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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 11:55:13 AM »

looks good 3rd picture that profile looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 12:21:18 PM »

Yeah it's a weird one that
Just kinda evolved
The cleft was big enough just to work on pick up.

It's also got every cheat in the book on it
The edges taper back, the bat width tapers up, shoulders dropped slightly etc
But it is a long blade, and 2.14.5 finished
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 12:23:32 PM »

I'll post up the round bottom plane modifications and the forging of a drawknife soon
Also got the press to show
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 06:23:38 PM »




Iíll drop this off Friday to itís lucky owner
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 06:28:48 PM »



Using the chuck from an old lathe to string a handle
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 06:31:11 PM »



Using the chuck from an old lathe to string a handle
Now that I need!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 06:37:19 PM »

Loads on eBay
Iím lucky in that I work all over the U.K., so I can pick things like this up easily.
This was off an old submarine! Got it off a bloke down in Havant, Iíd know idea that it was collectible until the bids went a bit stupid.
I only wanted the lathe bed and screw for my bat press, but Iíve ended up using quite a few parts off it
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 06:45:21 PM »



This was modified from a smoothing plane , again bought off eBay, very cheap
Tbh I didnít have a clue what I was doing with this, but it seems to concave the bats perfect and for under a fiver, itís a damn sight cheaper than buying a travisher or similar

Gotta be honest too, I just canít get the hang of either spokeshaves or hand planes.
I can do the work of both with my random orbital sanders and an electric plane
I know itís not the fashionable norm, but it works for me
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 06:51:51 PM »




Gives a good idea of different stages of batmaking
Bat on the left just needs final finishing etc, but the bat on the right still has a lot of shaping,(spine into the toe) and finishing
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 07:01:49 PM »



All finished
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