Be more specific with your question.Have any of you cuemakers cored from both ends, if you did how did it work out?
full cores and gun drillBe more specific with your question.
Full cores or partial cores?
Do you plan on using a Gun drill or a drill bit and reamer?
I'm using an 18inch bit, and was curious if i could core a bigger piece to save the beauty of some of the woodYou might try using a long "gun drill" which are made for boring/coring.
Full cores equals 29 inches.full cores and gun drill
Understood.Thanks for the encouragement. Right now I'm in a hiatus just came back from vacation. Yesterday I built the bird house too do my boring thru and keep the dust contained. I am wearing a respirator (canister type) I only had the question that boring something from both ends cuz I have a person and wants me to make him a queue I was stabilized upon your burrow one piece 29 in I just didn't know if that could ever be done but I think you can
Thanks great infoShouldn't be a problem, just make sure your work piece is nice and concentric and draw a reference line across of the blank, so you can position it exactly the same orientation when changing sides. I use a Pratt Burnerd KC15 chuck for coring, very accurate and very fast to change work piece.
that chuck is great....if one has the 1K to invest in it and the accessories plus the cost of a lathe that it will fit. I do my coring of the long pieces....20" to 29" on my cuesmith deluxe......but have spent some $$ and time to get it right. Gundrills are the most $$ but also spend time to have the steady rests to support the drill, with the proper gundrill guides dust collection, etc.Shouldn't be a problem, just make sure your work piece is nice and concentric and draw a reference line across of the blank, so you can position it exactly the same orientation when changing sides. I use a Pratt Burnerd KC15 chuck for coring, very accurate and very fast to change work piece.
You can core a forearm and handles separately then join them.How else would you do it?
Very interesting.I core one piece heavier butts out from both ends with no problems so far. I core .775 from the butt end and .650 from the joint end. I use a stepped core with a lot of grooves in it and expanding poly glue.
How long are your gun drillsI have only done it one time and it worked pretty good. Had a 30 inch piece of maple that really needed to be stabilized due to light weight. Put a PH .775" core 15 inches into the butt with west systems and as I worked the core in the hole the maple absorbed about 2 ounces of epoxy. After it cured I repeated from the joint end with a .650" PH core drilling right into the larger core about an inch. Again the maple absorbed almost 2 ounces of epoxy. When I turned it down it wasn't light and soft anymore and came out a nice looking cue. The guy had a shaft he wanted a butt matched with ring wise and had the maple. I made no guarantees but was glad I did the project it was fun and educational.
Most only core the forearm and handle separtely 12-14 inches, it work out fairly well, just once in awhile you get someone that wants some excotic stabilzed wood, all in one pieceHow else would you do it?