

Bob is in his 80s now and as far as I know cancer free so did he make the right choice? HIs cues play really well BTW, he's the one who ultimately inspired me to build full core cues. Every time I shot with the cues he made I thought yes, this is the hit I like. Thanks Bob if you read this.

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Thanks for the compliment JC--much appreciated. Yes, I am 81 now and,
as far as I know, pretty healthy and use the treadmill and walk my dog several times a day. I still make cues, about 12 per year, and still use the
GUNSTOCK OIL finish I first used on guitars and then read that Kersenbock also used it. Figured if it was good enough for him its good enough for me. I like it because it is safe and durable. Although I have refined my methods over the years by laying down a undercoat of about
10 layers of this CA, sanding between layers. Its not as hard as autoclear coat but I dont have to spray anything and I (as far as I know) do not have cancer or any respitory problems. Another advantage of it is that it can be easily repaired by light sanding and wipe on Birchwood-Casey gunstock oil (Wallmart).


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Thanks for the compliment JC--much appreciated. Yes, I am 81 now and,
as far as I know, pretty healthy and use the treadmill and walk my dog several times a day. I still make cues, about 12 per year, and still use the
GUNSTOCK OIL finish I first used on guitars and then read that Kersenbock also used it. Figured if it was good enough for him its good enough for me. I like it because it is safe and durable. Although I have refined my methods over the years by laying down a undercoat of about
10 layers of this CA, sanding between layers. Its not as hard as autoclear coat but I dont have to spray anything and I (as far as I know) do not have cancer or any respitory problems. Another advantage of it is that it can be easily repaired by light sanding and wipe on Birchwood-Casey gunstock oil (Wallmart).
Great to hear that you are doing well Bob. I still have the break and jump cue you made for me. You inspired me to make full length core cues. Thank you sir.



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