Pool Cue Joint Protectors

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Project by hume04 posted 05-12-2012 08:01 PM 3966 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pool cue joint protectors I made for a guy I work with that plays pool competitively. I recently got a Jet lathe but I had never really used one so I figured this would be an easy project to start with. They are made from Red Gum wood I got from a sawmill in Alabama. They are finished with a CA glue finish. All the threads are stainless steel.

-- Andrew, Navarre FL

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:31 AM

i never even heard of these before

but must admit

you did a great job on them

you got a good start with that lathe
keep them coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 03:38 AM

Can you tell me what you used for the bolt, and the threads? Where did you purchase them at? Also do you know the manufacture of the cue?....was it a McDermott?

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 03:47 AM

You did a wonderful job at turning the pool cue items. One thing to remember is red gum is not very hard wood. That is why most pool cues are made from very hard woods to withstand curving, bending, or not providing enough punch when the shot is made.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 12:57 PM

Great job, looks like a good way to break in the new lathe…..fantastic!

Repairing pool cues is what started my facination with woodworking. Kapanen, if you are looking for the ‘pins’ to do your own go to (Atlas Manufacturing). They have everything you will need, including the odd pitched pins used in pool cues. The ones here appear to be standard 5/16×18 that is readily available. Most McDermotts use a wood joint on the shaft and a 3/8×10 pin, 5/16×14 is very common among better cues also and uses a brass insert in the upper shaft as does the 5/16×18 shown here.

Good Luck

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#5 posted 05-13-2012 09:30 PM

I just used cut off stainless bolts for the male threads and a threaded coupler for the female threads. And I used redgum just for the cue joint protectors, not the cue. It was for Meucci 97 signature series cue.

-- Andrew, Navarre FL

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