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Ron Daniels: Twisted Turtle Cues

Artist, painter, poet, musician – Ron Daniels does it all when it comes to the arts, including producing one of the most unique custom cues on the planet! He gets many of his talents from his grandfather who held over 140 patents in his lifetime relating to the medical field.

Ron’s true passion of custom woodworking led him to discover, and patent, a method of producing extraordinary cues that can be made by only one man. You won’t find the usual cue decorations of points, boxes or inlays. His design is one-of-a-kind and, of course, it has secret ingredients that he won’t divulge. Each cue is truly one-of-a-kind.

He did mention that he likes to use domestic woods and has found Indian Rosewood from an old barn, Hawaiian Kamani wood (a sacred Polynesian tree), Curley Mango, Bubinga and a few others.  Each cue is made with a lot of thought and dedication to precision.  They are a beautiful work of art.

Since beginning his cue-making business in 2004, his cues have been in high demand. He has produced approximately 100 cues and has shipped them to Japan, Portugal, Kosovo, England, Canada, and, of course, many states in the USA. His current project consists of working with a pool league operator from Iran who is having him make cues for his entire league.

Ron Daniels is a colorful and spiritual individual who is part of the Mackinac, Sault St. Marie Tribe of Indians and participates in many tribal rituals.  Down-to-earth, no-nonsense, straight-up, say it like it is, kind of person, describes his persona. It certainly was a pleasure to have a chance to speak to Ron, and maybe, one day, own one of his cues!


Sponsored by POV Pool and Jacoby Custom Cues


Peggy Mallen has been promoting the game of billiards for over 20 years as an avid player, a National League operator (TAP League), billiard retail store owner (G Cue Billiard Store) and billiard product manufacturer (Balabushka Cue Company).

Editor: Shaylyn Troop

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