PDA

View Full Version : How do I clean the blue residue off my shaft?



Eturnal
02-14-2007, 11:59 AM
My stick seems to attract the blue of the chalk pretty heavily...how do I clean it up without any damage?

Also how do I keep it smooth?

Deeman3
02-14-2007, 12:04 PM
Mr. Clean Micro fiber sponge with a little water. You will not believe how well it does. You will then need to burnish, not sand, the raised grain. It will look like new. These are in the supermarket isle and I beleive Spiderman first turned me on to them a couple of years ago.

Eturnal
02-14-2007, 12:06 PM
what exactly is "burhish"?

Deeman3
02-14-2007, 12:18 PM
It's burnish, not burhish (which I believe is a hybrid drug that liberals smoke)JK,JK,JK

Burnishing is the process of smoothing a surface without removing any of the material, in this case wood. This can be done with a piece of leather by rubbing it against the subject surface until it becomes smooth as a baby's butt.

Although a different application, when you finish the sides of a tip, you might spit or wet the sides of the tip, then rub it briskly against the top of the table cushion in a rotating manner to smooth, seal and give sheen to the side of the tip. (this sounds a little too porn for me but I'll continue) In processing a metal shaft (bearing surface), for instance, this can be accomplished with hardened steel rollers set in a collet or mandrel that is adjusted to exactly the finished diameter desired but instead of removing metal, it forms in a sort of nutating motion that forces the high spots to smooth out. The same process with wood but not as sexy.

DeeMan

dr_dave
02-14-2007, 01:18 PM
FYI, you can find lots of good advice for cue care under "cue stick" here (http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/threads.html)

Regards,
Dave
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Eturnal:</font><hr> My stick seems to attract the blue of the chalk pretty heavily...how do I clean it up without any damage?

Also how do I keep it smooth? <hr /></blockquote>

dr_dave
02-14-2007, 01:20 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> It's burnish, not burhish (which I believe is a hybrid drug that liberals smoke)JK,JK,JK

Burnishing is the process of smoothing a surface without removing any of the material, in this case wood. This can be done with a piece of leather by rubbing it against the subject surface until it becomes smooth as a baby's butt.

Although a different application, when you finish the sides of a tip, you might spit or wet the sides of the tip, then rub it briskly against the top of the table cushion in a rotating manner to smooth, seal and give sheen to the side of the tip. (this sounds a little too porn for me but I'll continue) In processing a metal shaft (bearing surface), for instance, this can be accomplished with hardened steel rollers set in a collet or mandrel that is adjusted to exactly the finished diameter desired but instead of removing metal, it forms in a sort of nutating motion that forces the high spots to smooth out. The same process with wood but not as sexy.<hr /></blockquote>Deeman,

You almost sound like a "techie" in this post. Are you sure you want to do that?

Dave

Deeman3
02-14-2007, 01:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dr_dave:</font><hr><hr /></blockquote>Deeman,

You almost sound like a "techie" in this post. Are you sure you want to do that?

Dave <hr /></blockquote>

<font color="blue"> Dave,

My bad, it was my BSME polking it's head out for a second. I try to keep that under control but, like my english, it gets away from me on ocasion. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif </font color>

DeeMan

Eturnal
02-14-2007, 02:00 PM
Where do I purchase the leather at? Walmart?

Eturnal
02-14-2007, 02:01 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> It's burnish, not burhish (which I believe is a hybrid drug that liberals smoke)JK,JK,JK
<hr /></blockquote>

Hilarious. To quote Savage: "liberalism is a mental disorder".

Deeman3
02-14-2007, 03:15 PM
I'm pretty sure I still have some DeeMan burnishing pads and would send you a freebee one if you give me your address via PM. It is a 3 &amp; 1/2" dia piece of top grade leather with my logo on one side. The other is used to clean sweat off the shaft and the logo (smooth) side for burnishing. It will fit in an envelope so don't worry about the postage. It has hole punched in it so you can attach it to your cue case.

DeeMan

Eturnal
02-14-2007, 03:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> I'm pretty sure I still have some DeeMan burnishing pads and would send you a freebee one if you give me your address via PM. It is a 3 &amp; 1/2" dia piece of top grade leather with my logo on one side. The other is used to clean sweat off the shaft and the logo (smooth) side for burnishing. It will fit in an envelope so don't worry about the postage. It has hole punched in it so you can attach it to your cue case.

DeeMan <hr /></blockquote>

Very appreciated!

rangoonkid
02-14-2007, 04:14 PM

Eturnal
02-14-2007, 04:34 PM
sandpaper?