5 Popular Pool Cue Inlay Design Types

If you’re just starting out with pool cue customization, you can feel free to get an overlay. The cue tip kit will come with a special wood glue that will hold the tip securely and not interfere with your shot when you are using the cue. Whether it’s your first cue, or your next playing cue we’ll be happy to work with you in building your cues. I ordered a 19oz Players G2204 from It is decent maple construction, no fancy inlays or anything, but it was only $50 and a nice hard case was only $17.50 extra with the cue. The first block, the smaller of the two, should be used to create the butt end of the pool cue.

Most of the phases of pool cue construction require very little time to actually do, but the time required for woods to cure or rest between phases is very long. I, and any decent player (I flatter myself), can walk into a bar and play at 95% with any cue in the building. Linear Q – A perfect marriage of conventional pool cue design with ultra-precision linear technology that translates into player accuracy and control like never before. Whether you invest in one of these fine cues for yourself or a loved one you cant go wrong with a Joss Cue. Suddenly there existed a cue that had more power, more spin, and more accuracy then any cue ever made before.

This is for a 2×4 (to hold 2 butts and 4 shafts) – hopefully I don’t need to tell you how to modify the parts to fit any size and shape of case. Congrats to Stephen and Katherine P. of Great Falls VA seen here with there new 7′ custom built Hampton Pool Table by Olhausen Billiards. Despite having no formal education in cue manufacturing techniques, his cues are consistently deemed to be among the finest artisan cues in the world. It is our goal to make each customer a cue that is not only strikingly handsome but has a pro quality hit. Dick Neighbors Custom Cues – Quality built and repaired custom cues by Dick Neighbors, for the serious pool player and cue stick collector.

The information below describes shafts that cost as much as a whole cue can, and can add only a few percent improvement, and only to the best players. Every cue is meticulously designed and hand crafted under the direct supervision of the original Richmond” family. Then, in 1986 the major motion picture, The Color of Money, which starred Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, was released and created a boom in the billiard industry. This full length 58’ jump break cue features two quick release joint pins at the shaft and jump butt, a genuine Irish linen wrap and a super hard stacked leather tip.

LP Custom Cues – I build cues the old fashioned way, by hand and one at a time. Provides top-notch custom cue making & cue repair, great customer support, and prices that can’t be beat. Raven Custom Cues – Specializes in high quality handcrafted one of a kind pool cues. Custom designs, using inlays such as mother of pearl, exotic woods, and precious stones, assure that each cue is also a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Nancy was very active in the Billiard Congress of America in the 1990s, serving on its board of directors. Weigh the cue and adjust the weight screw until the desired weight is achieved. Robert Dunn, owner of Razor Hobbies , said they used custom 3D printer to create the 3D printed pool cue and they are cheaper to make than wood-milled cues. Mark Theriault Custom Cues – The vision and dream of expert cue maker Mark Theriault, to offer truly unique, hand crafted, high quality custom cues to players who value high performance playing cues.


Whether you’re a pool shark or just in it for the fun, our slew of cue sticks and cases makes sure you have the proper pool table supplies to sink the 8-ball and finish the game. Predator billiard cues are renowned for utilizing innovative technologies that help players make more accurate shots. But when I learned to play, I played with some seriously shitty cues, and after a while you get used to learning a cue in a couple games, and then adjusting your play subtly to compensate.

Congrats to Bill K. in Charles Town West Virginia on his new 8′ Olhausen Ellianna Pool Table custom built by Robbies Billiards. Because we are a small two man shop, our build production is around 20-25 cues a year. Alegria, from what i’ve heard, i’d recommend any old one-piece or breaking cue for breaks – if your guests use it. Most won’t. I had a cue I bought on-base several years ago, nothing special, and it worked fine for me. As long as it is reasonably straight, and comfortable, you’ll be fine. Hawley’s Billiards has helped multitudes of players select the perfect pool cue for their game. P&L Custom Cues – Owned and operated by Noel Mendoza, a well known cue maker from Chicago.

If you want a fully custom stick, you have to find a company that specializes in them like Mcdermott Cue You pick the type of wood you want and add your design by uploading an image or using the online interface. Not only did the company need to move to a bigger location twice, but the complexities of managing the details of thousands of custom orders a year meant that they needed an easy, and fool-proof way to better manage their operations.

Mitchell Thomas Custom Pool Cues – Mitchell’s many years of experience crafting custom cabinets and furniture now includes his unique ability to design and construct some of the most visually stunning pool cues available. It’s kinda funny, but I can’t seriously tell a difference between when I play with my cue, or with a bar cue. The two blocks of wood will be transformed into the main portion of the pool cue. CHECK OUT INTERNET PRICES AND THEN ASK US HOW MUCH LESS WE WILL GET YOU THAT CUE FOR!!!!

The tip of this cue is attached with a threaded brass screw insert for easy replacement and also for solid performance. If you’re someone who likes speedy gameplay and sinking shots back to back, a design like this might be right up your alley, and it certainly does catch the eye. Rauenzahn Custom Cues – Jerry does extensive pantograph work, and can do customized work, which is handmade and unique to the owner of the cue. Downey Custom Cues – Since 1987, Troy Downey has been rebuilding and restoring custom billiard cues.

Some of the favorite woods used amongst today’s cue makers are Red Ivory, Ebony, Brazilian Rosewood, Cocobolo, Blackwood, Olive Wood, Zircote, Bocote, in addition to a whole slew of other exotic woods. North Wales Cases – Crispian Jones Cues (Wales) – A 100% handmade cue made inhouse by myself from start to finish. Send us your artwork and we’ll use our advanced wood carving and 3-Dimensional rotational cutting technology to cut your design into your cue. Meucci Cues has been creating pool cues for decades and will continue to reign supreme for many years to come. Breathtaking design meets unrivaled craftsmanship in the Kohler® Tailored vanity collection.

Wright Cues (United Kingdom) – Top quality handmade snooker cues and pool cues from premium hand selected exotic hardwoods and finest straight grained ash and maple shafts. Having been through the process and having heard the background stories of many of the ACA’s members, Buss has formed an idea of the best method to follow for potential cue makers. Fantom Cues – An all new line of pool cues for the new recreational player, league player, weekend ball hitter, home game room, and up to the serious minded player.

The engraved text is painted (except on Stainless Steel Butt Caps) to seal the area in a color that matches the pool cue design. However, it’s undeniable that the choice of materials used in the construction of a pool cue plays a huge role in one’s enjoyment – and ultimate performance – of the game of billiards. Steve Hebert has been building cues for the public since 1991 and proudly maintains the quality and usability of each cue. McDermott handcrafts it’s pool cues and shafts, drawing on cutting-edge technology and tasteful designs.