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Topic: Aluminum dancing pool cue
Message: Posted by: markis (Feb 6, 2007 06:03PM)
I have a creekmore dancing pool cue that works well with my ball routine but it is very flimsy and the nylon screw that holds the two pieces together has broke a few times by bumping the cue into something while practicing. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could make an aluminum dancing pool cue that would be more sturdy?

Message: Posted by: Tom Bartlett (Feb 8, 2007 02:55PM)
A friend of mine years ago, made custom fishing rods. He bought hollow, tapered, fiberglass rod blanks and applied the fittings and finish. The blanks themselves are very light and came in a great variety of sizes but, I'm not sure they make a taper that will closely resemble a cue stick.. I have no idea where he bought the blanks and he has passed away. You might Google search custom rod building supplies.
Message: Posted by: markis (Feb 9, 2007 04:29PM)
Thanks Tom!
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 10, 2007 09:10AM)
Don't' use an aluminum rod.. they're heavy.. or fragile or both..

Go to some place like Bed, Bath and Beyond and get some shower rod cover.. use regular scotch tape to tape the taper.. use a real cue end to finish it off..

Prime it with good spray primer.. and paint and/ or decorate like a real cue. It'll be super duper light.. and suprisingly durable..

and.. since it's so light.. you can use 8/0 fly fishing Uni-Thread to make it float. The stuff is so thin that you can almost do it in daylight..
Message: Posted by: markis (Feb 10, 2007 01:40PM)
Wow, great idea! thanks so much. I actully have a home made appearing 4ft wand that I can use.