Re-taper a Lambros Standard Shaft

iksnom

AzB Silver Member
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Just throwing this out there...

Just wanna know if anyone has tried re-tapering a Lambros Standard shaft and care to share the result?

Thanks,
Raymond
 

jazznpool

Superior Cues--Unchalked!
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Just throwing this out there...

Just wanna know if anyone has tried re-tapering a Lambros Standard shaft and care to share the result?

Thanks,
Raymond

What are you trying to achieve?
 

Cornerman

Cue Author...Sometimes
Silver Member
Just thinner shaft but keeping the ""hit".

I'm really not sure I know what you're asking or if you know what you're asking.

I had my Lambros shafts taken down to 12 3/4, but kept the same growth rate (i.e, same taper, but skinnier shaft). The shaft goes through my hands quicker, and the shaft still has the same great Lambros hit.

Freddie <~~~ knows nothing
 
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JoeyInCali

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If you want to take out 1/8th of a MM, it can be done manually by sanding it .
If you want to take out more than that , it might need re-tapering on a taper machine.
The joint protector might need to be center drilled and maybe spur driver slot/slots cut so it can be turned steadily on a taper machine .
That's assuming it is straight or only had a slight wobble that can be taken out with a 1/4 of a MM cut.
I have a laminated Lambros shaft here for re-tip and cleaning.
It does have that gradual "pro-taper". 12.5MM tip and goes up to 13MM in 14.5" ( middle of the shaft ). Nice gradual taper preferred by most players these days. Fairly easy to duplicate.
Keep in mind this is the laminated one. I did not caliper a regular ML shaft I had here one time.

Or you can just send it out to ML.
 
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iksnom

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It will be impractical to send it to ML as Im in NZ. Thanks though to all who replied. Ill keep them as they are for now.

Hey Joey, I might call Neil. 😉

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JoeyInCali

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It will be impractical to send it to ML as Im in NZ. Thanks though to all who replied. Ill keep them as they are for now.

Hey Joey, I might call Neil. &#55357;&#56841;

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Definitely call Neil.
He can cnc that thing to your lking.
I'd love to visit NZ .
 

9Ballr

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I had a local cue maker turn one my my Lambros shafts from 12.75 to 12.5
Never noticed any difference in the hit.
Mike doesn't want to go under 12.75 him self.
He prefers 13 but is ok....sorta....if you ask for 12.75.
 
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iksnom

AzB Silver Member
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I had a local cue maker turn one my my Lambros shafts from 12.75 to 12.5
Never noticed any difference in the hit.
Mike doesn't want to go under 12.75 him self.
He prefers 13 but is ok....sorta....if you ask for 12.75.

Thanks for that. Good to know.
 
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