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Title: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: FattusCattus on June 18, 2016, 09:12:22 AM
Not a bat for the purists this one - but having been inspired by @avkrish  - here, in all it's glory is my Tusker clone.

It weighs in at around 2.9lbs, it has modest, old fashioned 25mm edges and a 60mm spine at it's highest point. It's not meant to be an exact copy of the old Tusker, more a modern interpretation. All the notches and scoops don't massively enhance the pick up, but I like it, so yah boo sucks!

It has a nice, interesting face and John has finished it beautifully. It picks up surprisingly well, better than my old Tusker did, and feels equally great stroking elegant drives and essaying ferocious pulls in front of the bedroom mirror.

In short, John has produced exactly what I wanted, despite my constant interference - he's put it through his knocking in machine and I have to say the response is excellent, so I'm well chuffed as I think it's pretty much good to go.

Here are the lovely pics, click on them to make them bigger-

(http://r01t.imgup.net/20160618_0f0c5.jpg) (http://r01i.imgup.net/20160618_0f0c5.jpg)
(http://m21t.imgup.net/20160618_0d35f.jpg) (http://m21i.imgup.net/20160618_0d35f.jpg)
(http://r73t.imgup.net/20160618_0b654.jpg) (http://r73i.imgup.net/20160618_0b654.jpg)
(http://j26t.imgup.net/20160618_04fc0.jpg) (http://j26i.imgup.net/20160618_04fc0.jpg)
(http://s55t.imgup.net/20160618_0b613.jpg) (http://s55i.imgup.net/20160618_0b613.jpg)
(http://q24t.imgup.net/20160618_0cee0.jpg) (http://q24i.imgup.net/20160618_0cee0.jpg)
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: Nmcgee on June 18, 2016, 09:17:49 AM
I saw this on the Red Ink Twitter feed. I think it's brilliant.
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: avkrish on June 18, 2016, 09:19:38 AM
Wow!!! The wait is over; I was as impatient as you were. Guess it was worth the wait  :).
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: Red Ink Cricket on June 18, 2016, 09:50:13 AM
Glad you are pleased with it. Sorry it took a little longer than anticipated but glad it was worth the wait. This is the second one I've made, I must admit I do enjoy making this shape. Nice to work on things a little different every now and then

I always recommend a few throw downs first and possibly a touch more knocking in if needed. The machine certainly takes 90% of the work out of knocking but it won't hurt to do a little more in the key areas once you have assessed the throw downs.

Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: skip1973 on June 18, 2016, 09:52:19 AM
 I have seen tusker stickers on ebay recently too I think.
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: trypewriter on June 18, 2016, 10:01:26 AM
Lovely piece of work John! Plus a good call Mr Cattus!
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: Ridenmarke on June 18, 2016, 10:13:57 AM
Oh my that is magnificent. Reminds me of a shot tray.
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2016, 03:42:36 PM
Love the toe up shot
Title: Re: Arghhh!! Avert Your Eyes - It's Tusker Time!
Post by: sarg on June 19, 2016, 05:20:18 AM
That looks fantastic @FattusCattus. Great work John.