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01-22-2007, 08:52 AM
I have a Model 5 Palmer that I would like to have a couple of new shafts made for. It has been recommended that I get "old growth" shafts. Anyone have a suggestion as to who I could get to make these shafts for me?
01-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Hi There Texas Pool Player, call John Parker of Auerbach Custom Cues in Tulsa, OK ( www.auerbachcustomcues.com (http://www.auerbachcustomcues.com) ) 918-381-9364, he might be able to help you out, he will know of what you speak.
01-23-2007, 06:22 AM
Jim Buss had some old growth shaft material. Not sure if he's used it all, but it's worth a call or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tell him Pizza Bob sent you (then he'll only charge you double <vbg>).
01-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Paul Dayton of Dayton Cues has the "old growth" wood. His web site address is http://www.daytoncues.com/
01-24-2007, 08:51 PM
Samsara also has "old growth" timber, and can make you shafts to fit your cue.
01-25-2007, 02:10 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote texasguy4:</font><hr> I have a Model 5 Palmer that I would like to have a couple of new shafts made for. It has been recommended that I get "old growth" shafts. Anyone have a suggestion as to who I could get to make these shafts for me? <hr /></blockquote>
Any good builder could make the shafts, you just need to come up with the wood. About 20 years ago, I bought some old maple house cues from a poolroom that was closing. These cues were probably made around 1965 or so. I sorted out the straightest, tightest-grained examples and bought them for $2 apiece. I figured it must be pretty good wood to last that long in a public room and still be straight.
These old house cues are still standing in my closet. Someday, when I find a cue that I am absolutely in love with, I'll have some shafts made for it from this seasoned wood.
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