Well, it was quite the project re-building and restoring this old Schon cue. It involved...
- Making a new matched shaft.
- Taking the cue apart.
- Turning a new maple handle.
- Truing the old parts up and re-assembling the cue.
- Re-tapering the new handle and matching it to the existing parts.
- Stripping the old finish off and sealing the cue.
- Spraying, polishing and buffing.
- Installing a new linen wrap.
It went from having .075" of run out down to .008". All the rings polished out nicely and I am happy with the end result. I also built a new shaft for it and everything rolled very nice apart and together.
Breakdown on the cost of a job went like this...
- New 13mm shaft with BCM layered tip. - $160
- Installing new maple handle. - $100
- Refinish butt with new linen. - $150
- Total cost = $410