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Week 5: Veneered Points- Overlap Method
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Author:  Murray Tucker [ Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Week 5: Veneered Points- Overlap Method

I will do that if I have enough stock to get two cues out of it. I can do two cues out of a 1.5 X 1.5 X 18 piece.

ThomasWayne wrote:
I was visiting Jerry Franklin at his shop in the late 80's (we were going to go skiing on Lake Mead that day) and saw him making points exactly the way Murray has detailed here. I was kind of surprised at the wastefulness of throwing away a full 50% of the exotic wood center point, so I told him how I'd been doing it - which was to bond my veneers to ALL FOUR SIDES of the center block, and then bandsaw the blocks on a compound diagonal to create two points from every veneered block.

Jerry literally had a forehead-slapping moment of clarity, but I don't know if he ever actually changed to doing it that way.

It requires building a special sliding jig for your bandsaw that allows you to slice the point layup on an unusual angle, but with four blocks you get two four-point cues worth of point sets. Since I nearly always choose my center blocks out of highly figured (and therefore rare) wood, I got a more efficient yield and essentially double my point output - for very little additional effort.

Thomas Wayne

Author:  ScottR [ Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Week 5: Veneered Points- Overlap Method

Murray Tucker wrote:
I'm trying to get fired but it is not working.

Jack Flanagan wrote:
Hmmm...could this be caused by "cuemaker time" ?


J...retired an on nobody's time... :mrgreen:

Tell your boss that he is a no good pool bum.


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