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Title: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on November 05, 2014, 08:59:31 PM
With just a month to go until the Vitas event, I thought it would be right to start refurbing my bats ready for a good old whack next month. I thought it would be a good idea to share any helpful tips and tricks to give your old favourite a new lease of life.

I'm just uploading my photos of my first refurb work of the winter, feel free to post your photos and information here too.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Ams4287 on November 05, 2014, 09:02:40 PM
Have already done 3 team mates and 1 of mine, unfortunately I didn't do any before pics  :(
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on November 05, 2014, 09:35:42 PM
GM Epic 707

My first bat to refurb is my GM Epic, which I have a bit of a soft spot for. I have owned the bat nearly two years and it hadn't received a refurb so it was at the top of my list.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_123835.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_123912.jpg)

It didn't need much work doing to it, removal of the scuff sheet, small bit of damage to the toe and bit of TLC.

First up was the removal of the scuff sheet, which came off with relative ease thanks to the Mrs hairdryer. Always remember to pull the sheet off from edge to edge to minimise any wood coming off with the sheet. Another tip is to keep the scuff sheet as a template for the new one.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_150049.jpg)

The scuff had hidden this little crack which shouldn't cause any worries.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_150446.jpg)

Next up was removing the toe guard using the hairdryer to check for any damage. During a soggy net session, the toe had inflated so it needed some sanding to bring it back in line with the rest of the bat. GM toe guards I have found to be the best in the market, by actually staying on the bat! I will reuse the toe guard with the help of some super glue.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_151402.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_151438.jpg)

Onto the sanding, first up is removing any glue from the scuff. I used a touch of linseed oil to help ease off the residue with some 60 sandpaper. As the sandpaper heats up the glue, use a left over credit card to scrap it off along the grain. In my case, I use my old university card to the best of its abilities.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141103_163016.jpg)

Once all the glue is off, I go through a variety of grades of sandpaper (60, 100, 180, 240, 600) to provide a smooth finish. The key is to not fly through the grades and make sure the finish is consistent across the bat. I hand sanded during the whole process, using the block for the face and edges and off cuts to work on rounding off the edges. As you can see from the photos, make sure you tape over the stickers if you want to save them.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_114255.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_114309.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_114315.jpg)

Sanding complete, the bat looks excellent and the 600 grade sandpaper really finishes it off brilliantly, I love how smooth the finish is. I have given the bat a coat of oil to finish it off ready for a new scuff sheet in a few days time once the bat has soaked up all the oil.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_152229.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_152240.jpg)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Silver Bullet on November 06, 2014, 02:22:42 AM

GM Epic 707

My first bat to refurb is my GM Epic, which I have a bit of a soft spot for. I have owned the bat nearly two years and it hadn't received a refurb so it was at the top of my list.

([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_114315.jpg[/url])

Sanding complete, the bat looks excellent and the 600 grade sandpaper really finishes it off brilliantly, I love how smooth the finish is. I have given the bat a coat of oil to finish it off ready for a new scuff sheet in a few days time once the bat has soaked up all the oil.

([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_152229.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141104_152240.jpg[/url])


Looks Great and thank you for the great guide. Only thing I've heard otherwise about is regarding the scuff sheet. Id always heard you take it off along the grains.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: potzy248 on November 06, 2014, 03:05:03 AM
"Id always heard you take it off along the grains."

Get ready for some huge chunks of wood coming off if you do mate.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 22, 2014, 07:25:18 PM
I have added to the growing line of bats that need a bit of TLC with another purchase today. With Santa hopefully bringing me a sander, the production line should move swiftly along.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20141222_191758.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20141222_191758.jpg.html)

Latest purchase is the GM Cannon, which is a lovely shape. Bit of a beast at the moment at 2lb 14oz (listed as 2lb 9 oz!) but should scrub up nicely.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145523.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145523.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145534.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145534.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145607.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145607.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145648.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141222_145648.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 22, 2014, 07:52:31 PM
The GM and the DS only need a new scuff sheet and they'll look virtually new won't they?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 22, 2014, 09:59:50 PM
The GM and the DS only need a new scuff sheet and they'll look virtually new won't they?

Couple of cracks but nothing major. The puma needs dowelling.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 27, 2014, 08:35:52 PM
Thanks to Santa, my refurbs are in full swing now. The Titan orbital sander that I have is excellent and has made it 10 times easier and quicker. That combined with my recently acquired buffer has created a silky smooth finish, delighted with the outcome.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171700.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171700.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171746.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171746.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171822.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141227_171822.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Phoenix on December 28, 2014, 04:23:29 AM
What is the buffer you speak of?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Mattsky on December 28, 2014, 01:04:07 PM
Nice job! Did you use different grades of sandpaper with the sander? And did you add bat wax before buffing?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 28, 2014, 02:23:24 PM
Nice job! Did you use different grades of sandpaper with the sander? And did you add bat wax before buffing?

Started with 120, 180 and 240 with the orbital sander, then used some 600 by hand. Afterwards, I gave the bat a buff to give the shine.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Jenko on December 28, 2014, 07:01:21 PM
I've given both my lavers Christmas make overs, thought it might bring me runs in the new year! Can't get any worse anyway :)

Think I might give the Joker a scrub up tempted to start using it again. Will get pics up sometime this week.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Come in 5 and left a bit on December 28, 2014, 07:05:37 PM
I oiled three bats today does that count as a refurb?

Also re-strung 2 handles and new grips
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 28, 2014, 10:29:44 PM
I oiled three bats today does that count as a refurb?

Also re-strung 2 handles and new grips

Pictures or it never happened  ;)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Mattsky on December 28, 2014, 11:24:18 PM
GM Epic 707

My first bat to refurb is my GM Epic, which I have a bit of a soft spot for. I have owned the bat nearly two years and it hadn't received a refurb so it was at the top of my list.

It didn't need much work doing to it, removal of the scuff sheet, small bit of damage to the toe and bit of TLC.

First up was the removal of the scuff sheet, which came off with relative ease thanks to the Mrs hairdryer. Always remember to pull the sheet off from edge to edge to minimise any wood coming off with the sheet. Another tip is to keep the scuff sheet as a template for the new one.

Six grades of sandpaper.  :o Crivens. That's keen. My hat is doffed to you, sir. Hell of a way to spend Christmas!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 29, 2014, 08:50:00 AM
Just the 4 grades now! High quality sand paper makes the job alot easier.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 02, 2015, 06:03:24 PM
So i am now up to three completed bats this holiday, with a forth on the way to being completed. Really enjoyed working on each bat and improving on the finish and detail.

A teammates GM Icon, not a great looking 808 but it performs really well and picks up like a dream. I'm tempted not to give it back.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150102-WA0008.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150102-WA0008.jpeg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20141231-WA0010.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20141231-WA0010.jpeg.html)

My brother's grainy Kookaburra Ricochet 300. Not much use but he doesn't look after it brilliantly do needed a seeing to.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141228_213519.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141228_213519.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150102_173737.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150102_173737.jpg.html)

My current project is this Puma with a pretty large toe crack. I have dowelled it three times, hopefully it will be usable once I'm finished with it.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_202721.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_202721.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_202735.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_202735.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150102_103749.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150102_103749.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on January 02, 2015, 06:44:46 PM
Good luck with the puma. It is a large front to back split. Let us know how this goes when you are done and tell the owner to stop trying to hit Yorkers to the boundary.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
Lots of photos to upload so here goes.

Finally finished the puma project, broken toe has been dowel three times and feels solid. I have prepared it for nets and will probably add some more tape for security.

As a side note, this is daylight robbery as grade one, it's bloody ugly.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154922.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154922.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154821.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154821.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154957.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_154957.jpg.html)

Next up was this well used Rehmani Assassin LE. I think it's around 4 years old and doesn't look to have seen much TLC. It performs extremely well, certainly at its peak. Lots of surface cracks and a couple on the edge too.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_105606.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_105606.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_105622.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_105622.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_112426.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_112426.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_145249.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_145249.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_145329.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150110_145329.jpg.html)

Couple of coats of oil, scuff sheet, edge tape and it's ready to go. I'm really pleased with how it has come up, I didn't expect much to be honest.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Mattsky on January 10, 2015, 05:29:10 PM
Good job on that Assassin. Looks like a completely different bat. You going to sticker it up or leave it au natrel?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2015, 05:34:25 PM
Good job on that Assassin. Looks like a completely different bat. You going to sticker it up or leave it au natrel?

Haven't decided yet, I will sort out the remaining bits first and then decide.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 10, 2015, 07:25:29 PM
Is this the work of your new sander? If so I've got to get me one! I've got an old Newbery that needs this kind of TLC.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2015, 07:31:25 PM
Is this the work of your new sander? If so I've got to get me one! I've got an old Newbery that needs this kind of TLC.


Yeah, I got a Titan orbital sander for Christmas and I'm loving it. I have found it easy to use and have been able to get through jobs quickly. This bat took me about 2 hours, using 3 different grade of sandpaper. It would have taken days by hand.

http://m.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb289sdr-random-orbit-sander-230v/46113 (http://m.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb289sdr-random-orbit-sander-230v/46113)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 10, 2015, 07:49:15 PM
I'm off to screw fix tomorrow then. Cheers.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2015, 07:54:57 PM
I'm off to screw fix tomorrow then. Cheers.

Don't forget your sandpaper, get some 120, 180 and 240 in 125mm size and that should do you for a while.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 10, 2015, 08:01:10 PM
I was just reading the comes with 3 sheets part of the description. The amount of work I have they will not last me long.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2015, 08:19:58 PM
Don't use the 80, it will shead the bat.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: JB on January 10, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
I've got the same Titan sander. Once I've finished using 240 with it I then use 400 and 600 by hand, the bat ends up like glass
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: uknsaunders on January 19, 2015, 02:59:38 PM
Took this in need of a tidy up:-

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=31283.msg492204#msg492204 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=31283.msg492204#msg492204)

To this:-

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uUZq3KEZtVLpsNbBYXrR9wVfDDKhUTZmqH-_PqKvcqqr=w768-h567-no)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mWh1cPxBjnA/VL0XIRMVrkI/AAAAAAAAcyk/luBQ-QWIoP4/w720-h567-no/IMG_20150119_134457.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/6_KX3_MsS9pS1UK7di6XwWunRXYV-i4qCn8VrW3k8jQz=w756-h567-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0BXRQLSBwfBBOCRtN8fRLj9OioI2i9ELrTj44fr8VE86=w1042-h226-no)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/sMSoQ5_yKmbLK5YRDI6L3k-Cfe-xDVSEzEx_0eGT_8E8=w947-h567-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Uxqv6B6wcQ/VL0XEYzEeII/AAAAAAAAczs/RIW1WWSiLDs/w977-h567-no/IMG_20150119_134447.jpg)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 19, 2015, 08:15:59 PM
That's one grainy bat! ??? Looks like a good job Nick, how did you achieve it? :)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: uknsaunders on January 19, 2015, 09:38:40 PM
Ripped the stickers off and used white spirit/wire wool/credit card to get the scuff off. Put some more glue on the dowelled crack as a precaution. Gave it a good sanding with the orbital sander. Then sanded through the grades. Probably could of done a little more fine sanding but added salix bat wax to finish and buff. New grip, clear scuff and some stickers from on hand cricket. Job done.

Its a lovely traditional profile and picks up very well. Looking forward to netting with it.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 19, 2015, 09:43:39 PM
Sounds pretty similar to my refurbs. How does the bat wax compare to linseed oil when it has been buffed? Any difference in appearance or shine?

The crack isn't a million miles away from the Puma that I fixed. How does it perform after the surgery?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 20, 2015, 05:10:41 PM
I'm feeling inspired by this thread and am looking to repair a team mates bat. It's gone on the edge. I am thinking that I should carefully lift the wood and get some pva in there. Then clamp or tape it down. Does that sound right or should I do something different?(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/20/9b9a86a2a636a349e6453b34aac24f69.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/20/62de99ad31fb4e4fe39c5fece32e3de4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 20, 2015, 05:32:00 PM
Don't try opening that up if you can get glue in there without doing so. Just my opinion but opening them up makes them worse, so why go backwards before going forwards if you can avoid it.
Fill with PVA glue (I prefer not to water it down unless I have to), tape it tightly and leave it overnight to dry then sand level.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wcc on January 20, 2015, 05:55:48 PM
Yeah i wouldnt try prying open the crack which might cause further damage, as WalkingWicket says just fill with PVA, maybe a few drops of water if you are struggling to fill the crack, and clamp it 12 hours i would normally.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 20, 2015, 06:19:18 PM
Cheers, I may try and keep this one if it works out. It really pings when you tap it up.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 21, 2015, 01:56:52 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/21/44b7ef0b330272fa0c6265082a9c947f.jpg)
Glued, taped and then clamped for good measure. How long would you leave it before removing it all?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on January 22, 2015, 04:14:31 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/22/8ac3430a6ff53aee7f7e87b4ed66b145.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/22/118b8cb70f76cdec690c5062f27b6c0f.jpg)
I have now sanded and given the repair and blade a coat of oil. With another coat or two of oil and some edge tape hopefully the repair will hold for a season or two.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SkipperJ on January 22, 2015, 08:41:34 PM
i don't recall ever seeing a dowel up the toe before. how does that help?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uUZq3KEZtVLpsNbBYXrR9wVfDDKhUTZmqH-_PqKvcqqr=w768-h567-no)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on January 22, 2015, 08:44:49 PM
i don't recall ever seeing a dowel up the toe before. how does that help?

I've seen one through the toe like that when a crack had gone from the back halfway through.
In that case it was to stop the crack going right the way through the bat.

Not sure about how it'd help in this case though
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: jamferg on January 28, 2015, 10:14:37 PM
my 'handiwork' the hole was drilled at an angle , between 1 and 2 o'clock... it was a complicated crack so this was a way of getting glue right into the centre
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 30, 2015, 09:26:15 PM
Some great refurbs in here guys, here is my latest update.

The GM Cannon has been completed, my best result so far.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150124_131343.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150124_131343.jpg.html)

Here is the Cannon next to the Rehmani bat both ready to hit some leather.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201733.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201733.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201741.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201741.jpg.html)

Latest project is this Gray Nics Nitro with the carbon handle. Performs solidly. I will be tackling this tomorrow.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201643.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150130_201643.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Blenheim Cricket on January 31, 2015, 04:17:44 PM
Looking good Ryan. You have been busy.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 31, 2015, 04:32:28 PM
Gave mine all a little bit of TLC on Friday as they had been in my kit bag since the CBF vs H4L game that was played in the rain!

Sadly didnt take any before and after pics as they weren't it too bad a shape but now back to their best having had a little rub down and a coat of oil plus a new grip each.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: KIPPERS on January 31, 2015, 07:44:46 PM
Love those stickers where are they from?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Mattsky on February 06, 2015, 11:10:34 AM
Those Blenheim decals are tops. Understated class. Very elegant. 
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: uknsaunders on February 06, 2015, 01:20:26 PM
my 'handiwork' the hole was drilled at an angle , between 1 and 2 o'clock... it was a complicated crack so this was a way of getting glue right into the centre

I think it's dead now  :(:-

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s9b0tXG9LFY/VNS-oaf0xAI/AAAAAAAAdAc/YkIuOkfmgAI/w756-h567-no/IMG_20150206_131600.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wq3V4OmkSsk/VNS-uyCdowI/AAAAAAAAdAo/ovpD3g5tnYc/w425-h567-no/IMG_20150206_131614.jpg)

Never mind, it was fun cleaning it up and it lasted a couple of net sessions. My b3 net bat has also been battered this winter and 2 other bats broke during nets, so I don't think it's just the wood!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SkipperJ on February 06, 2015, 08:19:52 PM
try binding the toe this time? also use hide glue, it sticks to itself unlike PVA.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: uknsaunders on February 06, 2015, 09:06:02 PM
What you can't see is that whole front toe area is shattered into three or four pieces across the dowells as well. Of course it could be glued again and bound but that area will be useless. The crack has also run higher up the blade and would need a dowell.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on February 06, 2015, 09:09:20 PM
Ive just done one like this and I bonded it then absolutely smothered it in glue so it dried solid and very tight I never covered it in bat tape. Feels and taps up very solidly
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 06, 2015, 09:23:51 PM
That poor bat  :(
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SkipperJ on February 07, 2015, 02:56:48 PM
What you can't see is that whole front toe area is shattered into three or four pieces across the dowells as well. Of course it could be glued again and bound but that area will be useless. The crack has also run higher up the blade and would need a dowell.

bummer, the grains on that bat were something...
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 17, 2015, 07:30:45 PM
Hello, it's update time again! I have been pretty busy recently so haven't had as much time as possible. Finally completed the GN Nitro yesterday, couple of photos during the process.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150131_115610.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150131_115610.jpg.html)

Nitro pretty much complete, along with my Salix mid refurb and my latest project glued up, see below.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_131357.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_131357.jpg.html)

Next up was my Salix, thought it deserved a new set of stickers and I managed to get hold of my all time favourite design, Newbery Cadbury GT. It's now my dream bat, so much so that I don't want to use it :(

Love the draw knife outline left from the stickers.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150212_205303.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150212_205303.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_142019.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_142019.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154438.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154438.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154451.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154451.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154552.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154552.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154614.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_154614.jpg.html)

Finally onto my next project, which some may recognise from a recent sale thread. After taking forever to get off the nastiest stretchiest plastic scuff sheet and stickers off, it needed a few bits of the face glued back down. Plan to attack this tomorrow.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150214_180448.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150214_180448.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150214_180455.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150214_180455.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2015, 09:03:15 PM
 doing a great job, I have thoroughly enjoyed this thread please keep it up!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 17, 2015, 09:22:41 PM
Thanks @Buzz :D Really enjoyed working on each bat and using this thread to review my process. I hope to start bat making this summer and continue with the refurbs.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 18, 2015, 12:27:50 PM
Bit of woodwork and the world cup this morning.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_101905.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_101905.jpg.html)

Mmmm, look at those grains.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_100944.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_100944.jpg.html)

Working through the grades successfully until I get to 400 grit when this happens.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_111728.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_111728.jpg.html)

Rest of the bat has come up nicely.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_113350.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150218_113350.jpg.html)

Glued the lifted piece of wood back down, will have her finished tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 18, 2015, 12:29:49 PM
Always go across the grain especially on a fine grit sandpaper, or willow strip like that will happen quite regularly. I cocked up enough refurbs this way early on to have learned my lesson ;)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 18, 2015, 01:47:35 PM
I'm normally pretty careful when going over repaired cracks and strips like these. Thanks for the advice mate.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SkipperJ on February 25, 2015, 12:48:16 PM
Always go across the grain especially on a fine grit sandpaper, or willow strip like that will happen quite regularly. I cocked up enough refurbs this way early on to have learned my lesson ;)

Woodworking guides I have seen all recommend sanding with the grain. Will try sanding across the grain to see if that helps, those pesky willow strips are a PITA. Thanks for the tip Jake!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Vitas Cricket on February 25, 2015, 01:52:17 PM
Woodworking guides I have seen all recommend sanding with the grain. Will try sanding across the grain to see if that helps, those pesky willow strips are a PITA. Thanks for the tip Jake!

It is largely irrelevant (based on my relatively limited knowledge) when using an inflatable drum sander like i do, or when hand-sanding (not including the fine grits which may strip the willow up no matter how careful you are) but when using a DIY sander like Ryans, or a sheet sander like i used to, then going across definitely seemed to help.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: FvanN on February 25, 2015, 07:25:11 PM
Just finished my two CA's. Well apart from sticking the grips on.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/knarf333/Mobile%20Uploads/1424886795_zps7e6d069b.jpg) (http://s763.photobucket.com/user/knarf333/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1424886795_zps7e6d069b.jpg.html)

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx279/knarf333/Mobile%20Uploads/1424886800_zps17a290c9.jpg) (http://s763.photobucket.com/user/knarf333/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1424886800_zps17a290c9.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 25, 2015, 09:46:55 PM
Not a refurb as such but I've just finished playing with my SS Yuvi 20-20 (well, that's what it used to be!)

It went from this

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/58054388-A19A-4CD0-B4AE-EC73A0785355_zpss62rtxs3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/58054388-A19A-4CD0-B4AE-EC73A0785355_zpss62rtxs3.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/19C107D0-0172-4E8C-B863-005A6338FE8C_zpstgtpvcbl.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/19C107D0-0172-4E8C-B863-005A6338FE8C_zpstgtpvcbl.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/D3EADC8E-5159-4C0F-8CCC-4200D6C0FEF6_zpsg3del48v.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/D3EADC8E-5159-4C0F-8CCC-4200D6C0FEF6_zpsg3del48v.jpg.html[/url])


To this
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/E9EFC36F-5A72-4DAD-88C0-6F3B6B0600DB_zpsmvswmeer.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/E9EFC36F-5A72-4DAD-88C0-6F3B6B0600DB_zpsmvswmeer.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: DACD 1987 on March 01, 2015, 06:22:39 PM
Some very impressive bits of work here guys.

What are you using to give the bats their final buffing?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 01, 2015, 06:34:15 PM
Some very impressive bits of work here guys.

What are you using to give the bats their final buffing?



I use something similar to this @DACD 1987, fit it to your drill and bingo.
http://www.toolstation.com/m/part.html?p=11969 (http://www.toolstation.com/m/part.html?p=11969)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: DACD 1987 on March 01, 2015, 06:44:31 PM
That's excellent many thanks
Your posts have inspired me to have a go myself.  :D
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 01, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
That's excellent many thanks
Your posts have inspired me to have a go myself.  :D


That's amazing to hear, I have really enjoyed sharing my projects and talking about how to improve.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on March 02, 2015, 07:56:33 PM
Did this refurb a couple of weeks ago. Salix wasp 2.11
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/a38275fe0c4300a03a83a6b6df0740d7.jpg)
This is how it turned out after a bit of rough sanding (120) with the orbital sander and then 180, 240,320 400 then 800 by hand. I finished it with lord Sheraton wood balsam
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/02/910f2ff799466e531969df4091520b65.jpg)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 07, 2015, 10:50:37 AM
Chilled morning cheering on the Irish with couple of repairs. 2 bats require some glue on the face and the other is on a diet and reshaping.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20150307_103358.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20150307_103358.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 08, 2015, 02:42:37 PM
I have worked on reducing and reshaping a bat that started out life at around 2'12 and felt very bottom heavy. I decided to create a duck bill profile, which has ended up very prominent to create a more manageable pick up. Considering this was my first attempt, i'm pretty happy with the result. The final weight with two grips is 2'10 so around 2 to 3 oz has been removed while still keeping a full profile.

Checking both edges for symmetry
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150307_122849.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150307_122849.jpg.html)

Apart from the knot, it's not a bad looking bit of wood.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_141939.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_141939.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_141957.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_141957.jpg.html)


(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_142031.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_142031.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_142042.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150308_142042.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Boondougal on March 08, 2015, 11:12:28 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 10, 2015, 09:29:51 PM
Latest bat in need of some TLC, the bat is a Bumble Bee which was run by a team mate. The bat is huge, I suspect it is a narrow width. I think the bat is Indian made, any clue who made it from the photos?

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174352.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174352.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174404.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174404.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174433.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174433.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174423.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174423.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183635.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183635.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183738.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183738.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183819.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_183819.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: KIPPERS on March 10, 2015, 11:47:25 PM
last too jobbies(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j3evx4iS-z8/VOUYAPbfh-I/AAAAAAAAHYs/La-Yqg5TwIE/w396-h655-no/bradbury%2B107.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p881c9OtEQM/VOUX93s7RDI/AAAAAAAAHYE/HNX23dNIt48/w437-h655-no/bradbury%2B104.jpg[img])https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bXmidWYU5hU/VOUX_Wyw3ZI/AAAAAAAAHYU/bbwxKe7zVRM/w437-h655-no/bradbury%2B106.jpg[/img] was an old bradbury classic grade 2

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2h_UZgZu2-I/VPxAyOMpT4I/AAAAAAAAHfM/qYE00HyAZ3o/w383-h655-no/bradbury%2B166.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jTE-Y91nU0E/VPxAyuTVFRI/AAAAAAAAHfQ/mro5r4LegsM/w270-h655-no/bradbury%2B167.jpg[img])https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4ylbra4rPMc/VPxAxX5jJKI/AAAAAAAAHfA/Y1WvU4Kk8eg/w437-h655-no/bradbury%2B165.jpg[/img] was a canterbury 500 wow this thing is a gun
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: KIPPERS on March 13, 2015, 05:51:56 PM
A couple of new bunnies to tickle up while watching the Rugby
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gGZRaSHkZe8/VQMfYE7F85I/AAAAAAAAHkc/h3m4ykofk9M/w449-h655-no/bradbury%2B169.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lISX-DHFAeM/VQMfZh56wDI/AAAAAAAAHko/iAAEtRjccXU/w437-h655-no/bradbury%2B171.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MCK1gL9pBAs/VQMflAa_fKI/AAAAAAAAHlM/b1FS5MZy7so/w437-h655-no/bradbury%2B175.jpg)
(http://)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tejasapatel on March 20, 2015, 02:15:05 AM
For yearly refurb..should I remove the scuff sheets from all my bats? Or I shouldn't have to worry about oiling the part covered by scuff sheet.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 20, 2015, 07:29:41 AM
For yearly refurb..should I remove the scuff sheets from all my bats? Or I shouldn't have to worry about oiling the part covered by scuff sheet.

Depends on the condition of the scuff sheet and if there is any damage behind it. I tend to find scuff sheets hide little cracks well so I like to rrkove ans replace to monitor the face and cracks.

If you want to keep it on, just oil the back.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tejasapatel on March 20, 2015, 06:48:35 PM
@wayward_hayward , Thanks for the tip. I put the scuffs on last year and the bats don't look to have any damage at all.
I feel that some of them weren't stored very well during the dry winter months as there was 24 hrs heat running in the house. So I feel I should remove scuffs to oil the face properly.

Damn scuff sheets are getting expensive once you join the forum and start having a bat collection.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on April 06, 2015, 07:53:39 PM
Update time! It's been too long since I updated so here goes nothing.

Couple of club mates bats were given some TLC, the one of the left is the Bumblebee bat from the previous post and an a Norfolk Viper. Bumblebee had some rather large cracks on the face and toe, while the Norfolk had one large surface crack.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150322_151226.jpg)

Bats have switched places, both have scrubbed up well with the @Blenheim Cricket Roxborough stickers.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100053.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100111.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100118.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100128.jpg)

Face of the Bumblebee

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100228.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150323_100325.jpg)

Latest project is another teammates Kookaburra Kahuna, my least favourite brand to refurb due to the heavy concaving and time taken to get it all one colour.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150330_092726.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150330_092740.jpg)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 03, 2015, 07:53:23 PM
Another long overdue update! As the season has drawn closer, I have had a few teammates needing repairs so that has taken most of my time.

First up is the Kahuna from the previous post. My dislike for heavy concaving and large stickers has grown larger. The guy got some spider stickers to finish it off, they look pretty good to be honest.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124735.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124735.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124741.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124741.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124752.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124752.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124801.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150409_124801.jpg.html)

Next up is this old school Hawk that is an absolute monster. Weighs 2'15 and is a proper old school profile. Really enjoyed working on this bat, had a certain something that made it a smooth process. Apart from the toe damage, the bat is in fantastic condition.


(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_164943.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_164943.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_164951.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_164951.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_165005.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_165005.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_165013.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150430_165013.jpg.html)

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(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_103108.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150502_103108.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 13, 2015, 09:26:42 PM
Can we all join in with this thread?

As you may have seen in a previous thread I had some minor toe damage to my SS.
As the scuff sheet was off, and "Cheeky Nando's" was trending on social media, I thought it would've been rude not to do a "Cheeky Refurb".

Anyways. Not many before pictures but here's a couple of the edge

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/8DD5C7F0-96CB-4951-95A8-8FAC7382ACB7_zpszantfhte.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/8DD5C7F0-96CB-4951-95A8-8FAC7382ACB7_zpszantfhte.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/3395418B-1036-41A4-82B9-D7D67FCB0121_zpslergjeoz.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/3395418B-1036-41A4-82B9-D7D67FCB0121_zpslergjeoz.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/A799469A-655A-42BA-9F6A-CF6CED19BB13_zpsmvzjuxgb.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/A799469A-655A-42BA-9F6A-CF6CED19BB13_zpsmvzjuxgb.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/D98769C8-4FBD-4B20-B3A8-F423F38960AB_zpse1ghfrko.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/D98769C8-4FBD-4B20-B3A8-F423F38960AB_zpse1ghfrko.jpg.html)

And the current condition

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/034B7D8D-3BE9-472D-810B-CEC1EFBC8E59_zpsxlklzetv.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/034B7D8D-3BE9-472D-810B-CEC1EFBC8E59_zpsxlklzetv.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/733B9B49-A8F5-49E6-96DD-634E5BE261DC_zpsbjupcyzh.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/733B9B49-A8F5-49E6-96DD-634E5BE261DC_zpsbjupcyzh.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/06B97570-7986-4F27-AF65-D1899CDEF9E6_zpslqieef88.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/06B97570-7986-4F27-AF65-D1899CDEF9E6_zpslqieef88.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/AE618B74-DF18-40E2-8B8B-41156B0742D0_zpsb8nnljax.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/AE618B74-DF18-40E2-8B8B-41156B0742D0_zpsb8nnljax.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/1B2A561C-6110-44DD-8B65-8695FF404B35_zps4gmcqhlt.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/1B2A561C-6110-44DD-8B65-8695FF404B35_zps4gmcqhlt.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/ECD475DE-81B1-4001-B21E-A2CC110C2AD0_zpsvyjcbxrz.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/ECD475DE-81B1-4001-B21E-A2CC110C2AD0_zpsvyjcbxrz.jpg.html)

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/4B6B5FC3-6612-4F73-9F15-33756A918C71_zpsaw6aodw6.jpg) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/4B6B5FC3-6612-4F73-9F15-33756A918C71_zpsaw6aodw6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: peristocle on May 14, 2015, 10:38:53 AM

Love those Blenheim stickers, anywhere they can be bought from?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 14, 2015, 10:58:40 AM
Cam, how dare you post on this thread!

Ps. Anyone can post their refurb jobs.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 14, 2015, 10:59:33 AM
Love those Blenheim stickers, anywhere they can be bought from?

I help out @Blenheim Cricket with their refurbs.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: eukaryote76 on June 07, 2015, 01:16:22 AM
My 1990s GN Powerspot had been put to one side for several years. I rediscovered after having lent it to a friend who was new to cricket and just playing some indoor stuff. Last time I visited him and we played some nets in Basford (Notts) the scuff sheet started to impart on every delivery until there was almost as much fibreglass on the ball as the bat. That being said it had a lovely pick-up and the ball came off brilliantly. So being short on time I sent it to GN to refurb and well you can see for yourself….. What amazes me now is that they bothered to put an extrtec sheet on it back in the 90's. The heartwood down the LH's outside would be desirable now, and owning an Aldred butterfly I am much less picky on appearances - an indeed agreed with the experiences of others in that the ball comes of butterfly stain well - tho with a slightly more shrill noise. Enjoy the pics, I like the new stickers better than my originals.
 
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(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh563/dpns1ster/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjQ0NzU4LmpwZWc_zps2d3daeb4.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/dpns1ster/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjQ0NzU4LmpwZWc_zps2d3daeb4.jpg.html)

(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh563/dpns1ster/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjQ3Njc0LmpwZWc_zps8ed4144a.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/dpns1ster/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjQ3Njc0LmpwZWc_zps8ed4144a.jpg.html)

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(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh563/dpns1ster/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjUzOTYzLmpwZWc_zps76cb1070.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/dpns1ster/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjUzOTYzLmpwZWc_zps76cb1070.jpg.html)

(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh563/dpns1ster/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjU3MTQuanBlZw_zpse15776e3.jpg) (http://s1252.photobucket.com/user/dpns1ster/media/Mobile%20Uploads/utf-8BaW1hZ2UtMjAxNTA2MDUtMjI0MjU3MTQuanBlZw_zpse15776e3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Boondougal on June 07, 2015, 07:24:18 AM
What a great looking bat!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: eukaryote76 on June 07, 2015, 02:00:31 PM
What a great looking bat!
when it came back i could scarcely believe it was the same bat except for the deep stud mark on the back of the toe where i tripped over and trod on my bat when i was about 16yo. a real beauty. even the guy at gray nicholls was pleased!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on June 18, 2015, 07:54:41 PM
A combination of little time on my hands means I haven't done an awful lot of woodwork recently. However, I have finally finished a bat I started about 3 months ago! I also have 3 others on the refurbishment production line so hopefully I can keep this thread a bit more up to date over the coming weeks. Anyhow, onto tonight's bat.

No need to lie about this bat, it is a bit of a minger for sure. More imperfections on it's face than a teenage boy! However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it does have its positives. I have no idea who made this bat, all I know is that it came with Aussie Newbery stickers. My guess would be Indian made from my trained bat nerd eyes.

Before
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152805.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152805.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152815.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152815.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152833.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_152833.jpg.html)

Drum roll please...........

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0167.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0167.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0168.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0168.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0169.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0169.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0171.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0171.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0172.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0172.jpg.html)

2lb 4oz! No need to describe the pick up, you can guess from the weight. For a bat of this weight, it certainly isn't a plank and feels rather forgiving! Cheers to Dean for the stickers, think these blue stickers look top quality. Sadly the bat is far too light for my liking so this will be moved onto a team-mate or on here at some stage. 
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on June 22, 2015, 12:54:55 PM
Another bat finished! A couple of weeks ago I bought 2 Hunt County bats from @tommo256 that needed a bit of TLC. Apart from a couple of cracks, they looked it good order. Here are a couple of photos of the pair together.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0072.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0072.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0073.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0073.jpg.html)

Started work on the better condition bat first (on the left in the pictures above). After gluing the cracks and leaving to dry, I spent a couple of hours sanding away to create this little beauty. I'm delighted how it has turned out and the @Vulcan Cricket stickers look superb. Its so good, I'm tempted to use it! Bat weighs in at 2lb 10oz and I would say feels it weight when waving it around the kitchen.

Enjoy

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(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0219.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0219.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0220.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0220.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0221.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0221.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0222.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0222.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 07, 2015, 01:46:34 PM
Couple of ambitious projects to complete over the next week!

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133322.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133322.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133413.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133413.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133427.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133427.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133444.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150807_133444.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Centurion on August 07, 2015, 01:51:47 PM
Best of luck to you with that one
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Nmcgee on August 07, 2015, 01:56:10 PM
Bin it. I don't get why people persist with these broken bats.

It's cracked due to poor preparation, super dry cleft, etc. Throw it and start again. Then spend the money for a nice bat or get another cheap one and repeat the process. Simple, surely?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 07, 2015, 03:03:17 PM
Bin it. I don't get why people persist with these broken bats.

It's cracked due to poor preparation, super dry cleft, etc. Throw it and start again. Then spend the money for a nice bat or get another cheap one and repeat the process. Simple, surely?

For two reasons
1: I enjoy repairing bats and want to improve my knowledge and skills
2: They didn't cost me anything

Case closed.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 07, 2015, 03:10:11 PM
That GN doesn't look too bad, I did a bat for Chad that was in a worse state and as far as I know that's still going okay (or he was too polite to tell me otherwise anyway...)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 07, 2015, 03:59:27 PM
That GN doesn't look too bad, I did a bat for Chad that was in a worse state and as far as I know that's still going okay (or he was too polite to tell me otherwise anyway...)

The crack is deep and rather large but it allows you to pour enough glue into the bat. Problem is using enough clamps to get the cracks lined up.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 07, 2015, 04:02:18 PM
The crack is deep and rather large but it allows you to pour enough glue into the bat. Problem is using enough clamps to get the cracks lined up.

The one I did had completely broken but stayed attached if that makes sense?
Enough glue and a big enough clamp will solve anything!  ;)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 07, 2015, 04:18:11 PM
The one I did had completely broken but stayed attached if that makes sense?
Enough glue and a big enough clamp will solve anything!  ;)

I know what you mean. This crack was still attached but I can move the broken piece quite easily.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 14, 2015, 12:15:52 PM
Well I have nearly finished the Norfolk Viper, all that requires completing is to give it a buff and a fresh set of @Norfolk Cricket Bat co Stickers on Tuesday. Finish it off with a scuff sheet and some tape and fingers crossed it a good'un.

The repair has been a success, both toe and suface cracks are solid and bat doesn't feel dead though the toe. Bat pings very well indeed, pleasantly surprised!

The dark areas on the edge is my experiment of using some sawdust and pva combined to smooth over the missing chunks of willow. Seems to have worked, bit dissapointed with the colour difference though.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113205.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113205.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113215.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113215.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113242.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113242.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113257.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113257.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113308.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113308.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113315.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150814_113315.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 14, 2015, 02:32:48 PM
Lovely job on that bat mate. Looks like a nice stick and nice profile
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 14, 2015, 03:58:27 PM
Thanks @SOULMAN1012, I look forward to seeing David for some stickers and a catch up.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 18, 2015, 01:10:14 PM
Bin it. I don't get why people persist with these broken bats.


I went over to see David at Norfolk Bats this morning to grab a couple of sets of stickers (also a few others bits which I will post elsewhere). I have given this bat a coat of oil and then a generous buff since the last photos. Buffing the bat makes it wonderfully smooth and silky, I can nearly see a reflection on it! All its needs is a scuff sheet and edge tape to protect the surface cracks and toe damage. I'm pretty confident it still has a few hundred runs left in it and does not feel dead when bouncing a ball on it. Ambitious and not rubbish, result!

Still don't get it @Nmcgee?

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0399.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0399.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0391.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0391.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0393.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0393.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0394.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0394.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0395.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0395.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0396.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0396.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0397.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0397.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0398.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0398.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: northernboy1987 on August 18, 2015, 01:14:41 PM
Done a fine job there mate, looks excellent!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 18, 2015, 01:34:43 PM
Another project bat I completed today was this Puma Evospeed 1 which I picked up off eBay for a bargain price of £45 posted! I'm presuming these are made by SS (It's a made in India version for sure) and I have never owned one before so I thought it was an ideal opportunity. A very on-trend profile, duck bill square toed full profile flat faced club of a bat to be honest.

It arrived as a mess, devoid of stickers, an Aero tennis grip on and with more dirt than cherries on the face! I repaired the toe damage with a simple open wide and in you go attitude, seemed to have worked its magic.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090345.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090345.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090350.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090350.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090400.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150727_090400.jpg.html)

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I had tested the bat briefly before the refurbishment and it's softer than some of that smelly French cheese, seam marks appeared from splice to toe. I decided to give it a full refurb straight away so got to work with the grit, finishing up at 400 and a buff to give it a gorgeous shine. Some classic black and silver Norfolk Bats stickers to finish and jobs a goodun'.

P.s The dark marks on the toe is dirt and mud that is ingrained in the bat, bloody annoying toe-tapping former owner!!

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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: cricketrob on August 18, 2015, 03:20:47 PM
That's a seriously good job,
What do you use to sand it and buff it? A sander or
Some sort of drill attachment


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: northernboy1987 on August 18, 2015, 03:34:29 PM
Seriously impressive man, nearly as good as a new 'un!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 18, 2015, 04:09:57 PM
That's a seriously good job,
What do you use to sand it and buff it? A sander or
Some sort of drill attachment


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Thanks @cricketrob

I used an orbital sander for all my sanding and a buffer drill piece for the buffing. I used David's at Norfolk Bats today as it much quicker to use. I use the following sandpaper grit for the majority of bats 120, 180, 240, 320 and 400. I may skip 120 if the bat is in good condition.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: cricketrob on August 18, 2015, 04:41:08 PM

Thanks @cricketrob

I used an orbital sander for all my sanding and a buffer drill piece for the buffing. I used David's at Norfolk Bats today as it much quicker to use. I use the following sandpaper grit for the majority of bats 120, 180, 240, 320 and 400. I may skip 120 if the bat is in good condition.
Thanks mate I will have to give it a do in a couple of bats I have


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on August 18, 2015, 04:56:10 PM
Thanks mate I will have to give it a do in a couple of bats I have


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Look forward to seeing the results.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Nmcgee on August 19, 2015, 12:30:58 AM


I went over to see David at Norfolk Bats this morning to grab a couple of sets of stickers (also a few others bits which I will post elsewhere). I have given this bat a coat of oil and then a generous buff since the last photos. Buffing the bat makes it wonderfully smooth and silky, I can nearly see a reflection on it! All its needs is a scuff sheet and edge tape to protect the surface cracks and toe damage. I'm pretty confident it still has a few hundred runs left in it and does not feel dead when bouncing a ball on it. Ambitious and not rubbish, result!

Still don't get it @Nmcgee?


Refurbishing bats is not my cup of tea but I will certainly say @wayward_hayward , you do a very fine job and these bats have come up very well.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on October 27, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
With the clocks going back in the UK and the nights getting earlier and earlier, it must mean it's time to resurrect this thread.

I received this today from eBay. Stickered up as a B3 3 stripe bat, although I'm not 100% if it's genuine. The seller was from Nottingham so could be a refurb job by them. Any ideas @thedoctor?

Damage to the RH inside edge/toe and also some delamination above the area. Not an easy first project of the winter.

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(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124648.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124648.jpg.html)
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(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124710.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124710.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: uknsaunders on October 27, 2015, 01:43:31 PM
@wayward_hayward - have you checked for the model number on the binding? Pretty sure refurbs of other brands don't get stripes or series stickers either. Looks like a DB1 to me. Asked the @The Doctor ?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: rich041187 on October 27, 2015, 01:49:34 PM
I thought the ebay listing had a newbury sticker on the end of the handle??
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on October 27, 2015, 01:51:04 PM
Wierd. Why did the eBay add show a newbery sticker on top of the handle?

May have been a wrong picture added

With the cork handle, full sticker set and grains matching the grade. It looks a genuine 3 stripe series b3 to me.!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Centurion on October 27, 2015, 01:55:25 PM
Looks genuine to me. Nice profile on that too.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Kulli on October 27, 2015, 01:58:49 PM
Wierd. Why did the eBay add show a newbery sticker on top of the handle?

May have been a wrong picture added

With the cork handle, full sticker set and grains matching the grade. It looks a genuine 3 stripe series b3 to me.!

As i said before, the photo that showed the Newbery sticker had a different grip on too, I presumed it was just a wrong photo that slipped in, easily done.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on October 27, 2015, 01:59:12 PM
The eBay listing did have a Newbery handle sticker. It must have been a different bat as this bat has the B3 sticker as shown above. I am still sceptical as the bat has no number on the handle or binding......

Damage aside, it seems a solid bat!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 16, 2015, 08:45:14 PM
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20151216_192841_2.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20151216_192841_2.jpg.html)

Here is the B3 from my previous update. My first attempt to build up the missing piece of wood involves some pva and sawdust mixed together. Going to give it a couple of days to dry and then sand it on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on December 16, 2015, 09:45:07 PM
If it works. Does that mean we can use chipboard to make bats out of?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 17, 2015, 07:44:22 AM
Well I suppose it could go one of two ways....

The sawdust I used is pure willow from a previous refurb so hoping it will do the trick.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on December 17, 2015, 07:51:45 AM
I wish you luck but I would be surprised if it lasts. Why didn't you splice in a piece of willow from a donor bat?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on December 17, 2015, 08:04:19 AM
I wish you luck but I would be surprised if it lasts. Why didn't you splice in a piece of willow from a donor bat?

Simple answer is because I don't have a donor bat at the minute and i wanted to see how successful this attempt was. I will give this a go and if it isn't successful, I will attempt to glue a donor piece in place.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on January 10, 2016, 05:00:33 PM
Some tlc to an this epic piece of wood.


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on January 10, 2016, 08:26:31 PM
A woodworm black label to refurb and repair a toe crack. Nice grains and good pick up. It's just one of those bats that has a special something about it wen you pick it up (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/9e5a0f112e67667c75eb09242a9bbb52.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/8f6bd11b4c232d1f1e720e507d1ffb15.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/64ba24d506f988476157262aaf119170.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/a203c163cb71de706c88b5f64ce65f46.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on January 10, 2016, 08:34:46 PM
How did this go? I just did sort of the same, but with moulded colored epoxy resin.. That will likely shatter tho..

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Here is the B3 from my previous update. My first attempt to build up the missing piece of wood involves some pva and sawdust mixed together. Going to give it a couple of days to dry and then sand it on Saturday.


Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2016, 08:38:12 PM
How did this go? I just did sort of the same, but with moulded colored epoxy resin.. That will likely shatter tho..



Badly, the mixture had too much sawdust so didn't set and was very heavy, ruining the balance. I have removed it and sorted out a couple of toe cracks that ended fixing. I haven't decided what to do regarding the missing chunk.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on January 10, 2016, 08:39:36 PM
Would you be able to donor it, had you had another bat? How?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on January 10, 2016, 08:41:05 PM
Badly, the mixture had too much sawdust so didn't set and was very heavy, ruining the balance. I have removed it and sorted out a couple of toe cracks that ended fixing. I haven't decided what to do regarding the missing chunk.


Not sure how good your wood working skills are, but I have an old kook with the same but missing.

It won't be an easy repair, but with patience and skill you may be able to remove another section from the kook to glue and dowel into that area.

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2016, 08:45:16 PM
Would you be able to donor it, had you had another bat? How?

Yeah, I could cut out a piece from another bat and fit it into position where the missing chunk is. Not sure it is worth it as the chunk missing isn't that large.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2016, 08:46:46 PM

Not sure how good your wood working skills are, but I have an old kook with the same but missing.

It won't be an easy repair, but with patience and skill you may be able to remove another section from the kook to glue and dowel into that area.

What have you got Chris? I could be interested if it's a testing repair job.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on January 10, 2016, 08:49:49 PM
What have you got Chris? I could be interested if it's a testing repair job.

I'm working away this week, so once back will signing out and send you some pics.

Yours for delivery cost.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 10, 2016, 08:59:09 PM
I'm working away this week, so once back will signing out and send you some pics.

Yours for delivery cost.

Ok mate, look forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on January 10, 2016, 09:19:51 PM
If I can butt in. I am a former cabinet maker and it is a fairly simple job. Use a marking gauge to score a line parallel to the edge of the bat. With a tri square and marking knife/pencil/craft knife score across the grain to the edge. This should form a rectangle around the damaged area  With a 1 inch (or wider) chisel remove the damaged area so you have a rectangle. Remove the material so you have a flat base (dead easy in a soft, straight grained material like willow). Cut a slightly larger rectangle out of the donor bat and glue in place. The key to this is to make some angled blocks to go in the jaws of the vice/cramps. Then remove the excess willow with a sharp chisel/knife. Finally sand flush.
For a slightly better repair, undercut the edges of the rectangular recess and cut the same chamfer on the 2 corresponding edges of the donor piece.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on January 10, 2016, 09:23:15 PM
Will definately try this at some stage.. Stacking donors atm..
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on January 10, 2016, 09:41:05 PM
If I can butt in. I am a former cabinet maker and it is a fairly simple job. Use a marking gauge to score a line parallel to the edge of the bat. With a tri square and marking knife/pencil/craft knife score across the grain to the edge. This should form a rectangle around the damaged area  With a 1 inch (or wider) chisel remove the damaged area so you have a rectangle. Remove the material so you have a flat base (dead easy in a soft, straight grained material like willow). Cut a slightly larger rectangle out of the donor bat and glue in place. The key to this is to make some angled blocks to go in the jaws of the vice/cramps. Then remove the excess willow with a sharp chisel/knife. Finally sand flush.
For a slightly better repair, undercut the edges of the rectangular recess and cut the same chamfer on the 2 corresponding edges of the donor piece.


Although I agree in principle in what you've said. There is one slight issue I can across when I did the exact same.


The face of a cricket bat is pressed and then further knocked in

The donor bat will usually be pressed and knocked in

When you make it slightly larger, and then sand down, you sand away the pressed part.

You then end up with a soft corner off the bat, basically unpressed, knocking in will harden said part, but it then sits below the rest of the bat as its compressed.




What the solution is I don't know.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on January 10, 2016, 09:43:44 PM
Fair comment. In that case cut a slice off of the face of the donor bat the same thickness as the missing piece
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on January 16, 2016, 08:26:22 PM
Now finished the repair and clean up on the woodworm (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160116/d607788ef370e9d8e3c72df822d4d537.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160116/af95d0837cfaa90a20a5b3a63ea9609b.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160116/0179111629fd65f2b7c33144dc18c477.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160116/109cc93c23b4101194b555e2109542f2.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 16, 2016, 09:14:04 PM
Couple of bats have received some repairs over the past couple of weeks

First up is my brothers Kookaburra Ricochet. Crack through the shoulder and delamination along the inside edge. Needed a couple of goes at this.

Shoulder cracked sorted first. Hoping the glue and some fibreglass tape should do the trick
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160110-WA0004.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160110-WA0004.jpeg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160109_103501.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160109_103501.jpg.html)

Situation tonight looks like this, opened up the crack and filled it with glue. I will leave it clamped overnight and then start sanding it.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160116-WA0029_edit_1452977982655.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20160116-WA0029_edit_1452977982655.jpeg.html)

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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 16, 2016, 09:36:01 PM
Finally got round to finishing off the sanding on the B3. A couple of before and after shots. Just need to give it a buff and some stickers, any chance of buying a set @thedoctor?

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(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124640.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20151027_124640.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160116_211813.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160116_211813.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Alvaro on January 17, 2016, 03:36:07 PM
I had my bat refurbed professionally this year.
It didn't need major work, but there were the usual edge cracks and feathered toe from playing on a great home deck at my new club. Plus, the Hits Hard stickers are poo - they cracked and fell off and the chrome leftover looked like a KitKat wrapper.

I usually don't give my bats end of season tlc as the postage both ways ends up costing the same as the work. However, I tweeted to see if anyone local to me could help me out and it turns out Affinity Cricket are 10 mins down the road from me.

This is the bat mid season - I had filled the shoulder with super glue and you can probably not see, but the toe is a tad knacked. Also, stickers beginning to become involuntarily, uh, custom...

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/eb59735f7a07fc214d36f1e2c6722531_zpsdhti98ac.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/eb59735f7a07fc214d36f1e2c6722531_zpsdhti98ac.jpg.html)

So, I dropped off the bat before Christmas and left him to it. It was finished in a few days, but for one reason or other I didn't pick it up until a about a week ago. It was good to chat - he's very passionate and it was interesting to hear about potential developments in his bat making. All in all, very approachable and, most importantly, the finish on the bat is great. Here are some blurry half light pictures of the remedied willow.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/201a6bde52af543154ba98003907a2e8_zps4b1sye5r.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/201a6bde52af543154ba98003907a2e8_zps4b1sye5r.jpg.html)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/492ea4cdf563604fd6cccfb948e28bd4_zpslmv8ptak.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/492ea4cdf563604fd6cccfb948e28bd4_zpslmv8ptak.jpg.html)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/f9a32c4c399856faeb1529a001cd9636_zpsbaco0slm.jpg) (http://s224.photobucket.com/user/fake_street_spirit/media/f9a32c4c399856faeb1529a001cd9636_zpsbaco0slm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 17, 2016, 09:40:19 PM
Nearly finished glueing the Kookaburra Ricochet, 3rd session this morning to fix the toe. Highly impressively damage considering the owner is bowler, I told him to use the middle more!

Delamination fixed
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_101648.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_101648.jpg.html)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_101656.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_101656.jpg.html)

Toe crack can be seen going across the grain, this had been hidden by the toe guard.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_102509.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160117_102509.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: HuwMawr on January 21, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
Sorry to be a pain but does anybody want to share their secrets for a good shine to the bat after refurb. I've hand buffed the Salic bat wax but was wondering how some of you guys get a good shine as if the bat is new?


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: HuwMawr on January 21, 2016, 12:22:07 PM
Also which wax works the best?


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: trypewriter on January 21, 2016, 12:57:55 PM
Paul Aldred has his own formula on sale on his site I believe.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: HuwMawr on January 21, 2016, 12:58:33 PM
Many thanks - appreciated.


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on January 24, 2016, 02:33:23 PM
Hi All,

I have recently purchased a Slazenger V800 which was my favourite back in the day, i had one that pinged everywhere until it was stolen from my school!

I have de-stickered as they were damaged and mostly peeled off. I have gone over with a 120 & 150 sander (Waiting for the 240 and 400 to arrive).

I do need suggestions to get the nice shine and polished look. Would i be correct in rubbing wax on, leave for 24hrs then buff? I notice that most of the bats on here and newer models from H4l and BB are very light in colour. whenever i previously have oiled my bat they go Very Dark with minimal oil after 2/3 coats.

I would appreciate your comments as i have been reading through your posts at work and have bought 2 other bats, and recruited the clubs old bats that people were about to throw away.

Many Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Centurion on January 24, 2016, 03:13:21 PM
Aldred or salix wax is your best bet. They do a really good job of shining and leaving a really smooth finish


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Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on January 24, 2016, 03:37:11 PM
Tried this - It does darken the bat a bit, but not like oil. Gives a nice shine (Unable to take a proper shot of it though)

http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=26809.msg591573#msg591573 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=26809.msg591573#msg591573)

Hi All,

I have recently purchased a Slazenger V800 which was my favourite back in the day, i had one that pinged everywhere until it was stolen from my school!

I have de-stickered as they were damaged and mostly peeled off. I have gone over with a 120 & 150 sander (Waiting for the 240 and 400 to arrive).

I do need suggestions to get the nice shine and polished look. Would i be correct in rubbing wax on, leave for 24hrs then buff? I notice that most of the bats on here and newer models from H4l and BB are very light in colour. whenever i previously have oiled my bat they go Very Dark with minimal oil after 2/3 coats.

I would appreciate your comments as i have been reading through your posts at work and have bought 2 other bats, and recruited the clubs old bats that people were about to throw away.

Many Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 30, 2016, 05:28:30 PM
I don't have time for a full update at the minute but here are my latest finished projects. From left to right are B3 3 Stripe, Kookaburra Ricochet and Norfolk Bats Butterfly.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_123532.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160130_123532.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Sivlar13 on February 12, 2016, 09:55:40 PM
Got two Woodstocks refurbed recently. The Curve is my pride and joy and have had it for 4 years; sadly during the first season the inside edge toe completely fell off so John put two pegs in to hold it together. Of late the crack causes by that inside edge toe has grown and grown so thought John could do something with it. Still absolutely flies off the middle and is the best bat I've had to date.

The second is an Airstrem which has been my second bat for a while. It's 2lb6oz so a bit light for me and as the pictures show the face has taken a bit of a beating over the three seasons I've had it. John has done a great job with these two bats, definitely using that Curve at some point this season.

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/C21442A1-8546-420C-B840-78F2F505CDE7_zpsvubzihvn.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C21442A1-8546-420C-B840-78F2F505CDE7_zpsvubzihvn.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/035116FB-EDBD-491A-85D2-062EF71E2AB8_zpsawfzp4j4.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/035116FB-EDBD-491A-85D2-062EF71E2AB8_zpsawfzp4j4.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/B2F9A56F-5239-4967-A191-F68584890DD1_zpsh07tqzq3.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B2F9A56F-5239-4967-A191-F68584890DD1_zpsh07tqzq3.jpg.html)


(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/EB2D1190-99E3-44FE-8B83-117125514142_zpscm61nxs2.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/EB2D1190-99E3-44FE-8B83-117125514142_zpscm61nxs2.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/7CAB0DB2-19A7-4F8E-A92E-DBD4912380AB_zpsijhp1and.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7CAB0DB2-19A7-4F8E-A92E-DBD4912380AB_zpsijhp1and.jpg.html)


 
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 20, 2016, 11:28:38 AM
Latest project - Kookaburra Kahuna Nemesis

I picked this up off Gumtree a couple of weeks ago. It has seen a bit of use, although I couldn't really work out much more due to the horrible scuff sheet hiding everything underneath.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20160208_190529.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20160208_190529.jpg.html)

I think the cat was happy with the bat.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20160208_190538.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20160208_190538.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20160208_190606.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20160208_190606.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20160208_190613.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20160208_190613.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 20, 2016, 11:38:11 AM
I start off by sanding away any glue residue from the scuff sheet with an old sanding disc. It doesn't matter too much about the grit as the glue quickly sticks to the paper to leave the wood exposed.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_101414.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_101414.jpg.html)

As the glue dissapears, the bat starts to come to life as I can pick out grains, blemishes and any damage. Thankfully, the bat is in good condition and doesn't require any additional repairs.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_102331.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_102331.jpg.html)

I paid close attention when working around the front Kookaburra sticker. I turned my orbital sander down to a low speed setting for greater control. The masking tape helps to protect the stickers and allows me to get that bit closer than I dare without tape.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_103239.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_103239.jpg.html)

After going through Grits 180, 240, 320 and 400, here is the outcome. 6 pretty straight grains with a fair few blemishes and some heartwood on the edge.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105652.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105652.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105656.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105656.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105714.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_105714.jpg.html)

Here is how it looks after a coat of oil, I will probably give it two or three more coats due to the age of the bat and I want to try to match the colour of front and edges with the untouched back.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_110306.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160220_110306.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Sivlar13 on February 20, 2016, 11:57:06 AM
Cracking work there mate, looks outstanding to be honest. Love those classic stickers too!!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 20, 2016, 02:11:48 PM
Thanks @Sivlar13, pretty happy with the outcome. Stickers feel and look pretty dated compared to today's standard. Presume the bat is around 10 years old.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on February 24, 2016, 03:19:21 PM
Bought this M&H off Ebay, looking to refurb. after taking the Fibre Glass tape off.....i almost put it on the fire, lots of wood soft on the top, delamination etc....

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/Old%20352x426_zpsf90iybad.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/Old%20352x426_zpsf90iybad.jpg.html)

PVA here we go....

Quick Sand to see the results. found a bit more delamination. So i am at the half way stage. I will take the parcel tape off and start the finer sanding and then get round to doing the back and top of the face.

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/20160224_073507%20640x480_zpsrfv4cvt7.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/20160224_073507%20640x480_zpsrfv4cvt7.jpg.html)

This will be my Net bat as i have somehow now bought 3 more bats :-)

1 from Vitas, a reduced Lion for £50 which was classed as 'Heavy' but is a dream pick-up.
1 Slazenger V 800 for when i have a hangover and cant lift a heavy bat for £30 on ebay which i have brought back to life.
1 Slazenger V 1200 because you cant have enough light bats.
2 more which i am purchasing when the money rolls in on Friday.

Will Post Result over the weekend once completed.


Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 24, 2016, 06:07:43 PM
Was this from the M&H direct?

I can imagine the sale pitch now... 
Quote
"This is one from our recent trade in offer. It has been lightly used, but not enough to warrant a refurb. No warranty, and yours for a mere £149.99. That's less than £150 for a bat with Made in England stickers. Bargain!"
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 24, 2016, 07:42:05 PM
Is that brown parcel tape?  :(
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Kulli on February 25, 2016, 03:55:28 PM
Is that brown parcel tape?  :(

Presume so, that's what I use instead of a clamp.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 11, 2016, 01:16:02 PM
Yes it is brown parcel tape, ran out of clear...so did Wickes.

So now i have completed the Refurb on front and sides, leaving the back 'rustic'.

Finished the sanding with 800G Waxed, polished, extratec applied and a funky sticker.

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/20160310_214137_zps8eigz7uq.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/20160310_214137_zps8eigz7uq.jpg.html)
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/20160310_214145_zpsobgy0o4k.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/20160310_214145_zpsobgy0o4k.jpg.html)
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/20160310_214153_zpscapwu8wq.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/20160310_214153_zpscapwu8wq.jpg.html)

Now completed 8 bats, getting better each time.

Comments welcome, or any Tips welcome.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 12, 2016, 10:10:20 PM
Evening All,

I have added a Tin Man Brewing Sticker to my V800 which I refurbed.

Thoughts....?

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/Tin%20Man_zpsljamekby.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/Tin%20Man_zpsljamekby.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on March 12, 2016, 10:24:39 PM
Your refurb looks good, personally not bothered by the sticker, but that's a personal opinion. The most shameful thing though is the thick white tape at the bottom of a saggy grip. No no no.  :D
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 13, 2016, 03:27:25 PM
Couple more done this morning.

My old GN 606 (I think) had a crack in the toe, which is why I its been in the garage for 8-10 years...

well, I have glued, clamped and sanded as below:-

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/20160313_150744_zpsdg5jae5a.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/20160313_150744_zpsdg5jae5a.jpg.html)

The Crack is 1 inch on front and maybe 3 on the back.

I have never dowelled a bat, but could give it a go... any tips, or ideas apart from wrap it in Fiberglass tape?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 13, 2016, 03:29:57 PM
The Crack is 1 inch on front and maybe 3 on the back.

I have never dowelled a bat, but could give it a go... any tips, or ideas apart from wrap it in Fiberglass tape?

By a new bat  ;)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on March 26, 2016, 01:00:13 PM
A few bats I have worked on recently.

First team skipper's Slazenger that was in very good nick.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/IMG_20160326_123215.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/IMG_20160326_123215.jpg.html)

Mmmmm, check out this beauty.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160326_115459.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160326_115459.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160326_120046.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160326_120046.jpg.html)

My makeshift workspace as I don't have a workshop or garage. Either will be high up the agenda when it comes to buying my first house!
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/20160318_165648.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/20160318_165648.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Chalkie on March 26, 2016, 08:30:41 PM
That butterfly looks fantastic, love the way it fans out across the face, could almost hang it on the wall as modern art
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: InternalTraining on March 26, 2016, 09:08:30 PM
@Churchy1989 , you got mad skills bruh!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 26, 2016, 11:06:22 PM
@InternalTraining hardly, have seen some refurbs on here!

Have done around 20-25 now, but great to have everyone's tips and tricks on here. If I won the lotto....well 100K! I would just make bats....very jel of Matt @H4L.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 11:51:58 AM
hi, need some advice on best way to go about this, how serious does it look? was gonna glue and clamp/parcel tape but i think the toe need more knocking in, will this work? i assume the toe will just open up again after smashing it with a mallet
iv refurbed a few bats before but never done a repair so a little nervous. bats a gun so would love for it to last me this season
also any particular type of glue i should use, all suggestions appreciated

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/642F26F8-AE39-436F-82EC-35C03264A03E_zpshwnkhaeb.png) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/642F26F8-AE39-436F-82EC-35C03264A03E_zpshwnkhaeb.png.html)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 27, 2016, 12:48:39 PM
hi, need some advice on best way to go about this, how serious does it look? was gonna glue and clamp/parcel tape but i think the toe need more knocking in, will this work? i assume the toe will just open up again after smashing it with a mallet
iv refurbed a few bats before but never done a repair so a little nervous. bats a gun so would love for it to last me this season
also any particular type of glue i should use, all suggestions appreciated

@raza147 , Glue, tape, clamp.

Make sure you get glue as far into the crack as possible, gently open with a pallet knife or craft knife but not too far that your making it worse (pva glue ! (which is water based..the water evaporates and binds the wood) , I use Gorrilla PVA glue) clean any excess glue off, wrap tightly in parcel tape. When clamping, use bits of wood either side of the bat (provides a larger clamping area and minimises marking) ensure its a good clamp, should solve the issue.

The Toe is one of the weakest points of the bat, very hard to 'knock in'.  Suggest using the middle.....:-)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SteffanLangholz on March 27, 2016, 12:57:14 PM
As above, make sure it's outdoor pva. Uv and water resistant. You can use a syringe to get the glue in there. Otherwise buy a new bat!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 12:59:04 PM
@raza147 , Glue, tape, clamp.

Make sure you get glue as far into the crack as possible, gently open with a pallet knife or craft knife but not too far that your making it worse (pva glue ! (which is water based..the water evaporates and binds the wood) , I use Gorrilla PVA glue) clean any excess glue off, wrap tightly in parcel tape. When clamping, use bits of wood either side of the bat (provides a larger clamping area and minimises marking) ensure its a good clamp, should solve the issue.

The Toe is one of the weakest points of the bat, very hard to 'knock in'.  Suggest using the middle.....:-)

thanks mate, sounds fairly straight forward, will defo give this a go, i have most of the things needed for the job just need to buy some glue
will post results in a few days and yes will try to use the middle more lol
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 01:03:43 PM
As above, make sure it's outdoor pva. Uv and water resistant. You can use a syringe to get the glue in there. Otherwise buy a new bat!

thanks mate, gorrilla wood glue seems to have some good reviews so might try this out, the syringe is a great idea, should get the glue fairly deep into the bat
buying a new bat is always an option  :)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Threa
Post by: Gurujames on March 27, 2016, 01:41:09 PM
if you do use Gorilla glue, or any polyurethane glue, remember that it expands, is too viscous to use in a syringe and requires the surfaces to be damp, they also cure quickly so working time is limited.
I have never used a polyeurathane glue for a cricket bat for those reasons. Additionally it may be a little brittle once set.
I may be wrong, perhaps someone who has had a successful repair using it could comment.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 28, 2016, 12:32:35 PM
so gave this repair a go and im pretty happy with the result, toe seems to be firmly shut, not sure how long it will last but hey ho
also put a new scuff sheet on
thanks to @Churchy1989 @SteffanLangholz @Gurujames for the advice

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/B375F9B6-A66F-4518-90A3-8F8843F0A4D4_zpsqhcyv6oa.jpg) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/B375F9B6-A66F-4518-90A3-8F8843F0A4D4_zpsqhcyv6oa.jpg.html)
(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/araza1/111E58F3-0835-4064-B29A-F6E51956B199_zps8qhwtftp.jpg) (http://s1044.photobucket.com/user/araza1/media/111E58F3-0835-4064-B29A-F6E51956B199_zps8qhwtftp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Woodyspin on March 28, 2016, 12:37:09 PM
Maybe a bit of shoegoo to strengthen it a bit more? Someone might be able to confirm this for me as i've never tried it myself
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 28, 2016, 12:42:55 PM
Maybe a bit of shoegoo to strengthen it a bit more? Someone might be able to confirm this for me as I've never tried it myself

will definitely put some shoe goo on mate, never been a fan of toe guards
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Woodyspin on March 28, 2016, 12:47:52 PM
will definitely put some shoe goo on mate, never been a fan of toe guards

I prefer something there than nothing... but unfortunately they dont stay on!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: raza147 on March 28, 2016, 12:50:19 PM
I prefer something there than nothing... but unfortunately they dont stay on!

toe guards dont stay on for me too, i tap my bat quite hard at the crease, so that doesnt help but shoe goo seems to last me the season, i apply about 3/4 layers
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 22, 2016, 02:27:53 PM
Recent Refurb last week, a player at the club was given a bat by his uncle and want a refurb but to keep the original stickers.

GM Striker. After a nice bit or sanding 12 lovely grains were found. (appoligies for my poor 'paint' editing skills).

FRONT
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/Front_zpsr1nmorf0.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/Front_zpsr1nmorf0.jpg.html)

BACK
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/Back_zpsp13lvvrj.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/Back_zpsp13lvvrj.jpg.html)

SIDE
(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/Side_zps29ohwtss.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/Side_zps29ohwtss.jpg.html)

I have added a Scuff sheet and double grip to handle. No further pics due to the player wanting to use it last weekend.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on April 22, 2016, 02:36:42 PM
I love your innocence, Churchy! I'm not exactly sure that's what we'd call a refurb around these parts!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on April 22, 2016, 03:29:08 PM
I love your innocence, Churchy! I'm not exactly sure that's what we'd call a refurb around these parts!

Looks like a decent refurb to me, sticker still intact and looks in good order. Not every refurb is full blown surgery.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SirScottiod on May 07, 2016, 07:53:49 AM
Guna have a go at refurbing this.  A little more testing than anything I've tried yet :)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_084106_zpshrpqpbrv.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_084106_zpshrpqpbrv.jpg.html)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_084137_zpsczirovlr.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_084137_zpsczirovlr.jpg.html)

Unless this is a goner?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 07, 2016, 08:18:29 AM
I reckon if you glue the crack together and clamp it then a couple of dowels in through the edge and it would be a solid repair.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SirScottiod on May 07, 2016, 09:00:24 AM
Is there a link anywhere to a thread or video on how to do doweling?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SirScottiod on May 07, 2016, 10:16:38 AM
Will dowels still work?  The tape hid the extent of the damage!!

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq200/scottrollinson/20160507_111209_zpsjsxxwdj6.jpg) (http://s447.photobucket.com/user/scottrollinson/media/20160507_111209_zpsjsxxwdj6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Jamesfield on May 18, 2016, 02:55:20 PM
Hi All, Was wondering what you think if this? only had it for a few games and some net sessions but has cracked already! pictures dont show  it very well but the crack run quite deep into the toe? Its an SF Black Edition. Have glued it and will hope for the best but is there anything else i can do?

(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w439/jamesrfield98/20160516_130821_zpsxsjzwtfo.jpg~original) (http://s1075.photobucket.com/user/jamesrfield98/media/20160516_130821_zpsxsjzwtfo.jpg.html)

(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w439/jamesrfield98/20160516_130826_zpsh5asboqr.jpg~original) (http://s1075.photobucket.com/user/jamesrfield98/media/20160516_130826_zpsh5asboqr.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 18, 2016, 05:00:42 PM
Once you have got as much glue in there as possible and clamped it back to normal position, leave it to dry and sand off any excess glue, then I would apply a toe guard, I know a lot on here don't like them and think they don't help but I think if you fit it properly it helps these cracks chasing up further and prevents more damage from tapping the bat
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on May 18, 2016, 05:09:07 PM
As far as applying a tire guard goes, does it actually help, or is it more an "out of sight, out of mind" thing?

The first thing I do with tire guard is remove them, so I'm slightly bias lol
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 18, 2016, 05:29:46 PM
I'm not really sure I think it helps and with cracks on the toe often they get reopened by playing on a hard deck and the bat getting slid in so there I think they help a lot.
As for the out of sight out of mind, you may well have a point, I'd still want one on my bat though new or old
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 18, 2016, 06:29:10 PM
I'm interested to test out a hard toe though, they seem big in Australia and having had some help on working out what they are and how to do it I'm keen to try one out. Just need to use my bat for a bit first so any wood that will compress on the toe has as this is essential from what I've heard
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Jamesfield on May 18, 2016, 08:04:31 PM
Ive just put shoo goo over it, will try a toe guard when that come off! Am i right to be a bit disappointed as its had so little use or is it just wear and tear?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 18, 2016, 09:18:41 PM
It's unfortunate yes and you can probably count yourself unlucky but when it comes to the toe it's always going to be vulnerable unfortunately
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Jamesfield on May 25, 2016, 10:21:32 PM
Update: Whole toe just snapped off - lasted a solid 4 games...
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on May 26, 2016, 06:15:01 AM
Update: Whole toe just snapped off - lasted a solid 4 games...

CBF Rule #1 ! It never happened.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on September 24, 2016, 08:39:41 AM
Time to get this thread up and running again! I'm going to attempt something a bit different, a live refurb that you can watch through my Twitter page, @wayward_hayward. Not sure how useful or interesting it will be but I will try to explain what I'm doing as I go along. I aim to start between 10am and 10:30am uk time so keep an eye out if you fancy something to watch.



Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on September 24, 2016, 09:18:56 AM
Right, time to get started. View my twitter page to watch the live video of my latest refurb.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on September 24, 2016, 10:15:18 AM
So did anyone watch me?

If you missed it's, here is the full length video.

https://www.periscope.tv/w/arT3dDF3QkVBZEdERHFWalB8MVlwS2tlTnllQkVKaqwNdeXCxGnQ9goESQeBorH96FMJIFaBLKiWUrI0YKHf (https://www.periscope.tv/w/arT3dDF3QkVBZEdERHFWalB8MVlwS2tlTnllQkVKaqwNdeXCxGnQ9goESQeBorH96FMJIFaBLKiWUrI0YKHf)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: No.4 on September 24, 2016, 10:27:19 AM
I tried watching it whilst my son was at football training. Had to have it on mute though.  Got some funny looks from few of the dads!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: GoodLeave on September 24, 2016, 10:30:30 AM
This is why I love Winter more than Summer!

It's all about the kit! Actually using the stuff when the suns comes out is boring.

Wish I'd have had more notice on this, would have watched it live.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on September 24, 2016, 11:16:09 AM
Watched for a bit.

I use a vice and put the handle in rather than the table.

Good skills.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on September 24, 2016, 11:34:14 AM
A few photos to enjoy

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0272.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0272.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0274.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0274.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0269.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0269.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0271.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0271.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0296.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0296.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0295.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0295.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0287.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0287.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0283.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0283.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/DSC_0282.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/DSC_0282.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Chalkie on September 24, 2016, 12:38:34 PM
Nice job, how did you get the rear Kook sticker to go back on?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on September 24, 2016, 12:49:41 PM
Nice job, how did you get the rear Kook sticker to go back on?

I made sure I peeled it off carefully and then stuck it back down. It was only off the bat for an hour so the glue was still sticky.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Sivlar13 on September 24, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
I'm glad you got rid of that awful bottom sticker, looks brilliant without it.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 19, 2016, 03:03:50 PM

Picked up this Salix  5 star gem, Harrow Bat, looking to rent if out to Juniors next season.

It came in a really good condition, could not see any cracks or damage (looks barely used).

Pics below of before and after a sand down. oh and i hate people who put fibre glass tape on the wood!

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_11_32_57_Pro_zps8vtxwcko.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_11_32_57_Pro_zps8vtxwcko.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_11_33_05_Pro_zpsk3atwtrc.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_11_33_05_Pro_zpsk3atwtrc.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_11_33_09_Pro_zpsppwmsvfe.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_11_33_09_Pro_zpsppwmsvfe.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_11_33_54_Pro_zpsi0ap4t8i.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_11_33_54_Pro_zpsi0ap4t8i.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_13_51_14_Pro_zpstxxajaac.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_13_51_14_Pro_zpstxxajaac.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_13_51_18_Pro_zpsimodtua4.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_13_51_18_Pro_zpsimodtua4.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_13_51_22_Pro_zpsbrixhjxu.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_13_51_22_Pro_zpsbrixhjxu.jpg.html)

(http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_13_51_38_Pro_zps1mqxrnz4.jpg) (http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_13_51_38_Pro_zps1mqxrnz4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 19, 2016, 03:47:36 PM
Rent it out to juniors? That's pure gold that is!

Decent job on the tidy up, but I can't see your rent a bat service taking off mate
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: simonmay5 on November 19, 2016, 04:03:45 PM
Really good job on that Salix mate looks very nice and rent a bat is a classic how do you price it more runs they Score  more money it costs 😉
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 19, 2016, 04:05:49 PM
Rent it out to juniors? That's pure gold that is!

Decent job on the tidy up, but I can't see your rent a bat service taking off mate

Had 4 junior bats last year all rented out. It appeals to the parents to spend £20 on a bat until they get to SH as it wont cost them a bomb in money!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: simonmay5 on November 19, 2016, 04:09:29 PM
Had 4 junior bats last year all rented out. It appeals to the parents to spend £20 on a bat until they get to SH as it wont cost them a bomb in money!

Good thinking do you want some more junior bats got plenty 😉
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 19, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
Good thinking do you want some more junior bats got plenty 😉

Free one yeah lol have 6/7 now, think that's enough
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on November 19, 2016, 04:26:53 PM
Good work on the refurb, looks excellent.

Is that 20 per season to hire out or just the same bat hired out to different people at different times for 20 quid?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 19, 2016, 04:48:27 PM
Good work on the refurb, looks excellent.

Is that 20 per season to hire out or just the same bat hired out to different people at different times for 20 quid?

20 for the season, I get 10 the club gets 10. We also do junior pads and gloves for 10 per season, I source cheap kit, club reimburses me. They take the rent monies. So 30 per season compared to around 100 per year, good deal IMO.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on November 19, 2016, 04:57:13 PM
I see..

I was just curious.... Thanks
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 19, 2016, 05:21:55 PM
Had 4 junior bats last year all rented out. It appeals to the parents to spend £20 on a bat until they get to SH as it wont cost them a bomb in money!

The parents at your club have functioning brain cells?
The number of times little Dave turns up to his first session fully kitted out with top of the range gear, to never play again is somewhat alarming.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on November 19, 2016, 05:30:14 PM
The parents at your club have functioning brain cells?
The number of times little Dave turns up to his first session fully kitted out with top of the range gear, to never play again is somewhat alarming.

But is that not the exact reason something like this might work? They would want to hire rather than buy something for 150 quid only for it not to be used or grown out of in a few months....
 :)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 19, 2016, 05:37:48 PM
But is that not the exact reason something like this might work? They would want to hire rather than buy something for 150 quid only for it not to be used or grown out of in a few months....
 :)

My point was something like this wouldn't work, as the parents have more money than sense don't do any research first, they just go out and spend X amount to keep little so and so happy, only to find out that they don't like cricket.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: smilley792 on November 19, 2016, 05:51:48 PM
This is why clubs and juniors sides had kit bags!

A big bag with 5-6 sets of kit for the juniors to use as they grew so wouldn't cost parents loads.

Was quite easy and not to expensive to keep the bags up to date and with decent kit.
Unfortunately this never happened, clubs would buy them and expect the kit to last 10 years. It got old dated and beyond repair, never replaced.

Rich kids were okay as mommy and daddy sorted.
Poor kids would either have to continue on and probably be ridiclouled, or as I saw, most would just quit.


Bring back the club kit bags!!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 19, 2016, 05:59:35 PM
I don't know why, but the club kit bag doesn't get taken out of the shed any more (probably because all the kids have their own kit, but I'm not a coach so couldn't tell you).

When I joined the club I had none of my own kit, so I ended up using a mismatch of stuff out the club kit (Hunts County bat, GN pads and readers gloves). My school's kit bag was the one, those pads still had leather buckles!
It wasn't until I'd been playing a couple of months (and I had a conveniently timed birthday) that I got my own kit. It was purchased with gift vouchers for JJB Sports (remember them) which I received from pretty much every family member as they knew I'd taken up cricket.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on November 19, 2016, 06:18:16 PM
  I hope you tried the leather buckled pads, there's prob only me and @Seniorplayer that actually used them as youths..

The buckles gripped into the back of your legs like no ones business....and they took ages to buckle up

And they rusted !!
 :)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on November 19, 2016, 06:46:50 PM
  I hope you tried the leather buckled pads, there's prob only me and @Seniorplayer that actually used them as youths..

The buckles gripped into the back of your legs like no ones business....and they took ages to buckle up

And they rusted !!
 :)

It was them or go without, so I did try them. All the did was cut the circulation off I think, but I tried them! 
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on November 19, 2016, 11:06:31 PM
Most of our kids are from local private schools with some state schools kids. We have a few special kids who rock up with £350+ kit and can't play. Hence why this works.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on December 02, 2016, 08:24:08 AM
Picked up this Salix  5 star gem, Harrow Bat, looking to rent if out to Juniors next season.

([url]http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/mattchurch2/WP_20161119_11_32_57_Pro_zps8vtxwcko.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s665.photobucket.com/user/mattchurch2/media/WP_20161119_11_32_57_Pro_zps8vtxwcko.jpg.html[/url])


So I measured the Bat, only 5mm shorter than SH. Is any one is interested pm me.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Sivlar13 on December 21, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
Gave my stick to @tom line for refurb and I must say the job he did was exception. The finishing was very professionally done, and the difference from before and after is very impressive. Sorry it's taken me so long to put these up, thanks again Tom mate.

Before
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/FA000DCF-A775-4318-B908-D0930E9D6EE2_zpstygdvv6o.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FA000DCF-A775-4318-B908-D0930E9D6EE2_zpstygdvv6o.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/A50EB71D-322C-48CC-A389-5A22C206748A_zpspuqt946s.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A50EB71D-322C-48CC-A389-5A22C206748A_zpspuqt946s.jpg.html)

After
(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/D20D2E22-015E-41EB-AC93-08AAE593A3F0_zpszee3zibs.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D20D2E22-015E-41EB-AC93-08AAE593A3F0_zpszee3zibs.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/0BF41C64-AB45-492B-9B8A-3BB3742C90BA_zpsogfz5pmn.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0BF41C64-AB45-492B-9B8A-3BB3742C90BA_zpsogfz5pmn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: GDP1964 on December 21, 2016, 06:21:24 PM
Those stickers will definitely make he bat PING even more😂😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on December 21, 2016, 06:53:31 PM
Glad you're happy with the job done josh, those stickers are class
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Mattsky on December 22, 2016, 05:00:29 PM
Super job, that.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: simonmay5 on December 22, 2016, 05:32:04 PM
Toms the man super job that mate
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on December 22, 2016, 05:33:30 PM
Top job that refurb!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Alvaro on December 25, 2016, 09:24:52 PM
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/fda5172074626d5da5cf17c09268dc07_zps7rsaht5i.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/e4bc446c407af003b9e6927164629f7b_zpsnwte7jqt.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/59e02a7bd38b6709c949003bc03ec06b_zpstywjduen.jpg)(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/b01e047998c76523af7ac670a275519f_zps8kdtu3l4.jpg)

I recommend @Red Ink Cricket for a refurb, always a high quality finish. Took a little weight out of this bat - love the performance but it was too bottom heavy. There was plenty of wood to work with... Feels like a wand now too, always did like a duckbill.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on January 11, 2017, 09:12:04 PM
Finally got round to finishing off the refurb of my own match bat from last season, will be a net bat for this year as a kook bubble will be my main bat, and I also have a middling bat as well.
This was it before, after being used all season with no attention. It had a small few cracks as to be expected and just needed a general tidy up
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0453_zpsnrheppfd.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0453_zpsnrheppfd.jpg.html)

This was it after, I've applied some stickers I got from Ryan and a new scuff sheet and grip. I really like the stickers cheers @Ryan
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0452_zpskwzupvmj.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0452_zpskwzupvmj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on January 22, 2017, 09:03:45 PM
It's been a while but I can finally add something new

I picked up this SS bat off eBay in the hope that it was a fuller profile version. Looked like it had seen a fair bit of use and was in some need of some TLC and tape removal.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183900.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183900.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183924.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183924.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183959.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_183959.jpg.html)(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_184009.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_184009.jpg.html)

Bingo, full profile! Now expecting it weight the same as a small planet

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_184046.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170109_184046.jpg.html)

2lb 8oz and a huge full profile, what a find! I managed to take off nearly another ounce in bat tape, it had 3 or 4 layers in some parts!

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/IMG-20170109-WA0009.jpeg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/IMG-20170109-WA0009.jpeg.html)

Starting tapping it up with ball and mallet, pings well but it's very dry. Cracks appear from my mallet bashing.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170111_203818.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170111_203818.jpg.html)

Previous damage that looks to have been fixed at some point, hence the several miles of tape used to protect it.
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170111_203832.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170111_203832.jpg.html)

After some gluing, sanding and buffing, here is how it stands at the minute. I will stick a scuff sheet after a few more coats of oil. I suspect that this could fall under the pingy but cracky category.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173300.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173300.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173340.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173340.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173351.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_173351.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_201511.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170122_201511.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on January 22, 2017, 09:43:36 PM
Hope it's okay not to hijack your thread again Ryan,
I have finished a couple of refurbs for @petehosk the first of which is this lovely mmi3 that Benji looked rather dangerous with at the last southern net
Before- it had some surface cracking and a minor toe crack, the stickers also looked a bit dated and needed a freshen up
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0080_zpsqyxx7rxc.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0080_zpsqyxx7rxc.jpg.html)

After- I managed to sort some new stickers for it which have finished the refurb off, and the purple colour is lovely with the chrome, I fixed the small cracks before giving it a full sand, polish and new stickers and scuff sheet. 

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0046_zpsueqhjxmz.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0046_zpsueqhjxmz.jpg.html)

The second bat was a Gray Nicolls Carbo Powerbow from 2005? The bat for its age was in decent nick, and only had some small cracking to sort
Before-
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0079_zpsdkcckylh.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0079_zpsdkcckylh.jpg.html)

After- Pete had kept some genuine gray nicolls stickers back from when they sold them to customers which he asked for me to put on this bat which helped finish the refurb off, I glued all the small cracks with wood glue, before sanding and polishing the whole bat and finishing the stickers

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/tom_line/IMG_0045_zps7ihwlxb4.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/tom_line/media/IMG_0045_zps7ihwlxb4.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 05, 2017, 10:25:29 PM
Picked this lovely puma up off ebay and gave it a quick clean up. Quick sand, oil and polish, thrown on some mjolnir stickers. Weighs around 2'8 and have already sold it to my old man who'd fallen in love with it the moment he picked it up. Love an ebay bargain!

http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/library/ (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/library/)

Couldn't get the photos to load, so have a look there instead!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 05, 2017, 10:47:39 PM
Picked this lovely puma up off ebay and gave it a quick clean up. Quick sand, oil and polish, thrown on some mjolnir stickers. Weighs around 2'8 and have already sold it to my old man who'd fallen in love with it the moment he picked it up. Love an ebay bargain!

[url]http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/library/[/url] ([url]http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/library/[/url])

Couldn't get the photos to load, so have a look there instead!


Here you go mate. For future reference you need to copy the individual IMG codes and put them in the body of your message here for pictures to show :)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image12_zpsae1iwed3.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image12_zpsae1iwed3.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image21_zpsnh6yayoe.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image21_zpsnh6yayoe.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image31_zpson3jbt3i.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image31_zpson3jbt3i.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image11_zpsoz6s4bqt.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image11_zpsoz6s4bqt.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image21_zpsncu8irow.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image21_zpsncu8irow.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image31_zpssgakt2ux.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image31_zpssgakt2ux.jpg.html)

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/GRB2493/image41_zpsyssl9glz.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/GRB2493/media/image41_zpsyssl9glz.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: GeorgeB93 on February 05, 2017, 11:12:10 PM
Here you go mate. For future reference you need to copy the individual IMG codes and put them in the body of your message here for pictures to show :)


cheers man! Appreciate it!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on February 06, 2017, 08:14:34 AM
Good work on the refurb, but can't help thinking you should have kept the original stickers, particularly as they were in such good condition.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wayward_hayward on February 26, 2017, 09:23:13 PM
Finally something to add to my own thread. This hulk of a bat is TK made for Dwanye Smith. Full convex profile and big booty to match. Previously had some major shoulder surgery so may not last long but its rather pingy.

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201049.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201049.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201102.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201102.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201115.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201115.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201133.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201133.jpg.html)
(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad158/ncfcrgr8/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201216.jpg) (http://s931.photobucket.com/user/ncfcrgr8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170226_201216.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: procricket on February 26, 2017, 09:27:50 PM
looks a treat I think the work will last the lad I got it off played against England yesterday got Ben Stokes out.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SweetSpot on March 21, 2017, 08:27:30 AM
Hi all,
I received a BAS Players bat (circa 2013/2014) from a mate with a very serious crack running from the back, over the shoulder and through the face as well. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it.
Any help is much appreciated
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on March 21, 2017, 08:30:53 AM
It sounds totally poked. Stick some photos up.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SweetSpot on March 21, 2017, 08:38:02 PM
Here it is, hopefully it works

(https://s13.postimg.org/u5detaiav/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k82e08aoz/)picture hosting (https://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on March 21, 2017, 08:41:01 PM
Needs a new handle, take the handle out, repair the split and then fit a new handle, you may want to either dowel, or bind or both for reinforcement to the repair
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 22, 2017, 12:28:20 AM
Agree with @tom line . Various places are offering discounts.

Check out Cross Bats, Robert James, B3,  on twitter (few others I cant remember).
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SweetSpot on March 22, 2017, 05:47:47 AM
Agree with @tom line . Various places are offering discounts.

Check out Cross Bats, Robert James, B3,  on twitter (few others I cant remember).
The handle is still in tact. I will try opening the crack even more, glue the crack and bind it. I will only be using it for nets/preseason however as I am knocking in a new bat
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on March 22, 2017, 06:00:51 AM
The crack is result of the handle joint failing either the canes have started to delaminates putting too much stress in the shoulder that's led to the split or it's been incorrectly fitted, either way you can repair without rehandling but it's very likely the split will just open up again
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: petehosk on March 22, 2017, 09:43:01 AM
The crack is result of the handle joint failing either the canes have started to delaminates putting too much stress in the shoulder that's led to the split or it's been incorrectly fitted, either way you can repair without rehandling but it's very likely the split will just open up again

Similar to my teammates Kookaburra which had a split each side of the handle? That is still staying strong after your rehandle and repair so well done Tom!
I was in fear that it may not stay strong enough as big Ben hits it harder than anyone I know. But it is holding up so fingers crossed  ;)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: 19reading87 on March 22, 2017, 09:50:58 AM
Whats best to use to give a bat a lovely shine if you've refurbed it yourself so the only tools you have is a bit of elbow grease and cloth....??
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: e4sby on March 22, 2017, 10:03:39 AM
Whats best to use to give a bat a lovely shine if you've refurbed it yourself so the only tools you have is a bit of elbow grease and cloth....??

Get some 800 grit paper - shines like a diamond in a goats bottom so good scuff doesn't  even stick to it
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on March 22, 2017, 10:49:04 AM
Similar to my teammates Kookaburra which had a split each side of the handle? That is still staying strong after your rehandle and repair so well done Tom!
I was in fear that it may not stay strong enough as big Ben hits it harder than anyone I know. But it is holding up so fingers crossed  ;)

Yes Pete pretty much the same sort of crack as Bens, good to here it's still going well
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: petehosk on March 22, 2017, 12:48:03 PM
Whats best to use to give a bat a lovely shine if you've refurbed it yourself so the only tools you have is a bit of elbow grease and cloth....??

Tom finished my refurbs beautifully and I did ask him what he waxed/finished them with as it was so smooth! But he would not tell me!  :(
Trade secret or something he has experimented with? Not sure which but I figured he was entitled to keep it to himself!  ;)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: calcurtis98 on April 26, 2017, 02:08:57 PM
Opposed to starting a new thread I felt this would be best put here.

I want to thicken the bottom of my handle something similar to the way people put half a grip underneath a second grip - the thing is that I don't have a grip at the moment to cut up and put underneath, is there an alternative way of doing this.

Could I potentially put medical tape (this pink kind of spongy one) on top of the twine on the bottom of the handle to simulate?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on April 26, 2017, 06:04:56 PM
Opposed to starting a new thread I felt this would be best put here.

I want to thicken the bottom of my handle something similar to the way people put half a grip underneath a second grip - the thing is that I don't have a grip at the moment to cut up and put underneath, is there an alternative way of doing this.

Could I potentially put medical tape (this pink kind of spongy one) on top of the twine on the bottom of the handle to simulate?


Tape would work fine, could use medical tape as you say, or electrical tape, I think there's Kinesiology tape too, or you can add a second layer of binding on the bottom half of the handle, the latter is my preference as you get the desired thickness without the super spongy feel you can get with two grips when you can't actually feel the handle in your hands which I personally like to be able to do
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Sivlar13 on May 04, 2017, 10:59:07 PM
I suppose in some places in the U.K. it still feels like winter...

I purchased two rather good looking Kippax bats off the Bay earlier this year as I was, of course, intrigued by the weight and edge size - both edges measuring 47mm, both around the 2.10 mark.

I sent them to the legend that is @tom line and he sorted me right out. If anyone is looking for a place to send their bats for a refurb then look no further; Tom's refurbs are profession and his polishing is honestly the best I've ever seen. The attention to detail is second to none and for a lad in his mid to late teens, it is highly impressive!

Anyway, here's the pictures! Cheers again, Tom!

Before:

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/1B033AD1-A3D5-4BDB-8A95-D29AB4A28A82_zpsmwr8xzpj.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1B033AD1-A3D5-4BDB-8A95-D29AB4A28A82_zpsmwr8xzpj.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/81F5478C-BC7A-483C-A449-005B839657E0_zpszx3ugjom.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/81F5478C-BC7A-483C-A449-005B839657E0_zpszx3ugjom.jpg.html)

After:

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/C545FEC0-B5E1-488E-8060-F4BD5F8B4D28_zpsdyk8xydu.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C545FEC0-B5E1-488E-8060-F4BD5F8B4D28_zpsdyk8xydu.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/27A1E44A-7BAA-4E09-9B7C-DEAA0E4C0D60_zpsvmowysq1.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/27A1E44A-7BAA-4E09-9B7C-DEAA0E4C0D60_zpsvmowysq1.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/165D84DD-880D-4C46-9922-E991137D3AC4_zpsaf9nh4rz.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/165D84DD-880D-4C46-9922-E991137D3AC4_zpsaf9nh4rz.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/F0475ACD-2157-4CB3-8B96-0BA97781DE9E_zpsnmzcjmcb.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F0475ACD-2157-4CB3-8B96-0BA97781DE9E_zpsnmzcjmcb.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/9D49FE5D-CB32-4251-854E-224FD3FD2780_zpsebkil7lf.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9D49FE5D-CB32-4251-854E-224FD3FD2780_zpsebkil7lf.jpg.html)

(http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Joshua_Sivier/Mobile%20Uploads/14D562D0-3148-4C40-BAA3-F751AE78852A_zpsrtforwva.jpg) (http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/Joshua_Sivier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/14D562D0-3148-4C40-BAA3-F751AE78852A_zpsrtforwva.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: KW9221 on May 04, 2017, 11:33:49 PM
@Sivlar13 they look stunning mate! I would love to send my bats to Tom but sadly I am in states.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 05, 2017, 08:03:31 AM
Glad you're happy with them mate, get them in the post Monday for you
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: petehosk on May 05, 2017, 08:18:32 AM
Top work Tom!!!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on May 05, 2017, 08:27:02 AM
these have come up very nice, good bats Kippax.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: ppccopener on May 05, 2017, 09:13:44 AM
tom im going to whatsapp you about my mates bat.

Don't need you to do anything just want a second opinion....it's my mate's Amplus and been repaired once now gone again(this time thru the back of the toe.

My mate absolutely loves this bat

i'll send you a photo..

all the best
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on May 05, 2017, 11:58:57 AM
Question: applying a scuff to a mongoose mmi3. Should I cover the whole of the front sticker or should I cut it shorter like a standard bat?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 05, 2017, 12:12:40 PM
I'd say whole bat face as the whole face will be used and help protect the stickers
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on May 05, 2017, 12:27:12 PM
Thanks, that's what I thought, I was just concerned it may look a bit weird.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on May 07, 2017, 09:32:04 AM
Bought these off here.
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0230_zpsurnnlw9h.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0230_zpsurnnlw9h.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0229_zps5cuwb0eg.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0229_zps5cuwb0eg.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0230_zpsurnnlw9h.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0230_zpsurnnlw9h.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0232_zpszooky3za.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0232_zpszooky3za.jpg.html)

One had very minor surface cracks which were easily repaired. The other had slightly more extensive delamination. After a bit of surgery it is not all glued and solid.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0232_zpszooky3za.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0232_zpszooky3za.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0237_zpsx8vgxkzg.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0237_zpsx8vgxkzg.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0239_zpsgwaosivh.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0239_zpsgwaosivh.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0242_zpshd54dojh.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0242_zpshd54dojh.jpg.html)

All completed and stickered. I will scuff the one on the left but leave the one on the right in case I need access to glue down any further delamination.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0243_zpsop4banbt.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0243_zpsop4banbt.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0244_zpswvvubfmx.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0244_zpswvvubfmx.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0246_zpserw3owcr.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0246_zpserw3owcr.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0247_zpskckeqemv.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0247_zpskckeqemv.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0252_zps0jcnuuqc.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0252_zps0jcnuuqc.jpg.html)
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah231/gurujames1/IMG_0253_zpsdzslf9kk.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/gurujames1/media/IMG_0253_zpsdzslf9kk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: tom line on May 07, 2017, 09:46:16 AM
Top work on those @Gurujames
Always find trying to get all the delam a challenge as can sometimes take several glueing sessions
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on May 07, 2017, 09:58:00 AM
A combination of needles, syringes, Stanley knives and butter knives did the trick. The delamination was in a fairly localised area so I was able to get to it in one go. However, it may well spread, that's why I won't put a scuff sheet on.
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Alvaro on May 07, 2017, 06:07:57 PM
Great post @Gurujames
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 08, 2017, 08:07:02 AM
Two cracking sticks for the money there mate! Hope they go well!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: calcurtis98 on May 10, 2017, 07:14:38 AM
Piggy banking onto this post again - apologies.

How bad is feathering of the toe and also some small (compress maybe) cracks near the toe?

Can get picture when I am home from work later if it helps!
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: langer17 on May 10, 2017, 07:43:48 AM
Feathering isn't bad at all. Happened to my main bat 4 years ago but some watery super glue down there and never had an issue since
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 10, 2017, 08:07:32 AM
Yeah two great looking bats
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: wilkie113 on May 14, 2017, 08:16:00 PM
Little refurb on my SS as the inside edge had split and it started delaminating :(

(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/IMG-20170511-WA0009_zpshgey12ym.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/IMG-20170511-WA0009_zpshgey12ym.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/IMG-20170511-WA0005_zpsxnes26jt.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/IMG-20170511-WA0005_zpsxnes26jt.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/IMG-20170511-WA0001_zpsn1geeipc.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/IMG-20170511-WA0001_zpsn1geeipc.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/IMG-20170511-WA0003_zpsd9n05hij.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/IMG-20170511-WA0003_zpsd9n05hij.jpg.html)
(http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/wilkie113/IMG-20170511-WA0004_zpsrwd9eyie.jpg) (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/wilkie113/media/IMG-20170511-WA0004_zpsrwd9eyie.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: 19reading87 on May 16, 2017, 03:16:47 PM
@Gurujames where did you get those spiral grips from mate?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Gurujames on May 16, 2017, 03:22:30 PM
http://www.upfrontcricket.com/bats-bat-care/cricket-bat-grips/coil-spiral-grips.html (http://www.upfrontcricket.com/bats-bat-care/cricket-bat-grips/coil-spiral-grips.html)
Title: Before/ After refurb thread
Post by: Psi on March 27, 2020, 10:10:16 PM
Here's the before and after on my knackered SS Jumbo. Bought it for very little from an auction in Suffolk. Grains not great and it will never be a thing of beauty.

Still needs oiling and grip and new back sticker, but it hits the ball well and may even stay in one piece...

Before :
(https://i.postimg.cc/yxQ60BWB/IMG-20200317-235849.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BPFGGrxw)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QMYr6Shk/IMG-20200317-235842.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kVSZGQVB)

(https://i.postimg.cc/256sBvhq/IMG-20200317-235853.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XrRHRr23)

After:
(https://i.postimg.cc/d3B6BNKJ/IMG-20200327-155053.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vx458zBK)
(https://i.postimg.cc/fRb2HsLp/IMG-20200327-154840.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QHRJtRcJ)
(https://i.postimg.cc/qMwDXqk2/IMG-20200327-154830.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGyQR1Hh)(https://i.postimg.cc/PrTFwYkt/IMG-20200327-154810.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/s1HcFBX8)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5fgZR2J/IMG-20200327-154759.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bZtL9zq5)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zG0BrCq3/IMG-20200327-215326.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XQ15FYM)

By the way, does anyone else agree that this iconic bat had the worst ever sticker design? Looking through old photos, seems like half of the Essex squad used them in 70s/80s
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: bigblue365 on March 29, 2020, 04:21:27 PM
@Psi - Fantastic refrub. Did you insert something in the toe to strengthen it?
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Psi on March 29, 2020, 05:57:56 PM
@Psi - Fantastic refrub. Did you insert something in the toe to strengthen it?

Thanks, no nothing extra beyond the SS Patent reinforced toe, which seems to stop the blade cracking right through to the back. We'll see if it holds together.

Here's the obligatory try out in the batting cage with period head gear and gloves:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6nA3ViRptkULfcbp6

And here is the finished product:


(https://i.postimg.cc/Hk6t7zd7/IMG-20200329-183238.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvmF514p)


Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Psi on March 29, 2020, 06:04:50 PM
Moderators, can you put this in the Before/After refurb thread please? I posted in an old thread by mistake...
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: leatherseat on March 30, 2020, 07:07:07 AM
By the way, does anyone else agree that this iconic bat had the worst ever sticker design?

I can't agree on the stickers. I love the clarity of them - no mistaking the bat anywhere round the boundary, when Viv or Clive Rice et al were making mincemeat of the bowlers. Then again,as a boy I suppose I accepted the then-current look of bat stickers as the right way for the bat to look (sorry, poor explanation).

Great job on the refurb and good luck in your sticker search.SS re-introduced a kashmir willow version of the Jumbo recently, so stockers have been re-produced in recent years.

The toe - there was a small piece missing - have you filled it with sawdust and glue or did you put a piece of wood in there?

David
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: SD on March 30, 2020, 11:22:02 AM
I actually rather likes the stickers although there may be an element of nostalgia in that.

I think the garish efforts in some modern bats are the worst I have seen
Title: Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
Post by: Psi on March 30, 2020, 12:33:09 PM
By the way, does anyone else agree that this iconic bat had the worst ever sticker design?

I can't agree on the stickers. I love the clarity of them - no mistaking the bat anywhere round the boundary, when Viv or Clive Rice et al were making mincemeat of the bowlers. Then again,as a boy I suppose I accepted the then-current look of bat stickers as the right way for the bat to look (sorry, poor explanation).

Great job on the refurb and good luck in your sticker search.SS re-introduced a kashmir willow version of the Jumbo recently, so stockers have been re-produced in recent years.

The toe - there was a small piece missing - have you filled it with sawdust and glue or did you put a piece of wood in there?

David

Thanks. Yes, I first removed the expanding gorilla glue from the hole at the toe because this is quite soft and brittle. Then I refilled it with gorilla wood glue mixed with sawdust. Then resanded it. I'll give it a good bash over the summer and see if the filler cracks or stays sound.

Can't say I honestly hate the Jumbo sticker. There's a lot of nostalgia there from when I first played in the early 80's. But I do prefer say the SS Turbo 333 that Gooch wielded for looks.