Let's Post Some Joss West Cues

Worminator

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In honor of the passing of Bill Stroud.
 

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triley41395

You'll shoot your eye out
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Talent unsurpassed

Most would say , one of, if not the greatest cuemaker to ever widdle a piece of maple. He made some of the most beautiful cues that will ever be made. Your's are a great example, thanks for sharing.
 

spktur

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I've got number 10 in this brochure, I take terrible cue pics
 

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cue4me

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Mr. Stroud incorporated some spectacular, intricate designs in his cues. He was also a master of using CNC to help him achieve this superb level of work.
 

deanoc

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I love that picture
I remember that gentle,kind soul pictured in your post
As one of the most rutless killer pool hustlers of all time

To me he was Fast Eddie of the movie
I met him at the Cotton Bowling Palace in Dallas
He beat every living player who ventured in the doors

The movie in 61 started not a few of us on the road to adventure
my first stop was the cotton palace where i saw Billy,a college kid like myself,
beating everyone

I was a shelterd 17 year old and I actually wondered if he was Fast Eddie

The crowds were huge and money was passed like a cock fight,the marquis de queensbury
rules were ignored and i was mesmeized

Everything flooded my heart, excitement,opportunity,easy money,a chance to escape the hum
drum life that my father before me and his father had sacrificed their life for was not what i wanted
Not anymore

Billy was remarkable,perhaps there were people somewhere who played better,won more lit up a room
but they weren't in dallas and wouldn't be for years

So to me Billy Stroud was a hero,some might say an anti hero,at last an old friend.

I called him when Paul said he was sick.He sounded terrible, I said I heard he was
not doing good. He agreed he felt bad,but he offered hope to me for his recovery

I cheerfully asked if I could get that 4 hit and the pick he offered last time I saw him

"not a chance" he said with more energy that previously displayed'

And just as i was begginning to think he was admitting it was over.

"
He said" but see if you can stll get Billy Incardona down, I can still beat him"

I didn't know whether to load up and call Billy I or cry.

One thing I knew, Billy Stroud was an unbelievably great hustler and pool player,but the thought of throwing
in with him to beat Billy incardona took more heart than I had

Many if not most of you remember him as the great cue maker,founder of the cue maker association
or the face of pool,and perhaps that is best best for every body

Either way,we lost a friend,a great cue maker,a hero when Billy Stroud left this world.
 
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srober40

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Here are a couple
 

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srober40

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Better picture

Top cue is 60”
 

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cue4me

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I love that picture
I remember that gentle,kind soul pictured in your post
As one of the most rutless killer pool hustlers of all time

To me he was Fast Eddie of the movie
I met him at the Cotton Bowling Palace in Dallas
He beat every living player who ventured in the doors

The movie in 61 started not a few of us on the road to adventure
my first stop was the cotton palace where i saw Billy,a college kid like myself,
beating everyone

I was a shelterd 17 year old and I actually wondered if he was Fast Eddie

The crowds were huge and money was passed like a cock fight,the marquis de queensbury
rules were ignored and i was mesmeized

Everything flooded my heart, excitement,opportunity,easy money,a chance to escape the hum
drum life that my father before me and his father had sacrificed their life for was not what i wanted
Not anymore

Billy was remarkable,perhaps there were people somewhere who played better,won more lit up a room
but they weren't in dallas and wouldn't be for years

So to me Billy Stroud was a hero,some might say an anti hero,at last an old friend.

I called him when Paul said he was sick.He sounded terrible, I said I heard he was
not doing good. He agreed he felt bad,but he offered hope to me for his recovery

I cheerfully asked if I could get that 4 hit and the pick he offered last time I saw him

"not a chance" he said with more energy that previously displayed'

And just as i was begginning to think he was admitting it was over.

"
He said" but see if you can stll get Billy Incardona down, I can still beat him"

I didn't know whether to load up and call Billy I or cry.

One thing I knew, Billy Stroud was an unbelievably great hustler and pool player,but the thought of throwing
in with him to beat Billy incardona took more heart than I had

Many if not most of you remember him as the great cue maker,founder of the cue maker association
or the face of pool,and perhaps that is best best for every body

Either way,we lost a friend,a great cue maker,a hero when Billy Stroud left this world.

Dean,
This may well be the best, most heart warming post you have ever made. Imagining the emotions you are going through, this brought tears to my eyes.
 

WildWing

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One of Bill's earlier works. Before JossWest. Beautiful.

All the best,
WW
 

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SlowEddie

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Joss West Cue

Here's an impressively designed and built by Bill Stroud for the 2005 ICCS show in Santa Fe. It favors a Southwest design. In addition, the Kokopele is a single piece of ebony wrapped around a Nara wood forearm inlaid with silver, turquoise and ivory. It also hosts an ivory joint. Will Prout told me that is was the only cue Bill made with an assymetric design.
 

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SlowEddie

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Joss West Cue

Here's an impressively designed and built by Bill Stroud for the 2005 ICCS show in Santa Fe. It favors a Southwest design. In addition, the Kokopele is a single piece of ebony wrapped around a Nara wood forearm inlaid with silver, turquoise and ivory. It also hosts an ivory joint. Will Prout told me that is was the only cue Bill made with an assymetric design.
 

jayburger

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I love that picture
I remember that gentle,kind soul pictured in your post
As one of the most rutless killer pool hustlers of all time

To me he was Fast Eddie of the movie
I met him at the Cotton Bowling Palace in Dallas
He beat every living player who ventured in the doors

The movie in 61 started not a few of us on the road to adventure
my first stop was the cotton palace where i saw Billy,a college kid like myself,
beating everyone

I was a shelterd 17 year old and I actually wondered if he was Fast Eddie

The crowds were huge and money was passed like a cock fight,the marquis de queensbury
rules were ignored and i was mesmeized

Everything flooded my heart, excitement,opportunity,easy money,a chance to escape the hum
drum life that my father before me and his father had sacrificed their life for was not what i wanted
Not anymore

Billy was remarkable,perhaps there were people somewhere who played better,won more lit up a room
but they weren't in dallas and wouldn't be for years

So to me Billy Stroud was a hero,some might say an anti hero,at last an old friend.

I called him when Paul said he was sick.He sounded terrible, I said I heard he was
not doing good. He agreed he felt bad,but he offered hope to me for his recovery

I cheerfully asked if I could get that 4 hit and the pick he offered last time I saw him

"not a chance" he said with more energy that previously displayed'

And just as i was begginning to think he was admitting it was over.

"
He said" but see if you can stll get Billy Incardona down, I can still beat him"

I didn't know whether to load up and call Billy I or cry.

One thing I knew, Billy Stroud was an unbelievably great hustler and pool player,but the thought of throwing
in with him to beat Billy incardona took more heart than I had

Many if not most of you remember him as the great cue maker,founder of the cue maker association
or the face of pool,and perhaps that is best best for every body

Either way,we lost a friend,a great cue maker,a hero when Billy Stroud left this world.
Great post Deano
 

north_demon_cues

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Silver Member
Dean,
This may well be the best, most heart warming post you have ever made. Imagining the emotions you are going through, this brought tears to my eyes.
I am 42 years old. I have not gone through that era. But in the process of my contact with Bill. From the bottom of my heart, I think he is a good person.A very gentleman is very polite and a nice person.RIP。
 

ibuycues

I Love Box Cues
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Here a a few readily available pictures of a few of my Josswest cues.
Jamie, as you know I have dozens more and will get more pictures loaded later.
Thanks for starting this very appropriate thread, it is much appreciated. :thumbup:

Will Prout
 

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ibuycues

I Love Box Cues
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Josswest Cues

A few more of my Josswest cues.....
Will Prout
 

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CueCaps

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Lost a great man...

Hello Forum, :embarrassed2:
I, too, was a big fan of Bill Stroud's works..
This was my biggest Josswest Cue.
Bought it from John Wright, brand new in the mid 90's... :smile:
Bill Stroud's work was flawless.
His ideas and contributions to the industry will always, and,
should be remembered, as a tribute......

My deepest respect and sorrow for one of the greatest Cue Makers
of all time. :frown:



Josswest by Bill Stroud
 

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Kobachi

Scarred but Smarter
You know you’ve made it when...

...Neiman Marcus and Smithsonian come calling.
 

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