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MID WEST CUSTOM CUES
Maker of pool cues from 1993 to present in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
Steve Morris began playing snooker in 1963, when his father bought a table for the family home. Growing up playing pool, he owned many different cues and started to learn what features and specifications he preferred. After graduating from college, Steve worked as a chemical engineer, and began to collect custom cues. He accumulated quite a few cues, and eventually had five or six that needed refinishing.
In May of 1993, he bought a lathe to do ferrule work and began to do his own refinishing. Immediately, one of his friends wanted Steve to make a cue for him, and he has been making cues ever since.
Mid West cues are easily identifiable by a logo on the butt cap which was embossed up to January of 1996, and printed ever since. The first Mid West cues featured a 3/8-10 joint screw, but in April of 1994, Steve changed to the current radial pin. In September of 1995, Steve started using Moori tips.
Steve does all of the inlay work on a pantograph he acquired. He handcrafts the cues by himself, hence the phrase, "From My Hands to Yours," which has become Steve´s motto, and he prefers linen phenolics and micartas over plastics. He makes everything except for the tips, bumpers, and screws. All ferrules and collars are threaded on.
Steve is well-known as one of the better players in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and he tries to use this ability to make cues that play well. A feature that improves the hit is Mid West´s tight/intimate joint that provides more surface contact than traditional joints. Steve uses laminated shafts on his jump/break cues to increase the transmission of power. His "Hollow Hopper" jump cue won a jump cue contest among the eleven cues tested by Chalk Talk magazine several years ago. Currently Steve makes more high end cues. He has been working with exotic hand cut stones such as malachite, red jasper, turquoise, tiger eye, opals, and lapis set in sterling silver. Exotic wraps of python and lizard have become popular for Steve, and he even makes a jump cue with a lizard wrap called the "Leaping Lizard."
Steve will repair any manufacturing defects that are not the result of warpage or abuse indefinitely for the original purchaser. He is so confident in the performance of his jump/break cues that they can be returned (in excellent condition) for up to two weeks after purchase, if not completely satisfied with their playability. If you have a Mid West custom cue that needs repair, or would like to talk to Steve about the purchase of a new custom cue, contact Mid West Custom Cues, listed in the Trademark Index.


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