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post #21 of 23 Old 03-14-2012, 10:48 AM
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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!

Need one or two steady rests when turning something that long and narrow. Alot of vibration will occur. It has been done but takes some skills.

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Another thing to think about is the drying times. I watched a TV show "How It's made" and they said it gets rough turned dried a few months turned and dried again before the final turning. It was done this way to ensure that the sticks were and stayed straight.

The vibration and degree of difficulty is what has kept me away from it for the time being.

Seeing that I have been playing pool for in tournaments, leagues and for financial gain in pool halls for about 30 years. A nicely balanced straight stick is preferred. I like the new design Cuetec 360 sticks. The shaft is 3 pieces laminated together length wise instead of a solid piece.
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i plan on making two separate pieces that are 29" long each i have sketched some ideas when i get my final i'll post them up
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