"Wheels make the Car, Caps make the Cue" - Eric Petersen
One of the many features in my Crowns, is, colored Veneers in the Crown sides.
I was thinking of a way to get that look.
I came up with this method.
I would soak/hold the veneer in water, Slowly roll/bend/curl it as the wood softens.
I use a "Coin Tube" to hold the rolled veneer till it dries.
I cut the seam at the desired inside diameter.
I made a close fitting tendon from Delrin, ( Homo Acetal Polymer) and, use that to hold/spread the Veneer ( while gluing) to have the most surface contact while the glue is drying.
They add color up and down the Crown Points.
Unfortunately, this pretty Red , Barry Szamboit Crown design I made has narrow crown cuts.
Right idea, wrong application...
Mother of Pearl is often used, and, Unlike the name implies,
are machined from these square or round slabs from shells.
The material is very hard, and, unless clear coated, is very unforgiving when trying to get glossy surface.
Recently, there was a discussion about TIM SCRUGGS "SNEAKY" two piece "House Cues", with the TS Logos on them.
They were several "Models", or, stages of customization's..
The plain two piece had no Joint Collar, and, a "Branding Iron" TS Logo, usually between the Points.
The next up-grade was collars.. and, an assortment of Butt caps. Standard size Delrin ( Acetal Polymer) Butt caps, short with rings, and, Hoppe Ring.
All had the TS logos on them..
In the early/mid 90's, I had a Cue Store ( Pro Shop) in THE CAMPUS CUE", and I bought and sold many of these "Two Piece House" Cues.
I was close to the Tim and Mike Cochran.
Mike explained to me, that, the two piece house cues was made by a young guy name Jeff Wolfe ( ?)..
Jeff left the TS Company because he got married, (?) , and needed Medical Insurance.
He and his wife was expecting a child.
Later, Tim told me that Jeff handles all of the "Sneakys" , and, really did not have anything to do with them.
Also, Jeff would send me many of the Cues on consignment.
I sold every one and even was asked by Rick L. ( Manager at that time at Hawaiian Brian's Pro Shop) to carry a couple of the cues in his shop.
When I saw Tim at his "Cue Maker of the Year" awards Banquet, he told me that I was a young man trying to start up... I was "re Thanking him" for letting me have all those cues on consignment.
I am making a Cue Cap Set for a Bill Schick Cue.
Bill's logo on the Cue's Butt Cap has a different engraved Logo than his other logos.
I am not sure if this is from the time Bill Schick was doing art paintings, seen is Art Galleries.
Or, it is a cue maker name Scmick ?
Or.... a Knock off?
The way the world is now days, anything is possible..
Cue looks like Bill Schick's style..
I did not see the Joint Screw of this cue.
It is a Flat Faced Jointed Cue.
Curious to see if the Pin has Bill's Ivory Tips on the end/tops......
Here are two Cue Cap Set I have available.
TAD Crown -
Arvorin " Resin Ivory " Material.
5/16 x 18 Threaded Piloted Brass Insert.
Only 300.00 + Mailing
This is a special offer.
COGNOSCENTi Cue Cap Set
Arvorin White Material.
200.00 + Mailing
USPS PRIORITY MAIL small Flat Rate Box Insured.
Flower of the Lily
Note: This is an earlier work from 2017
Fleur-de-lis inlays for KP's Joel Hercek Fleur-de-lis Theme Cue.
I can tell you, I feel for Joel, in his quest to create beautiful work, on a pocket billiard cue.
If not only the design work it's self, but, the cylindrical tapered canvas that he applies his art to.
Foreseeing the diametrical differences and proportions adhering to the laws of physics and the admirer.
Being fortunate to know Joel, and, Joel having a big heart, I was able to create a matching Cue Cap Crown that Collector KP commissioned.
Thank You KP.
Joel's gcode enabled me to do his Fleur-de-lis as close, if not, the same, as "his" Fleur-de-lis inlays on the cue.
Thank You Joel...
I had this "extra" side inlay. It might be one of the "trial and error" pieces.