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Thumbs up Chalk MAKERS, HEADS-UP! - 11-09-2014, 09:25 PM

I sure wish Predator, Blue Diamond or Master chalk would start selling a cue tip chalk that had a thin, metal washer under the wrapper and bottom of the chalk.

There seems to be a lot of people using magnetic chalk holders. The chalk holders are bulky and not user friendly imo.

Even with epoxy or JB Weld, AFTER ATTACHING the washer it eventually fails and comes loose from the bottom of the chalk.

A 5/32 x 7/8 Fender Washer does a great job but it needs to be placed under the wrapper of the chalk. I imagine it would be even better if the wrapper was made of slightly more durable paper/vinyl than what is currently used on most chalks.

Chalk Manufacturers, are you missing a great marketing opportunity?

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11-09-2014, 09:37 PM

I don't know if it would be cost effective, or if there are enough people using magnetic chalk holders to create a sufficient demand. Nonetheless I think the drawback for me when I was using a magnetic holder wasn't the chalk cube, but the magnet itself. The problem you run into is that if you make the magnet sufficiently strong as to not fall off when bumped (which can happen a lot playing pool) then it is hard to get the chalk off of the magnet. For me I didn't enjoy chasing the chalk when I bumped into the table.


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Chalk Makers - Heads UP! - 11-09-2014, 10:10 PM

Joey A,

I saw a clever solution to this problem last Spring at Lincoln City, Oregon.

We were playing a team of Yakamas from Yakima,WA. I spied a cube of chalk on their table with something attached to the bottom.

Closer inspection revealed it to be a bottle cap crimped to the bottom of the cube. I foolishly failed to ask how the hack was accomplished. Repeated use had worn any identifying marks from the cap, and I believe size matters here.

My efforts with super glue gel and a pair of channel-locks both failed.

Our next wine buying trip to the Yakima Valley will merit a side trip to investigate.

I believe you're onto something here, Joey.

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Post - 11-09-2014, 10:35 PM

You have to remove the wax paper wrapper because not much sticks well to wax paper or wax coating...
Adhere a piece of a heavy brown paper bag to the bottom after removing the wax coated paper from the bottom, let it set-up and use the epoxy or glue you wish to attach a washer... And scoring the bottom of your chalk before adhesion of washer and paper.


Good luck with ur chalking up'




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11-10-2014, 12:01 AM

The problem is trying to glue metal, doent work well as there is no absorbtion. You could try cleaning the mating surfaces with alcohol, letting it dry then use a piece of double sided foam tape.
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11-10-2014, 02:44 AM

Got rid of the magnetic holder and went with this......



I'm very happy.
  
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11-10-2014, 06:37 AM

Few things with this, first it would likely double the cost of the chalk, the wrapper will likely wear out fast and the washer will fall out, and not that many use magnetic chalk holders in comparison to those that don't which means the market to sell this to will be very small for the developement and ironing out issues and putting another product in the pipeline.


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11-10-2014, 06:43 AM

Joey, attach the washer with Red 3M tape. Glue doesn't work well for metal.
  
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11-10-2014, 06:46 AM

I just hold my chalk you lazy bastards.
  
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11-10-2014, 06:55 AM

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I just hold my chalk you lazy bastards.
LOL, I have never used a chalk holder in my life, just trying to help Joey out.

I don't see a need for a chalk holder on a belt, or the pocket dangler thing, or even the chalk cube holders. As long as the chalk doesn't have a hole bored through, I'm fine.
  
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11-10-2014, 06:58 AM

Oh this would be great. We'd be paying $30 a piece for Master's. Johnnyt


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11-10-2014, 07:00 AM

keep it simple fellas

Tape a dime or penny to the bottom of the chalk!!!

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11-10-2014, 08:24 AM

Ever wonder why so many old players wore a vest?
Besides keeping your shirt out of the way, there's those two
small pockets in just the right place for your chalk.
I wear a thin leather one when its warm, or a wool one when
it's cool.
I see Earl wears one now, and Cory has for some time.


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11-10-2014, 08:39 AM

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keep it simple fellas

Tape a dime or penny to the bottom of the chalk!!!

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Lol... Just lol.

For use with a magnetic chalk holder?
  
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11-10-2014, 09:18 AM

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Lol... Just lol.

For use with a magnetic chalk holder?
Unless they started stamping coins in steel again LOL
  
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