why tip expand upon application?

EddieBme

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Here is my setup with all my blades and tools:

https://imgur.com/KP7Y35i


First couple tries on re-tipping weren't bad, but my biggest issue was accidentally cutting into the tip on an angle (a.k.a. tip side not flush with ferrule)...but a little practice and it is so much more rewarding and convenient than shipping shafts, or driving ~3 hours to Seyberts. Here are my latest results:

https://imgur.com/b9ti6QM

https://imgur.com/KehlE9b

You have a nice set up for tipping cues. If I can get all of mine to look like those, i'll be happy. I'm going to try the cheaper knife first, but the only thing I don't like about it, it's brass, so if it works for me, i'll get the more expensive set.

Eddie
 

EddieBme

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Here is my setup with all my blades and tools:

https://imgur.com/KP7Y35i


First couple tries on re-tipping weren't bad, but my biggest issue was accidentally cutting into the tip on an angle (a.k.a. tip side not flush with ferrule)...but a little practice and it is so much more rewarding and convenient than shipping shafts, or driving ~3 hours to Seyberts. Here are my latest results:

https://imgur.com/b9ti6QM

https://imgur.com/KehlE9b

Have you tried putting on a break tip?
 

Cadillac J

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Have you tried putting on a break tip?

Hey Eddie.

No, I haven't yet tried to re-tip either of my 2 break cues...but I plan to, as I don't really like phenolic tips. I'd rather just have a hard leather tip for breaking.

Just like anything, it just takes a little practice. I did all my 'tests' with any sub-$1 tip on my cheaper cues first. Then I tried my cheapest layered/laminated tip and it came out ugly, but it worked. After about 5-7, I started getting more consistent and comfortable with the process.
 

EddieBme

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Hey Eddie.

No, I haven't yet tried to re-tip either of my 2 break cues...but I plan to, as I don't really like phenolic tips. I'd rather just have a hard leather tip for breaking.

Just like anything, it just takes a little practice. I did all my 'tests' with any sub-$1 tip on my cheaper cues first. Then I tried my cheapest layered/laminated tip and it came out ugly, but it worked. After about 5-7, I started getting more consistent and comfortable with the process.

How do you get the tips centered? I don't mind the pressed flat tips to be off center, but the pre-shaped or dome tips like the triangle, lePro, and elkmasters, it takes a lot more work to shape it.

Eddie
 
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