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ObeOne
07-12-2002, 02:43 PM
I think it would be fun to make cues. What equipment do you need? Where do you get the supplies? What are the steps of the cuemaking process?

9 Ball Girl
07-12-2002, 03:25 PM
Here's a site you might want to check out. I don't think they've posted all there is to know yet, but it's a place to start:

http://www.barringercues.com/howbilcueisb.html

Wendy~~loves curly birdseye maple

heater451
07-12-2002, 03:33 PM
BLACKHEART also clued me into www.cuesmith.com (http://www.cuesmith.com) , where Chris Hightower sells a book ($69.95!) and two video tapes.

Cueless Joey
07-12-2002, 04:21 PM
You need a lathe and tooling, wood, room and machining abilities. Also a good tolerance for dust. Cuemaking is one dusty job. I'd do it but I'd need a good supply of Flonase.
I've seen two master cuemakers make cues. They both have their own style and construction techiques. If you put cuemakers in the same room, it would look like a divorce court. LOL

07-12-2002, 06:58 PM
http://www.barringercues.com/howbilcueisb.html

this site is not too bad but unless you are a fairly accomplished woodworker you wont understand some of the things that go into this.

TonyM
07-12-2002, 08:55 PM
Actually Wendy (just making a point 'cause I have nothin better to do right now) "Curly" and "Birdseye" refer to TWO distinctly different types of "figuring" found in Maples.

Both are actually some sort of defect and are quite rare (relatively speaking).

I like Birdseye, but I really like very heavily figured curly maple (also know as Tiger or Fiddleback).

Tony

Cueless Joey
07-12-2002, 09:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: TonyM:</font><hr> Actually Wendy (just making a point 'cause I have nothin better to do right now) "Curly" and "Birdseye" refer to TWO distinctly different types of "figuring" found in Maples.

Both are actually some sort of defect and are quite rare (relatively speaking).

I like Birdseye, but I really like very heavily figured curly maple (also know as Tiger or Fiddleback).

Tony
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Tony, don't you think fiddleback is the best hitting wood there is? My local cuemaker thinks so.

Thierry Layani
07-12-2002, 09:40 PM
Actually last year, we managed to found a batch of curly birdseye maple (which you don't really see often, at least I haven't)and the effect was very interesting. But it was a big wood yard in Quebec in the middle of nowhere, who knows if we'll find some more? I do hope so, it's very beautiful.

Thierry Layani
www.layanicues.com (http://www.layanicues.com)

Cueless Joey
07-12-2002, 09:42 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Thierry Layani:</font><hr> Actually last year, we managed to found a batch of curly birdseye maple (which you don't really see often, at least I haven't)and the effect was very interesting. But it was a big wood yard in Quebec in the middle of nowhere, who knows if we'll find some more? I do hope so, it's very beautiful.

Thierry Layani
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.layanicues.com>www.layanicues.com</a>
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I've seen curly purpleheart too. Beautiful wood.

07-12-2002, 09:55 PM
A Cue Maker friend who now lives in Reno, NV had a 35"x2"x2" piece of "curly birdseye" that had been hanging in his shop for nearly 10 years. I told him whenever he gets around to using that wood to make a cue, I wanted the result. I now have that cue and it is beautiful. Except for a couple cuts for rings and an extender, it is still one piece of wood. And it hits like a dream.

Troy
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: TonyM:</font><hr> Actually Wendy (just making a point 'cause I have nothin better to do right now) "Curly" and "Birdseye" refer to TWO distinctly different types of "figuring" found in Maples.

Both are actually some sort of defect and are quite rare (relatively speaking).

I like Birdseye, but I really like very heavily figured curly maple (also know as Tiger or Fiddleback).

Tony
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Troy
07-12-2002, 10:01 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Anonymous:</font><hr> A Cue Maker friend who now lives in Reno, NV had a 35"x2"x2" piece of "curly birdseye" that had been hanging in his shop for nearly 10 years. I told him whenever he gets around to using that wood to make a cue, I wanted the result. I now have that cue and it is beautiful. Except for a couple cuts for rings and an extender, it is still one piece of wood. And it hits like a dream.

Troy
&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote: TonyM:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr&gt; Actually Wendy (just making a point 'cause I have nothin better to do right now) "Curly" and "Birdseye" refer to TWO distinctly different types of "figuring" found in Maples.

Both are actually some sort of defect and are quite rare (relatively speaking).

I like Birdseye, but I really like very heavily figured curly maple (also know as Tiger or Fiddleback).

Tony
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