Shaft Slicker is made of soft high quality genuine leather on one side and a cleaning pad on the other side. The gentle, not abrasive, cleaning side removes the dirt and oils that accumulate on the cue from repeated use. After cleaning the specially treated soft natural leather smoothes the shaft for a perfect stroke. SHAFT SLICKER DIRECTIONS: (1) Hold Shaft Slicker in palm of hand with nylon side up. (2) Place shaft against the nylon and make a fist tight enough to hold shaft. (3) Grip cue with free hand and slide Shaft Slicker back and forth vigorously turning occasionally so entire stroke portion of shaft comes in contact with nylon. (4) When shaft is smooth, turn pad over and repeat process with the leather side. You will then have an ultra smooth shaft. Shaft Slicker is designed for wood cues only. Do not use on butt section of cue. Damage to finish could occur.
Like many tip tools and cue accessories, the Cue Cube was made by someone who wanted a tool for themselves. Others in their local poolroom wanted one and it turned into a business. In 1982 the "company" was purchased and at the suggestion of some pro players the curvature and grit roughness were modified, though the cube shape and metal base were retained.
The Cue Cube has become one of the most successful and widely recognized products in the billiard world. Cue Cube Corporation currently distributes its products to countries around the globe. The Shaft Slicker, a treated leather/nylon item for shaft maintenance, was put into production and marketed in the mid-80s and in 1993 the two items were packaged together for the first time as the "Pool Cue Maintenance Kit".
Later developments adapted the Cue Cube for attachment on a key chain plus at least six different colors are now available for the cube bodies. The company, in Milwaukee, is still going strong and is proud to have competed successfully in a market with a lot of import competition.
They are proud to stamp "MADE IN U.S.A." on their every product.