Inspiration for new designs comes from many sources. Nature, history, fashion and the art world provide an unending supply of ideas. Fitting these ideas gracefully and aesthetically onto the small surface of a pool cue however, is another matter. Much of my design time is spent fighting the limitations imposed by the scale of the cue and it's construction requirements. In the following pages I will lead you through my design process one step at a time so that you will have a better understanding of the process.