Listing all posts from December of 2013. Show all posts.
  1. The Last Day of 2013

    Wow what a year, is it over, really?  I would like to thank everyone for their help and support.  The DP Family of customers, supporters and employees are joy to work with.  Thank you !!

    Just some pic's from around the shop on the last day of the year.

    I dug up the last piece of this amazing red leather.

    New ring work developed in 2013

    More new ring work

    Cues for 2014 on the work rack

     A Tulipwood cue for 2014,  I'll take pic's of this as it makes it's way through the process.

    Feed tube for a lathe

    Japanese magazine article from 1996

    Making shaft wax

    That was a long time ago


  2. Professor Q Ball


    Professor-Q-Ball's National Pool & 3-Cushion News is published by a guy you should know, Mr. Paul Frankel.

    Professor-Q-Ball's National Pool & 3-Cushion News is a website that started out as a magazine and is the real deal.  The hard copy magazine is still published and I read it cover to cover every month.  Promoting pool and billiards is a labor of love for Paul.  I first met him 18-20 years ago and  he is a fixture at almost every pool event of note.  His reporting is excellent and his love for the game and the players is evident every time you talk with him. 

    Paul is also one of the leaders in promoting the beautiful game of 3 Cushion Billiards.  His publications have more news and information about 3 Cushion than anything else I'm familiar with.  3 Cushion is a game you should know about; read Pauls work, watch some youtube videos and you will be amazed, I promise.

    Paul is also a world-class playing card magician. I have watched him do tricks with playing cards that defy description; his hands are FAST.  I had the honor of sitting beside him at dinner one night and watched him do card tricks for the person on his left.  I could see the cards and his hands from an angle that no magician lets you see.  After 10 minutes of watching him I still had no idea how he did what he did.

    If you see Paul at a pool or billiard event, shake his hand and say thank you.