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cycopath
12-18-2003, 02:09 PM
Is it possible to change a cue's joint without damaging the cue?

I have a cue that has a really short pin (5/16x14 piloted) and a metal face on the joint. I just really dislike this joint. I wondered if it would be possible to replace the joint without sacrificing the overall length of the cue? I would really like to go to a wood/wood joint with an implex collar.

If I can't replace the whole joint, what about installing a longer pin?

Thanks for any suggestions.

My joint looks like the top cue's.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid90/p5341831fa865e04d28c552c6488a28d8/fa771839.jpg.orig.jpg

Cueless Joey
12-18-2003, 02:29 PM
Implex collar? Yikes!
OK, I had mine done.
Cuemaker heats up the pin. The glue melts. He crimps the pin and takes it out. He drills then bores the brass insert out of the shaft. He threads the bored hole and replug it with a wooden tenon ( he did not use a tap, he hates taps and I don't blame him ).
You want the collars changed too. I think he'd charge about a hundred dollars to do all this work. But it can be done.
PM me.