Any word from Dennis Searing....

whiteoak

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Lol. He's a full time cuebuilder - the best cuebuilder according to most
I figured he was top shelf and that prompted my initial question.At my age there wouldn't be any need to try but best wishes for all who have that things work out for the best. I am now going to get back to playing very badly in my basement as I regularly do.
 

Quesports

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no, all slots are passed on to me
Hey Adam, you can have mine!! The one list he had years ago was on his computer which got washed away in a hurricane. He told me he planned on backing that up in the future with a written copy that he would hopefully never lose. Not that it matters I never heard from him and it has been well over 20 years..
 

jasonlaus

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Best is like Hot, Spicy, or Great it is not measurable with anything but people opinions.

Doctors are famous for saying I need you to see specialist, their referral is always best guy.

Never had one say sending you to my good golf buddy, my nephew who is married to my niece, or old fried from medical school who is ok, but he is good friends. Plus he is married to my sister.
Searing = GOAT
 

ribdoner

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Searing = GOAT

YUP, think Secretariat thundering down the home stretch at the Belmont

a dear friend who migrated to Fla from Chi in the 70's first touted SEARING in the mid 90's which got my nose open

they were being flipped for 8 to 12 hun for a few yrs until the secret got out

to those on the list...keep the faith, your ship may come in
 

JoeyInCali

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I don't have a dog in this hunt but after reading the posts I wondered what Mr Searing does for a living? I don't mean this in a sarcastic manner in any way but wondered if he has a full time job and builds part-time? Thanks
Full time maker . Runs a really nice shop.
What Dennis needs is to move out in the boonies and shut the door from walk-ins.
He does not have the heart to say no to the locals who've bought cues from him.
They come in for tips and piddly repairs and take up a ton of his time .
Not to mention the phone calls .
Anyone who owns a Searing who is a driving distance from him would do want anyone else to install tips on their shafts even. So, he gets a ton of foot traffic .
 
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whiteoak

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Full time maker . Runs a really nice shop.
What Dennis needs is to move out in the boonies and shut the door from walk-ins.
He does not have the heart to say no to the locals who've bought cues from him.
They come in for tips and piddly repairs and take up a ton of his time .
Not to mention the phone calls .
Anyone who owns a Searing who is a driving distance from him would do want anyone else to install tips on their shafts even. So, he gets a ton of foot traffic .
Thanks Joey
 

CocoboloCowboy

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Full time maker . Runs a really nice shop.
What Dennis needs is to move out in the boonies and shut the door from walk-ins.
He does not have the heart to say no to the locals who've bought cues from him.
They come in for tips and piddly repairs and take up a ton of his time .
Not to mention the phone calls .
Anyone who owns a Searing who is a driving distance from him would do want anyone else to install tips on their shafts even. So, he gets a ton of foot traffic .


Well Dennis might be happy with his business plan, life style, and where he lives.

If Dennis is happy you can not buy happiness with. 💰💰
 

J$Cincy

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Full time maker . Runs a really nice shop.
What Dennis needs is to move out in the boonies and shut the door from walk-ins.
He does not have the heart to say no to the locals who've bought cues from him.
They come in for tips and piddly repairs and take up a ton of his time .
Not to mention the phone calls .
Anyone who owns a Searing who is a driving distance from him would do want anyone else to install tips on their shafts even. So, he gets a ton of foot traffic .

That’s the problem….. the 20 stupid fucks in line to open the shop up with him every morning….


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middleofnowhere

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Did it ever occur to you this human interaction may be the highlight of his day?
His shop he had in the Davie area had pool room bums who had nothing to do hanging around all day drinking coffee and BSing.

Not very conducent to running a business.
You telling me you would like this? I guy comes in for a $15.00 tip and stays 4 hours.

They could not tell the difference between hanging with Dennis at the pool room and showing up at his business socially. Nerve knows no bounds, some even wanted to do their own repairs using his tools.

I have a good friend of 40 years who does my gunsmithing. When I go there it is very clear you talk about what you came for and that's it because he is busy and this is not a social visit.
 
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LC3

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The small details of his cues are what get me. His inlays always seem to be the exact right size and in the exact right place to compliment the symmetry of the design.
This is what attracted me to custom cues. I've seen several cues with that kind of exquisite design on these forums. The one that comes to my mind first is a particular Mobley. I think it was called the Afterburner. Simple rectangular inlays with veneers, sized, placed, and color coordinated just so.

Having said that, I was surprised by how much less stunning some makers' cues looked when I saw them in person at SBE. Not all, but some. Most of the cues I've owned have been plain janes, so it was less risky to order a cue based on an online picture. If I were to buy a cue with lots of design details, it would be a finished cue that I saw in person.
 
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JoeyInCali

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Collecting deposits on cues is a bad biz model for any cue maker…..
Taking orders from tire kickers is not a great biz model either .
" Make me a 62" cue ..."
Then cancels or ghosts you. What do you do with that now ?
Taking FULL payment before starting a cue is a bad practice .
Taking full payment for a cue order is a bad biz model .
20% down is fine .
 
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