Welcome to O'Connor Cues
For his sixth birthday, Thomas O'Connor asked for a pool cue. The receipt of that cue shaped the next forty years of Tom's life. Tom's experience as a machinist led him to start making cues for himself. He began to craft cues with one lathe and much practical sense in a small workshop. As a player, he focused on producing a solid hitting player's cue. Word of mouth soon brought requests for cues and Tom has built cues for many players in the greater Los Angeles area.
In the summer of 2006, Tom purchased the cue shop of well-known cuemaker Bert Schrager. With the addition of four lathes and a mill, more than one cue is in process. While continuing to craft solid cues for players, he is creating other detailed and uniquely patterned cues. The cues feature the finest of materials and hand craftsmanship. Utilizing a variety of designs and materials, one-and only one-cue is created. Ivory and abalone inlays combine with ebony and other exotic hardwoods for elegant cues. For others, Tom uses the grain of the wood to create naturally beautiful cues. Thus, just as you are an individual, so is each cue crafted by Tom.
For a change of pace, Tom has built a few electric guitars, several wall clocks, a grandfather clock, and many walking canes (all are for sale as well). He continues to refurbish pool tables as well as re-felt local tables and repair cues. And he enjoys talking about cues in his collection and cuemaking in general.
Tom will work with you to make the cue of your dreams a reality.
Check out the Available Cues Page - and contact us for information on your selections!
Thank you - Thomas O'Connor