Hello everyone. I started a project discussion here to build a cue lathe (Snooker/Billiard Cue lathe Build).
I’m intending to build as much from wood as I can.
I’m looking to source some hardwood for the bed of the cue lathe and other parts that I intend to fashion. Do we have a discussion area for material requests?
I don’t know that much about wood species, but I’m guessing in our neck of the woods that some stable rock hard maple would do? If you can suggest anything stable, hard, and dense, I’m open to ideas.
I’m looking for
One slab for the bed of the cue lathe. The cues are 57.5 standard, so a slab at least 60" in length, 12 inches wide, and I guess 2 inches thick? Or maybe it’s better to layer smaller lengths to induce more stability?
I suppose I can go to the local lumber yard, and source it but if there is anyone dispensing wood (or wood tools for that matter), I would appreciate that a lot.