Very good advice littlebuddha, excellent step by step layout of what's involved in building a pool cue.
I use very different methods with my cues, I have two custom cue companies. Unfortunatly most of my methods are trade secrets so I'm glad you posted that link.
Big E, if you have any questions about cues I'd be happy to answer them. My current methods have evolved so far from the router method over the last 10 years that I can tell you anything you want to know about the router method without divulging trade secrets.
I don't want to seem snobish by keeping stuff secret but i currently make my employees sign nondisclosure paperwork before they can even see the shop, and I'm working on patents for several of my custom tools and tooling methods.
Best of luck,