Willard's Cue Products. Founded in 1985 by James Willard, Willard's Cue Products continues to produce some of the best pool cue tip tools in the billiards industry. Willard products are loved by pool players because they provide a consistent shape every single time. Their shapers are accurate to .001 and the carbide grit lasts and lasts. The following year saw the first Deluxe Cue Smith lathes with dual chuck headstocks go into production. Through the years he has developed many things for the cuemaking industry from the simple lathe pin, to tenon threaders, auto tip shapers, thread milling tools, leather installation tools, and much more..Cue Joints, Pins, Inserts; Linen, Nylon & Leather Cue Wraps; Cue Tips;.