This is the machine for the serious cue maker!
The Deluxe Cue Smith is probably the best cue lathe ever made in its weight and price range. It is about a foot wide and and six feet long and weighs a little over 100 pounds. It has the same precision dove tail bed as the other Cue Smith Lathes. But from there up the Deluxe is heavier made. Instead of the standard 15mm spindle bore, it has a 1-3/8″ plus Spindle bore. It has a triple bearing headstock and uses the larger 2-L belt, which gives it more torque. It has two more inches of swing than the other lathes, and the steady rest has the larger bore also. The collets can be used in the headstock chuck or the steady rest.
If you order the Taper Attachments up front you get a larger handwheel on your carriage. You also get the internal spring loaded, instant touch of a lever access to your taper bars. This makes stainless joints, butts and shafts much easier to taper. You can also make your shaft taper bar removable for an extra $50 and add additional shaft bars for $150 each.
With the optional heavy duty 3/4 HP DC motor you can core, drill, and tap joints and weight bolts under power. Another option is the rear chuck which makes working on the short sections of the cue much faster since you don’t need a collet. Both of the headstock chucks are the same precision speed scroll chucks found on all our lathes, except they have the larger bore. It comes mounted on a oak plyboard and has an optional black metal locking storage box for $100, and includes a Variable Speed DC motor, wrapping foot control, shaft and butt collets, three lathe pins, two cutting bits, 1/2″ tailstock chuck, concave live center, two 8 ounce shaft cleaner, wax and two hour DVD.