. . . before being turned into a cue. The type of wood at the top of the photo is sycamore which was turned into the grip (middle section) of a cue. Honduran rosewood burl is one of the most beautifully grained wood types in my experience.
. . . and not part of the cue per se - they're screwed in to prevent damage to threads when the two halves aren't joined together. Pool cues are uniformly 58 inches in length, with rare exceptions to the upside for taller players. Snooker cues are 57 to 58 inches, but have provisions for adding exte
. . . than the last time I saw him. The scene: Rainbow Bar and Grill, late '80s or early '90s. Jason was bombed out of his gourd. Fell face down on the tile floor in the kitchen, cracked his forehead open, blood gushing everywhere. I was maybe six feet away. A few feet closer and I would've been abl
. . . early '50s production, presumably. Nice example! There are a few jumbos in my collection, but only one that nearly matches the size of yours. Ref 2272, also early '50s production, 37.5 mm case. Ref 2506 weighs in at 38 mm, if memory serves correct. Best, Art
. . . for more than a decade. His work was featured in a few Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance prize winners, including a 1937 Delahaye. Not absolutely sure, but I think . . . . . . this is the Delahaye I saw in Uncle Steve's shop ~ 1981.
. . . and contracted the restoration of wood panels to a specialist. I saw several of those jobs, and wouldn't be surprised if Honduran rosewood burl was the actual timber. The same species is also native to British Honduras, now Belize.