Is there a simple formula to estimate a cue's weight. I saw that MVP cues had a $100 piece of software that did it, but I am just looking to do it this time to see what woods can reasonably work for a very light plain jane cue with a compression fit SS joint like in a Tascarella.

Considering something like tuilpwood for forearm and butt, something like curly or quilted sapele, maybe padauk, chakte viga for handle. Ideally want a butt that is about 13.4-14.5 ounces so cue can be between 17.5 and 18 ounces max. Cue would be bumperless with .5" black butt piece, measured my current Tasc and it is .84 at joint .120 at bottom of warp, 1.26 at butt end.

Dry weight of Chakte Viga is 58lbs/ft3, Tulipwood is 60lbs/ft3 and Sapele is 39/ft3. I did my own calculation using a 1" cylinder as the estimate of wood volume and I only came up with 9.8oz of wood which seems wrong.

Also open to wood combo suggestions that would look nice and achieve this.

Would appreciate the help. I have bought cues from people that have helped me in this sub group as a way of giving back too, but this is for a Tascarella.

Considering something like tuilpwood for forearm and butt, something like curly or quilted sapele, maybe padauk, chakte viga for handle. Ideally want a butt that is about 13.4-14.5 ounces so cue can be between 17.5 and 18 ounces max. Cue would be bumperless with .5" black butt piece, measured my current Tasc and it is .84 at joint .120 at bottom of warp, 1.26 at butt end.

Dry weight of Chakte Viga is 58lbs/ft3, Tulipwood is 60lbs/ft3 and Sapele is 39/ft3. I did my own calculation using a 1" cylinder as the estimate of wood volume and I only came up with 9.8oz of wood which seems wrong.

Also open to wood combo suggestions that would look nice and achieve this.

Would appreciate the help. I have bought cues from people that have helped me in this sub group as a way of giving back too, but this is for a Tascarella.

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