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Dremel me!! - 04-29-2011, 07:16 PM

This is almost exactly the same process I've done on my own cues for 20+ years. I even use the exact same Loctite gel. The newer gel dries fast, maybe 30 seconds, so you have to get the tip on pretty quick, but I can trim the tip within just a few minutes. The only I do different is I use a hand-held Dremel tool for trimming and initial shaping of the tip. I use a 1 inch sanding disc and very carefully sand down the sides of the tip while rotating the cue to trim evenly. Once I'm very close to even with the ferrule, I use the Dremel sanding disc to bevel the top edges of the tip. This makes final shaping to dime or nickel radius much quicker and easier. I then use 600 grit to blend the tip with the ferrule. Finish with 1000 and 1500 grit, and burnish with a small leather piece. Professional results every time. Just don't flinch with the Dremel and gouge a huge hole in your ferrule or shaft.....
  
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10-14-2018, 09:03 AM

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Has anybody used the williard tipping machine,if so,what did you think about it.
I talked to a local Mueller store guy this past weekend and he told me those are no longer available. He got the last one and now uses it to replace tips here in town vs. sending shafts to Lincoln to be done there.

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10-14-2018, 04:27 PM

Dremel, sharp knife, sand paper 200-4000 grit, CA glue and NCF accelerator, and a piece of cardboard for burnishing.

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11-05-2019, 09:28 AM

Great tutorial, though a shame how Photobucket is these days

  
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11-05-2019, 01:22 PM

Great post! Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail. Is the same procedure used for a Predator shaft with the thin pad? I have a couple 314-3 shafts that I'd like to experiment with some different tips
  
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11-05-2019, 02:10 PM

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I still have the originals, Ill update it later this evening without photobucket.
  
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11-05-2019, 02:11 PM

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Great post! Thanks for taking the time to explain in detail. Is the same procedure used for a Predator shaft with the thin pad? I have a couple 314-3 shafts that I'd like to experiment with some different tips
Yes, you just need to be careful of the pad/plate. Predator is big about voiding warranties if things go below certain measurements.
  
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Good looking out, even with the blurry pics it was really a stellar tutorial, but seeing the pics now too. You really hit a home run on this thread.
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11-05-2019, 08:25 PM

Thanks Chuck. Iím interested in the big shaver details.
I did my own tips in the 80ís but the pros have all the good tools
I would like to be able to change tips more frequently to find the perfect one and not worry about the $25 change fee
  
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11-05-2019, 08:44 PM

I come from an era where we had to be able to put a tip on ourselves. I watched Greg Stevens put one on in the back of his big Caddy. He was talking to me the whole time and working while he talked. I was amazed at how precise he was with his hand tools. It left an impression on me.

The biggest problem for me if I was on the road somewhere was where to find a good tip. Good pool tips (Champions!) were coveted by players back then and we would be glad when we found someone who had one or two for sale. I posted on here (#55) years back about how I used to replace a bad tip. I would go to a hardware store to get several levels of sandpaper and some good razor blades. I always had a good sharp knife, my four way file, a hard plastic tip shaper and some Tweeten's glue. With those tools I was good to go.

I could do the whole job in less than an hour and just leave it in the corner of my room overnight, and shape the tip and clean the ferrule the next day. I was right back in action without a day off.


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11-05-2019, 09:17 PM

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I come from an era where we had to be able to put a tip on ourselves. I watched Greg Stevens put one on in the back of his big Caddy. He was talking to me the whole time and working while he talked. I was amazed at how precise he was with his hand tools. It left an impression on me.
About 40 years ago, Jack White was putting on his trick shot show at my college. The student he was playing was using a house cue, and the tip was in pretty bad shape. Jack said here, let me fix that tip for you. He pulled out a small pen knife, turned the cue upside down on the rail of the table, and shaved down the mushroomed edges of the tip. He then shaped it up a little, and burnished the edges to nice shine. I don't think it took him more than a minute or two. I can just imagine how many tips he installed by hand, over the years.


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11-05-2019, 09:40 PM

One of my mentors, Al Bryan used to tell me about the house man, 'George' at Smiths in Springfield MA when he was coming up in the 60s.

George used a butcher knife he kept under the counter to trim the sides of a tip. He also used it to chase off troublemakers if memory serves.
  
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