I was playing Jimmy Relihan "The Springfield Rifle" at the Albany Golden Cue, after a few games in came "Boston Joey". Jimmy felt he had a better game with Joey and he quit playing me and started playing Joey nineball.
An hour later he came up to the desk, his tip popped off. Did I have a cue he could use? I told him Jim I'll have a tip on your cue in 5 minutes. Do you like Champions I asked?
I got out my hot tip glue gun, prepared the tip with sand paper, cut and x in the base of the tip with my razor knife[this is a secret]. I would cut the glue with the razor knife because only a slice is necessary, the running glue creates a problem.
I cut the excess off with the razor knife, peeled the tip like an apple to form the dime radius. Smoothed the sides with a fine piece of sandpaper, folded with half inch or so of paper to protect the ferrule and in 5 minutes Jimmy was back on the table.
Jimmy was happy with the tip but Boston Joey was sad. Jimmy ended up over one thousand ahead at the end of the night. ####