Ready to ship. Comes with the joint protector, which is usually an add-on.
Choose the tip you want me to install and I’ll have it on and your cue in the mail the next day.
My niece Sammi visited over Thanksgiving. Because she has a good sense for colors and enthusiasm for almost everything, I asked her to help me build a stick.
I got a step stool so she could study every piece of wood on three racks, floor to ceiling. She has an expeditious nature. She made her selections and I held them side by side until we had the scheme. Then we assembled and arranged and considered.
After considering other designs, this is the one Sammi chose. I think this stick is going to finish up bold. The green and red will brighten, but because the grain in each (and in the black) is faint and fairly uniform, they paint no din for the squiggly black lines in the maple to rise above.
You’ll hear this stick loud and clear.
Name: Stick 32
Product Serial Number: #0032
Length: 58 7/16 inches
Weight: 18.7 ounces (drilled and tapped to add weight bolt up to 1 ounce)
Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Beech, Maple.
Cue Type: Regular Play Cue
Core: Hickory tenoned into hard maple
Joint Type: Radius/Ball Thread 3/8″
Shaft Taper: Pro Taper
*The stunning grain patterns and markings you see come from the wood being spalted, which means, rotten. Rotten wood is weak and unsuitable for building pool cues. But spalted wood that has been stabilized is another matter. Stabilized wood has been dried, placed in a vacuum, impregnated with resin, and cured in an oven until the resin hardens. The resulting wood is strong and durable enough to easily provide the strength required for a cue.
The wood comes from the woods around me in western PA.