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post #1 of 6 Old 01-12-2011, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hello folks, my name is rick I am semi-retired and interested in
turning pool cues, I just purchased a 12"x36" lathe and a cheap
set of chisels for practice...I have a good supply of white sugar
maple and some walnut I purchased from a local small saw mill..
the wood is all rough cut and I have a planer- joiner and all I
need to prepare the wood for turning. Can anyone give me advice
on moisture content for the wood to be turned properly and
some ideas on the best finishes for pool cues...
any advice will be appreciated...thanks..rick...
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-12-2011, 05:46 AM
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Welcome aboard Rick!

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-12-2011, 07:17 AM
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Welcome Rick, Can't speak for pool cues but when turning tool handles I use woods 6-8% moisture content. Pool cues are on my to do list.

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"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-12-2011, 07:18 AM
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This topic is well covered here

Lots of great cue builders/turners are on this forum:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/searc...earchid=446312
Check out these threads and if you need more advice, post again. bill

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not sure about pool cues, but wet wood might move and make the cue slightly bent.
for something like a pool cue i would use wipe on polyurethane
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-12-2011, 05:46 PM
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qbilder had a really good example of his work!
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