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post #1 of 23 Old 03-12-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Tried making a pool cue

i'm going to try and make my own cue. I'm looking to find out what woods are recommended or any pointers i can get thanks.
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There's a guy here by the name qbuilder that makes them. Maybe he'll chime in. Or you can do a search on q's.

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that was a little more then im trying to do but some good ideas thanks guys
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It's much harder than it looks unless you are an experienced turner. Wood that long and thin will chatter like crazy. A steady rest helps or lots of experience turning thin turnings.
Practice on scrap first.
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I just purchased 4, but did some research before buying.

Here is a linky you may find useful. It's about how to buy a pool cue, but tells you a bit about how they are made and the materials and treatment to keep them straight and true.
http://www.cuesight.com/howtobuyapoolcue.html

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qbilder makes them

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/billiard-cues-21651/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Oh I like that link. There was an idea in there that I am going to try on a pen. Thanks for the link.

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Get your length, then cut it in half and glue them when your done
Wow that's all you need to do. Lol. Maybe we all could do that. I thought it was harder than that.
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Wow that's all you need to do. Lol. Maybe we all could do that. I thought it was harder than that.
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He was making a constructive point... As opposed to trying to turn it full length.

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He was making a constructive point... As opposed to trying to turn it full length.

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Whatever it was, it sounds funny to me. Lol

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He was making a constructive point... As opposed to trying to turn it full length.

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Maybe he can speak for himself.

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There's a guy here by the name qbuilder that makes them. Maybe he'll chime in. Or you can do a search on q's.
This was a constructive point....not get your length, cut it in half and glue them when your done. Lol

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Jeez
I guess I should apologize. Sorry,I just thought what you said was funny.

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I guess I should apologize. Sorry,I just thought what you said was funny.
4 replies to the same comment?... Panties a bit knotted up?

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4 replies to the same comment?... Panties a bit knotted up?

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No....5 replies. And no I don't wear panties
I wear thongs. Baahaahaaaa

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i'm not a cuemaker but i've known a few over the years. you;ll need a 40" metal cutting lathe for the tolerances are measured in thousands of an inch. the taper of the cut is a complicated calculation. the joint for a two piece cue must be perfectly centered. it can take years to master the craft.

or you can turn down a broom handle by eye and put a leather tip on it and it will do the job.
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Get your length, then cut it in half and glue them when your done
So when your at the pool hall you just need some chalk , Tite Bond 3, Hand Saw and Your Cue. Walk in Glue it up, play Pool. When your ready to leave whip out hand saw cut in half for easier travel. Repeat Every time.

JK I got what ya meant
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So when your at the pool hall you just need some chalk , Tite Bond 3, Hand Saw and Your Cue. Walk in Glue it up, play Pool. When your ready to leave whip out hand saw cut in half for easier travel. Repeat Every time.

JK I got what ya meant
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My friend turned a cue in high school metal shop from aluminum. He did well, and its a great breaking stick. But what I got out if it is that it does wobble a lot! You need some kind of anti vibe wheel for something that long. He did make it in two pieces too. Lots of sanding!
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