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 Post subject: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:24 am 
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In about 2003 my interest in cues was rekindled. I stumbled across AZBilliards and slowly started getting current on the cue making and collecting world. During that learning process I bought, tried and sold a number of cues to figure out what I liked from the playability, construction and looks aspects.

Here are a few pics of cues that have been through my hands. Please don't take my selling them as a negative on the cues or cue builders because only a couple were real dogs. One of the biggest things I learned is that there are many quality cue builders in the business right now and you can still get a fine custom cue for a reasonable price.

The first is an early lineup. L - R, they are Pat Diveney, Brian Mordt, Steve Klein, Mark Smith and 3 JW Petree's.

The next two pics show a few additions/replacements. L - R: BCM, Petree x2, Ed Farris (Titlist), Josswest x2, Black, Jim Ingram, Hercek x2, Scruggs, James White x2, Coker, Skip Weston, Mike Bender, Mike Capone.

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 Post subject: James White Cues
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:47 am 
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Here are three JMW cues that have passed through casa de ScootR.

The first is a 5-veneer amboyna burl into BEM cue and is probably the one cue that I most regret selling. Luckily I know the guy who bought it and I'm first on the list to get it back if he decides to sell. That will probably not happen because the last time I talked to him, it was his daily player.

The second is Jim's take on the South West pattern, done in cocobolo. Its new owner in Hawaii is very happy with the cue.

The final one is the first JMW that I purchased. Even though it is a simple purpleheart Dufferin conversion, the quality and attention to detail that Jim put into it convinced me to move upscale with more cues that he built.

If you want more pictures of any of these, I have some showing a little more detail.

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 Post subject: Murray Tucker
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:55 am 
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Our very own board admin, Murray Tucker, likes to make sawdust occasionally. This is one of his cues with a SW-y flair that he completed in 2002.

Murray's execution is outstanding and his cues are very hard to find. People tend to hang on to them.

Scott <<== didn't hang on, but hopes for another some day :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:58 am 
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that tucker has always been one of my favs

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:26 am 
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That burl James White is the bee's knees (I never could figure out where that expression came from)!!!

But I effin LOVE the grey veneer! It fits that cue perfectly!

- B <---------- would love to start a 'these are the cues that passed through my hands' thread but people would think I'm an idiot for getting rid of some of the stuff I did. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:45 pm 
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pharaoh68 wrote:
That burl James White is the bee's knees (I never could figure out where that expression came from)!!!

But I effin LOVE the grey veneer! It fits that cue perfectly!

- B <---------- would love to start a 'these are the cues that passed through my hands' thread but people would think I'm an idiot for getting rid of some of the stuff I did. lol

Brian,
I sold that cue to Ed Eng and he was (may still be) using as his playing cue. Dohhhhh.......

Scott

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:34 pm 
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ScottR wrote:
Brian,
I sold that cue to Ed Eng and he was (may still be) using as his playing cue. Dohhhhh.......

Scott


Woody is a great guy. And he has/had lots of James White cues last time I saw him.

I remember the first time I met him was one of the weirder moments in all my cues deals.

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:02 pm 
You got yourself a nice cue colletion, Scooter.

Yours truly,
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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:23 pm 
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I like that Diveney .. how would you describe the Playabillity and hit of it ??

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Berny wrote:
I like that Diveney .. how would you describe the Playabillity and hit of it ??

Berny

I really liked the Diveney, Berny. It had a nice solid feel, a little on the stiff side, but with good feel.

One thing that I have learned is that I like a wrapped cue; Irish linen first, with a smooth leather second. Love the wrapless look, but I need the smooth feeling.

Scott

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 Post subject: Re: Revolving Door
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:23 am 
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ScottR wrote:
Berny wrote:
I like that Diveney .. how would you describe the Playabillity and hit of it ??

Berny

I really liked the Diveney, Berny. It had a nice solid feel, a little on the stiff side, but with good feel.

One thing that I have learned is that I like a wrapped cue; Irish linen first, with a smooth leather second. Love the wrapless look, but I need the smooth feeling.

Scott

Thank you very much Scott.
I just find me one of them last week .. its still on its way to me .. but now i just cant wait to get it :mrgreen:

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