I just tried to remove the stem from my Butz Choquin billiard, and it's stuck tight ...I'd hate to snap the shank on this old friend, so I put it in a plastic bag and placed in the freezer to spend the night.
Keep a good thought, as i keep my fingers crossed ...sometimes this works, but sometimes it doesn't ...it's a horn replacement stem, but the replacement was done way back in the early eighties ,and I take the stem off as needed; but no luck tonight!
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian