You do what? Part 2
I'm a Cuemaker, how the heck did that happen you ask , well......it's a long story.
In part one I talked about working as a banker and I said I started building cue between the last two bank jobs. Well... I started in ernest between the last 2 banks, butthe story actually started with this article in 1986.
I played a lot of pool around 1986 and I saw this article, I bought the magazine andI must have read that article a millioin times. Over time I have proven that not a single word was useful for a professional cue maker. I don't know who "Tex Smith" was, but he wasn't the type of cue maker I wanted to be. But with article in hand I bought that first lathe and tried to make cues off and on for several years. Finally between the last two jobs I had a month to get serious. I bought a brand new metal lathe and fabricated a taper bar long enough to make a pool cue. Back then you didn't buy cue making equipment you, built it. Within six months I was sick of converting the single machine back and forth from tapering work to joint work, so I bought another brand new lathe. Now I was cramming all this stuff into a single car garage, two metal lathes, the wood lathe, a table saw, and in a few months a manual panagragh. I 'd open the garage door and spray cues with them hanging on the edge of the garage door. "The first show" next time.