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So as my followers may be aware, I'm getting more into playing pool ( two little 'ibles in chalk holders, links at bottom ok the page). So in that spirit I have conceived perhaps the greatest cue rest imagined! I present the transforming cue rest. It folds up compact, to fit in a cue case and is used on bar tables to hold your cue while not in use. This is my own original design.

Please vote,

favorite, follow and most importantly build!

A video of it in action can be found here:


Other instructables I referenced earlier on chalk holders can be found:




Step 1: Tools & Materials

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Table saw
Belt sander
Drill press
Scroll saw
Punch set
Hack saw
Tape measure
Drill bits


1/4" x 4" x12" wood (I used alder)
3/4" African hard woods
Wood glue
1/8" brass rod
3/8" brass rod
Wood finishing producers
Sand paper
2 part epoxy
desertsniper (author) 1 year ago
Thanks man! I'll keep an eye out for your stuff too.
nice to see another pool enthusiast on instructables! I've been playing for years. I've got a little instructable related to pool on my page. great work indeed!
desertsniper (author)  out-of-the-box1 year ago
The squeeky wheel gets the grease! I have noticed that the time of day and day of week play a part in getting the projects featured too. I'm guessing more often then not the editors of these pages are very busy! I thought this project was feature worthy too, thanks. let's just hope I get enough votes to make it prize worthy! Or the rubberband gun I designed, that thing is pretty nifty!
sure got my vote!
desertsniper (author)  out-of-the-box1 year ago
​I have always wanted to learn more about electronics, my knowledge is limited to "LEDs and 555 chips lol. If I run into a issue getting my better projects featured I typically send a mail to some one, very humbley, asking why it was not featured and what I can do in the future to provide better content and get it featured. In fact this project seemed like it had got over looked and I sent an email (very humbly)asking if it had any issues.
Just like pool practice makes perfect!I qwill be joining a league hopefully this summer. I have been wondering why some of my stuff wasbbeing overlooked. Gets frustrating after a while but doesn't keep me from making stuff. Hopefully my new instructable is feature worthy. Just waiting for the parts. Your instructable was definitely feature worthy!
desertsniper (author)  out-of-the-box1 year ago
I have a few billiards related 'ibles! More to come! Thank you I really dig this cue rest! Hey, you have some really cool stuff on your page!
I like the chalk holder! Im subbing to you for sure! Thanks! Not a lot of my stuff gets noticed as much as I hoped but if one person likes it then that is all that matters
C I A H1 year ago

great build, im a billiards lover myself, it looks like your rear block is big enough to cut out a small section just big enough for a table chalk or possibly put a spot on the bottom of the piece where when you close it for storage it would slide over the top of the chalk closing it in

desertsniper (author)  C I A H1 year ago
Thank you! Pool is a great sport/game! As to your question about the chalk, yes! And it was considered, but I personally did not need it. One of my other 'ibles is on a chalk holder! So I use that. Great observation though, thank you! Please vote too!
Very neat idea.
desertsniper (author)  guicarlorobelli1 year ago
Thanks! I'm glad you guys like it!
Mrballeng1 year ago

This is really cool. Great work.

desertsniper (author)  Mrballeng1 year ago
Thank you very much! Please don't forget to vote!
PoseidonNC1 year ago
very cool. definitely going to make this.
desertsniper (author)  PoseidonNC1 year ago
Thank you! If this does well then I'll build a few other designs I came up with. I'd love to see a picture of your build so please share! One tip though, reinforce the connection point at the tip of the arms. It is a weak point. Thanks again, and please vote when it gets approved into the contests I entered it into.