Wood ID?

JimL

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The owner of the pool hall were I play league likes to give me old house cues that have interesting figure.I'm finishing up a cue that I used some odds & ends to put together using one of these old house cues for the forearm.
I'm wondering if any of the pros here can identify this wood.

Thanks
Jim
 

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Varney Cues

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Looks a lot like alves to me....but I'll give the nod to Eric in the next post as I'm not too familiar with SE Asian woods.
 
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qbilder

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Looks like SE Asian acacia to me. It's commonly seen in house cues, especially the Valley cues of the last ten years. Lots of Chinese & other Asian cue manufacturers use this wood. It's great wood, almost always showing some curly figure & a very nice chatoyance. But being a house cue, could be anything.
 

JimL

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Looks like SE Asian acacia to me. It's commonly seen in house cues, especially the Valley cues of the last ten years. Lots of Chinese & other Asian cue manufacturers use this wood. It's great wood, almost always showing some curly figure & a very nice chatoyance. But being a house cue, could be anything.

Thanks Eric,the wood does have a curl figure thats almost iridescent in spots.The pics are lousy so they don't really show that.
 

qbilder

slower than snails
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Thanks Eric,the wood does have a curl figure thats almost iridescent in spots.The pics are lousy so they don't really show that.

They show enough, and with your history of the wood it makes it a pretty easy guesstimation. I'd love to find a stock pile of the lumber alone, but it's not so easy to get. Salvaging house cues is the easiest way.
 
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