Here is a video from the ESPN with the great cues maker Gus Szamboti explaining and showing how his cues were made. His son Barry Szamboti still makes cues today. I have a Barry Szamboti. cue and would love to have a Gus Szamboti someday. The cue made in this video was for Steve Mizerak.
Gus Szamboti began using Brunswick cue blanks but later made his own. Gus Szamboti blanks were used for the great Russian American cues maker George Balabushka.