Joel also takes great pride in his inlay work and engravings, which are all executed by himself. It is common for him to spend several weeks, sometimes months, researching and designing each of the one-of-a-kind cues he builds. Inspiration for his designs is drawn from artistic and architectural periods, individual artists throughout history, nature, even music. Joel is adamant that all his cues are original and one-of-a-kind.Through the research and design phase of his process, Joel might look at hundreds of pieces of art or architecture to find a common thread or concept from which to start. From there, Joel develops his own unique designs.