Question: short splices


Rick Geschrey
Silver Member

I know exactly what you mean.

I cut all my points out of a 1" square and that reveals two with a grain pattern and two that are not as figured. I usually put the matching pieces at 180 to each other on a 4 pointer.

Ebony points always match. LOL



Rabid Schuler fanatic
Silver Member
If you buy smaller pieces, you can use two pieces for point stock so the grain matches. That way you have 2 book matched sets.

Paul Dayton

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
It might matter. When I am using striped or curly woods such as maple, koa, acacia inceana , or others. I always try to use these woods in a way that will maximize the pattern on every point which is different than it would be for other woods. With cocobolo for instance I have two opposite quarter grained faces and two opposite plane grained faces. It looks worst when you have 3 faces that match and one that doesn't. I just did a cue with black mulga where all six points are quartered because it looked a lot better.