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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 03:28:30 PM »

they look great!!
i struggle blending the shoulders. due to this i take the easier option of using a file then sanding. all credit to you for doing it the correct way!
congrats on a job well done.

I use a drawknife for the shoulders due to areas of weakness in the tools portfolio. Then the sander covers any wounds, what matters is what works! The shoulders are not always entirely even, but who cares - I never use that bit to hit sweet cover drives.  :)
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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2018, 03:31:00 PM »

So the First 'Fugly' one:-

5mm shorter than a SH
Shoulder: 17mm
Edge: 39.5mm
Spine: 65.2mm
Toe: 21.9mm
Middle Toe: 35m
Width: 109mm (shhh)
Weight: 2lbs 11oz on the nose (1 grip no scuff).


Next my XX Copy:-

SSH
Shoulder: 16.3mm
Edge: 34.7mm
Spine: 65.3mm
Toe: 21.5mm
Middle Toe: 29.8m
Width: 108.5mm (shhh)
Weight: 2lbs 11oz on the nose again!(1 grip no scuff).


Whilst i am here i will do the Butterfly:-

SH
Shoulder: 18.6mm
Edge: 38.2mm
Spine: 61.2mm
Toe: 26.3mm
Middle Toe: 33.2m
Width: 109.6mm (shhh)
Weight: 2lbs.11oz & 5/8ths (1 grip no scuff).

So i made the XX copy as the XX is just so lovely...and wanted to test my skills - very happy with the result.

The Butterfly i copied off a custom H4L that had great balance - also very happy with the result. Its slightly smaller but the original was 2lbs.13oz i think @simonmay5 can confirm.

The fugly, i just started shaping and just went with the flow to get a great pickup - also the first one i have used a spine all the way into the toe.

Sizing of the Fugly was just be not measuring where i was cutting the toe - noted for next time! (The bat on the left is the same size as the Butterfly - normal SH).

I need to do a final sand and buy a machine to buff next pay day, then these will be Demo bats most likely. Have 3 more to shape this weekend if i get time.

Designs are coming along but not there - probably a month or 2 off!

@Churchy1989 you should show the XX copy to David Wolstenholme. I reckon he'd be happy for you - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2018, 04:31:49 PM »

@Churchy1989 you should show the XX copy to David Wolstenholme. I reckon he'd be happy for you - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

@JK Lewis I have. 'Class' was his response.
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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 06:02:01 PM »

@JK Lewis I have. 'Class' was his response.

Excellent. Really nice bloke he is. His brand is doing well, maybe he can offer you a job! There's many worse ways to spend one's time...  :)
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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2018, 06:05:27 PM »

I'd leave my job today to do batmaking full time.
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Re: Few Made Over The Weekend
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2018, 11:01:17 PM »

I use a drawknife for the shoulders due to areas of weakness in the tools portfolio. Then the sander covers any wounds, what matters is what works! The shoulders are not always entirely even, but who cares - I never use that bit to hit sweet cover drives.  :)

just cant get it right with the old drawknife, spokeshave technique. will stick to the file and sander until someone shows me how to do it properly.
oh and whats a cover drive? inside edge i familiar with but not a clue on a cover drive??
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