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07-25-2014, 07:35 PM

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Anybody else tried Joe Porper's Pool Mushroom Grazer Cue Tip Tool Trimmer? I herd that it can gouge the tip. I'd rather drive the 40 miles than use a razor blade.
1. drive one mile and buy a box cutter - if you can't trim a mushroom with a single
edged razor blade in a box cutter, you have no chance of using any of the above devices
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2. after you have mastered tip trimming, learn how to chalk one and change your avatar.

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07-25-2014, 08:29 PM

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07-25-2014, 08:46 PM

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1. drive one mile and buy a box cutter - if you can't trim a mushroom with a single
edged razor blade in a box cutter, you have no chance of using any of the above devices
properly.

2. after you have mastered tip trimming, learn how to chalk one and change your avatar.

Dale(always trying to help)
Dale, Thanks for your constructive input to this thread. I've tried trimming tips with a single edge razor blade. I could never get it perfect.

Is there something wrong with my avatar? Chalking the cue is a whole different subject. The avatar looks like a legitimate one-handed chalking method to me.
  
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07-25-2014, 09:28 PM

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This. Same experience.
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07-26-2014, 04:03 AM

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This is the best little tool to keep in case for such need...
this works very well
you can buy them from andyho1984
they are priced fair as i remember but shipping was alot since they are shipped from the far east as i best recall...icbw
  
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07-26-2014, 09:09 AM

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Dale, Thanks for your constructive input to this thread. I've tried trimming tips with a single edge razor blade. I could never get it perfect.

Is there something wrong with my avatar? Chalking the cue is a whole different subject. The avatar looks like a legitimate one-handed chalking method to me.
But seriously, why do you never get it perfect? If holding/gripping/controlling the
razor blade is your problem, the box cutter frame solves that. In my own case, the
exposed sharp edge is a concern - fear of slicing open a finger is often with me. Box
cutter overcomes that one also.

Single edge blades are about 10x as sharp as utility blades, but you do attack the tip
at a slight angle - if that is a problem you could start the trim at the edge of the ferrule
with a utility knife, then finish up with a razor blade. The key idea is you must whittle
away a little bit at a time when doing a tip by hand and the final step is sanding very
carefully.

One hand...

After several decades around the game in most all of its aspects - I can say without
reservation, one hand chalking is good for one thing, and one thing only, transferring
vast amounts of chalk dust onto your hand, shaft, table bed, clothing, car seats,
carpets, and lawn.

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07-26-2014, 09:38 AM

I'm surprised that so many of you have trouble with tips mushrooming. I've played pool since I was 11 and I don't think I've had it happen before. Maybe because I've never played with particularly soft tips. I just usually shape and burnish once in a while to keep it in shape. On a related note I've been looking at the Willard tip machine for replacing tips. I know it's expensive but might be cool to do tips for people. Does anyone know if it works with shafts under 12 mm though?


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07-26-2014, 10:28 AM

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this works very well
you can buy them from andyho1984
they are priced fair as i remember but shipping was alot since they are shipped from the far east as i best recall...icbw
Because he's based in Asia. Its the same when he buys stuffs from US. Shipping is always a b!tch.
  
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07-26-2014, 10:54 AM

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I'm surprised that so many of you have trouble with tips mushrooming. I've played pool since I was 11 and I don't think I've had it happen before. Maybe because I've never played with particularly soft tips. I just usually shape and burnish once in a while to keep it in shape. On a related note I've been looking at the Willard tip machine for replacing tips. I know it's expensive but might be cool to do tips for people. Does anyone know if it works with shafts under 12 mm though?
Yes all sizes...
Here's a link...

http://www.muellers.com/Willard-Tipp...older,522.html
  
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07-26-2014, 10:58 AM

Get a laminated tip it will never shroom again.
  
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07-26-2014, 12:21 PM

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I second this. Very efficient.
  
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08-01-2014, 04:51 PM

I had lathe-like quality using a combination of the Pocket Lathe and the Joe Porper's Pool Mushroom Grazer Cue Tip Tool Trimmer.

With my one-handed chalking technique I only do a few swipes across the tip. My buddy does a one-handed chalk over the table for two minutes while he's trying to figure out the next shot.

I still like my avatar... so there.
  
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08-01-2014, 06:27 PM

I use one of those yellow carpenter-pencil-sharpeners to trim the walls of my tip. They only cost a few bucks and they work very well. You can trim the walls parallel to the shaft, but I give my tip walls a small angle (like a pencil tip)...that way the tip walls open to parallel as the tip gets broken in
  
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The porper mushroom grazer works fine.
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08-01-2014, 10:10 PM

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I had lathe-like quality using a combination of the Pocket Lathe and the Joe Porper's Pool Mushroom Grazer Cue Tip Tool Trimmer.

With my one-handed chalking technique I only do a few swipes across the tip. My buddy does a one-handed chalk over the table for two minutes while he's trying to figure out the next shot.

I still like my avatar... so there.
Glad you figured out your mushrooming problem. Honestly, patience is the only thing you need to fix a mushrooming tip. You can handle it with sandpaper or a nail file.

One handed chalking is great, all that matters is that you look at the tip and make sure it is covered in chalk. I honestly can't imagine a "two handed" chalking technique. I would have to try really hard to do that!
  
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