been playing pool since 17 years of age; Richard quickly fell
in love with the game. He had won numerous local tournaments by
the age of 21. His passion for the game grew more and more as
he played. When he was 18, he met a BCA instructor / retired cue
maker by the name of Bob Neil. He inquired about having a custom
cue made by Mr. Neil. At the time, Mr. Neil had retired
from cue making but was willing to pass down his skills &
techniques to a close friend. Seeing Richard was so determined
in learning the game, he agreed to teach Richard the art of cue
making. Richard jumped at the opportunity and was invited to Mr.
Neils cue shop. Immediately he was fascinated by the concept
of turning a pool cue.
Having access to Mr. Neils equipment, Richard began doing
minor cue repairs for a local pool room in Brooklyn, NY while
he honed his skills in cuemaking. At the age of 19, while Richard
worked for his family owned retail business, he began saving his
earnings to purchase his own cue building equipment. In 1996,
with a single lathe, he turned out his very first cue. Richard
has been building custom cues for local players ever since, but
only as a hobby. In January of 2002, Richard became a full time
cue maker. He turns out less than 50 cues a year in his cue shop.
He now has some of the highest quality exotic woods and cue building
machinery's available. While properly aging his exotic woods from
around the world, he pays extremely close attention to designs,
details, and playability. Richard turns out some of the highest
quality pool cues at a reasonable price.
In addition to making cues, Richard also
is also a sponsor of:- Jose Parica, Al Lepena, Bo-Ra Jung &
Lee Kang, Sean "Alaska" Morgan, Shin Park, Borana Andoni and Angelina "Angel" Paglia. Believe it or not, he is also a member of the American
Poolplayers Association and currently competes on a 8/9 ball team.
To learn more about Richard and his cue making business please
visit his official site at www.rjhcustomcues.com
or contact him via the following information:
minor work can be done in minutes while you wait.