We previously estimated 17 complete self standing fully operational work stations at Black Boar. When pressed for a list, Tony came up with 25. Each is set up with enough space for someone to work unhindered--- meaning, if there were 25 people, 1 on each station, they could all work comfortably.
- Telephone- for wasting time...
- Design Station/CAD CAM
- CNC Mill- inlays and cue cutting.
- Lathe #1- shafts and cue butt cutting and all dimensional turning.
- Lathe #2- free lathe for wrap cut-ins and facing operations.
- Lathe #3- turret lathe for all end production work.
- Lathe #4- sanding operations.
- Lathe #5- glue up lathe/ pressure functions.
- Lathe #6- tip turning.
- Lathe #7- leather and linen wraps.
- Lathe #8- stepper lathe for taper work.
- Mill #1- jig bore/ radius cuts.
- Mill #2- Bridgeport/ point cutting.
- Mill #3- Rockwell horizontal mill- for wood and leather sanding and sizing.
- Table #1- glue up station.
- Table #2- point assembly.
- Machine Shop- jig manufacturing and metal refinishing, welding, brazing.
- Polishing #1- for cue buffing and polishing.
- Metal Polishing- for stainless.
- Grinding Station- Cutter grinding
- Centerless Sanding operation
- Bandsaw- wood diameter cutting
- Wrapping Station- for leather work.
- Spray Station- for applying finishes.
- Pool Table- for wasting time...
This machine is irreplaceable in the construction of Black Boar cues. Brainchild of father and son, was designed and engineered by Tony, Jr. There's not another like it. Utilizing the concept of real time applications it is a combintation of ball screw and linear glass scale. User friendly, able to be manipualted on the fly, it was created 18 years ago, and is still futuristic by any standards. The motherboard was hand wired, and served as Tony, Jr.'s Master's Thesis for Catholic University.
Tony has a love for the rigidity and craftsmanship of old machines. Everything in the Black Boar shop is highly modified. Nothing is left unaltered.