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breaknrun1
11-26-2002, 10:38 AM
I have a high end Blue Grass cue by Richard Harris that I want to put
a leather wrap on.* The cue consists of a curly maple forearm with
tulipwood points, a tulipwood butt sleeve, and brown phenolic butt
cap. It has a brown Irish Linen wrap on it now.* I talked to Richard
who only lives 10 minutes from me about installing a leather wrap, but
he said that he doesn't do leather wraps.* What a bummer!!

I would like to have either a textured brown leather or brown lizard
skin wrap installed.

Knowing this, who should I send my cue to taking into account
proximity to home (Southwest Ohio), quality of work for the money and
not being overcharging for wrapping a cue that was not made by the
particular cue maker, and turn around time?

BTW: Richard referred my to Paul Mottey whom I have heard excellent
things from but seems to overcharge for doing a cue that was not made
by him.

What are your opinions??

I'm leaning toward Michael Webb at the moment.

Cueless Joey
11-26-2002, 11:16 AM
Capone or Ned Morris.

11-26-2002, 12:30 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote breaknrun1:</font><hr> I'm leaning toward Michael Webb at the moment. <hr /></blockquote>

In my opinion, leaning towards Mike Webb is your best bet. His workmanship is great and he is not overpriced. Another thing about Mike is he respects all other cuemakers and will ensure to handle their cues as if they are his own. You should give him a call and talk to him and let him know what you are looking for. He does a lot work with different types of wraps that you might not have thought of.

I know from personal experience that Mike's primary objective is to satisfy his customers. He has a lot of pride about his workmanship and will ensure that the quality is the best it can be. I am willing to bet that you will be very happy with Mike's results.

Check out his website at www.webbcues.com. (http://www.webbcues.com.) You can get his phone number and e-mail address there.

Mario

Wally_in_Cincy
11-26-2002, 01:00 PM
Does Sherm Adamson do leather wraps? He's just east of Cincy.

www.shermcues.com (http://www.shermcues.com)

breaknrun1
11-26-2002, 02:33 PM
I'm not sure. I haven't seen any of his cues whether in person or on his web site with leather wraps. But your right, it is close to home, only 30 minutes.

Tx,

Kelly

smfsrca
11-26-2002, 02:42 PM
Have you considered STACK leather wrap from Tiger.
I have been very impressed with it.
I don't know of anyone in your area that does it.
I had mine done in Oregon.
http://www.tigerproducts.com/stackleatherwrap-samples.htm

Steve in CA

breaknrun1
11-26-2002, 02:54 PM
Steve,
Yes, I looked into the Tiger wraps. I really don't care for the stacked leather look. They look like they should be on a knife, not a cue. Just my opinion.

Thanks though,

Kelly

Chris Cass
11-27-2002, 11:17 AM
Hi Breaknrun 1,

My personal opinion from what I've seen there's two in mind. Barry Szamboti and Peachour(sp). Both do beautiful work and the seam is vitually unseen. Great looking leather and Peachour(sp) is reasonable with a week down time only. I'm not sure if Barry even works on anything but his cues? I will say though that I love Barry's work....Just beautiful....

Regards,

C.C.