Update on my Jim Buss

akaTrigger

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Hi Everyone,

Last you heard from me, I was waiting for my new Jim Buss in the mail.

I received it the night before I went out of town (Sept 12), and an unfortunate event occurred and then I was away from my camera for 3-4 weeks. I am just now able to send you an update along with the photos (some have requested close ups of the points). Also, in the photo you can see the wrap is really a color not many prefer. LOL. I liked it, but will go with a darker brown for the next one.

Yes... the next one. I decided the Brown Mallee wasn't for me and will instead go with (probably) Bacote - which is more golden/brown than the reddish tint of the Brown Mallee. I also want to change the joint - probably to a wood to wood and softer in color. Still thinking about that.

Jim was very cool about my requests and has been very patient with me. I love his cues and the way they hit, I just had a different look in my mind and he is graciously accommodating. I joke with him my nickname is "The Pain."

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Attached are some close ups of that cue. I can't wait in a few months to show you all my new(er) cue. Thanks for everyone's help in this forum and via pm's!

-Melinda

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ChrisOnline

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Melinda said:
Thank you. :)

I so love the whole design. :)

yes.. the cue is beautiful.. is all the white ivory? except of course for the holly veneers...

and for your next cue, i dont know about bacote.. maybe something in amboyna burl (like the cue in my avatar)

anyways.. best of luck with your cue.. I LIKE THE COLOR OF THE WRAP by the way...

:)

chris
 

akaTrigger

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ChrisOnline said:
yes.. the cue is beautiful.. is all the white ivory? except of course for the holly veneers...

and for your next cue, i dont know about bacote.. maybe something in amboyna burl (like the cue in my avatar)

anyways.. best of luck with your cue.. I LIKE THE COLOR OF THE WRAP by the way...

:)

chris

Thanks, Chris!

I am looking for a light colored wood to replace the Brown Mallee. Jim has sent me a sample of his lightest Bacote - it should arrive soon in the mail. The burl in your avator seems reddish - I'm looking for more golden/brown. I would LOVE BEM, but it wouldn't look good with the diamonds in the butt. :(

I welcome thoughts/ideas.

The white is holly... I couldn't afford ivory. :(

-Melinda
 

ChrisOnline

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Melinda said:
Thanks, Chris!

I am looking for a light colored wood to replace the Brown Mallee. Jim has sent me a sample of his lightest Bacote - it should arrive soon in the mail. The burl in your avator seems reddish - I'm looking for more golden/brown. I would LOVE BEM, but it wouldn't look good with the diamonds in the butt. :(

I welcome thoughts/ideas.

The white is holly... I couldn't afford ivory. :(

-Melinda

i was just looking at the picture of the diamonds in the butt...

:) here is an example of what the butt section might look like with Amboyna... (the butt section of the cue in my avatar)

and Qfancier has a great idea.. Azaelia burl would look hot too! :)

chris
 

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Melinda said:
Hi Everyone,

Last you heard from me, I was waiting for my new Jim Buss in the mail.

I received it the night before I went out of town (Sept 12), and an unfortunate event occurred and then I was away from my camera for 3-4 weeks. I am just now able to send you an update along with the photos (some have requested close ups of the points). Also, in the photo you can see the wrap is really a color not many prefer. LOL. I liked it, but will go with a darker brown for the next one.

Yes... the next one. I decided the Brown Mallee wasn't for me and will instead go with (probably) Bacote - which is more golden/brown than the reddish tint of the Brown Mallee. I also want to change the joint - probably to a wood to wood and softer in color. Still thinking about that.

Jim was very cool about my requests and has been very patient with me. I love his cues and the way they hit, I just had a different look in my mind and he is graciously accommodating. I joke with him my nickname is "The Pain."

Link to larger view of entire cue
.

Attached are some close ups of that cue. I can't wait in a few months to show you all my new(er) cue. Thanks for everyone's help in this forum and via pm's!

-Melinda

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Very nice Melinda!! Don't suppose I could borrow it for the weekend huh (or two or three)?
 

akaTrigger

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ChrisOnline said:
i was just looking at the picture of the diamonds in the butt...

:) here is an example of what the butt section might look like with Amboyna... (the butt section of the cue in my avatar)

and Qfancier has a great idea.. Azaelia burl would look hot too! :)

chris

That looks nice... I still want to go with a more golden/brown piece of wood. I received the sample Bacote in the mail from Jim and I have to admit it looks real nice! I may give him the okay to go it, and to try and keep the lighter sections for my cue... unless I can figure something else out with the diamonds and possibly BEM? eek:
 

nick serdula

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Sweet forearm

Looks like big $$$$$$$$$!!
A simple design in the butt sleeve might really bring more attention to that monster forearm!
Nick :)
 

akaTrigger

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nick serdula said:
Looks like big $$$$$$$$$!!
A simple design in the butt sleeve might really bring more attention to that monster forearm!
Nick :)

Although that would allow me to have BEM in the butt, I just love the four diamonds that make a diamond design, tho. Hmmm.... decisions, decisions.
 

Bigjohn

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Nice Design!

Nice looking cue and design. I agree with you on the darker wrap. Good Luck and have fun with it! BigJohn
 

akaTrigger

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Mystick Cue Fan said:
why did you ship it back? I didn't read the whole thread, so bear with me.....:eek:

It looks beautiful.

Tony

Hi Tony,

The brown malle in the butt and joint were not to my liking - they had a reddish tone to it and I am looking more for a brown/golden wood.

So, Jim is being patient with me while I still look for the wood that I am envisioning.

Melinda
 

akaTrigger

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Well, I finally made a decision about the joint. I called Jim last night and told him I want wood on wood with Holly. I heard ivory has a softer hit, so I went Holly.

So... more progress on the cue!

The only last decision is the butt and points wood.... thinking to not go with Bacote afterall.

Thanks for everyone's comments. :)

Melinda
 
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