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Perk
10-18-2004, 10:11 AM
Here is what I am thinking. What can I buy, or build that I can use in my garage to clean/spin my shafts? I am not looking into making cues or nothing, but would like to be able to spin my shafts for cleaning and burnishing purposes.

Thanks for any help/ideas...

Cueless Joey
10-18-2004, 11:02 AM
Get a cheap wood lathe like this.
Get a concaved live center for your tip to rest on and a pin of the same size/thread as your cues.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=57121&item=3846856 105&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

tateuts
10-18-2004, 01:28 PM
For light duty work like this, polishing, sanding, cleaning, you can use an electic motor with a chuck or a drill motor and a special set of bits sold by Joe Picone. These fit most standard joints to hold the butt or shaft firmly. I think I paid $35 and I like them a lot. Joe can be e-mailed through E-Bay - here's his screen name:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=itsahdeal


Chris

buddha162
10-18-2004, 01:54 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> Get a cheap wood lathe like this.
Get a concaved live center for your tip to rest on and a pin of the same size/thread as your cues.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;category=57121&amp;item=3846856 105&amp;rd=1#ebayphotohosting <hr /></blockquote>

Hello Joey,

If I know nothing about machining, lathes, etc, how do I go about converting that wood lathe into something that will spin shafts? In other words, what is a Concaved Live Center Rest and where do I get one and when I get one how do I mount it to the lathe?

Whew. Thanks,
Roger

Cueless Joey
10-18-2004, 02:03 PM
http://cuecomponents.com/laes.html
They sell one for $30.
You will need a cheap chuck for that lathe if it doesn't come with one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;category=42282&amp;item=4331155 223&amp;rd=1
Make sure the live center and chuck fit or are compatible with the lathe before buying.
Of course a drill, a straight bed and some cheap tailstock would do too.

Rip
10-18-2004, 02:21 PM
Here is something I put together that takes care of basic tip and shaft maintenance.

Shaft &amp; tip gadget (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ripsstuff2003/album?.dir=c0a0&amp;.src=ph&amp;store=&amp;prodid=&amp;.done=http% 3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ripsstuff2003/my_photos)

Rip

John_Madden
10-18-2004, 03:22 PM
Do you have a drill motor? Turn it upside down and mount it with clamps on the top of a table. And there is your lathe. First piece of equipment I used for cleaning shafts. I mounted it to the wife's dining room table and kids were sworn not to tell - but I got caught one day so needed to find another stable table. Be careful it might get addicting and you will have spent many tens of thousands and will be in the cuemaking business.
John Madden
www.johnmaddencues.com (http://www.johnmaddencues.com)

Ives
10-18-2004, 04:48 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rip:</font><hr> Here is something I put together that takes care of basic tip and shaft maintenance.

Shaft &amp; tip gadget (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ripsstuff2003/album?.dir=c0a0&amp;.src=ph&amp;store=&amp;prodid=&amp;.done=http% 3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ripsstuff2003/my_photos)

Rip <hr /></blockquote>

Hey Rip
I like the homemade lathe, gave me some good ideas to make my own. What are the wheels made out of? ever had any problems with marking the shaft where it touches the wheels.

Also, what RPM's does your motor turn?

Hope you don't mind the questions !!!!!!!!

JimS
10-18-2004, 08:51 PM
I made a more crude but same type of thingee that Rip has shown...by the way..NICE job Rip!!

Mine uses the crutch tip. I drilled a hole in the end of the crutch tip, put a washer in there, ran a bolt though it, put a washer and nut on the outside and then put the end of the bolt in a drill chuck.

The drill has a locking variable speed control. I usually just hold the shaft in one hand as I apply cleaner, sandpaper or whatever to the other end. I also have the minilathe thing that was available a year or so back. It has wheels like the rest that Rip shows.

I fastened the drill to a 1x6 about 4 ft long. I used a strong rubber bungee to fasten the drill to the board.

Mine is crude as hell but it works real good for cleaning, polishing, retipping, shaping tips etc.

I spect I have about $10 in it and I can stand it in a corner when I'm not using it. .

There was a thread or two about this a year or so back. I think Spiderman and Sid had input on it and ideas about it...I think the idea came from one of them. Credits being offered for a good idea.

Rip
10-18-2004, 09:04 PM
swivel drill holder (http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/findprod.cfm?&amp;DID=6&amp;sku=2399)

If you're using a power drill, this gadget looks like it might eliminate the "hey honey, would you mind holding this" or the famous "press the trigger with your toe while trying to work on the tip with your hands" method.
Rip

JimS
10-19-2004, 04:55 AM
I just laid my drill on its side and used the bungee to hold it. Works fine. I haven't involved "honey"...yet. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif My drill has a lock on variable speed trigger. I would like to get a foot operated switch off an old sewing machine.

catscradle
10-19-2004, 06:21 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote tateuts:</font><hr> For light duty work like this, polishing, sanding, cleaning, you can use an electic motor with a chuck or a drill motor and a special set of bits sold by Joe Picone. These fit most standard joints to hold the butt or shaft firmly. I think I paid $35 and I like them a lot. Joe can be e-mailed through E-Bay - here's his screen name:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&amp;userid=itsahdeal


Chris

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This is his contact page on his website Joe Picone (http://www.piconecues.com/id8.html)