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Old 01-05-2017, 12:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I've been using a cue smith lately. Designed for pool cues but works great for pens. I think it was about 700$. I'll try and ask my friend for the link.
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Hello Felix. Where have you been??? Good to see you jumping in. I am intrigued about your use of a CueSmith lathe Those are over $1000 a lathe and designed for accuracy in making pool cues. If you are talking $700 Cue Smith lathe that is a light weight wrapping lathe and not a turners lathe. Love to see your lathe if you can post a photo. I too like pool and always wanted an inlay machine. If you have any connections for a used one in good condition send me a PM.
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Jet is also doing a 15% discount starting from today until Jan 9th.
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I'll reiterate what everyone else has said on the Jet 1221-vs. I have one I bought brand new in the box for under $325, if you're patient enough, a deal will fall in your lap eventually.

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I've been using a cue smith lately. Designed for pool cues but works great for pens. I think it was about 700$. I'll try and ask my friend for the link.
There are a bunch of good recommendations here too.


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Hello Felix. Where have you been??? Good to see you jumping in. I am intrigued about your use of a CueSmith lathe Those are over $1000 a lathe and designed for accuracy in making pool cues. If you are talking $700 Cue Smith lathe that is a light weight wrapping lathe and not a turners lathe. Love to see your lathe if you can post a photo. I too like pool and always wanted an inlay machine. If you have any connections for a used one in good condition send me a PM.
I am a cue repair guy and dabble a little in cue making, I too also have a couple Taig based cue lathes, although mine are from Mid America and not from Chris Hightower. That $700 finishing lathe from Chris could easily be used for turning by adding a carriage and cross slide, but then you're easily up over 1K in cost too.

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I've been using a cue smith lately. Designed for pool cues but works great for pens. I think it was about 700$. I'll try and ask my friend for the link.
There are a bunch of good recommendations here too.


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Hello Felix. Where have you been??? Good to see you jumping in. I am intrigued about your use of a CueSmith lathe Those are over $1000 a lathe and designed for accuracy in making pool cues. If you are talking $700 Cue Smith lathe that is a light weight wrapping lathe and not a turners lathe. Love to see your lathe if you can post a photo. I too like pool and always wanted an inlay machine. If you have any connections for a used one in good condition send me a PM.
I am a cue repair guy and dabble a little in cue making, I too also have a couple Taig based cue lathes, although mine are from Mid America and not from Chris Hightower. That $700 finishing lathe from Chris could easily be used for turning by adding a carriage and cross slide, but then you're easily up over 1K in cost too.

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Yeah. I talked to my friend. He's invested much more than 700$ into it. He's makes cue repairs and at first had a shorter lathe. But he's using a bigger full sized for one piece cue size now. I'll try and take a few pics next time I get over there. It does make me want to turn a pen from the Ivorine and Phenolic/Micarta rods used for the ferrules and joint protectors. Or break/jump cue tips. I have wanted to make a pen from those for awhile. I think Atlas had the Ivorine that looks like ivory veins.



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LOL, I know his pain, trust me. I have TWO cue lathes and one Jet wood lathe. Of my cue lathes, I have in excess of $2500+ invested in EACH of them and that's about mid scale price wise on these cue lathes nowadays. Here's a pic of one of mine.....


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I also like my Delta 46-460 lathe.
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My 1226vs has been a work horse. Love it for pen turning. I mounted it on a industrial sewing machine stand. Very sturdy.
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Those cue lathes are truely an investment and you have to make and sell cues to afford those things. Add the inlay attachment and there is some huge $$$$. Love to get an inlay machine though. Could do so much with pens. I am going to try going about it in a different direction some day, Being I cast
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