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Exclamation Making a cue lighter - 10-14-2019, 10:25 AM

Probably a stupid question, but can a Schon cue be made any lighter if the bolt is already been removed? Like boring out the butt some? I told you it was a stupid question, but at the same time, a serious one.


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10-14-2019, 11:36 AM

You would be messing with the cue's integrity by then . And disasters can happen when drilling the handle.

You're already messing with the balance by a lot without that bolt.


  
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10-14-2019, 11:51 AM

A lighter joint pin and/or replace metal joint is going to be the most effective way. You can get a little bit out of the handle, but it wont be a lot unless you bore it out more than you probably should.


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10-14-2019, 12:40 PM

Thanks guys, that's kinda what I thought. What's an extra ounce anyways????? I went from a 18.5oz cue to 19.5 cause I liked the cue. At the end of one day I had adjusted, I will guess it will be the same from 19.5 to 20.5....


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10-14-2019, 07:25 PM

Yeap, in a couple of weeks you won't even remember what the weight was


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10-15-2019, 03:19 AM

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Probably a stupid question, but can a Schon cue be made any lighter if the bolt is already been removed? Like boring out the butt some? I told you it was a stupid question, but at the same time, a serious one.
Schon calls that an assembly bolt and they offer a few different weights.

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10-15-2019, 07:47 AM

Don`t bother is my advice, you could be opening a can of worms.
I think you will adjust to the cue if you give it some time.



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10-15-2019, 05:15 PM

boring the butt to lighten the cue has been tried many times......... you most likely can't get more than a 1/2 oz without ruining the cue.................

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10-15-2019, 08:00 PM

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A lighter joint pin and/or replace metal joint is going to be the most effective way. You can get a little bit out of the handle, but it wont be a lot unless you bore it out more than you probably should.
Always easier said than done. I have a Schon with a messed up pin that Iíve been trying to remove for a week now.
  
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10-16-2019, 05:34 AM

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Always easier said than done. I have a Schon with a messed up pin that I’ve been trying to remove for a week now.

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I changed one once. I wish I took pictures like I do now. It was a lot of work. Schon has or had a policy of not touching one of thier cues once someone else works on it. Try to get them to repair it. The one I did was really different than the normal set up we are use too.


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10-18-2019, 09:46 PM

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I changed one once. I wish I took pictures like I do now. It was a lot of work. Schon has or had a policy of not touching one of thier cues once someone else works on it. Try to get them to repair it. The one I did was really different than the normal set up we are use too.
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10-19-2019, 12:20 AM

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Care to expand on that? Is there something locking the pin in place?
I wish I could remember the exact details. I remember removing the joint. It was a long time ago and I didn't keep the records I keep now. Did you get the joint screw out yet?


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10-19-2019, 06:27 AM

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I wish I could remember the exact details. I remember removing the joint. It was a long time ago and I didn't keep the records I keep now. Did you get the joint screw out yet?
No. I have a feeling Iím not getting heat through to the bottom of the joint screw.
  
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10-22-2019, 11:50 AM

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I changed one once. I wish I took pictures like I do now. It was a lot of work. Schon has or had a policy of not touching one of thier cues once someone else works on it. Try to get them to repair it. The one I did was really different than the normal set up we are use too.
Is this what youíre talking about?
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10-22-2019, 12:55 PM

ALL joint screws should have a flat to prevent it from spinning.


  
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