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Cue makers, What would you charge? - 05-04-2012, 01:24 PM

What would you charge for a new cue with the following:

Highly figured Macassar Ebony forearm
6 points each with 2 re-cuts
Wrapless handle highly figured curly birdseye maple
Gaboon ebony butt sleve
200 silver dots
72 ivory inlays
27 short silver lines/curves
8 silver rings
4 shafts with ivory ferrules
12" screw in birdseye extension
plain black delrin joint protectors

I am curious, if you were to built something with this level of work, how long would it take and what might you charge?

Thanks in advance
  
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05-04-2012, 04:45 PM

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What would you charge for a new cue with the following:

Highly figured Macassar Ebony forearm
6 points each with 2 re-cuts
Wrapless handle highly figured curly birdseye maple
Gaboon ebony butt sleve
200 silver dots
72 ivory inlays
27 short silver lines/curves
8 silver rings
4 shafts with ivory ferrules
12" screw in birdseye extension
plain black delrin joint protectors

I am curious, if you were to built something with this level of work, how long would it take and what might you charge?

Thanks in advance
im not a cuemaker but i would think it would cost alot and take along time
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05-04-2012, 05:03 PM

I am wondering why you want to mix Gabon (Gaboon) and Macassar Ebony - they likely won't match.

And I agree - this design calls for a lot of time and materials - it will not be inexpensive - and it will take a long time for someone to complete.

BTW - be sure to check your PM's as stating pricing is not allowed on this forum.

Good Luck - I hope everything turns out well for you and the CM you choose.

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05-04-2012, 05:27 PM

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Highly figured Macassar Ebony forearm
6 points each with 2 re-cuts...
For curiosity's sake, what materials are you proposing be used for the re-cuts & points?


  
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05-04-2012, 09:22 PM

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For curiosity's sake, what materials are you proposing be used for the re-cuts & points?
Curly maple, cocobolo, gaboon ebony
  
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05-04-2012, 09:25 PM

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im not a cuemaker but i would think it would cost alot and take along time
duhhhh
what's a long time...6 months, 1 yr, 3 yrs?
What is a lot...$2000, $3000, $5000, $7000?
  
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05-04-2012, 10:43 PM

Hi,

$ 8,500.00

2 to 3 months.

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05-04-2012, 11:33 PM

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what's a long time...6 months, 1 yr, 3 yrs?
What is a lot...$2000, $3000, $5000, $7000?
Pursuant to 'Rules for posting in "Ask the Cuemaker" ' - the sticky at the
top of the page - directly from Mr Wilson:

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Pricing for materials and work should be discussed in private or started as a thread in the " Wanted / Sale " area.

This is not a sales forum.


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Now, please cease and desist requesting prices to be posted in public...

or we'll sue you.

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05-05-2012, 03:07 AM

Why not just use all Gaboon? Like Gary said, they wont match, and the difference in price is peanuts on a big cue like this. And for Ricks sake, Ill do it for $8499. Lol.

Joe

p.s. Just kidding, I cant build this cue. Just to be clear.


I started building cues because I hate my money.
  
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05-05-2012, 05:53 AM

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Pursuant to 'Rules for posting in "Ask the Cuemaker" ' - the sticky at the
top of the page - directly from Mr Wilson:

01-13-2010, 09:46 AM

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In addition:

Pricing for materials and work should be discussed in private or started as a thread in the " Wanted / Sale " area.

This is not a sales forum.


Thank you
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Now, please cease and desist requesting prices to be posted in public...

or we'll sue you.

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Hi,

Who's is we'll?

Is not this thread hypothetical concerning price. I though he had a cue like this and was trying to get an idea about price and pick the minds of CMs.

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normally - 05-05-2012, 06:12 AM

when i build that design cue i use 220 silver dots not your stated 200
  
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05-05-2012, 07:14 AM

Originally Posted by skierlawyer
What would you charge for a new cue with the following:

Highly figured Macassar Ebony forearm
6 points each with 2 re-cuts
Wrapless handle highly figured curly birdseye maple
Gaboon ebony butt sleve
200 silver dots
72 ivory inlays
27 short silver lines/curves
8 silver rings
4 shafts with ivory ferrules
12" screw in birdseye extension
plain black delrin joint protectors

I am curious, if you were to built something with this level of work, how long would it take and what might you charge?

Thanks in advance


I'd certainly make the ebonies match as stated earlier but change the joint protectors to a custom set to match the cue. Don't use Betty Crocker icing on a chef's cake.

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and - 05-05-2012, 07:37 AM

take that picture of your wifes car off your avatar, i know its your wife's car because no man in his right mind would drive a red 911.
mine have been white, green, white, bronze in that order
  
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Hi,

Who's is we'll?

Is not this thread hypothetical concerning price. I though he had a cue like this and was trying to get an idea about price and pick the minds of CMs.

Rick

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05-05-2012, 11:09 AM

Here are pics of the cue in progress. As you can see, the macassar and gaboon ebony work because gaboon is the center re-cut in the points. I was not looking for quotes, I was trying to pick the minds of cue makers to try and determine if my cue maker was taking a reasonable amount of time, and if he was charging me a fair price. I think the time was reasonable but the price he is charging is unfair. I think I should pay more. The cue is now almost complete with the additional silver dots now inlayed into the ring sets. (not pictured)
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