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Forum topic by HallTree posted 02-20-2010 03:23 AM 1098 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2010 03:23 AM

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The Senior Center, where I go to play pool, have 30 or 40 pool cues. Some are in need of repair such as recuting the tenons and replacing the ferrules on the ends. Most are not costly cues. My options are:
1 – Throw those cues away and buy new ones (at least $25).
2 – Have them repaired (at least $50).
3 – Buy the tool to repair them (at least $125).
4 – Come up with a cheap way of cutting the tenons with common shop tools.
Being a woodworker that likes to save money, I would like to do #4.
I have thought of different ways to do this but then I realized that I have a vast source of help right here at LumberJocks.
Any ideas?

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#1 posted 02-20-2010 08:31 PM

How about a used lathe?

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 09:47 PM

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 12:35 AM

As a long time woodworker, I can sympathize with your desire to fix those cues.

However, as a former pool hustler and pool room manager (it was during my college days, and my Mom was absolutely mortified), I say get the tools to do it right – or buy some new cues. At a senior center, everyone just plays off the wall, right? – lol

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