View Full Version : My Bob Dzuricky (DZ) Custom Cue

04-25-2005, 11:40 AM
This is my first custom cue so I am very excited. Here are the specs and details of my order. The cue will have a 3/8-10 SS pin, black linen phenolic collar, birdseye or curly maple forearm with 4 ebony points, each having an ivory diamond inlay, 4 veneers - black, green, red & white, white with black spec Irish linen wrap, polished & pressed but uncoated, Bushka style trim rings at B,C,D,& E locations, ebony buttsleeve with 4 ivory diamonds inlays (larger than in the points), ivory colored buttcap (synthetic), total weight to be 19 oz. There will be no shaft included with the order. Total cost will be $675. Time to build will be 14 weeks from receipt of deposit. I am pumped! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I have one update on this so far:

Bob received my deposit today. He said he will pick out the veneers and glue them up this week, and send a pic of that step. YEAH!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

04-25-2005, 01:05 PM
Sounds like a nice classic style cue. Why no shaft?

04-25-2005, 01:06 PM
314........don't kill me! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

04-25-2005, 01:21 PM
You have plenty of time to think about it, but I would have at least one matching original shaft with the cue even if you don't use it. Will he be fiting the 314 shaft for you with matching collar work?

04-25-2005, 01:52 PM
You're right, it would be a good idea to have an original shaft. I already have the same rings in my 314 shaft now, I just need to have the joint converted to 3/8x10 to fit the DZ around the time that it will be shipped to me.

04-25-2005, 02:07 PM
What joint does the 314 have now? It is easy to convert a 3/8 x 10 or radial to one with an insert. You can't go the other way though unless you plug the hole and do a make shift job.

04-25-2005, 04:02 PM
It has a tru-lock joint right now.

04-26-2005, 04:25 AM
The more I think about it, the more I believe that it would be wise to get one matching shaft as you suggest. I am going to email Bob to let him know that I want one shaft.

04-26-2005, 05:07 AM
Good move /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

04-26-2005, 06:36 AM
I am going to have Bob make me one shaft to go with this cue. A Predator 314 shaft, and a Talisman Pro Hard tip would be specified. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

04-28-2005, 06:28 PM
Here is a note that Bob sent me regarding the veneers, and he attached a pic which I am posting. Warning, the pic is large so you can see the detail in it.


I sheared the veneers this morning but haven't glued them up yet. I buy the veneer is "leafs" which are approx 12" wide & 6' long. I cut them to 11" lengths, then cut them to 1.250" wide. Yours are cut & ready to be glued.

Many cuemakers buy their veneers already cut to size. The problem is that the colors are usually very uneven because they are also dyed after they are cut to size and the edges get darker than the center. The large leafs I get are very consistent in color, as you can see.


Click for the pic, it is 352k (http://www.fototime.com/EE7C633E5FDA960/orig.jpg)

05-03-2005, 12:21 PM
I emailed Bob about custom matching joint protectors. They will be ebony with 4 ivory diamond inlays in each piece. They will cost $75. I gave him the ok on those.

They will look like this aside from the inlay shape.


05-03-2005, 12:28 PM
Sounds like the cue will be a beauty. Is the cue going to have spliced or CNC points?

05-03-2005, 12:45 PM
Spliced points.

05-04-2005, 11:49 AM
Bob said he has a nice piece of curly maple picked out for my forearm. I am happy that he went with curly as that was my preference. I also spec'd a Moori M tip instead of the Talisman hard which I was going to go with. The trim on the Bushka rings will be brass.

05-18-2005, 12:13 PM
Here is the latest progress pic:


05-18-2005, 12:36 PM
Nice colors and long points! Very nice. I'm impressed. I hope the inlays are as sharp as the points.


05-18-2005, 12:57 PM
Thanks, the inlays will be CNC and they should be similar to these only these are micarta and not ivory: