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Snyder1
05-06-2005, 08:08 PM
I've searched eBay ad nauseum & the usual online pool supply houses - can't find anybody that carries anything other than the usual 13 mm tip or 9.5mm snooker tipped cues. My Dad always used a smaller tip cue & he can't get used to a 13mm cue (a 9.5mm snooker cue is too small). I'd love to know of an online source that carries a smaller diameter cue - if anybody has any info, I'd appreciate it (Predator makes an undersized tip shaft, but I'm not looking to spend that kind of money ... I'd like to keep it under a hundred bucks & turning down a shaft by a pro on a lathe wouldn't be my first choice on how to go about this ... somebody out there must make an 11 or 12 mm cue ?!?!?!?) ... thx again

John

Billy_Bob
05-07-2005, 05:40 AM
The following web sites let you select shaft size as well as other options. I found one where you can select 12mm and another where you can select 11mm...

Can select 12mm...
http://www.billiardwarehouse.com/cues/viking/viking_vm40.htm

Main cues page...
http://www.billiardwarehouse.com/cues/index.htm

Can select 11mm...
http://www.seyberts.com/cues/mcdermott_cues/mcdermott_pool_cues/alpha/c158.htm

Main cues page...
http://www.seyberts.com/cues/index.htm

Billy_Bob
05-07-2005, 05:48 AM
Oops!

Scroll down further on the first link to "custom" and you can select between 10mm and 14mm. (Other brands and models of cues on these sites might also offer what you want.)

Snyder1
05-07-2005, 10:17 PM
Very much appreciated !!!!!!! Thanks

JS

Jimmy B
05-08-2005, 02:16 AM
Just buy a cheap cue and a piece of 220, you'll be at 11mm in no time, sand paper is cheap.

JB

Troy
05-08-2005, 06:40 AM
I don't understand why "turning down a shaft by a pro on a lathe wouldn't be my first choice on how to go about this" since that's exactly how a cue maker would go about making a shaft in the first place.
I have re-tapered many shafts for customers. They turn out just fine.

Troy
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snyder1:</font><hr> I've searched eBay ad nauseum &amp; the usual online pool supply houses - can't find anybody that carries anything other than the usual 13 mm tip or 9.5mm snooker tipped cues. My Dad always used a smaller tip cue &amp; he can't get used to a 13mm cue (a 9.5mm snooker cue is too small). I'd love to know of an online source that carries a smaller diameter cue - if anybody has any info, I'd appreciate it (Predator makes an undersized tip shaft, but I'm not looking to spend that kind of money ... I'd like to keep it under a hundred bucks &amp; turning down a shaft by a pro on a lathe wouldn't be my first choice on how to go about this ... somebody out there must make an 11 or 12 mm cue ?!?!?!?) ... thx again

John <hr /></blockquote>

bsmutz
05-09-2005, 04:07 PM
Schmelke Cues makes various sized cue shafts for a very reasonable price. You can get a regular or laminated shaft for way less than others charge. They are made here in the US and Scott Lee was telling me that he visited their factory and was very impressed with the quality control. They can also make the cue whatever weight you want. The only negative is that I don't see any cues with linen or leather wraps on their web site so I don't think they make any. Check out Schmelke Cue (http://www.schmelkecue.com) .

catscradle
05-11-2005, 04:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Troy:</font><hr> I don't understand why "turning down a shaft by a pro on a lathe wouldn't be my first choice on how to go about this" ...

Troy
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The way I read it, he doesn't want to pay the money to have a cue maintenance guy turn it down. He wants to buy something off the shelf on the cheap.