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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:22 pm 
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This is the new HAAS mill it is set up and running in our new shop at home. We hope to move the rest of the equipment home in sept or oct.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:25 pm 
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Pete do you core all your cues? If so do you use the same material in all of them? Would you core with Purpleheart is a customer requested it??

Also do you have a picture of the cue "Night Spirite" you spoke of?

Jim <----needs more pics

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:34 pm 
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63Kcode wrote:
What is the most off the wall/bizarre thing you have tried? Both in construction and design and how did it turn out?

Larry


Larry,

I have a what I think is a cool design that is very complex in the construction. I have attepted to do it once with not very good results but after thinking about it for over a year I think I got it figured out. It is a four axis pocket for veneers with silver on both sides the veneers. The veneers and silver have to be glued up outside of the cue in a form with a compound curve machined in it.
The last time I tryed it I tryed to form the veneers dry and it did not work out so good. As soon as we get some free time we are going to try it again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:41 pm 
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JimBo wrote:
Pete do you core all your cues? If so do you use the same material in all of them? Would you core with Purpleheart is a customer requested it??

Also do you have a picture of the cue "Night Spirite" you spoke of?

Jim <----needs more pics


Jim,

We core everything in the past we used a maple radial lam. but we have changed to purple heart for all our cues.

The "Night Spirt " is the cue that won people choice this year at SBE
I will post some pictures

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Here are some pictures of Will's "Night Spirt" cue


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Thanks for the pics, I knew the cue, didn't know the name. Great design.

Have you worked on any one off theme cues, or have you made any cues that were unique or something you've not seen done before (theme based)

Also have you done any work with engraving or scrimshaw work into ivory?

What in your opinion plays the biggest role in how the cue plays (joint, shaft, tapers???)

Also you said your pool room, so this question is do you get to play often and how many people in your room are playing with your cues??

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Have you worked on any one off theme cues, or have you made any cues that were unique or something you've not seen done before (theme based)

Also have you done any work with engraving or scrimshaw work into ivory?

What in your opinion plays the biggest role in how the cue plays (joint, shaft, tapers???)

Also you said your pool room, so this question is do you get to play often and how many people in your room are playing with your cues??

Jim <--------Full of questions[/color][/b][/quote]

I will post some pictures of a Native American theme cue we build for Tom Watters

I have done some engraving in a couple of cues and we are building three cues that Bob Hergert is going to scrimsaw two are orders and the last one is for the ICCS show

In my oppinion the butt has the most impact on how the cue plays. I have cues from all the differnt changes in construction over the years and if you put the same shaft on all the differnt butts you can feel the improvment as the construction progressed over the years.

I hardly ever play anymore but if I do one pocket is my choice. About 80% play with my cues

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Hello Pete, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule.

Have you done true full spliced cues?
What kind of cue design do you have for your playing cue? Is it fancy schmancy or do you like pure players?
What are your thoughts radially laminated shafts?

And question outside of pool, what are your hobbies, thats if you dont feel this is too personal.


Thanks so much
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:09 pm 
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hjs032570 wrote:
Hello Pete, thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule.

Have you done true full spliced cues?
What kind of cue design do you have for your playing cue? Is it fancy schmancy or do you like pure players?
What are your thoughts radially laminated shafts?

And question outside of pool, what are your hobbies, thats if you dont feel this is too personal.


Thanks so much
Han.


Han,
I have never done a full splice I have gave it some thought but decided against it. I play with a simple 4P4V with inlays in the points and butt sleeve. I use to build radial shaft blanks for Atlas Billiards some players like them and some don't.

At first I build cues as a hobby and it turned in to a business so now I get to do my hobby for a living.

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How often, if ever, do you build longer than standard cues? How much does a 60" cue change what you have to do to get the cue to play like your standard length cues?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:23 pm 
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We delivered this cue to Tom Watters at last years ICCS show there is no finish on it in the pictures. There are better pictures on Tom's web site http://www.recollectioncues.com under cues not for sale the cues name is " The Mountain Cue"


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:31 pm 
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zeeder wrote:
How often, if ever, do you build longer than standard cues? How much does a 60" cue change what you have to do to get the cue to play like your standard length cues?


We build a few 60" cues for customers. I been playing with a 60" cue for seven years now if I play with a 58" cue I end up pulling the shaft out of my bridge. We don't have to change that much we add 1/2 " to the forearm and 1/2" to the handle. Some times we might increase the dia. at the A joint.

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Last call for questions or follow ups, we can't keep Pete out of the shop for too long.

Jim <------Has a few more for tomorrow before we lock her down.

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Pete working in a logging town did you pick up any tips on wood that helped you in your cue making?

As a machinist what was the hardest aspect of making cues for you to pick up?

What did you do with that first cue you made with the prather blank?

As a cue maker now what has been the biggest hurdle for you to overcome in the cue making process?

What did you do with the first dozen or so cues you made when you were just starting out???

Jim <---Nosey

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I can't think of other questions and your answers have been outstanding. Thanks for taking the time and also showing your work.

Scott

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