First Build

PocketPooler

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My first build is almost finished. Nothin fancy, still learning.
 

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PocketPooler

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Looks nice. Bubinga and curly maple?

Not sure about the bubinga; i kinda thought so too. Was a piece laying around. Smelt spicey, maybe even hint of a cinnamon smell when cutting. Was told it was ziricote but i knew better than that so just left it as "ziricote." love to know what it is for sure.
 

Newsheriffintwn

Newsheriff Custom Cues
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Not sure about the bubinga; i kinda thought so too. Was a piece laying around. Smelt spicey, maybe even hint of a cinnamon smell when cutting. Was told it was ziricote but i knew better than that so just left it as "ziricote." love to know what it is for sure.

Sounds like blood wood. Nice first cue!
 

PocketPooler

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Nice looking stuff out of the pocket ,, is this a full cord cue sleved over cue or spliced


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Tenon and 3/8-10 connecting screws from handle into forearm and buttcap. Thats it. Not cored, but going to be pretty light. With 2 oz weight in the ass, itll be around 18-18.5
 

Chopdoc

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Fancy for first cue, but not too fancy. I am sure as you go along you'll settle on certain types of construction you prefer.


Nice looking. Nice woods.


:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:





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hang-the-9

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I like it, very clean work and nice design.

My son's cue is zircotte and maple, will have to compare to your wood.
 

j_zippel

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Very nice, how many hours have you put in thus far?

That curly maple handle is beauty! Well done


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PocketPooler

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Very nice, how many hours have you put in thus far?

That curly maple handle is beauty! Well done


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Thanks everyone. Prolly 15-20 hours. The inlays took forever. Originally going to be diamonds on the butt but the damn router slipped on me hogging it out, so I fixed it by using ovals. Glad i did. Then getting ready to glue them, i couldnt find the damn points so i redid those. After the glueing cured, i found the points when getting my butt cap ready. Its been a bit of an ordeal (ROOKIES!).

I think if i took actual work time, i could get it now in prolly 8-10, knowing the processes better and what i could be working on while it's tapering and what not. Overall, i enjoyed it more than playing. Ebony and birdseye sneaky is going to be my next. Using a blank for my first sneaky and may play with some fancy veneer ring work. Next sneaky im going to attempt to full splice myself if i can get it figured out with a band saw. I hate bothering others for help and my options fairly limited.

Heres the original designs. Not too far off
 

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Black-Balled

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Jesus, without knowing what kind of wood you are working with, i hope you have good ventilation and respiratory protection.
People get seriously ill or die from inhalation of some woods.
Nice work, though. Id be proud too!
 

alphadog

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Jesus, without knowing what kind of wood you are working with, i hope you have good ventilation and respiratory protection.
People get seriously ill or die from inhalation of some woods.
Nice work, though. Id be proud too!

First thing I thought also.

Caution to anyone working wood,know the hazards of what you are working with. Protect yourself from the chemicals also.
 
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