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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:32 am 
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I'm going to start a weekly segment explaining the different components of a cue and how they are used. The reason for doing this is that many players have little to no idea of even the most basic aspects of cue construction.

I am going to start off by showing components and techniques that I use. I encourage others to add to the content of the post. I will not put up with any bashing at all. We all do things differently and this is not the place to argue about it. The goal here is to educate potential cue buyers, not teach someone how to build a cue.

If this goes well and we build up several topics then I will move them to their own section and put them in order from tip to bumper.
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Veneers are the thin strips of wood that are used in the structural and decorative aspects of making cues.

They are about the tickness of a dime

Usually dyed sycamore although some exotics are used.

Normaly used to outline V-points but also used for boxes and other inlays.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:55 am 
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Pics not showing for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:06 am 
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Should be fixed now.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:13 am 
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This is a great idea Murray. I will be reading with great interest because I am one of those players and cue buyers who don't have a clue about construction.

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May I add,
When showing veneer color choices/selections,
would be nice if the Veneer vendors show us the sides, with a clearcoat over it..
Many times, the color shown on the top of the sheet is not the same as the color
seen in the sides, which are the surface of the veneer that will be seen
when we use it.
"What you see is not what you get"..
I get this from trying to match veneer colors of my caps to the cue.
Alton

Good Post Murray...
THanks for starting it..


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:27 pm 
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This is a great idea Murray.
Might I add that unless you're going to have a separate thread on recuts, that you explain the difference between recuts and veneers.
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Brilliant idea...kudos to you, sir!


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Look forward to reading the posts Murray!


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cuecaps wrote:
May I add,
When showing veneer color choices/selections,
would be nice if the Veneer vendors show us the sides, with a clearcoat over it..
Many times, the color shown on the top of the sheet is not the same as the color
seen in the sides, which are the surface of the veneer that will be seen
when we use it.
"What you see is not what you get"..
I get this from trying to match veneer colors of my caps to the cue.
Alton

Good Post Murray...
THanks for starting it..


Since Murray is doing this for those that are not familiar with cue construction, you bring up a good point.

When you see a cue with veneers outlining the points, what you see is the edge of the veneers that Murray is showing. It may only be .020" thick, but that is the clean line of color that you see. The color that you see when you look at the entire sheet may not represent the same color when you only see the edge of it.

I hope that helps!

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Murray, do you mind if I show pics of my dabbling in building forearms? I'm out of town this week and away from my pics. But, I'd like to contribute where it seems appropriate.

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Feel free. We should be getting into forearm construction in week 3 but hop in anytime you feel froggy (is that a word?).

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Murray, do you mind if I show pics of my dabbling in building forearms? I'm out of town this week and away from my pics. But, I'd like to contribute where it seems appropriate.

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Re-cuts will be covered in a separate week than veneers.

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This is a great idea Murray.
Might I add that unless you're going to have a separate thread on recuts, that you explain the difference between recuts and veneers.
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Thanks Murry. This should be a great thread or group of threads.

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Excellent, I had seen another thread on this topic, it was well received.


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Michael Webb wrote:
Excellent, I had seen another thread on this topic, it was well received.


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