"Joss Cues was born in 1968 in a two-car garage in Baltimore, the brainchild of Dan Janes and his partner. Working with one ancient manual lathe, a butcher-shop band saw, one drill press, and a single work bench, the two former road players took some of contemporary cue making’s first steps away from the traditional four-prong design, innovating the 'floating points' concept and many others.
Their unique ideas coupled with Dan’s personal relationships with the best players of the times including: Willie Mosconi, Steve Mizerak, Weenie Beenie, Eddie Taylor, Ed Kelly, Larry Lisciotti, Luther Lassiter, Jimmy Fusco, Richie Florence and Joe Balsis, just to name a few, helped make Joss virtually an instant success. Joss has remained at the forefront of cue making in the more than four decades that have passed."
- Joss Cues