Welcome.  Within these pages you will find the work of custom cue maker Ron Kilby.  Since 1987 he has created cues for players of every level.  In 1995 he began to focus on carom cues, with their traditional wood-thread joint and characteristics distinct from pool cues.  His designs span a wide range, from traditional butterfly points to avant-garde cues including precious stones, scrimshaw ivory, exotic inlays, and segmented shafts.

 
   

Custom Cues:

While some customers order one of my “stock” patterns, the majority like to have custom touches added to their cue, combining design elements from two or more of the cues shown in the galleries. Some come to me with original designs which I do not duplicate in cues built for others. The general limitation on a custom design is that it be one I can build without CNC equipment, and that I think will result in a physically sound design; for example, I will not build a cue in which veneers cut through the centerline of the forearm as that makes the cue dependent on a glue joint, not a mechanically sound practice. Most custom designs are the result of numerous email exchanges with the customer until a final design is agreed.

 

Any cue shown can be delivered in either a pool or carom configuration by selecting the appropriate shafts.  The length of the butts are shown, e.g 28” or 29” etc.  The OAL of the cue will depend on the shaft length you wish, from 26 to 30 inches.  Many players select shafts with different configurations to provide flexibility in their game.  The weight of the cue shown assumes a shaft weight of 4.5 oz (135 gms).  We can adjust the weight of any cue upward by 1.5 oz maximum.

 

Feel free to select elements from the galleries and let’s begin a conversation.

 
For custom orders

Galleries Link

Cue #1: Rosewood handle with Pink Ivory

Item Name: Rosewood handle with Pink Ivory Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695.00

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Description:   Maple forearm with 3 veneers, Rosewood handle, Pink Ivory buttpiece with lapis lazuli inlays. 28” length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

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Weight 14.4 oz, 480 gms
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Cue #2: Bubinga Handle with Trim Rings

Item Name: Bubinga Handle with Trim Rings
Item Price: $625  Sold


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Description:   Rosewood forearm with 3 veneers, bubinga handle with trim rings, amboyna buttpiece. 28" Length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.8 oz 391 grams
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Cue #3: Purpleheart Handle with Maple Burl Buttpiece

Item Name: Purpleheart Handle with Maple Burl Buttpiece
Item Price:
$625


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Description:   Satinwood forearm with 3 veneers, purpleheart handle with trim rings, maple burl buttpiece. 28” length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in the cost
 
Weight 14.6 oz, 413 gms.
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Cue #4: Zircote Handle and Tone Amboyna

Item Name: Zircote Handle and Tone Amboyna
Item Price: $625  Sold


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Description:   Tiger maple forearm with 3 veneers, zircote handle with trim rings, 2-tone amboyna buttpiece 28" Length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.2 oz 374 grams
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Cue #5: Koa Forearm with Purpleheart Buttpiece

Item Name: Koa Forearm with Purpleheart Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695


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Description:   Koa forearm with purpleheart cut points and 2 veneers, micarta speartips, purple/white linen wrap handle with maple trim rings, purpleheart buttpiece. 28” length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.0 oz, 368.5 gms.
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Cue #6: Macassar Ebony with Pink Ivory Rings

Item Name: Macassar Ebony with Pink Ivory Rings
Item Price:
$695


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Description:  
This design recreates a style I last used 20 years ago, and have had many requests to return. The long (18”) forearm is fine curly maple with 3 long pink ivory darts and hearts. The handle is macassar ebony with pink ivory rings, and the buttpiece is stabilized mango. The buttpiece design is my proprietory carom-ball grouping. The balance point on this cue is 40cm (16”) from the buttcap.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 14.0 oz, 397 gms.
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Cue #7: Cocobolo Inlays with Maple Buttpiece

Item Name: Cocobolo Inlays with Maple Buttpiece
Item Price:
$595


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Description:   Maple forearm with 5 cocobolo inlays, koa handle, maple buttpiece with 5 cocobolo inlays 28” length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 11.7 oz, 332 gms.
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Cue #8: Purpleheart Handle with Amboyna Buttpiece

Item Name: Purpleheart Handle with Amboyna Buttpiece
Item Price:
$625


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Description:   Rosewood forearm with 4 satinwood points and 2 veneers, purpleheart handle with trim rings, 2-tone amboyna buttpiece. 28” length and may be adjusted upward in weight by 1.5 oz; pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.3 oz, 377 gms.
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Cue #9: Bloodwood forearm and Mango Buttpiece

Item Name: Bloodwood forearm and Mango Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695


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Description:   Bloodwood forearm with 4 satinwood points and 2 veneers, tulipwood handle with trim rings, mango buttpiece with reversed points. 29” length and the weights can be adjusted upward as much as 1.5 oz to achieve a desired weight (pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.)

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 15.4 oz, 436.5 gms.
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Cue #10: Snakewood and Maple Burl Buttpiece

Item Name: Snakewood and Maple Burl Buttpiece
Item Price:
$750


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Description:   Here is a very light cue designed for those who want a cue under 16 oz. It has a satinwood forearm with 6 long and short points of snakewood with three veneers, maple burl buttpiece with reversed points, and a cored camphorwood handle. It has a gold clearcoat finish (spectacular in sunlight). 28" in length

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Weight 11.4 oz, 232 gms.
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Cue #11: Bloodwood Handle with Cocobolo Buttpiece

Item Name: Bloodwood Handle with Cocobolo Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695Sold  


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Description:   Maple forearm with 4 purpleheart points and 2 veneers, bloodwood handle with trim rings, cocobolo buttpiece with reversed points. 29” length and the weights can be adjusted upward as much as 1.5 oz to achieve a desired weight (pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.)

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 14.7 oz 417 gms.
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Cue #12: Blue/White Linen Handle with Box Elder Buttpiece

Item Name: Blue/White Linen Handle with Box Elder Buttpiece
Item Price: $695


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Description:   Rosewood forearm with 4 satinwood points and 2 veneers, micarta spearpoints, blue and white linen handle with trim rings and box elder buttpiece. 29” length and the weights can be adjusted upward as much as 1.5 oz to achieve a desired weight (pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.)

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.3 oz, 377 grams
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Cue #13: Green/White Linen Handle with Cocobolo Buttpiece

Item Name: Green/White Linen Handle with Cocobolo Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695


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Description:   Koa forearm with 4 cocobolo points and 2 veneers, micarta spearpoints, green and white linen handle with trim rings, cocobolo buttpiece. 29” length and the weights can be adjusted upward as much as 1.5 oz to achieve a desired weight (pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.)

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 13.0 oz, 368.5 grams
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Cue #14: Holly Forearm with Cocobolo Buttpiece

Item Name: Holly Forearm with Cocobolo Buttpiece
Item Price:
$695


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Description:   Holly forearm with 4 bloodwood points and 2 veneers, purpleheart handle with trim rings, cocobolo buttpiece with reversed points. 29” length and the weights can be adjusted upward as much as 1.5 oz to achieve a desired weight (pool shafts average 4.0 oz and carom shafts average 4.5 oz.)

Shipping included in cost
 
Weight 19.3 oz, 580 gms
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