LEARN HOW TO BUILD CUSTOM
When I first decided to become a cuemaker
I had much to learn. I couldn’t find anyone to help me so
I had to learn everything on my own. That learning process was
very costly in the loss of time,
materials and supplies. I ruined many cues. I decided that someday
I would start a school to keep aspiring cuemakers from making the
At Arnot's Shop you will learn how to build custom
cues from start to finish. You will learn the tricks of the trade
take years to acquire.
The short course for those who already have machines shop skills takes one
week (Monday through Friday). The regular course for those who
need more instruction
takes two weeks. Class starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until at least 5:00
P.M. We will take you through the entire process of cue making. When you return
home you will be able to make minor and major repairs on custom cues. You will
also learn when to say no to some repair work.
You will save the cost of the
course many times over because you will not make mistakes in
the acquisition of machinery and supplies.
Facilities: Plan your
shop - Where you are going to put all the new equipment you are
going to purchase.
Equipment and Tooling: What equipment you will
need and the tooling needed to fit that equipment. Part numbers
What equipment is not necessary
Wood Selection: Learn how to select your wood,
and what wood NOT to buy. Various woods used in cue making. Advantages
and disadvantages of
Poison woods discussed and safety measures employed to reduce injury.
You Will Learn to:
- Process New Wood
- Assemble a Cue: What to do and When
- Join Forearm to Handle
- Join Butt Sleeve to Handle
- Install Joint Pin
- Make and Install Butt Cap and Joint Collar
- Taper the Butt and Shaft
- Drill and Tap in Wood
- Inlay Points
- Inlay Veneers
- Make Trim Billets and Rings
- Make and Install Ferrule
- Install and Shape Tip
- Cut Wrap Slot.
- Install Irish Linen Cord Wraps
- Install Leather Wraps
- Finishing the Cue. Advantages and
disadvantages of various finishes
and how to successfully finish a cue.
Sources of Supply: The address and phone
number of suppliers who have conducted business in a professional
of the short
course is $2000. The cost of the regular course is $4000. One thousand
payable at the time of ENROLLMENT and it is NOT refundable. The balance
must be paid
BEFORE you begin class. You can also arrange to make payments and
start class when the tuition is fully paid.
will save the cost of the course many times over because you
will not make mistakes in
the acquisition of machinery and supplies or ruin
in the learning process. I promise that this course will save you
many hours of frustration, disappointment and lost time. It will
because even your first cues will hit solid and be durable.
- You will always have someone to telephone or e-mail if you
run into a problem after graduation.
- A private personalized course is also available. Call to
- You will be invited to join in the co-operative buying of
wood and other supplies.
- Classes are scheduled to start on the First and Third Monday
of each month. Call now to enroll!
- You will also receive a certificate of completion at the
conclusion of the course. This will give your clients confidence
in your ability.
- You will have fun!
Enroll today, telephone Arnot at (561) 433-2885