Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here is another great example of the work of Bob Owen.   He continues to impress with his great wood choices, superb ring designs and exceptional craftsmanship.

For some time now Bob has been treating his own woods, impregnating them with various dyes to create wood blanks with interesting and sometimes glorious color.  This cue is double-dyed buckeye burl with lots and lots of figure and a brown and black color with yellow highlights.  It's hard to describe, but the pictures capture it well.

Turning this into a wrapless cue, he built a segmented handle of African blackwood, with two pretty rings of the buckeye burl, sandwiched  between two white (elforyn) rings.

As with most of Bob's cues, he takes the time to do something special with the rings.  In this stick he builds a set of rings that are predominantly white, but between the two white rings he does a segmented ring using small squares of light brown and black.  He then uses these rings above the butt cap, below and above the wood handle, at the joint, and on the ring collars of the shafts.

There's a lot of work in this cue considering it's a basic merry widow design.  But all of it comes together very nicely, making it into a kind of "merry widow on steroids" with incredible wood, fancy rings and a great overall design.

Everytime you rotate this cue - even a few degrees - you get a completely different perspective on the wood.  The endless variety of shades of color, beautiful grain and lots of knots and burls makes it a very interesting cue ... and one you don't get tired of looking at.

Pretty, pretty wood.  It is signed and dated under the finish by Bob.  (It doesn't show in the pictures.)

He built this one with a white elforyn butt cap and matching elforyn joint, which really complements the other colors in this cue. 

I love the rings in the segmented handle.  They have almost a luminescent look.

For anyone who likes a wrapless cue - and likes the feel of wood under their hand rather than a leather wrap - this cue is a great choice.

He used a flat-faced joint with a G-10 resin pin with a 3/8X11 pin.  It has Juma ferrules with medium Precision tips.

This cue comes with two 13mm shafts of premium tight-grained maple and weighs 19.0 ounces.  It's an excellent choice for  someone wanting an affordable cue with a lot of pizzaz.