Review Cash Cue: Traditional 4 Ebony points

alpine9430

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Before I start the review, I would like to thank the guys for taking a classical design and turning into a beauty of a cue.
The guys I would like to thank are Tommy Clements and Jess June out of Jackson, TN in what once was McDaniel's old shop.

If you are interested in the pictures, they are in the following thread:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=153673


Blank:
The blank on this cue is a John Davis blank with 2 splices.
The veneer pattern is Black, Orange, Green and Natural.
The blank is extremely solid and perfect throughout.

Finish:
Exceptional looking finish where it is smooth, shiny, consistent thickness throughout (inspected with a 10X and 20X loop), and the work appeared flawless.

Joint:
The 5/16x14 joint is one of my favorite joints for a playing cue.
I have seen some different takes on the standard 5/16x14 joint and this one did appear to be a different implementation of the joint (3/4” Ivory over Linen).
But the cue screwed together well, the joint thickness was consistent between the shaft and the butt and the feel during play is consistent with 5/16x14 joint – Firm!

Inlay Work:
As for the inlays, the inlays to be discussed include the inlays in the forearms, the butt (dashes, diamonds and spearheads) and the ring above the wrap (ring is actually an inlay).
All the inlays appear to be cut exactly to size and the pockets are a perfect fit for each inlay.
I really like the way the butt came out with the inlay design and the execution by the craftsmen on this cue.

Wrap:
The wrap of choice for this cue is a Black Elephant Ear Wrap.
The seam on the cue is nice and tight.
One of the things that impressed me was the fact that there are no noticeable glue spots on the edges of the channel from the wrapping process.
Truly attention to detail by the guys at the shop!
The wrap on this cue has an excellent feel to it.
I am really starting to enjoy the Elephant Ear wrap since I was introduced to it about a year ago on another playing.

Shafts:
Both shafts appear to have a nice density, nice taper and both have full length ferrules (I am most accustomed to the longer ivory ferrules for now).
Both shafts have matching ring work to the butt of the cue and the rings line up very nicely.

Tip:
The tip that was selected on this cue is the Kamui MS with a black fiber pad (standard arsenal in my tool bag).
Nice Hit!

Overall Impression:
The workmanship throughout the cue is exceptional.
Truly a lot of value for the price!
The play of the cue is great with a nice weight, balance, very good feedback through the joint and the amount of off center hits to induce spin (English) was effortless.
Very impressed with the cue and the work!
If you ever get a chance to play with a cue made by Tommy Clements and Jess June, you will be in for a nice treat in a very well constructed cue with a timeless hit to it.

Thanks...Myron
 

hangemhigh

Known Sinner
Silver Member
Before I start the review, I would like to thank the guys for taking a classical design and turning into a beauty of a cue.
The guys I would like to thank are Tommy Clements and Jess June out of Jackson, TN in what once was McDaniel's old shop.

If you are interested in the pictures, they are in the following thread:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=153673


Blank:
The blank on this cue is a John Davis blank with 2 splices.
The veneer pattern is Black, Orange, Green and Natural.
The blank is extremely solid and perfect throughout.

Finish:
Exceptional looking finish where it is smooth, shiny, consistent thickness throughout (inspected with a 10X and 20X loop), and the work appeared flawless.

Joint:
The 5/16x14 joint is one of my favorite joints for a playing cue.
I have seen some different takes on the standard 5/16x14 joint and this one did appear to be a different implementation of the joint (3/4” Ivory over Linen).
But the cue screwed together well, the joint thickness was consistent between the shaft and the butt and the feel during play is consistent with 5/16x14 joint – Firm!

Inlay Work:
As for the inlays, the inlays to be discussed include the inlays in the forearms, the butt (dashes, diamonds and spearheads) and the ring above the wrap (ring is actually an inlay).
All the inlays appear to be cut exactly to size and the pockets are a perfect fit for each inlay.
I really like the way the butt came out with the inlay design and the execution by the craftsmen on this cue.

Wrap:
The wrap of choice for this cue is a Black Elephant Ear Wrap.
The seam on the cue is nice and tight.
One of the things that impressed me was the fact that there are no noticeable glue spots on the edges of the channel from the wrapping process.
Truly attention to detail by the guys at the shop!
The wrap on this cue has an excellent feel to it.
I am really starting to enjoy the Elephant Ear wrap since I was introduced to it about a year ago on another playing.

Shafts:
Both shafts appear to have a nice density, nice taper and both have full length ferrules (I am most accustomed to the longer ivory ferrules for now).
Both shafts have matching ring work to the butt of the cue and the rings line up very nicely.

Tip:
The tip that was selected on this cue is the Kamui MS with a black fiber pad (standard arsenal in my tool bag).
Nice Hit!

Overall Impression:
The workmanship throughout the cue is exceptional.
Truly a lot of value for the price!
The play of the cue is great with a nice weight, balance, very good feedback through the joint and the amount of off center hits to induce spin (English) was effortless.
Very impressed with the cue and the work!
If you ever get a chance to play with a cue made by Tommy Clements and Jess June, you will be in for a nice treat in a very well constructed cue with a timeless hit to it.

Thanks...Myron

Thank you, Myron, your review is thorough and covers every aspect of the cue. Tommy and Jess have a combined 50+ years experience in cue making, and even though the brand is new, the cues are far superior to all but a handful of cues and count their peers as the best in the business.
 

alpine9430

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Thank you, Myron, your review is thorough and covers every aspect of the cue. Tommy and Jess have a combined 50+ years experience in cue making, and even though the brand is new, the cues are far superior to all but a handful of cues and count their peers as the best in the business.
Tommy - All the credit goes to the guys in the shop who did an outstanding job on a cue.
Let me share something posted to my Rep:
"i have one and the workman ship is like Barry, these guys are on their game, congrats on your cue!!!!"
Spot on review, Myron.
Thank You!
Very detailed review :smile:
Thanks Myron
Berny
It was fun going through the cue another time and really putting my thoughts to the forum.
Great review and a beautiful cue.
Thank You!
Very nice review Myron. Sweet looking cue as well.
Jeff
It is an awesome looking player!
great review on a great cue.......really nice stick.
Thank You!
 
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