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 Post subject: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:18 am 
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What can I saw about Ron Haley that has not already been posted. Probably nothing, but I'm going to anyway. :P He has a combination of intelligence, integrity, talent, personality, creativeness and sense of humor that I don't think I've ever encountered before. I feel truly lucky to have interacted with Ron over the past 2 years.

Koop got on Ron's order list when the wait was about 18 months. When his name came up, he was so happy with his Webb cue that he wasn't sure if he wanted any other cue. We talked and agreed that he would go ahead with his order, with me contributing a design that I had in mind. If, when the cue was done, Koop decided to pass on it, I would buy it. Well, as the cue got close to completion I started begging Koop to let me have it; literally begging. :oops: :P Being a great friend, Koop agreed and Ron shipped the cue to me. It was about 16 months before Koop even got to see the cue in person (2009 year's SBE). :mrgreen:

The design resulted from my love of the basic "peacock" inlay and Ron's ring silverwork. I thought, "what if you used silver to outline the shape of the peacock?". I'm pretty sure Ron had never done silver inlaying like this before and he said it was challenging.

From a distance the cue looks like a well-done, traditional 4 point cue. Then you look closer and see that it has some silver inlays. Closer still and you see that it has 9 veneers, and the rings jump out at you. Finally, on close inspection you see that the inlays vary in size as you move up the cue and you go "daaaayuuuuummmmm...." I think it was the runt of the litter (batch) that Ron completed in late 2007, but it's unique in its own way.

In hindsight, there is only one thing I would do differently on the cue and that is add a line and dots pattern between the peacocks on the sleeve. Oh well. Live and learn.

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:24 am 
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Here are the joint protectors that Ron made for the cue. Perfect, as always....

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:30 am 
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Some pictures showing the progression of the cue design and build. Call me a cue geek, but I like this stuff.

From my original sketch through Ron's notes and test pieces.....

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 am 
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Actual building of the cue....

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:39 am 
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And finally, the first pictures after the finish.

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:24 am 
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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, I love the pics of the drawings and in the works photos, that is the stuff that makes this cue special to me. Of course Ron's work is flawless, but his professionalism and communication skills are as good as his cue making skills, he is a pleasure to work with, I hope some day soon I get another shot at it.

Jim <-----president of the Ron Haley fan club.

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
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Now that is a really nice looker :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:51 am 
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Wow, what an awesome display of how a cue is brought from an idea to fruition.
Love it, Scott.

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:38 pm 
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cool looking haley, scottR!!
i'm due to come up on his list in . . . uh . . . eight years! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:19 am 
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icon wrote:
cool looking haley, scottR!!
i'm due to come up on his list in . . . uh . . . eight years! :)

You and me, Jeff. I got back on his list and my name is tentatively scheduled to come up in 2017! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
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ScottR wrote:
icon wrote:
cool looking haley, scottR!!
i'm due to come up on his list in . . . uh . . . eight years! :)

You and me, Jeff. I got back on his list and my name is tentatively scheduled to come up in 2017! :shock:

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You already have one, stop clogging up the list for us common folk who don't have one.

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
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JimBo wrote:
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, I love the pics of the drawings and in the works photos, that is the stuff that makes this cue special to me. Of course Ron's work is flawless, but his professionalism and communication skills are as good as his cue making skills, he is a pleasure to work with, I hope some day soon I get another shot at it.

Jim <-----president of the Ron Haley fan club.


I'm with Jim.

I love seeing progress pics! SOOO cool to see it go from a bunch of pieces of wood and a design on paper to a hot lookin' finished product like that.

Btw, I LOVE the uniqueness of this cue. Simple, understated, fancy, and classy all at the same time.

- B <-------hearts Ron Haley

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 Post subject: Re: Ron Haley
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Re-added pics to the original post.

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