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Being an avid pool player and as i got better and better on my lathe I was approached about doing something that was on my to do list for a long time. A Pool Cue. I had been working on the plans and best way to make an epoxy hybrid pool cue for a long time. So I leaped at the opportunity to make one for a customer. While I was a little nervous and worried I would do something wrong. I trusted in my experiences and ability to adapt thought and taught myself to take my time and think things out to make sure they come out exactly how I envision. Pool cues have now became one of my bigger sellers and I really do take a lot of pride in how they come out. I make sure that they shoot as well as they look and now I have added other cooler styles to the board and cannot wait to get to making even crazier ones.

If you want to check out exactly how I made this Red and Walnut Cue Go check out the article and video here: https://jpaynewoodworking.com/2019/02/27/making-a-hybrid-epoyx-pool-cue/

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beautiful cue,ive seen this done by pen makers for quite awhile but this is the first time ive seen anyone due something like this.love your article on the steps to do it,very informative.thanks for sharing.
 

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Amount of work in just one cue is just astonishing!
 

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what a very beautiful que stick …….. AND WOW ......…. what a tremendous amount of work ………… but end result is worth it
GREAT JOB :<))))))))))
 

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Bear with me while I share my pool cue story. In 1973 I bought my last cue - a Viking that I spent $125 for. That was a lot of money back then. Maple and ebony, I've seen it unwrapped and it's the ratio of the woods that made it 21 oz, my favorite weight. There are no metal weights in the cue.

Around 1974, I was looking to get a snooker shaft turned for it. I approached a local guy who was just starting out in his basement. Yes, he'd turn the shaft for me, but he couldn't get the Viking joint. He said he had his own design and could cut the Viking joint from my cue and replace it with his.

I balked. But the wild thing is that this guy was Jim McDermott, just starting out with a small lathe in his basement. Any pool player knows McDermott cues.

Anyway, here, 46 years later, I still have my Viking cue, and my spare that I let friends use when they shoot with me is a McDermott I won off of a guy back in the '80s.

Your work is beautiful. Maybe you'll be the next McDermott.
 

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Thank you guys. And Rich that is awesome. I am starting very small and it is a massive learning curve. I get a lot of flack for not using a metal lathe but I really enjoy making the cues by hand even though it is not the easiest process. I am working on a process to speed everything up so I can maybe cut the cost of the cues a little as well as make them faster. McDermott are awesome cues and they had a lot of crazy innovation in there day. I am just working hard to get better and grow as I can. Maybe one day someone will remember my name ha ha ha Thank you guys again for the support.
 
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