Paul Drexler Inducted into the International Cuemakers Hall Of Fame 2020

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Paul Drexler Inducted into the International Cuemakers Hall Of Fame 2020.

Paul Drexler developed a love for wood working while helping in his grandfather’s cabinet shop as a kid. His passion for pool was equally intense, having grown up as a teenager in the New York pool scene of the 1950s and 60s. Drexler worked as a billiard table mechanic while he was an undergraduate at Syracuse University, setting up, restoring, and repairing antique tables. After many years of success in the corporate world, his love for pool and wood working intertwined when he began building his own pool cues in his Marlborough, CT home in 1989.

After traveling to California two years later and acquiring some hands-on experience with Hall of Fame cue maker Bert Schrager, Drexler transitioned to building cues full-time. Although he was in his early-40s when he ventured into cue construction – a late-bloomer by industry standards – Drexler rapidly became one of the top cue makers in the country. His background in the computer software business gave him a unique edge on producing artistic cues with Computer Numeral Controlled (CNC) equipment. In the late 90s, Paul set up an advanced system of computerized machines and began producing daring and unique cue designs that could only have been dreamed of previously.

Additionally, Drexler’s eye for quality exotic hardwoods, precious metals, gemstones and ivory combined to make his cues true works of art. He uses old school marquetry work mixed with modern inlay work to produce mind blowing designs that have sold for tens of thousands of dollars worldwide. Paul developed his own style joint pin called Max Radial which is a 5/16-10 joint pin that provides near 100-percent thread to wood surface contact and also was instrumental in the design of the Uniloc Joint.

His wife, Ellen, became involved in the design and inlay part of his cues and the couple began building cues under the name brand “pfd studios.” Their cues have won numerous awards including:

2001 Mermaid Cue gifted to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC

2009 Dragon Cue voted “People’s Choice” ICCS event Santa Fe, New Mexico

2013 25th Anniversary Cue voted “Collector’s Choice” ICCS event Atlanta, Georgia

2014 25th Anniversary Cue voted “Cue of the Year” on AZ Billiards Forum

2018 Inside Pool TV/ ICA “Inlay Masters Cue” First Place

2018 Inside Pool TV/ ICA “Point Masters Cue” First Place

2019 ACA’s Cuemakers Choice award, First Place, Super Billiards Expo

To see the complete International Cuemakers Hall of Fame visit www.internationalcuemakers.com

By: Chris Hightower

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well done, Paul is a great Guy and reply super fast if you have some questions. He deserves it Long time .
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Congratulations To Paul Drexler
Paul definitely deserves to be in the cuemaker hall of fame
 

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Paul Drexler Inducted into the International Cuemakers Hall Of Fame 2020.

Paul Drexler developed a love for wood working while helping in his grandfather’s cabinet shop as a kid. His passion for pool was equally intense, having grown up as a teenager in the New York pool scene of the 1950s and 60s. Drexler worked as a billiard table mechanic while he was an undergraduate at Syracuse University, setting up, restoring, and repairing antique tables. After many years of success in the corporate world, his love for pool and wood working intertwined when he began building his own pool cues in his Marlborough, CT home in 1989.

After traveling to California two years later and acquiring some hands-on experience with Hall of Fame cue maker Bert Schrager, Drexler transitioned to building cues full-time. Although he was in his early-40s when he ventured into cue construction – a late-bloomer by industry standards – Drexler rapidly became one of the top cue makers in the country. His background in the computer software business gave him a unique edge on producing artistic cues with Computer Numeral Controlled (CNC) equipment. In the late 90s, Paul set up an advanced system of computerized machines and began producing daring and unique cue designs that could only have been dreamed of previously.

Additionally, Drexler’s eye for quality exotic hardwoods, precious metals, gemstones and ivory combined to make his cues true works of art. He uses old school marquetry work mixed with modern inlay work to produce mind blowing designs that have sold for tens of thousands of dollars worldwide. Paul developed his own style joint pin called Max Radial which is a 5/16-10 joint pin that provides near 100-percent thread to wood surface contact and also was instrumental in the design of the Uniloc Joint.

His wife, Ellen, became involved in the design and inlay part of his cues and the couple began building cues under the name brand “pfd studios.” Their cues have won numerous awards including:

2001 Mermaid Cue gifted to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC

2009 Dragon Cue voted “People’s Choice” ICCS event Santa Fe, New Mexico

2013 25th Anniversary Cue voted “Collector’s Choice” ICCS event Atlanta, Georgia

2014 25th Anniversary Cue voted “Cue of the Year” on AZ Billiards Forum

2018 Inside Pool TV/ ICA “Inlay Masters Cue” First Place

2018 Inside Pool TV/ ICA “Point Masters Cue” First Place

2019 ACA’s Cuemakers Choice award, First Place, Super Billiards Expo

To see the complete International Cuemakers Hall of Fame visit www.internationalcuemakers.com

By: Chris Hightower

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Richly deserved!
 

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Congrats, Paul! Have my first cue from him in the works - and it’s been fun working together on a very custom project. From his craftsmanship and aesthetics, his selection of woods, through his knowledge of construction techniques, and even just chatting about the old days with Bert Schrager. The kind of thing only years of experience brings.

Keep up the great work!


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Congrats long overdue my friend! Paul, you are simply the most creative cue maker this world has ever seen. Most cues look like pool cues, but you sir, made 3d look like a word until you put it into 360 degrees around your cues! All that with added intelligence beyond belief, you stand alone and should be awarded above and beyond any... repeat that... ANY other cue made on this planet. You orbit alone and so glad to see this appreciation come your way.
 
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