Since the first lathes built by Chris in 1988, Cue Smith™ cue lathes have become known in cue maker's circles for their quality. Things have changed over the years, we've improved them, but, we've kept the same quality in our cue lathes that you've come to expect. We now offer four different cue lathes to meet your needs as well as a cue finishing lathe and a walking stick and cane lathe.
Starting at $795.00This lathe comes with a powerful 3/4 HP variable speed DC motor. The basic unit comes with 4 foot bed, a three jaw chuck on the headstock and a 1/2” chuck on the tailstock. It is very portable and under 30 pounds and 4 feet long. This is the perfect second function lathe for shop or tournament work. You can do shaft cleaning, reconditioning, sanding or butt sanding and finishing on it with some accessories. The speed range is from about 200 to 2000 rpm. You can add a foot control for wrapping. Learn More
Starting at $2,795.00This lathe comes with a powerful 3/4 HP variable speed DC motor. The basic unit comes with 4 foot bed, leadscrew power feed, butt and shaft taper bars, ER Collet headstock with dead center / spur driver and a 1/2" drill chuck on the tailstock with 60 degree live center and vertical router as well as an auto stop.. It takes up very little room at 4 feet long. This is the perfect machine to do your butt and shaft tapering to keep your other lathes free for other aspects of cue building. The speed range is fast enough to use for sanding and can be slowed down to a crawl for shaft tapering or finishing cues..The Basic Package one unit internet special is $2795. Package two comes with everything in package one plus removable shaft bar $50, Point Taper Bar $35, one additional shaft bar $150 and a small 60 degree live center for turning shafts $30. Only $2995 Save $65 Learn More
Starting at $1,995.00
This is the machine for the serious cue maker! This shows the Deluxe Cue Smith headstock with both chucks, the larger handwheel, and larger tailstock. You can use the steady rest behind or in front of the headstock. The headstock has 24 position indexing for cutting points, slots or inlays.
Deluxe Cue Smith (base price) $1995.00The Basic unit includes one chuck on headstock, indexing lathe, offsetting tailstock, variable speed motor, house cue/joint work steady rest with collets, wrap foot control, 3 lathe pins, concaved live center, drill chuck, DVD and two 8 oz Cleaners & a Cue Wax!
Additional options below included in Cue Building packages one and two:
Package #1 includes Aluminum Storage Cabinet with more storage space than the discontinued wood cabinet $275
Taper Attachments $595.00
Vertical Router, Spur Driver and Bit $200.00
Power Feed (Handwheel replacement type) $175.00
Rear Chuck $100.00
Choice of 1/2 HP or 3/4 HP Variable Speed DC Motor included.
60 Degree Live Center $35.00
two 8 ounce Shaft Cleaner, Cue Wax
Extra steady rest $95.00
Plus boring bar $8, cut off tool $8 and an extra two-way tool post $12)
Regular Price $3498.00
Package #1 Special price (Total Savings $203) $3295.00
Package #2 comes with heavier duty leadscrew Power Feed $550, instead of Hand Wheel replacement type and includes all other options in package #1
Regular price $3873.00
Package #2 Special price (Total Savings $278) $3595.00
See our SPECIALS page for more savings and see below for more options.
The above Package One Deluxe without Storage Cabinet $3145
The above Package Two Deluxe without Storage Cabinet $3445
Either package comes with your choice of 1/2 HP DC Variable speed motor on sliding headstock or Stationary Headstock with 3/4 HP DC variable speed motor
The 3/4 HP motor is strong enough for coring, but eliminates the ability to taper one piece cues with your router
Unless you want to build 1 piece cues we strongly suggest the 3/4HP motor.
Removable Shaft Bar $50 (Allows you to remove your shaft bar and keep the settings)
Additional Shaft Bars $150 (Allows you to set up different bars for different tapers)
Additional Router brackets for multi-position mounting $50
Additional #2 Morse Taper Tailstock $210
Thread Milling Attachment for Package 2 $450
$1,195.00This is our most portable Lathe. It uses the same headstock, chuck, tailstock,and cross-slide as our Mid Size Cue Smith lathe yet is super portable. At only 36" it is very compact, and the basic unit weighs under 30 pounds, so you can take it anywhere to do on the spot cue repairs. This is all the lathe you need for tips and ferrules on two-piece cues, but that is about all it is designed to do with the lightweight motor. Learn More
Starting at $1,450.00
This lathe is only slightly less portable than the MICRO CUE SMITH II and weighs in at just over 40 pounds and is only 48 inches long. There are no Bed Extensions to hassle with even when doing house cues. It does Tips, Ferrules, Shaft Reconditioning, Joint Work, House Cues, Wraps and could build a cue with the right options added.
Our most popular Repair Lathe!Learn More
$1,995.00This lathe is specifically designed to build walking canes. However it could be used for turning other wood projects also. It comes with the larger 1.4" spindle bore headstock with 3/4HP variable speed motor and a steady rest with 1.4" chuck mounted on it just like the headstock has Learn More