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John Robinson Cues - 08-29-2018, 10:22 PM

I recently picked up a couple of the late John Robinson cues.
I wasn't planning on a new cue but I couldn't help myself once I hit with it!
I have since modified a Revo as I have 18 months with the shafts and prefer to stay with them.

Honestly, I knew very little about John's cues except for noticing one every now and then.
I was somewhat hesitant years ago due to the reverse joint but this time I pulled the trigger.

I have read the impressive write-up on Blue Book and I would like to know any information other may know.
https://bluebookofpoolcuevalues.com/...=ROBINSON_CUES
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08-29-2018, 11:07 PM

Those are really nice cues
I especially like the first one.

I believe his son was posting pics of his custom guitars here on AZ a few months ago
Very impressive guitar work


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08-29-2018, 11:15 PM

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Those are really nice cues
I especially like the first one.

I believe his son was posting pics of his custom guitars here on AZ a few months ago
Very impressive guitar work
Yes, I agree...the Cocobolo may very well become my main shooter.

I noticed in the blue book writeup that his son made some nice guitars and that he did inlays with John. Somewhat surprised he didn't continue the cue trade; however, I suspect it has to be a labor of love. Hell, it can spend a complete weekend on one set of joint protectors and still not be happy with them.


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08-29-2018, 11:17 PM

Here's the thread where Greg posted some pics of his guitars and some cues:

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showt...8568&p=6075517


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08-29-2018, 11:40 PM

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Here's the thread where Greg posted some pics of his guitars and some cues:

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showt...8568&p=6075517
Thanks Bob,
I have read everything here that the "John Robinson" and "Robinson" search would pull up. While doing so, I noticed John got input from a few other builders and people that had visited his shop. Figured I would post for information not here already; with the exception of blue book, google simply points me back here.
I apparently missed that Greg was still building cues; he didn't leave the previous website up or much else pointing back to Robinson Cues.


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08-30-2018, 06:25 AM

Great looking cue, and probably as important, it looks nice with the black revo shaft. The joint design really blends it in nicely with the rest of the cue.


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08-30-2018, 06:31 AM

I was very fortunate to of had some conversations with Mr. Robinson. He was very nice and a great Cue maker.

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08-30-2018, 07:21 AM

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Yes, I agree...the Cocobolo may very well become my main shooter.

I noticed in the blue book writeup that his son made some nice guitars and that he did inlays with John. Somewhat surprised he didn't continue the cue trade; however, I suspect it has to be a labor of love. Hell, it can spend a complete weekend on one set of joint protectors and still not be happy with them.
The cocobolo is my favorite Robinson cue, and the cue Mike Webb posted is equally as cool.

When John's son posted his guitars it got me interested in the guitar after 20+ years,
and I even took 3 old guitars in for some repairs.
Hadn't had them out of their cases since the 90's.


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08-30-2018, 07:45 AM

Absolutely Beautiful Cues... Great job with it.


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08-30-2018, 09:18 AM

[QUOTE=Michael Webb;6214826]I was very fortunate to of had some conversations with Mr. Robinson. He was very nice and a great Cue maker.

Amazing cue Michael.
Yours is obviously a step of two up from mine.
Can't believe there is so little information and/or availability.
Somewhat, second guessing using mine as a player...but damn it hits good.


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I was very fortunate to of had some conversations with Mr. Robinson. He was very nice and a great Cue maker.

Amazing cue Michael.
Yours is obviously a step of two up from mine.
Can't believe there is so little information and/or availability.
Somewhat, second guessing using mine as a player...but damn it hits good.

Thank you. It belongs to a friend. It had leather. It now has linen that I finished over. Looks like jet black ebony.
Don't hesitate playing with it. Play with it. They play great. As far as info on Robinson cues. John was always nice to me. He let his cues speak for themselves. I was a fan of his. I will always be a fan if his work.


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Mike that cue looks familiar. Does it belong to one of the Minichellos?


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Mike that cue looks familiar. Does it belong to one of the Minichellos?

Yes Sir. All 3 of them play with Robinson cues and have for a long time.


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08-30-2018, 10:15 PM

Hey.. my family has been collecting Robinson cues for about 15 years now and had some of the fancy ones built by John and a few later ones built by his son!! Great work and great family! Between my dad, my brother and me we have about 5-6. They are our regular players and have a few in the safe! The look and playability is second to none in my opinion.

My question is how did u modify a review shaft to play on a Robinson??? That is awesome and something that I would love to see and possibly own..Thanks for posting about their cues. They definitely deserve more attention!!!
  
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Hey.. my family has been collecting Robinson cues for about 15 years now and had some of the fancy ones built by John and a few later ones built by his son!! Great work and great family! Between my dad, my brother and me we have about 5-6. They are our regular players and have a few in the safe! The look and playability is second to none in my opinion.

My question is how did u modify a review shaft to play on a Robinson??? That is awesome and something that I would love to see and possibly own..Thanks for posting about their cues. They definitely deserve more attention!!!
The Uni-Loc brass insert is long enough already.
I simply turned down the pilot of the Uni-Loc flush to .003" sub-flush of the existing Phenolic collar, then tap using the 5/16x18 tap, and insert a 5/16x18 threaded pin.
I use two 5/16x18 nuts together (like jam nuts) to tighten the pin into the shaft so it stays...therefore, no epoxy or glue is needed.


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