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I keep seeing listings on eBay for pool cue blanks. But they are always 12" or 18" or so long. Who the heck uses a pool cue that short? Even 2-piece cues (having threaded hardware to join the two halves) have sections longer than 1 - 1 1/2 foot.

What am I missing? I don't get it.
 

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I used to have a 3 piece pool cue, a long time ago. Three pieces at those lengths would give you up to 54" which is a standard pool cue length if I remember correctly. I suppose you could even do a 4 piece pool cue. I don't think a 4 piece cue would work well, but I've never had one so I don't really know.
 

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I used to have a 3 piece pool cue, a long time ago. Three pieces at those lengths would give you up to 54" which is a standard pool cue length if I remember correctly. I suppose you could even do a 4 piece pool cue. I don't think a 4 piece cue would work well, but I've never had one so I don't really know.
Ok. That makes sense. 3-piece sticks must be more common than I supposed. I thought they were a somewhat uncommon thing. That may also explain why I haven't noticed any eBay'd ones longer than 18".
 

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Most that you see there is for the hilt, most times people uses Hard Maple for the rest to the tip :thumbsup:
 
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I used to have a 3 piece pool cue, a long time ago. Three pieces at those lengths would give you up to 54" which is a standard pool cue length if I remember correctly. I suppose you could even do a 4 piece pool cue. I don't think a 4 piece cue would work well, but I've never had one so I don't really know.
2 piece cues seem to be the norm with 3 piece cues are not seen very often (at least from what I can tell from tv and various pool forums I am on). 4 piece cues are even rarer. You will find a lot of 1 piece cues as well, but those are typically house cues or sneaky petes. I knew someone back in the late 80's that had a 4 or 5 piece cue, and he never really used it. He would always grab something off the rack.

At a possibility, since the butt end of a cue can be spliced together, that may be the reason for the shorter lengths. take a couple 12 to 18 inch pieces and splice them together to get something longer. Keep in mind, I have never built a cue, I am going off of things I have read, so I can easily be wrong. The shaft, I believe, is typically one piece.
 
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