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Refurbing a dry bat.
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:35:51 PM »

Managed to acquire a CA 10000 on ebay and is through the process of refurbing. There are too many hairline cracks on the edge which I have glued up, some these have opened up again and new ones forming whilst knocking in. What is the solution to this please ?. Does oiling help, it has been absorbing oil like there is no tomorrow. Thanks folks.
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 02:51:04 PM »

Sounds like you have a soft bat as for the cracks PVA works best being hairline you could sand them out then oil.
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 07:19:06 PM »

Thanks @Seniorplayer , it is not soft as knocking with an oak mallet only leaves minute indentations. Do I still knock the edges in after gluing and oiling ?
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 10:34:44 PM »

Get some glue in the cracks and round the edges with a mallet. Then wack some edge tape or a fibreglass scuff sheet on and don't worry about it!
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 09:40:09 AM »

What are the views on leaving the bat in a slightly damp environment for a couple of days to absorb a bit of moisture from the air? Perhaps outside a bathroom or in a damp garage?
(Note this is a question not a recommendation!!)
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 09:42:12 AM »

Not sure it would make much difference to be honest Buzz, moisture isn't just the water but the sap content too, which wouldn't be replaced by the damp environment
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 09:53:42 AM »

Thanks @Seniorplayer , it is not soft as knocking with an oak mallet only leaves minute indentations. Do I still knock the edges in after gluing and oiling ?

Yes gently knock them in at a 45 degree angle after glueing then oil if your concerned that using a mallet will create cracks round the edges using a  wooden rolling pin  also as Cam as suggested edge tape is a good idea.
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Re: Refurbing a dry bat.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 07:15:10 PM »

Not sure it would make much difference to be honest Buzz, moisture isn't just the water but the sap content too, which wouldn't be replaced by the damp environment
I have a dry Ceat, which gained weight following storage in the room with a condenser dryer. Perhaps moisture might permeate at surface level.
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