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Tasc Twins - 06-16-2019, 09:15 AM

Howzit guys..
Disclaimer: I am not a Cue Maker.
I am not out for Fame or COTY.
Around 2012, (?)
I did buy some 4 Point Ebony into Maple Full Spliced Blanks (@ $87.00 each) from ATLAS BILLIARDS, and, 4 Point Color Veneer Full Spliced Blanks from PRATHER'S CUE SUPPLY (@ $180.00 ?)

I was a "Cue Assembler".
I bought the Black and White Linen Fiber Tubes.
The Shafts.. I buy "3rd Cut" blanks from Atlas at $29.00 each.. They arrive with "Taper Rolls" already warpped in. so, nothing much I could do. so..
I Bought a bar of Mason H. 's Ferulle Material and bought the CHAMPION Tips from a 20 year old stock that Hawaiian Brian's Pro Shop had. ($3.00 each).
So, Material cost for each was way under 200.00 for the ebony point cues, and, under 300 for the Veneered Cues.

The rest was labor and shop time/expense. 16 Propellers.

Here is my "Tasc Twins"..

"Hoppe" butt is .300" Black and .200" White Hoppe Ring.
Woods are Rosewoods and Maple.
Notice.. no Fancy Cue Caps?
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Peacock blue - 06-16-2019, 09:24 AM

This was my 1st. Cue I Assembled and decorated.
Had to be "Szamboti" Peacocks..
Rosewood Full Spliced Blank from PRATHER'S CUE SUPPLY.

Szamboti Stitched deco Joint Rings a la Gus Szamboti ..
I think some of you seen this cue before
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06-16-2019, 09:45 AM

They look to have turned out very nicely, Alton!


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Thanks... - 06-16-2019, 03:17 PM

Thanks Chris..

Forgot to thank you guys on the other TS post by Ken.
Thanks for posting.
Hey Bava. Thanks for saying that about me and cuemaking.
Here's another.
Guess the maker..

These Ebony Ful Splice Blanks were only 87 dollars back then.
Cue and Shaft was about $130.00 in Materials.
Hit didn't matter. My Slogan...
"I miss, I missed." -

White material for Butt Cap and Inlays is Alternative Ivory.
If you look good, you can see the "Grain" pattern on the Butt Cap.
The white is more of a cream color, as, it is not as white as the White Linen Fiber Joint Collar.
Plus, that Alternative Ivory is actually soft, and, compresses, hence, I use the Linen Fiber for the Joint Collar.
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06-16-2019, 11:22 PM

I like those.


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Propellers - 06-18-2019, 09:36 AM

1st. - Thank you 9 Ball Fan..

Here is my "Vintage" Propeller Cue.
It is not the elegant Propeller shape that Gus and Pete used.
When it comes to Propellers, look at the shape. The " Attention to details"
is all in the smaller Propeller's Roots and Blades.

Again, The Ebony Full Spliced Blank from ATLAS BILLIARD SUPPLY.
I don't know who makes them for Atlas.
Engraved Weight Bolt by me

Thanks to Bill Stroud, I have and use Uni-Loc* Radial Joint Screws for all the Cues I "Make".
Thanks for viewing..
Alton
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06-18-2019, 01:04 PM

Consider yourself in the same class as Balabuska he also was a cue assembler.


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Back up cue - Troy Downey

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HUB Cue - 06-19-2019, 08:40 AM

Hello guys..
1st. Thanks for saying that Measureman.

This is my "Hub" cue I made with an ATLAS Ebony Full Spliced Blank.
I saw butt caps, something like this, on those Brunswick Hub cues.
They just ended with a White Collar.

Heavy Arched Slotted Diamonds a la Travis at Blackcreek
Inlays are cool, but, they take a long time, as, I got to make 4 inlays and pockets for the Forearm and 4 more for the butt section.

Shafts I "make", are 29 dollar, 3rd cut blanks, with 3 dollar, old Champion tips.
Szamboti White Stiched Decorative Rings at the Joint Collars.
Campared to a $200 LD shaft with 30+ dollar Tips, of course it hits "different".
But, my whole cue cost the same as that 1 special shaft and that 1 special cue tip..
and, most guys are not even "A" Class, that are "Rating" my cue... ( No disrespect intended)

Thanks for viewing..
Alton

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Thank You for saying that Maxx

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Nice work - 06-19-2019, 10:53 AM

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06-24-2019, 04:52 PM

Are any of these for sales?


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Cues - 06-25-2019, 08:22 AM

Thanks Maxx..
Hello Duc,
No, I do not sell any cues.
Thanks for asking..

Since I'm here..
This was my favorite cue I "Made".

I no longer have any of these Cues I made.
I do not play pool anymore.
I have not been to a pool room since 2014.
So, I threw them all away.
Not worth keeping

Thanks for viewing.
Alton


Added 7/2/19 :
Thanks Larry..
Always a gentleman
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06-25-2019, 02:23 PM

Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy seeing your work.

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