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Title: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 17, 2018, 11:36:15 AM
(https://s26.postimg.org/ld072065h/31_AF4_F03-73_AE-4_E39-8363-_D04_FCA3_D4020.png) (https://postimg.org/image/ld072065h/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/3zpwn5q9x/39_D3_F357-_E56_F-4_AA9-_B732-5_F2_D1_D64_F629.png) (https://postimg.org/image/3zpwn5q9x/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/pm4x46wk5/8_DAE6_B84-4903-4_B0_B-_B6_BB-9_D4887_C47_FC3.png) (https://postimg.org/image/pm4x46wk5/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/e9sbme8fp/B3_AD3748-_DF71-400_C-92_FB-_AE8_A6_E020_F76.png) (https://postimg.org/image/e9sbme8fp/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/n4t5wxkdh/B752_B3_F9-_E9_F8-48_BB-_B6_FD-783_B4271_FC8_B.png) (https://postimg.org/image/n4t5wxkdh/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: procricket on March 17, 2018, 11:55:13 AM
looks good 3rd picture that profile looks great.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 17, 2018, 12:21:18 PM
Yeah it's a weird one that
Just kinda evolved
The cleft was big enough just to work on pick up.

It's also got every cheat in the book on it
The edges taper back, the bat width tapers up, shoulders dropped slightly etc
But it is a long blade, and 2.14.5 finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 17, 2018, 12:23:32 PM
I'll post up the round bottom plane modifications and the forging of a drawknife soon
Also got the press to show
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:14:40 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/6vim4foxx/E10_AA9_D3-_D7_C6-413_C-_B15_B-_BF9218_D74_CF0.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6vim4foxx/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:23:38 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/d0a4i4z5h/A960_ACF2-036_E-408_E-_B812-_C0_EAA935017_D.png) (https://postimg.org/image/d0a4i4z5h/)


Iíll drop this off Friday to itís lucky owner
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:28:48 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/cq2lybf91/9_A8_FB47_A-211_A-45_E4-8_E60-_D8496_BF661_F7.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cq2lybf91/)

Using the chuck from an old lathe to string a handle
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: edge on March 19, 2018, 06:31:11 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/cq2lybf91/9_A8_FB47_A-211_A-45_E4-8_E60-_D8496_BF661_F7.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cq2lybf91/)

Using the chuck from an old lathe to string a handle
Now that I need!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:37:19 PM
Loads on eBay
Iím lucky in that I work all over the U.K., so I can pick things like this up easily.
This was off an old submarine! Got it off a bloke down in Havant, Iíd know idea that it was collectible until the bids went a bit stupid.
I only wanted the lathe bed and screw for my bat press, but Iíve ended up using quite a few parts off it
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:45:21 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/6gce8ebv9/A04_EDD9_A-0511-4_CF0-_BFEC-2_A8479422_E53.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6gce8ebv9/)

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

Gotta be honest too, I just canít get the hang of either spokeshaves or hand planes.
I can do the work of both with my random orbital sanders and an electric plane
I know itís not the fashionable norm, but it works for me
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 06:51:51 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/5s3jplic5/2_BDA70_BD-_A31_E-4_E44-91_F2-73_DAD9_A9_F77_D.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5s3jplic5/)


Gives a good idea of different stages of batmaking
Bat on the left just needs final finishing etc, but the bat on the right still has a lot of shaping,(spine into the toe) and finishing
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 07:01:49 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/khodu7n7p/C10_F7_B15-6329-4_B2_A-_BC16-_CA91_F9511107.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/khodu7n7p/)

All finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 07:02:27 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/mz051hu9h/4_E32_DEEA-2490-4989-_BF9_B-092_DC12_EA829.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mz051hu9h/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 07:03:07 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/95bscftyd/108_E114_F-70_B4-4_C13-_B146-0_FEC6_B7_DA5_E9.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/95bscftyd/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 07:03:46 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/vu0zbzo6t/C6_E9757_F-3_F0_C-4245-93_C5-8016_EDC14_F12.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vu0zbzo6t/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 07:05:22 PM
Thatís just under 2.10
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Sivlar13 on March 19, 2018, 08:09:27 PM
Beautiful bats, mate.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 19, 2018, 08:12:14 PM
Some top skills here!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 19, 2018, 09:16:01 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/bye6o2yth/0876_C71_A-9_CF0-426_E-_B6_D1-9_EB01569_EFE8.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/bye6o2yth/)

Playing about with a few different profiles
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2018, 09:00:44 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/5a9bcgo1x/474_B1877-5_E54-4649-_ADCD-56_E1_C3321_E71.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5a9bcgo1x/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2018, 09:01:58 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/vvbu81t05/F21_CCDF4-8235-4334-923_E-57_C977_CD067_C.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vvbu81t05/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on March 21, 2018, 03:39:51 AM
Lovely work .
Just wish the branding was 'northern monkey' !
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 21, 2018, 06:09:08 AM
It will feature on the bats soon
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 21, 2018, 09:06:41 AM
(https://s19.postimg.org/m9xcoc5qn/IMG_3005.png) (https://postimg.org/image/m9xcoc5qn/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: stevat on March 21, 2018, 05:49:30 PM
Love the flat cap, no whippet an oversight?

Bats do look beautiful though, fair play.  Going to have to give this a go some day soon.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 21, 2018, 06:08:02 PM
No whippet
Maybe a Lancashire healer
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 21, 2018, 06:29:10 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/j9q5ieicf/IMG_3001.png) (https://postimg.org/image/j9q5ieicf/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 22, 2018, 03:17:34 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/u169hbk5r/IMG_3028.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/u169hbk5r/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 22, 2018, 03:19:10 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/j1l26344v/IMG_3027.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/j1l26344v/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 22, 2018, 03:19:30 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 22, 2018, 03:20:40 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/596na6apr/IMG_3029.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/596na6apr/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 22, 2018, 03:23:06 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 22, 2018, 05:19:30 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/l2cit9swf/IMG_3034.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/l2cit9swf/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on March 22, 2018, 06:24:01 PM
@Northern monkey  - when I click on your pictures, why does it come up with "sexy Asian women in Leeds"?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: procricket on March 22, 2018, 06:33:47 PM
@Northern monkey  - when I click on your pictures, why does it come up with "sexy Asian women in Leeds"?

They have gathered all your information and asses this is the date you would like to look at! Bit like facebook
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 22, 2018, 07:03:07 PM
Iíve had many a good night owt int Leeds 😉
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Churchy1989 on March 22, 2018, 07:55:28 PM
We have a real one of our own here. Making proper bats!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:20:25 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/b5ymeqyib/IMG_3108.jpg)

Back out bat making today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:21:37 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/whumw9tmn/IMG_3113.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/whumw9tmn/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:22:36 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/wum12grbz/IMG_3126.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wum12grbz/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:23:41 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/kfz925uov/IMG_3130.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kfz925uov/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:24:53 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/x7df8perj/IMG_3134.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/x7df8perj/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 25, 2018, 09:31:44 PM
handle has been strung,(had to bath kids then bugger off to indoor nets), so Iíll finish polishing and stickering it up tomorrow .

Finished weight will be just under 2.11
40mm offset edges and around a 55mm peak spine

Tbh, itís a full spine into the toe, bit of a tk,Salix hybrid
Bat face has some character and pings very very nice
Even at that weight Iíd be happy to have it in my kit bag, could do some serious damage with that
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Yorkershire on March 27, 2018, 04:26:53 PM
Great effort! Liking the stickers!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2018, 05:40:58 PM
[![IMG_3167.jpg](https://s19.postimg.org/5rv8tmr5v/IMG_3167.jpg)](https://postimg.org/image/r1iv4h7gf/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2018, 05:42:33 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/kccbo16kf/IMG_3166.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kccbo16kf/)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2018, 05:43:34 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/hjnpi760z/IMG_3167.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2018, 05:44:09 PM
Mark really impressive pal.

Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: edge on March 27, 2018, 05:58:51 PM
[![IMG_3167.jpg]http://([url]https://s19.postimg.org/5rv8tmr5v/IMG_3167.jpg[/url] ([url]https://s19.postimg.org/5rv8tmr5v/IMG_3167.jpg[/url]))]([url]https://postimg.org/image/r1iv4h7gf/[/url] ([url]https://postimg.org/image/r1iv4h7gf/[/url]))

(https://s19.postimg.org/5rv8tmr5v/IMG_3167.jpg)

Looks a lovely finish @Northern monkey , well done bud.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2018, 06:00:50 PM
How do you resize the pics????
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: edge on March 27, 2018, 06:03:45 PM
How do you resize the pics????

Don't use the thumbnail link, copy the 'direct link' and paste it between [ IMG ] [/ IMG ] tags. http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.msg682659#msg682659 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=7712.msg682659#msg682659)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 27, 2018, 06:12:52 PM
Lovely effort mate great to see another member venture into the bat making world, also really like the look of the stickers you have designed, from someone thatís been tipping there toe in the water a kitchen over the past few years the one stumbling block if always found is someone or somewhere to get some decent quality stickers at a reasonable price so can I ask who designed and prints yours mate?

By the way love the profile of that last one you have made
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2018, 06:15:24 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/qq605eqo3/IMG_3169.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tuffers007 on March 28, 2018, 03:15:08 PM
looks a really lovely stick, well done.
im currently working on one. hopefully get it finished this week then will post for critique
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on March 28, 2018, 08:05:28 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/qq605eqo3/IMG_3169.jpg)

Great profile, and what a lovely piece of willow mate. Nice one.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 01, 2018, 04:26:51 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/m5bncgcdv/IMG_3365.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 01, 2018, 04:27:46 PM
One for a mate of Brucies

Size 4 ish
32mm edges
58mm spine
No concaving
Should be 2.1 finished
It was a very nice cleft
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 01, 2018, 04:35:24 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/l31gucok3/IMG_3366.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 05, 2018, 05:15:14 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/7cq0jrrll/A7570_DA5-_BEE0-4_EBF-_ACB5-4_E08_CE5_F18_EE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 05, 2018, 05:17:55 PM
(https://s26.postimg.org/d0wbao3nt/466171_A2-_DBCA-4_BC9-9250-_AE3_EFF31559_D.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 05, 2018, 05:18:43 PM
First chance Iíve had to tidy up a bit
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 05, 2018, 05:20:07 PM
One for a mate of Brucies

Size 4 ish
32mm edges
58mm spine
No concaving
Should be 2.1 finished
It was a very nice cleft

@uknsaunders?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on April 05, 2018, 05:48:52 PM
Wayyy too big a bat
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 06, 2018, 02:43:28 PM
Someone robbed my pics??
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 07, 2018, 08:25:39 AM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/ptt96y5w1/IMG_4116.jpg[https://s14.postimg.cc/ptt96y5w1/IMG_4116.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 07, 2018, 08:27:12 AM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/hbjt2urq9/IMG_4152.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 07, 2018, 08:29:18 AM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/6opzxl475/IMG_4118.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 07, 2018, 08:30:53 AM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/jsvkadbpd/IMG_4092.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: manno on May 07, 2018, 12:36:34 PM
Youve got the hang of that travisher no worries at all there Mark!

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 07, 2018, 04:07:01 PM
My favourite tool by far that travisher

Just picked up another random orbital sander from screwfix,,24.99 absolute bargain
If they did a 150mm one Iíd put the festool on eBay
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on May 07, 2018, 09:01:09 PM
Glad you're enjoying the travisher mate, the bats look fantastic well done
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 08, 2018, 08:05:04 AM
My favourite tool by far that travisher

Just picked up another random orbital sander from screwfix,,24.99 absolute bargain
If they did a 150mm one Iíd put the festool on eBay

which Sander is that @Northern monkey looking to pick one up excellent price that
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 08, 2018, 08:38:07 AM
Just go on screwfix website
It's the cheapest they do
Gets really good reviews, and rightly so
It's usually in stock too, which is good

Not sure how they sell it for that,
It's the energer one at 24.99
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 08, 2018, 08:44:49 AM
(https://s18.postimg.cc/72ibyh7i1/IMG_4164.jpg
https://s18.postimg.cc/t1oqlpj7d/IMG_4172.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: velvetsky01 on May 08, 2018, 08:45:14 AM
ah great thanks mate I thought it was that one but just wanted to check

glad to hear its working well
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 10, 2018, 07:30:35 AM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/6llmdrumn/IMG_4242.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 10, 2018, 07:32:13 AM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/56k1p6jan/57d9eca3-f3ca-48c2-81bf-19aaca2a4e49.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on May 10, 2018, 08:11:08 AM
Great work Mark! You're keeping busy over there for sure.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 11, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/lx8nun4nf/IMG_4294.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 11, 2018, 02:30:27 PM
Hopefully a nice replacement
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 11, 2018, 02:31:54 PM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/r9xi8a04b/IMG_4277.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Calzehbhoy on May 11, 2018, 02:51:06 PM
Really like that profile!

With the spine into the toe makes it look like a proper club!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 11, 2018, 03:04:34 PM
My mate Ram has broken so many toes on bats, hopefully this will last a bit

That newbery cost him a small fortune, and is only used in matches
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2018, 10:24:40 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gz7r4e9s5/IMG_4959.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2018, 10:26:03 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/f7es9mnw5/IMG_4961.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2018, 10:27:31 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/xo96zwdyt/IMG_4898.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 17, 2018, 11:59:52 AM
What lovely looking bats well done mate.

Hope the travisher is behaving ;)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 17, 2018, 06:10:34 PM
Yeah that's one batmaking tool, I'd be lost without mate
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 18, 2018, 06:50:21 AM
I think I'm seeing the start of a signature shape !  :D
Top work .
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 07:16:22 AM
Yes Iíd agree,,,, after over 40yrs of playing, I suppose Iíve seen every possible shape of bat.
The shape/profile Iím shaping , just seems to work
Itís not easy to produce, as the spine has to run fairly straight to the toe.
Then the profile has to follow that line, which means getting the balance and pick up right, whilst keeping as much wood in the bat as possible.

One big thing I do want, is to get the finish of the bats, as good as possible
It takes time, but , thatís what ultimately will set me apart
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: mad_abt_cricket on June 18, 2018, 07:45:47 AM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/r9xi8a04b/IMG_4277.jpg)

Great work mate!
Absolutely love this profile. Top Job!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tuffers007 on June 18, 2018, 08:41:01 AM
I'll post up the round bottom plane modifications and the forging of a drawknife soon
Also got the press to show

any update on these? would love to see what youve done
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: velvetsky01 on June 18, 2018, 08:43:41 AM
yeah i really like the profile!

are these for sale at all ? if so have you any pricing lists? out of interest
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 11:17:03 AM
any update on these? would love to see what youve done

I've not had chance to forge the drawknife,, I was eventually lucky enough to get one off eBay that's perfect , after buying loads
I will get round to it soon tho and post pics
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 11:20:59 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/srff7np6t/IMG_5004.jpg)

Just waiting for the glue to dry on the binding on this one,,,slightly different toe for once
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Yorkershire on June 18, 2018, 11:23:26 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/srff7np6t/IMG_5004.jpg)

Just waiting for the glue to dry on the binding on this one,,,slightly different toe for once

That looks beautiful mate!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 11:31:10 AM
Thank you ,,just a final
Polish and stickers, then deliver it into London
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on June 18, 2018, 11:40:00 AM
Superb looking bats
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 11:48:50 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gn05qp75x/IMG_5009.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on June 18, 2018, 11:51:53 AM
nice finish on the bats. I always struggled to get a nice finish.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 18, 2018, 03:50:52 PM
That looks absolutely stunning - love how clean the edges and shaping looks.

Some talent on show here :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tuffers007 on June 18, 2018, 07:25:40 PM
I've not had chance to forge the drawknife,, I was eventually lucky enough to get one off eBay that's perfect , after buying loads
I will get round to it soon tho and post pics

what about the press and modifications to the travisher
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 18, 2018, 07:36:17 PM
Tuffers,,,,Iíve not touched or needed a round bottom plane since getting a travisher,,, I could almost do a raw cleft to a bat using the travisher alone, it would take a bit longer,and kill the edge on the travisher, but it is almost a one batmaking tool.

The press is done ,,, but I might strip it down and start again
Itís way over engineered for what I need, and takes up all the room in one of my sheds, and hopefully we are moving house soon, so it needs stripping down anyway.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on June 18, 2018, 07:42:26 PM
(https://s7.postimg.cc/r9xi8a04b/IMG_4277.jpg)

Stunning!

Are these bats bowed?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tuffers007 on June 18, 2018, 07:46:35 PM
Tuffers,,,,Iíve not touched or needed a round bottom plane since getting a travisher,,, I could almost do a raw cleft to a bat using the travisher alone, it would take a bit longer,and kill the edge on the travisher, but it is almost a one batmaking tool.

The press is done ,,, but I might strip it down and start again
Itís way over engineered for what I need, and takes up all the room in one of my sheds, and hopefully we are moving house soon, so it needs stripping down anyway.

excellent. you certainly have some skill when it comes to creating bats. really happy with the one you made me. so much so that i  havnt used it yet!! just a stunning piece of willow.
be interested in seeing the press and how you engineered it
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on June 18, 2018, 08:01:05 PM
@Northern monkey - beautiful shape Marky. I can only endorse The Monkeys work, the size 4 he did for me is superb (Iíll get you pics Mark, heís smashing it everywhere!).

Any damaged clefts you can make a shoulderless from?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 19, 2018, 05:46:30 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/cltmylqfp/IMG_5040.jpg)

Just shaping this up, draw knife and travisher only so far
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: edge on June 19, 2018, 05:47:52 PM
Looks good that, I need me a travisher.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on June 19, 2018, 06:39:18 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/cltmylqfp/IMG_5040.jpg)

Just shaping this up, draw knife and travisher only so far

Mark could you put a video up on FB using the travisher?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2018, 07:04:50 AM
Spent half of yesterday trying to sharpen the thing.

And I use it drawing it towards me, which is the wrong way, but it works for me so hey ho
But yeah will do
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 22, 2018, 05:29:31 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/w3rjtofkl/IMG_5120.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 22, 2018, 05:30:45 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/xvkiosoph/IMG_5118.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 22, 2018, 05:39:19 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gxli2vfat/IMG_5124.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jblowe on June 22, 2018, 06:16:35 PM
and hopefully we are moving house soon,
@Northern monkey are Marcham CC finally running you out of town
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 22, 2018, 06:46:34 PM
Ha ha
I don't think they'll wind me up again that's for sure
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 26, 2018, 10:56:22 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/guwkiwi6d/IMG_5231.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 26, 2018, 10:57:17 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/mj2v9w9p1/IMG_5233.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 26, 2018, 10:58:10 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/n8lnmakj9/IMG_5241.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: potzy248 on June 26, 2018, 09:15:49 PM
Top work mate. Great looking bats.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 27, 2018, 06:00:15 AM
As much as I admire the work , bat shapes etc of the forum sponsors and 'amateur'(?) hobby podshavers alike on the forum  (there are many I'd quite like to own !) , in all honesty , the above shape from Mr Monkey is top of the list . If I didn't have 3 match bats , 9 more in the match bat queue,  and 4 or 5 net bats , no cash , and a promise to myself to not buy any bats for at least a year or so .....then I'd already have bought one . Me likes .  :D
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on June 27, 2018, 06:00:56 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/gxli2vfat/IMG_5124.jpg)


This is what i mean .  :D
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 27, 2018, 07:04:35 AM
Thankyou 😀
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on June 27, 2018, 08:17:13 AM
Superb looking bats.

I went through your facebook page, very interesting and some impressive photos.

I particularly like the one with the shoulders ... look very neat.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 27, 2018, 08:23:33 AM
Long long way to go yet before I'm happy with them, but at the end of the day, it's the process I enjoy,and I'll continue to learn and improve with every bat made.
It's a hobby/love/ only, it's never going to be for making money, I have a job I enjoy, and I'm paid well for.

Many thanks for your comments
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 29, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/jubsig5np/IMG_5322.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 29, 2018, 08:45:58 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/d3vb93339/IMG_5312.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 30, 2018, 07:38:06 AM
Like that shape a lot,,,no concaving, huge hitting area,at 2.12 finished, thereís a lot of wood in that
Final polishing this morning, then I can deliver it
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 30, 2018, 07:56:39 AM
Very nice @Northern monkey lovely shape and looks like you have some serious shaping skills mate
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 30, 2018, 09:13:38 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/wvk5m8h2d/IMG_5342.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 30, 2018, 09:14:33 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/z04infdl1/IMG_5343.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 30, 2018, 09:15:27 AM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/ho461mwut/IMG_5345.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Buzz on June 30, 2018, 12:33:08 PM
That looks fabulous well done. I think the toe shape being a bit more GM rather than flat is good. Also the profile looks very intimidating!

Not sure I could lift that mind...!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 30, 2018, 09:42:40 PM
That looks absolutely stunning mate well done. Any player would be proud to use a stick like that.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jayralh on July 01, 2018, 01:42:30 PM
(https://s8.postimg.cc/z04infdl1/IMG_5343.jpg)
How much would this cost. Beautiful shape
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 01, 2018, 05:12:18 PM
Depends on what grade you want etc
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jayralh on July 02, 2018, 08:50:59 AM
Grade 1. 12 straight grains. Weight2.8. 40 inch edges no concaving. Thick round handle.

^Just kidding. I don't need to buy as already got few but if you could tell me price of grade 3 and 2 in SH please .
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 03, 2018, 07:56:16 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/rfhly2dtr/IMG_5374.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 03, 2018, 07:57:06 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/kc9qiidjz/IMG_5379.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 03, 2018, 07:58:00 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/g350geuvz/IMG_5400.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 03, 2018, 07:59:31 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/aeyppn0v3/IMG_5411.jpg)

Still plenty to do, but thought I'd post pics of the stages
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 06, 2018, 07:32:34 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/z336hzcsv/IMG_5563.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 06, 2018, 07:33:28 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/rzvb2e28f/IMG_5559.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 06, 2018, 07:34:52 AM
2.8 finished weight
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 06, 2018, 07:37:41 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/6rm7ygsi7/IMG_5564.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on July 06, 2018, 08:09:56 AM
Nice piece of willow that is.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 05:17:08 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/sd7f3o0kf/IMG_5768.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 05:18:20 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/s0g0xkalr/IMG_5745.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on July 12, 2018, 05:58:53 PM
I love that big toe!!

How is the ping mid/mid-high? How'd you rate overall ping of the bat?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 06:59:15 PM
Pings low on that tbh
Pitches in Oxfordshire are low bouncing, so itís perfect really
Itís for an Oxfordshire ladies player, so hopefully it does the job
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 07:01:17 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/n75gk6l5r/IMG_5760.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 07:02:23 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/4227aily7/IMG_5757.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 12, 2018, 07:47:25 PM
Some really good bats mate and you have plenty of skill. Can I ask though all the bats seem to have toes running through the toe, is that just your personal choice for your profiles or just what recent customers have asked for?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 12, 2018, 08:19:59 PM
Toes running through the toes?
You mean spine through the toe?
My personal preference yeah,,,not easy to do, but I like it, and itís gotta give a little more support to a vulnerable area
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 12, 2018, 09:10:56 PM
Toes running through the toes?
You mean spine through the toe?
My personal preference yeah,,,not easy to do, but I like it, and itís gotta give a little more support to a vulnerable area

Sorry thatís what I meant spine into the toe. I know there is a feeling that they offer better protection to the toe area, but do you find they donít pick up as well as a duckbill toe?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on July 13, 2018, 06:04:31 AM
Some really good bats mate and you have plenty of skill. Can I ask though all the bats seem to have toes running through the toe, is that just your personal choice for your profiles or just what recent customers have asked for?


If you go through prevoius pages mr monkey has done some bats without the spine into the toe , but the spine into the toe is his 'signature' and the way he does it is skillful and stylish. 
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 13, 2018, 06:42:19 AM
Mr soulman, Iím not going to do a duckbill, thereís no point
A good spread of wood across the lower half of the bat, has to better yes?
I play cricket, so Iíve a rough idea of where the ball strikes a bat, Iím not going to create a vulnerable area, just to get a bat to pick up better
It is a fine line tho, thatís why I have concentrated more on the toe shape I do
Iím sure someoneís said before, itís a tk/laver/Salix hybrid really

Iíve just read what Iíve posted above, and it comes across aggressive to me?, sorry if it seems that way, not meant to be

Many thanks for the comments biggie
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 13, 2018, 12:41:55 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/ykf4t6cmn/IMG_5778.jpg)
How's that shape looking? Really like that a lot
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 13, 2018, 04:00:15 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/xnr3367hb/IMG_5780.jpg)
Signature toe half done
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 13, 2018, 04:03:43 PM
Mr soulman, Iím not going to do a duckbill, thereís no point
A good spread of wood across the lower half of the bat, has to better yes?
I play cricket, so Iíve a rough idea of where the ball strikes a bat, Iím not going to create a vulnerable area, just to get a bat to pick up better
It is a fine line tho, thatís why I have concentrated more on the toe shape I do
Iím sure someoneís said before, itís a tk/laver/Salix hybrid really

Iíve just read what Iíve posted above, and it comes across aggressive to me?, sorry if it seems that way, not meant to be

Many thanks for the comments biggie

Thanks @Northern monkey for taking the time to reply. I was only asking about the spine into the toe in that itís good to see someone starting out learn this way as I know itís a harder shape to produce and harder still to get to pick up light. I didnít mean any offence in terms of asking about duck bill shapes, as you say I have played a lot of cricket and now prefer personally a duck bill as pick up and feel is really important to me and touch wood not managed to have a toe go on me yet

Keep up the great work
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 13, 2018, 04:03:58 PM
In terms of duck bill versus other toe shapes, yes it's gonna pick up a lot better, and it's a damn sight easier to shape, two mins with a drawknife instead of ages to create other shapes
But, as I've also said previously, it's this process I enjoy, so win win for me really
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 13, 2018, 04:28:55 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/yjs5w8w7z/IMG_5782.jpg)

T,other side done
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 17, 2018, 02:09:04 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/4eja0eald/IMG_5863.jpg)

Just gonna string the handle, then I'll finish sanding and give it a little polish,, lovely bat for a grade two
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 17, 2018, 02:09:59 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/dmbihaka9/IMG_5862.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 17, 2018, 02:11:41 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/z8qiylli9/IMG_5864.jpg)

Then I'll finish this beastie off
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 18, 2018, 05:36:43 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/5ah527rg1/IMG_5876.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 18, 2018, 05:37:36 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/rz6c1ulpd/IMG_5879.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 18, 2018, 05:38:39 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/n0itnehxd/IMG_5889.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 18, 2018, 06:16:40 PM
Grade two at 2.10 including scuff and grip grip
38mm edges, 60mm spine

Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LEACHY48 on July 18, 2018, 07:33:09 PM
Grade two at 2.10 including scuff and grip grip
38mm edges, 60mm spine

Great work as usual mate
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: petehosk on July 18, 2018, 08:36:42 PM
That is quality!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 03, 2018, 01:57:33 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/k594u0s3l/IMG_6118.jpg)

Bit of a duckbill toe
This bat will be huge, just over 3lb when finished, long handle too
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: stevat on August 03, 2018, 02:37:21 PM
Looks fantastic, and August is a fine month for outdoor detail.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 03, 2018, 04:49:23 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/csc4e8jn5/IMG_6136.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 03, 2018, 04:50:10 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/4a2o9zd5d/IMG_6139.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 03, 2018, 05:45:11 PM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/r8zdsstox/IMG_6153.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on August 03, 2018, 09:51:14 PM
Absolutely stunning mate well done!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2018, 06:25:03 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/et87l7sbz/9_A37_F47_E-275_F-4_C4_D-_B22_A-344_B78_F0_F1_B7.jpg)

Something a bit different on the bench today,,, Iíve always wanted one of these
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2018, 06:26:14 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/sbf3xbha7/55_ECA2_CE-40_F5-418_E-_A9_CA-1_D8183_ACEAA0.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Number 11 on August 24, 2018, 11:33:40 PM
Interesting shape, would like to see a full face on pic.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 25, 2018, 06:49:54 AM
Please.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 25, 2018, 06:54:13 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/xoo5zupb3/22746_CDC-6640-4794-_AEC7-448_B7_BD6_AE2_C.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 25, 2018, 06:55:21 AM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/aag6o2ka7/CA0_DC13_F-_AFBA-4_BC5-9431-74_CA4_E5_E4_AB8.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 25, 2018, 06:57:24 AM
It will get bit of use on Monday at Kew cc annual six a side
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Whispering Death on August 25, 2018, 11:54:33 AM
Stunning finishing mate! Really love the rounded shape of the toe
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tuffers007 on August 26, 2018, 11:03:37 AM
looks great, more extreme than the shoulderless one i did. bloody love it!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Number 11 on August 26, 2018, 02:09:15 PM
Thank you, thank you thank you so very much.
Lovely curves, great innovation, looks divine.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on August 26, 2018, 02:30:16 PM
A mongoose outdone by a monkey !
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on August 26, 2018, 03:26:00 PM
Very interesting look, @Northern monkey .

Is this a standard SH length bath? Weight? How long is the handle? How's the balance of this bat?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 26, 2018, 03:33:54 PM
Good job Iím sat on the sofa recovering from yesterdayís game and got nowt better to do, eh internal!

Balance is not bad, just strung the handle,which is normal sh length, as is the bat overall length
Iím not gonna weigh it,,,as I donít want to cloud my judgment when I use it
Itís packing a hell of a lot of wood in the main hitting area, and might need a bit taking off the top half, but I want to use it first

It was a damaged part made, so leant itself to this perfectly
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 26, 2018, 06:31:38 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/hua8m8pkf/E58_F8_C89-0_C1_C-4_E77-8400-_EC2_D13_DE0519.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 26, 2018, 06:32:35 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/6up1as4bz/4_EA0_D1_E6-29_B8-4_DEC-_A044-05_F5_F6_CAA9_FB.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 26, 2018, 07:07:50 PM
(https://s33.postimg.cc/861dwvezz/3_F9_DFF35-_A0_EA-46_B1-_AD41-78_F70_C2368_CF.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Biggie Smalls on August 27, 2018, 02:31:30 PM
Looks awesome now its all stickered /fully dressed!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 08, 2018, 11:55:48 AM
(https://s22.postimg.cc/rozdiz9nl/1421_D03_E-_F8_A2-4_E54-89_F4-_D77557_AC1_F1_E.jpg)

A size five bat just finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 17, 2018, 05:55:05 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/t7Qb7Btj/D0457616-1_E84-48_FE-_BD3_C-0931_D4_A31120.jpg)

There you go Carlo, a different toe shape 🙂
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 17, 2018, 05:57:20 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/J7Kdn6xc/53_DAD32_B-96_E8-4099-_A21_E-2_C7_A694_F1_D88.jpg)

Lots of work yet, but nice to show one not finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: ppccopener on September 17, 2018, 06:06:15 PM
Love it!!

 :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 17, 2018, 06:22:15 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q9FXbP7/23_D3_F66_D-160_F-4_E89-976_F-5_AC4_A8_FB3062.jpg)

And a nice pile of grade one wood shavings
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 23, 2018, 01:11:19 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/rpT2pRJs/46_E9_F8_BC-5_F2_D-4_BF9-83_C1-_C5_B74_D34_B72_A.jpg)

Just finishing this off for jnr monkey, ready to take out to New Zealand
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 23, 2018, 01:32:13 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/CMfbsZ0m/62_B580_A9-_A426-4_BC2-82_B0-_FFBB49012_A2_A.jpg)


And Carlo,,,thatís yours next to it
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: ppccopener on September 23, 2018, 03:12:27 PM
Looking good!!  :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on September 23, 2018, 06:40:58 PM
Hey @Northern monkey - Marky, how did the shoulderless wonder go in the end?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 23, 2018, 06:43:15 PM
Lush mate,,,think itís still in my match bag
Iíll lop a bit of weight off it when I get chance,,,
Iíve noticed thereís a few doing em at the minute
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on September 23, 2018, 07:21:01 PM
Lop that weight off baby - then ply me with drink you naughty man!!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 23, 2018, 07:48:42 PM
Lovely mate, love the different toe option on this shape.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 24, 2018, 04:35:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/VN5z9c42/41_FDA87_A-20_AD-483_D-8134-_B322808_C939_A.jpg)

Just finishing this beastie off today,,, will be 3lb when done
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 24, 2018, 04:37:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/T1KbBSRs/33_F2_C991-237_C-461_E-8_DFA-98_C50_DF17675.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 24, 2018, 04:38:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/G2VP3rSR/57207406-3_DDC-4314-_BC31-_EFD66_FAB0_CA1.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 24, 2018, 05:20:22 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/FFZxM5hY/8_E779_B5_A-_CA2_D-4461-8_C00-_D21_A77_DFD116.jpg)

All done Carlo,,
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on September 24, 2018, 05:34:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Njmvt7bC/78013370-739_A-450_C-_A993-026_E93_CA23_A0.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: ppccopener on September 24, 2018, 05:36:43 PM
Great job Markus she looks good!
Cheers  :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SAFC2403 on September 25, 2018, 10:03:44 AM
they look spot on!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 05, 2018, 07:13:33 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Bbgwf8kz/754-F70-D4-B2-E6-4-CC9-869-C-7-DA99-F15-A6-B7.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on November 05, 2018, 09:01:40 AM
Good lord!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: petehosk on November 05, 2018, 10:15:28 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Bbgwf8kz/754-F70-D4-B2-E6-4-CC9-869-C-7-DA99-F15-A6-B7.jpg)

WOW!!  :o
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SAFC2403 on November 05, 2018, 10:22:20 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Bbgwf8kz/754-F70-D4-B2-E6-4-CC9-869-C-7-DA99-F15-A6-B7.jpg)

oosh bat porn right there!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 05, 2018, 02:57:13 PM
It is very nice
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on November 07, 2018, 03:23:52 PM
im noticing a good few bats have a grey tinge to them these days ............ is that a velum cleft or something?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 07, 2018, 04:22:35 PM
Does look grey on the picture , it was going dark when I took the pic

Velum cleft?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 07, 2018, 05:14:12 PM
Pretty sure Velum grade is the lowest grade you can get. That looks sublime
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 07, 2018, 05:49:40 PM
That looks like a low grade cleft??? Okaaay
I agree six sixes, itís as lush as lush gets, but each to their own I suppose
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DorsetDan on November 07, 2018, 05:55:27 PM
Looks like a combination of prominent grains and lighting to me.... gurt lush

Maybe we are getting too used to seeing bleached willow? ;) :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 07, 2018, 06:03:34 PM
Put it this way, if I could get more clefts like that, I could give up the day job
No bs

Never understood the bleaching thing tbh
I love character in a blade, but I know most prefer clean faces etc
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on November 07, 2018, 06:05:53 PM
Holy Moly, that's as good as it gets!! GRAINS!!!!

Hope you're planning on making this into a bat for yourself :)

Either that, or you can give it to the guy you got your amazing travisher from ;)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 07, 2018, 06:12:40 PM
I love that travisher
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on November 07, 2018, 06:14:58 PM
I love that travisher

I'm glad it's being put to good work mate, your bats look fabulous.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 07, 2018, 07:03:33 PM
Thankyou
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 11, 2018, 03:25:21 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/8C9p89bd/3-CB6792-B-2726-4-F21-A89-B-78-C2-DC11-C503.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 11, 2018, 03:27:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/90zY449H/0-EB9-A604-0-ABC-4793-8896-D3826-A0-FBCAB.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LateBloomer on November 11, 2018, 05:17:50 PM
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: stevat on November 11, 2018, 05:58:29 PM
Handsome indeed. Looks incredible.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: GarrettJ on November 12, 2018, 03:44:03 PM
That looks like a low grade cleft??? Okaaay
I agree six sixes, itís as lush as lush gets, but each to their own I suppose

A velum cleft is a dark/grey stained cleft ... can still be great like this one you have.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 28, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/mZQzFf1T/5-C0-D88-DB-BCC4-4-EBD-B04-D-6-D8-AAD6-DA876.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 28, 2018, 04:47:48 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HLXHPHgx/A323-B9-B2-7-A2-A-4-BE2-9-ECA-4-C81-E1-C81689.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on November 28, 2018, 04:49:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/MHjY1sBh/416-DDAEF-285-F-4683-904-C-20-B0-E39-A82-AA.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 01, 2018, 06:23:16 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/L60XF78F/695-F342-A-F4-F5-40-BB-990-A-2-FE3491224-B6.png)

Lovely grade one finished today,, 2.8 stickered up
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LateBloomer on December 01, 2018, 06:57:32 PM
Very impressive work
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 01, 2018, 07:55:15 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZRsdGb7t/906-D6-DCF-133-D-47-B8-B625-481-B36331289.png)

These two are next on the bench
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:29:28 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/SxS60rXK/46-E8014-A-52-BB-49-F3-AE74-07-A24040-A31-D.jpg)

Making a start
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:30:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/VLYr5NzG/FD402849-4551-41-CE-A970-A81731-D7-D71-C.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:32:04 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9FnmVX0q/6-E06-EE47-4-CA2-43-C8-A3-B7-5-D18117-B3-CF6.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:33:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/gkX9VVcn/1-C6-E8283-08-B2-48-D1-BEE3-78796-F2-EB4-DE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:34:22 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/B6rzNynb/702-CA42-A-CCC0-4-CFA-93-E4-D90-BA1735524.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JB on December 09, 2018, 03:53:54 PM
These look amazing!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Yorkershire on December 09, 2018, 04:09:25 PM
@Northern monkey Look stunning mate. If I Didn't have my bats sorted I'd be approaching you to give your bats a go! Remind me of Laver and Wood.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 04:15:25 PM
Ah cheers, huge compliment
My handles are based on my old laver and some of my bats toes are very similar to that too
Huge fan of laver bats
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on December 09, 2018, 05:39:20 PM
That looks a stunning cleft and a sensational shape!

You've certainly done it justice mate :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LateBloomer on December 09, 2018, 06:26:00 PM
Very nice work again, on my shopping list for 2019
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Novak on December 09, 2018, 06:27:35 PM
Am I right in saying this is your hobbie or is it a business

If a hobbie you are very skilled :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: petehosk on December 09, 2018, 06:58:50 PM
Looks stunning Mark! That is one lush bat!  :D
Keep up the awesome work mate.....
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 09, 2018, 07:33:55 PM
Just a hobby,,,,,
I have a decent , fairly well paid job I enjoy,,,, for now
Thank you for your comments
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Neon Cricket on December 10, 2018, 07:51:15 AM
Lovely job again mate
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on December 10, 2018, 03:34:53 PM
As per other comments once again looks like a lovely shape and from the pics very will finished with a lovely all round shape
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 10, 2018, 05:16:14 PM
The shapes very full, zero concaving, nice thick toe etc
Should be 2.10 finished

The bats far from finished, itís just had the profile sanded with 120grit,  I wanted to show one unfinished/polished for once
It will look a lot prettier once Iíve put the hours in finishing it properly

Thanks again for the comments
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 12:39:14 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dtVz69GM/7712-C686-E034-4-DFC-9-FAD-12-C0-D779-F52-C.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 12:40:22 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/sgp9Zk13/AFAC49-E0-10-DF-4894-ADAA-E93-A318-AE339.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 12:44:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dtVz69GM/7712-C686-E034-4-DFC-9-FAD-12-C0-D779-F52-C.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 12:55:42 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9QDX87vM/DC9169-AB-FFDA-4-F0-B-933-F-F2990-DE4815-B.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:18:47 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/T1zjM8PS/13-C95253-0529-4-C18-87-EA-CB71-DD9747-AE.jpg)

Next one on the bench
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:31:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7ZJqKFv7/132219-F7-1-F28-4-A51-A649-380-CD33-B0-AA0.jpg)

Long way to go
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:48:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/mrrJ4vY2/F4-B8-AD02-A89-F-4-F7-C-8-CDD-FE263-B80-CBF2.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:49:02 PM
Real time batshaping for you
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: ibrartariq on December 14, 2018, 01:53:30 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/sgp9Zk13/AFAC49-E0-10-DF-4894-ADAA-E93-A318-AE339.jpg)
Nuce shape
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DorsetDan on December 14, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
Awesome stuff! My main question is where are you finding all this sunshine? :) Would be great to see some of these in the flesh at a net some time
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:56:46 PM
My favourite shape by far,
Gotta have a decent light cleft tho
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 01:57:31 PM
Not a cloud in the sky here dan,,, blooming freezing tho
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 02:08:57 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/j2Zc55QW/F6-AA8801-BBB4-448-F-B8-C5-A6-FE88034-A93.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 14, 2018, 02:12:41 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zfzfwGnD/3-A209446-116-D-46-EE-BFE0-06-ADDB9-B050-C.jpg)

Last one as Iíve gotta go do a school run
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DorsetDan on December 14, 2018, 02:17:16 PM
Looks a stunning bit of wood and these are looking better and better each time. Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 19, 2018, 04:14:47 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/RZTgc391/466661-FE-0-AF8-4607-BB0-F-CC22-F79562-FE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 19, 2018, 04:15:44 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/wjbm8Hk8/E8-C228-C5-427-C-43-F1-9-EA8-CB0-A92475831.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 19, 2018, 04:17:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/wTjM6ZM6/E0-B3-B2-E8-EB0-A-4-A14-9108-6649761-AC183.jpg)

Long blade
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 21, 2018, 02:40:53 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/rFkw0dny/9-C785-FF6-D70-B-4938-8659-CE9671-F7520-E.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 21, 2018, 02:41:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/768pszTf/13-B19-B73-BEBE-4-FBA-A885-C93-E69-D29566.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 21, 2018, 02:46:33 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KzY6mmmP/949-B6-B62-990-F-4-CD2-B09-C-9-DB2771-AA2-FA.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DorsetDan on December 21, 2018, 04:13:04 PM
Wowsers! No messing around with the quality of those :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Tailendfielder on December 21, 2018, 09:19:24 PM
I want that one
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Mattsky on December 22, 2018, 03:34:43 PM
Outstanding. That's professional quality. Superb shaping - and what a glorious shiny finish!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 26, 2018, 01:26:26 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yYjyzsmn/93-D45-A96-0-B2-C-406-E-87-AF-6-C9-D5-FFD4-BE9.jpg)

Managed to finish this off today, I wasnít happy with the original finish, so re did it,,,
This is a long blade too
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 26, 2018, 01:27:17 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Znh2X484/7339-F136-22-B6-438-A-99-E9-4-A78-A8-C4-B1-A1.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on December 26, 2018, 04:01:47 PM
Nice work mate. You're making better use of Boxing day than me for sure!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 26, 2018, 04:04:15 PM
Iíve had enough kid sitting, little so and so,s have knackered me out this week,,,, nice to have a bit of peace in the shed for a bit
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Seniorplayer on December 26, 2018, 07:56:58 PM
Iíve had enough kid sitting, little so and so,s have knackered me out this week,,,, nice to have a bit of peace in the shed for a bit

You can't beat a bit of bat making therapy especially when they look as nice as  yours
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 12:44:41 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/V63S1MPp/933-DDECC-3-AC0-4546-B102-78016-D8-AC024.jpg)

Ready for its very lucky owner, long blade
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 12:45:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Vvm8jLq5/784459-B7-C05-A-4-F41-A98-C-D17-E5516-BA09.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 12:46:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vTHKY177/72-D2-B971-188-A-4900-BCFF-C091-D7-BFE1-B4.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 02:26:09 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/85jGVY1t/F9-AFB304-10-F5-4-CB0-9-E17-3-CC3-C719-EA66.jpg)

And whilst the suns out, Iíll clean this up,,,, this is a 4yr old storm damaged bat thatís used for nets and passed to jnrs to use in games if they donít have a bat,,, put a little scoop in it, just to satisfy an old mans love of old gn,s
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 02:35:29 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/rmnk2sQv/E424-E2-AB-39-CB-458-F-991-A-FC42960-E5-F87.jpg)

Polished up nice
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on December 27, 2018, 02:41:21 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Znm4L2sq/87-DFF124-05-AB-4388-BD42-3-F27877-C5-EC5.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 04, 2019, 03:31:35 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5NrdJk3j/0-CD37-DED-86-E4-4069-93-E7-35-D6060-A4-A7-E.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 04, 2019, 03:35:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/R0VDn7G2/611165-EE-E968-4318-A16-F-4-DA349-DB8-AC4.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 04, 2019, 03:35:53 PM
2.12 finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on January 04, 2019, 04:11:09 PM
Beauties!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 04, 2019, 04:26:22 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yd2k3H6f/D52-D74-BD-5-DA7-4-E7-C-9-E7-D-038-DD8-E55-E45.png)

Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on January 04, 2019, 04:28:10 PM
Jeez that looks like glass!!!!

Some serious polishing skills on show here :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: goodarmcindy on January 04, 2019, 04:30:43 PM
Stunning finish on those bats there. Top work!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LukeFramBurton on January 04, 2019, 07:22:31 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5NrdJk3j/0-CD37-DED-86-E4-4069-93-E7-35-D6060-A4-A7-E.png)
k

Amazing polishing work!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 05, 2019, 07:13:04 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HsH3Rw2Z/EE929872-824-E-4-CA4-89-A0-229-B3-EFCD8-F0.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 05, 2019, 07:20:48 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/wMB5xVGg/9-BD815-DF-16-E5-4-E80-BF4-A-BADB7-E425-B1-E.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: ppccopener on January 05, 2019, 08:04:28 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vTHKY177/72-D2-B971-188-A-4900-BCFF-C091-D7-BFE1-B4.jpg)

Lovely shape on this one
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 05, 2019, 08:12:20 PM
Yeah, Iíd happily use that,,,,picks up itís weight, but itís all middle
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2019, 05:09:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/BvHBSbKC/79899-C04-42-EA-4126-A26-E-234-BDA429602.jpg)

Just shaping this up today, really nice bit of willow, the travisher was going through it like butter
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2019, 05:11:10 PM
Thatís shaped using the drawknife and travisher and a quick run over with the sander to check for lumps and bumps, still loads to do to it yet
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 12, 2019, 05:18:00 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/d3yWzFY7/3-D6-B6667-1-AF9-4944-8449-2-DFF01-A61466.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 18, 2019, 06:10:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/446PyMsw/B0-F45-EE5-8-D37-43-F7-B665-BC8-EC23-DEB3-B.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 18, 2019, 06:12:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/hjHYn78j/B5-A2-E5-BC-CDC0-4318-BD76-F535-DF090-AFE.png)

A pair of grade ones , managed to finish one, but got too cold to finish the other
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: t2ylo on January 23, 2019, 06:06:37 PM
I love this thread. It's my guilty bat pleasure.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 24, 2019, 07:46:55 AM
Thankyou
You know what,,I love making the bats,,thatís my guilty pleasure
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 27, 2019, 03:54:24 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KcWBzBZd/34-EC99-B9-4-F74-4599-9-FFC-DD766-FE358-C9.jpg)

Grey, cold and miserable here today, just about managed to dodge the showers to finish this off
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 27, 2019, 03:55:23 PM
Wasnít happy with the finish, so a complete re sand and polish
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 27, 2019, 03:56:31 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zv2smpKD/85613-BD9-C326-49-AB-A880-120-ED1-B55-DFE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on January 27, 2019, 03:57:22 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/76Ytx0x5/409-A745-B-54-B7-4-F1-F-AB67-BB317-B65598-B.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Number4 on January 27, 2019, 10:44:25 PM
Thankyou
You know what,,I love making the bats,,thatís my guilty pleasure

Letís Not talk about guilty pleasures.. Iím afraid what Fattus might come up with.

Lovey sticks by the way @Northern monkey
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LateBloomer on January 28, 2019, 11:59:14 AM
Love all the curves on these bats but especially the rounded toes, dont see many like that anymore. Bit of the Millichamp style there
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 05, 2019, 05:21:35 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/tJfFV101/7-CE0-A34-C-48-BA-43-D6-BC9-F-6-BC38-C3-E37-B2.jpg)

Working on this today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 05, 2019, 05:22:27 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/tRL5Tf9B/56-D66484-6-E4-A-4256-AD85-49-C704238996.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 05, 2019, 05:23:33 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/0QhpzM1z/63-EF3590-3-F0-B-4-ED6-BBBC-48-E92-B459585.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 09, 2019, 08:34:21 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/W3NnqxVh/55-E21-F7-B-FC9-F-4-D5-B-ADA0-7782-CCD8-F90-D.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 09, 2019, 08:35:21 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KYJTwjX8/02601943-2-A2-D-4-C9-F-8-EE0-31-E3-F6339-F13.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 09, 2019, 08:36:54 PM
Dug this out the shed today, Iím hoping I can make it a bit smaller, so Iíve taken measurements and Iíll order some box section to make a framework
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SAFC2403 on February 09, 2019, 09:03:39 PM
Saw you post this on facebook. Be interested to see how this goes.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 09, 2019, 09:19:46 PM
Iím gonna simplify it as much as I can,, hand feed the cleft and maybe a screw feed for the roller, then I can fit it in the shed
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 11, 2019, 06:20:14 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zBhYm3Hm/516-F026-D-C67-C-487-F-B22-D-5-F0-CD8445-D53.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 11, 2019, 06:21:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Pr2cR1Vp/2-EADF7-A2-31-E9-4454-8-FCA-09144200-FD1-B.jpg)

Finally got this somewhere near to finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 11, 2019, 06:23:52 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/0j6M1Ydk/E95-AC303-5-F99-466-D-AD8-A-3-E09-EED62847.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: potzy248 on February 11, 2019, 08:43:46 PM
Outstanding as always. Love the ingenuity of the press. Ive also seen a normal jack being used upside down to push the roller down.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 11, 2019, 09:10:31 PM
Cheers,,,

Hmm the press,,,sat there today, and thought sod it, Iím gonna fabricate one instead of adapting various bits .
The simplest Iíve seen is lavers, so Iíll try and fab something like that.
I keep forgetting I was a structural steel engineer in a former life
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tushar sehgal on February 12, 2019, 12:35:08 PM
@Northern monkey this is one of my fav threads for pure bat porn :) love your bat pics, well done.

How is the @JK Lewis project coming along?

or am was someone else doing that one!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 12, 2019, 04:57:35 PM
Thankyou Tush for your kind words

The two clefts from Justin, yeah, when Iíve got chance Iíll crack on with em
Iíve put them to dry in my airer and theyíve lost a fair bit of weight, so Iím waiting for that to settle too, then Iíll begin work on them
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 12, 2019, 05:03:56 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 12, 2019, 05:04:37 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 12, 2019, 05:05:04 PM
Nice bit of weight loss from both clefts
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on February 13, 2019, 06:56:57 AM
Nice bit of weight loss from both clefts

Good to see bud, you must have a powerful airing cupboard! The gap in weight between NG and WG is being maintained, which is interesting.

I've also been fascinated to study the growth patterns, from the end grain of the WG wood. You can really see how growth spurts and then halts, through the year. I should post up a photo of this.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tushar sehgal on February 13, 2019, 12:29:42 PM
@Northern monkey so whats the standard between cleft weight and finished weight of the bat? is about 1 lb lighter or more? I think a while back someone had posted that usually there is a certain amount of weight you can assume comes off to determine roughly what the finished weight would be!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 13, 2019, 06:35:36 PM
Not got a clue what youíve just asked me Tush! Please forgive my ignorance
Are you asking what the finished weight of the bats will be based on the cleft weight?


Justin, itís a steady 30 degrees in there, so nothing extreme, Iíll weigh em tomorrow and see what they are like as Iíve left em out overnight .
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 13, 2019, 06:41:02 PM
Yeah just checked  theyíve both put a tiny bit back on
So hopefully make a start on em both soon
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: tushar sehgal on February 13, 2019, 07:27:30 PM
Not got a clue what youíve just asked me Tush! Please forgive my ignorance
Are you asking what the finished weight of the bats will be based on the cleft weight?


Justin, itís a steady 30 degrees in there, so nothing extreme, Iíll weigh em tomorrow and see what they are like as Iíve left em out overnight .

Haha yes, is there a number that the batmakers know so if the cleft is 3lb 13oz the bat will 2lb 13oz or it always varies. I was asking if you'd be able the guess the finished weight based on cleft weight.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 13, 2019, 07:42:13 PM
I suppose if you cut the clefts to a specific size and weigh em etc and do the whole volume thing, then yes definitely.

But tbh Iím playing at it at the minute,,,the clefts have been cut by Justin,, Iíll take em down to workable size and go from there.

Gotta pull me finger out and build a new press first!ha
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 13, 2019, 07:45:47 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TwKg5sFn/8-E800645-05-EB-40-A4-A98-B-1-E415-C6-A0-F61.jpg)


Justin might let me put these on em??
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on February 13, 2019, 08:40:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TwKg5sFn/8-E800645-05-EB-40-A4-A98-B-1-E415-C6-A0-F61.jpg)


Justin might let me put these on em??

100% mate! Your work deserves to be fully advertised! Love the orange ones btw.

My thought is just to leave enough space on the back of the bats so that every forum user who gives them a go can sign their name, or just leave their mark, on the bat they prefer. Then we can keep score over time.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on February 13, 2019, 08:41:37 PM
I suppose if you cut the clefts to a specific size and weigh em etc and do the whole volume thing, then yes definitely.

But tbh Iím playing at it at the minute,,,the clefts have been cut by Justin,, Iíll take em down to workable size and go from there.

Gotta pull me finger out and build a new press first!ha

And yeah, get yer (No Swearing Please) in gear eh. Season's about to start.  :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 15, 2019, 08:12:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vT9ypwJy/C6601-F9-D-B891-4-A43-B316-B600-E1-A4-FD95.jpg)

Copied this lovely old Wessex bat for a customer today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: 19reading87 on February 15, 2019, 08:18:35 PM
Thatís a brilliant finish youíve got on the bats 👍
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 15, 2019, 09:21:37 PM
Thankyou
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 15, 2019, 09:23:42 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 15, 2019, 09:24:55 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 17, 2019, 12:41:49 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/g0Kb61wk/8-BB200-B7-7-EA1-4382-9-A03-CDACC3914520.jpg)

400 mile round trip to pick these up from Denbigh, hopefully I can make em fit the bat press
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on February 17, 2019, 01:12:08 PM
What is this for? Sorry for stupid q
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 17, 2019, 01:20:06 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/43V13TSn/6-FF1-F7-C9-33-A9-4-FE8-B7-EE-29-AE120969-C6.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 17, 2019, 01:21:00 PM
What is this for? Sorry for stupid q

A cricket bat press
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 17, 2019, 01:22:45 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/xd1bwVVW/9364-FC86-8-A95-4-F94-9764-31-DD1-E7-DA574.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on February 17, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
This makes sense 😀😀very nice, you'd not have travelled all the way for 400 miles for nothing, all the best with it, you rock😀
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 17, 2019, 02:45:01 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/V6g4m3Yx/908125-CD-A315-4912-940-E-B267-F2-D9-DFAC.jpg)

Proper job!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 19, 2019, 05:16:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/dV7gB8Vf/DA1-AA89-C-9523-4936-B233-2-BC92280-E650.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 19, 2019, 05:17:35 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/fb8XR0xw/58-A0-A1-F6-121-D-4-F06-8039-7-A592-E79-AC2-A.jpg)

2.11 and very full
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 19, 2019, 05:18:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/N0FkhwnC/FA056-FC2-0-DE6-47-CD-AAA6-005-B3-AD456-E8.jpg)

2.9!!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 19, 2019, 05:22:29 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9MKhPV66/4869-BD1-E-874-A-46-E9-982-E-FF2-C38-DF6531.jpg)

2.7 finished,,,, really chuffed with this
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JB on February 19, 2019, 05:24:16 PM
They are sublime, really like the Orange stickers!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on February 19, 2019, 05:46:23 PM
They are sublime, really like the Orange stickers!

The orange looks mega in the sun,,,,Iíll get some red next and some Cadbury purple ones too
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Kulli on February 19, 2019, 06:18:34 PM
Wasn't the biggest fan of the stickers but they look lovely with a bit more colour in them, good work.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 19, 2019, 06:31:06 PM
Think the Cadbury purple will look really nice
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chad on February 19, 2019, 07:37:53 PM
I love this thread - the quality of shaping and finishing exceeds that of many batmakers imo. @Northern monkey will have to get in contact sometime soon about one of these :D
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 04, 2019, 08:53:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/jjfQnNn8/A74-C8312-F1-EB-4-A0-A-9788-52-A783-CE5-FB3.jpg)

Lovely size 5 finished off today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 04, 2019, 08:54:11 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: golders on March 04, 2019, 10:44:15 PM
I like the way you shape the toes on your bats- very unique!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on March 05, 2019, 07:45:06 PM
Whoever gets that size 5 should be happy. The young lad whom Monkey sorted a bat out for me twats it everywhere!!!!! Itís a beast!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 11, 2019, 04:41:50 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5yWdpWVX/0-FFF8-F97-E50-B-4433-A755-D58-DE31-F814-F.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 11, 2019, 04:42:48 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 11, 2019, 04:43:50 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jblowe on March 11, 2019, 05:47:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/5yWdpWVX/0-FFF8-F97-E50-B-4433-A755-D58-DE31-F814-F.jpg)

@Northern monkey is this one with me in mind?  I hope so
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 11, 2019, 05:56:12 PM
Jason!!!ha ha
You only have to ask
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: 19reading87 on March 11, 2019, 06:50:01 PM
The finishing on your bats is some of the best Iíve ever seen!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 15, 2019, 07:13:37 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 15, 2019, 07:14:05 PM
Just shaping one up for Sundayís cbf net
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 15, 2019, 07:35:21 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chalkie on March 15, 2019, 09:38:20 PM
See you are making bats with skinny edges again mate. Looking forward to trying that on sunday
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 15, 2019, 09:44:37 PM
Hate big edges ha
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 16, 2019, 05:22:28 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/1XQcXddN/D34-B0-E72-B23-F-40-FE-B53-E-25-ED1-B2897-D7.png)

Another edgy photo
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on March 16, 2019, 05:34:28 PM
I think I've seen today at the nets a guy with your bat, at least I've seen the same stickers, think that's last year's
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 16, 2019, 05:54:28 PM
Ah right, where were the nets?

Not sure if your saying the stickers in the picture  are last years?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on March 16, 2019, 06:10:18 PM
Wimbledon, think they're black and white, as the bat was used, that is why I thought they're fun last year 🙂
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 16, 2019, 06:12:46 PM
Nope lovely chap called Joshi, heís just had another bat off me this week, both have this years stickers on
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on March 16, 2019, 06:16:29 PM
Yes, his name is joshi, on second thought I was thinking they've started nets a couple of weeks ago, might be that's why I got the impression that's an used bat, but you're right, again 😀
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: AJ2014 on March 16, 2019, 06:19:34 PM
I was bowling at 3rd net when he was walking in to bat at net 1 to bat, with 2 bats, one used and one new  as far I could notice he used the new one, stickers were stunning and shining,
That's not my club just had a 1st net with them.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 16, 2019, 06:40:19 PM
Glad we got to the bottom of that AJ, and thank you for the kind words
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 05:44:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NGm6RzxB/E599-EB0-F-C3-AA-4-F7-E-97-DB-17-A4-D339-E8-C8.jpg)

Shoulderless weight before
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 05:45:43 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/J4fks4jx/A916-D3-C0-8-DB4-4407-961-C-F6-C2-ABADCE89.jpg)

Weight after a little weight removal
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 05:46:44 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 05:47:39 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/wjzbhHp5/95-A184-CF-3442-40-C7-81-EB-A570-F704-B972.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 05:48:57 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/QxfWqJL6/6-B456-A81-FC70-4818-B28-E-EBF2-FE9-AF7-DC.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DorsetDan on March 20, 2019, 06:17:12 PM
Well that is rather lurverly!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LukeFramBurton on March 20, 2019, 06:19:24 PM
Thatís a lovely profile.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on March 20, 2019, 07:27:53 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/QxfWqJL6/6-B456-A81-FC70-4818-B28-E-EBF2-FE9-AF7-DC.jpg)

That's a beautiful bat! How are they pinging? Are you pressing them yourself?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 20, 2019, 07:45:57 PM
Thankyou Mr Internal

These are part mades Iím shaping , so already pressed

If the weathers ok this Friday, Iíll try and build a press, as I dismantled my other home built one as it wouldnít fit in either of my sheds
Iím gonna mock it up in wood first and then translate the measurements over to get a steel frame cut and welded up

As far as ping, yeah they ping ok,,,they are pressed by someone who knows what they are doing
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on March 27, 2019, 07:06:10 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/7ZJWsK8Q/8-E87-BE05-CF6-C-4-C90-AB48-4551-E786-A44-F.jpg)

Fully embracing the duckbill toe ha
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 31, 2019, 12:53:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/zD2WQ2pV/4-D71-BBC8-79-D6-4-CC8-8-A6-B-2581400-EA23-E.jpg)

Not posted in a while as post image was playing up
Got this stunner on the bench today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 31, 2019, 12:56:30 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/MTK57MZ4/C4-C903-E1-297-D-4-F75-8-A4-A-25910-FA4-D3-A7.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on May 31, 2019, 12:57:25 PM
Long way to go, but shapes there, now the finishing starts,,, thatís a slightly longer blade too
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jonny77 on May 31, 2019, 01:12:56 PM
Very nice as always mate, should be a stunner!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 06, 2019, 04:03:01 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NM7Yy9J5/C6641043-3-AC4-4590-9-C56-3-E57-EFBA9065.png)

2.10
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 06, 2019, 04:04:14 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on June 06, 2019, 04:22:08 PM
Gorgeous!! Love the rounded toes!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JB on June 06, 2019, 04:50:44 PM
That's a work of art
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 06, 2019, 05:02:40 PM
God knows how Iím supposed to hand that over
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jonny77 on June 06, 2019, 07:45:12 PM
Lovely work mate, looks a stunner! See you're embracing the duckbill style/no spine to the toe profile now  :D
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: LateBloomer on June 06, 2019, 08:21:31 PM
That curvy toe is to die for. Seen a photo of one of these in use over the weekend but cant remember exactly where, possibly instagram!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 06, 2019, 08:37:56 PM
Iíll always round the toes off,,,
And yeah, Iím loving the duckbill kohli profile,,,,,itís still a very thick toe, the spines 60mm peak on that so you can see thereís a lot of meat in the toe area.
Being honest, this bat feels itís weight,(2.10), but itís incredibly full, zero concaving, full width etc etc so Iím really really chuffed with it.
The lads an Oxfordshire player, so I know itís gonna be used properly, and I canít wait to see how it goes
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 07, 2019, 10:26:56 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/pLJTVv5H/12-FD5-A92-CEA9-43-AC-84-F4-A6-DF1-C71-C773.png)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:24:07 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/CK4pm8v3/BC493-E4-F-7-AA7-43-F1-90-E8-8-F9-D2-DAE7-A23.jpg)

Just working on this stunner in the rain
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:24:55 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/j5mT7b32/7433-A7-A4-CEA2-476-C-B20-A-C642-FADE39-AE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:25:50 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/28YJXyWm/9-D6-F2-B14-4-E28-4006-B670-09-CD816-FCAF0.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:26:49 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/cLHFVnLq/A0-D387-AC-AB89-4-E5-E-B328-5-A6-AC45880-D7.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:28:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/YCHWFcTd/CB105671-3-A6-B-4235-9-BF5-F3-BC851-F4822.jpg)

Not a bad bit of willow
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:32:38 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/FFx5v0N1/B4-BB258-A-BEFD-4213-8-F9-A-A7-B7-BED6-B670.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 01:40:34 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NjKjLdjd/5227-C032-C1-D9-4681-93-FF-42-A9-FEA999-E4.jpg)

No fancy workshop,,, just my backyard,a saw bench, and 35yrs of manufacturing knowledge
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chad on June 10, 2019, 01:43:33 PM
As far as ping, yeah they ping ok,,,they are pressed by someone who knows what they are doing

Clearly shaped by someone who knows what they're doing. This must be one of my favourite threads, thanks for sharing regularly. :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 10, 2019, 01:53:44 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/FFx5v0N1/B4-BB258-A-BEFD-4213-8-F9-A-A7-B7-BED6-B670.jpg)

cant wait to see this one finished look amazing!!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 10, 2019, 04:00:05 PM
This ones for me
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 12, 2019, 02:45:53 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/RZbCS6vy/529-C046-D-1-E5-D-49-AE-8035-E9-C3-CDFC2-C1-E.jpg)

First run over with the sander
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 12, 2019, 05:02:11 PM
Got sidetracked with a weight reduction on a newbery,,, always interesting working on other bat makes
Managed to get 3ounce off it, but I didnít take any before pictures, just used the travisher to introduce a little concaving.
And given it a kohli toe,,,,,picks up lovely now

The lad paid ridiculous money for it, but it does tap up nice,,,,,at least he can pick it up now
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 13, 2019, 03:29:25 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HxXLL8DY/679-AE07-C-872-B-43-CC-B144-0-B379-FDFBEF3.jpg)

Managed to dodge the rain and finish this lovely off
The bat underneath is the weight reduced newbery
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 13, 2019, 03:31:05 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9MMp52vY/6-BA4716-C-9-DC5-4-FD7-9-AC8-0-D95-F1-A390-FF.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jonny77 on June 13, 2019, 07:57:05 PM
Top work mate. You keeping this one?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 13, 2019, 08:09:39 PM
No,, I couldnít bring myself to take anymore weight off it
Itís 2.11 ish finished,,,, Iím struggling at the minute to use anything over 2.9
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 13, 2019, 09:05:29 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/43YRg7Vy/7806-D7-FD-23-A7-4-B4-D-A1-AD-33742-B18-DF71.jpg)

Thatís the weight reduction bat,,, really chuffed with it, picks up like a feather, and Iíve managed to keep a lot of wood in the hitting area.
Iím getting more and more of these jobs in from word of mouth, and I enjoy the work
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chompy9760 on June 14, 2019, 03:40:16 AM
Iím getting more and more of these jobs in from word of mouth, and I enjoy the work

I'm not surprised - with the quality of the work you've done, these bat's / mods would just about sell themselves.
Looking fantastic as always.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 14, 2019, 08:00:20 AM
Just a bit of advice,,, Iíve peed about with sanders for years now, I even got a festool.
But just got a dewalt random orbital, absolutely love it, 2.5mm orbit so leaves a decent finish, has good dust extraction and a balance weight to stop excessive vibration
100 quid or thereabouts
Highly recommended if your finishing bats
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chompy9760 on June 14, 2019, 08:32:16 AM
Interesting to hear that.  As I wait for willow to arrive, I've been practicing on some older pine that I have laying around.  A good way to test the tools, as well as the shaping, sanding and polishing technique.
I've just got a 125mm random orbital sander, and like what it does, but can only find papers for it up to 240 grit.  From memory, you sand a lot higher than that, so what do you use?
I was looking in a hardware shop and can only find over 240 grit in sheets of wet and dry, but am a bit wary of using it on timber for some reason.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 14, 2019, 08:45:01 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/52S9hcBy/0-AD8593-B-7-D7-D-479-A-8-D11-CA02-B36112-DA.jpg)

Buy cheap, buy twice!!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 14, 2019, 08:45:55 AM
And eBay for discs,,, I canít find them anywhere in the country other than eBay and Amazon
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chompy9760 on June 14, 2019, 09:24:36 AM
Nice collection! :)  Mine is a Ryobi so it sounds like I'll be buying again :( , however it does have a dust extractor and variable speed, so we'll see how it goes, and how serious I get with the bat making caper.

If I can get half the finish that you do, I'll be more than pleased!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2019, 12:36:36 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/SKLkCWQG/5-AA797-D8-71-ED-479-F-84-BC-FF06-BF28-CDB7.jpg)

2.10 finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2019, 12:37:30 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/Y9J5P0SS/A44-FB76-C-5166-45-C5-AA15-508-AFFEF58-E6.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2019, 12:38:19 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9QFnJZBp/A1-C03-F74-D3-FA-4-B31-BE82-F57-E102-EC5-B6.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2019, 12:40:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9M7m0vRr/BE49505-B-2173-4160-B1-CC-2-AFC45544-A37.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 20, 2019, 12:41:10 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/qRXF1LW1/201-BCB7-F-8456-4152-9105-0-A4-E7-C5-DA524.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 25, 2019, 06:10:19 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/g0PrddXs/0-CC3-B7-DA-CBF0-414-A-B070-BA5-DD47-D921-C.jpg)

Finally had two minutes to look at making a press
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 25, 2019, 06:11:18 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/sXgjD2VY/48-D037-F8-B17-C-4-E40-8484-D5-A9603-F247-C.jpg)

Got a nice bow to start
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 25, 2019, 06:13:03 PM
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Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 25, 2019, 09:22:06 PM
Brilliant stuff. I love this thread!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 27, 2019, 04:33:18 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/pLsx1vQr/098-DED82-A556-4323-870-A-FB7-B66-A07-BD3.jpg)

Trying to finish these two off, but itís too hot to polish em up
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 27, 2019, 04:34:15 PM
The shoulderless will be mine,(someone bought the other I did for myself)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: WABH-J on June 27, 2019, 06:53:55 PM
Is the bow put in my pressing or is it shaped?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 27, 2019, 09:02:51 PM
Pressed
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 28, 2019, 05:06:03 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/gJ6gN5xS/FF9-AABD6-1805-41-A4-8-E01-0647-FE745-A70.jpg)

Just finished this off,,, just under 2.10 including scuff sheet
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 28, 2019, 05:07:02 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/R0tt8zTH/D91-A5-A92-D485-447-B-A992-A8-D02059897-D.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 28, 2019, 05:33:32 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HLw8p98Z/94-C3-AFC3-77-E1-4592-B6-EC-8-B745-B3-A333-A.jpg)

And mine finished off and stickered up
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 28, 2019, 06:36:11 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yxyPppR0/8-E13101-F-F08-F-4144-9176-FD6-EAC1-A7987.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JB on June 28, 2019, 07:49:33 PM
Fully agree that this is one of the best threads in a long time! Mark the obvious pride you put into every bat is a joy to see!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on June 28, 2019, 08:09:04 PM
@Northern monkey - EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A TULWAR!!!!!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on June 28, 2019, 08:10:40 PM
Mind you, they should have an orange grip, stop being such a dour Northerner!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 28, 2019, 08:13:20 PM
Iím running out of orange, everyone wants it
Iíll order some red stickers and grips next
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: FattusCattus on June 28, 2019, 08:27:24 PM
Nah! Tulwar with black and lime green stickers would look the bollox
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on June 29, 2019, 07:08:29 PM
Talwar went well today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 04, 2019, 07:38:21 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/MHw4NVH4/F7-D7-AB3-F-070-C-4414-95-E3-D6-E4-F544601-A.jpg)

Coupla harrows finished off today
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:07:55 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ry34T9Cv/E325-D63-B-5-D37-47-CA-BCAA-2193-BDC569-C1.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:08:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/W4zgmpGk/352-F0-CA3-3900-4-B02-BC3-F-70-E2359-F4237.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:09:59 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/yxdMsZcN/93-DE7-FBB-A737-423-D-B662-8-F75-BB69-C276.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:11:00 PM
2.7 finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on July 05, 2019, 01:11:40 PM
Looks lovely!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:15:15 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/0Nrx9hvv/446-ECC06-C5-D9-49-FF-AE9-B-9-A053828407-E.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 05, 2019, 01:53:39 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/RF6C4hf4/9-FDA158-A-E61-A-46-BA-A4-BA-55686912259-D.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 02:57:17 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/fbmScNTr/E2-B4106-A-7778-4-DAA-97-A9-C5-B86-B3-E2-BE5.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 02:58:57 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/L4NDYzWZ/D67-A2453-88-DD-400-B-8291-2-DA2-FEFEDDFF.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 03:07:05 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKJQX89f/35-D6-FBCE-302-D-40-B7-8608-0638-FBA315-FE.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 03:21:03 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/k5Kbdtz4/19-B3-EDA4-A765-45-FD-BACA-BDFDFABF4-C77.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 03:23:24 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HWcVGMMC/28-AB908-A-D8-A4-4-A09-803-F-371180344-AEB.jpg)

2.14
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on July 16, 2019, 04:19:44 PM
Interesting handle. What's the thinking behind it? I have some Lavers that have handles similar to this but no so pronounced.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on July 16, 2019, 04:20:46 PM
It'd be amazing is someone could carve an ergonomic handle that correctly fit the bottom and top hand. Naturally, the grooving for top and bottom side would have to be different.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 04:53:02 PM
Itís just so the hand sits naturally on the handle, Iíve found when the shoulders are dropped thereís actually a tendency to drop your hands even further down the handle,,,using that shape means the hands are in the perfect position. Just an evolution based on use.
I spend a lot of time on making sure all my handles feel good,,such a huge part of how a bat feels and ultimately plays
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 04:55:12 PM
If your local, more than happy to let you have a go with it, Internal Training
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: InternalTraining on July 16, 2019, 04:55:38 PM
Itís just so the hand sits naturally on the handle, Iíve found when the shoulders are dropped thereís actually a tendency to drop your hands even further down the handle,,,using that shape means the hands are in the perfect position. Just an evolution based on use.
I spend a lot of time on making sure all my handles feel good,,such a huge part of how a bat feels and ultimately plays

Good man! You are on the right track.

Have you thought about shaving the sides a certain way to better fit a gloved top and bottom hand? I wish there was a way to hold a bar of wax or clay with a gloved hand to leave the gloved-hand impression and somehow carving a bat handle based on the prints.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 16, 2019, 04:59:26 PM
Look at the picture on the previous page, it shows the handle a little better.
That is perfect for the bottom hand, and the top half of the handle is always round
Iíve tried every way of doing handles and this is by far the most user friendly
Like I said, I understand how important the feel of a bat handle is
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 26, 2019, 12:27:49 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/tTDxdS15/B8-F5706-B-F98-D-4203-B930-B97-B23-B24-E41.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 26, 2019, 12:28:38 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vBSmHpgp/C429-DC44-181-F-4-EFB-A472-CB10-A9276-A4-B.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 26, 2019, 12:29:58 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKL5WBd8/0-E04-F7-A6-52-CA-45-CA-B71-B-5-B9282-F42624.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 26, 2019, 12:45:00 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/sfJ0N7GG/245-A41-C6-0415-43-B6-994-E-4-FFA6-F5680-D9.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on July 26, 2019, 12:46:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/kGtGBqbk/9222-C779-0-F76-4-D71-8-F98-0-D39-FD5-D4-E56.jpg)

2.9
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: DevAussie on August 05, 2019, 11:42:35 AM
That handle looks really interesting, the concept works in theory....would like to hear from a user of your bats as to how it feels in practice.  I love when bat makers experiment away from the ordinary
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2019, 02:14:13 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/c48MbcGZ/7-D535-CED-80-F7-4301-96-AC-C3-A5-F03-CEA25.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2019, 02:15:28 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/hjdT5SNs/EBE4-D295-AE9-A-415-B-A564-E0454-EA70423.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 13, 2019, 02:35:23 PM
Lovely shape as always mate and the finish looks quality
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2019, 02:54:15 PM
Hmm, itís a proper low middle shape on this, Iíve got two to do,, not a fan tbh, but they are copied from a customer bat.
Iíve struggled to get it to pick up how I like them,(his bats certain Taunton brand) but this picks up a lot better than his bat so he should be well chuffed
2.10 finished
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2019, 02:56:38 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/TPTSV3Nz/ADD48-B1-B-5919-4221-AF6-B-B60-A94-B13-A45.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 13, 2019, 05:43:43 PM
@Northern monkey the 1st couple of pics didnít show the middle as low as you have shown and agree not my favoured shape but again the quality of the bats and and the finish is superb
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 13, 2019, 05:50:56 PM
Thankyou for the comments 👍
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jonny77 on August 13, 2019, 07:45:15 PM
Excellent work as always mate.

Big fan of a low middle myself and never feel they don't pick up well, but we're all different I suppose!  :D
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Komdotkom on August 14, 2019, 03:11:09 AM
Lovely work as always, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 14, 2019, 07:08:13 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/kgpJwXhp/3-EA98-F63-EDCA-4485-8-FDE-A8-ADC7-D7-F2-DF.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Komdotkom on August 14, 2019, 07:09:44 AM
I love the shine you get on these things!
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 22, 2019, 09:56:46 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/nzr83v9W/3-C9-F5-E10-3322-48-EF-97-C4-C04-E3-A0-CF423.jpg)

Busy busy
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 22, 2019, 04:35:23 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/vT0T6pBT/4478-E5-BC-884-A-4682-AAB4-4-AD402-B78823.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 22, 2019, 04:36:25 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HnnHFjYW/DCE37-FFA-6-CC9-4-F65-A9-FD-AC956-D76-D410.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: jamesisapayne on August 23, 2019, 08:58:45 AM
Top drawer as always mate, the finishing and shapes are fantastic :)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2019, 11:04:53 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/901Qg4Jc/096-C765-B-033-F-491-D-9-A2-B-32-CC6-C009-CB4.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2019, 11:05:57 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/j26ZpT7x/C88-AC3-FA-0-B7-E-462-A-8419-6310-F4-DCCAC3.jpg)
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Chompy9760 on August 23, 2019, 12:48:46 PM
Simply Stunning - I never get tired of coming here and looking at your handywork! 
Thanks for continuing to post the pics and adding to this great topic.
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2019, 01:05:08 PM
Thank you for the kind words

Without this forum I would never have had the opportunity to make my own bats, so posting the odd pic on here is the least I can do
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: JK Lewis on August 23, 2019, 03:13:27 PM
Thank you for the kind words

Without this forum I would never have had the opportunity to make my own bats, so posting the odd pic on here is the least I can do

Great to see your work bud. About how many bats have you made now?
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2019, 03:20:52 PM
Probably done 70ish, not including refurbs/re handles
Title: Re: Northern monkey batmaking
Post by: Northern monkey on August 23, 2019, 03:28:20 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/HxvH0WFc/43068-E39-794-A-41-C3-B5-D4-4-D08-E4-BB4-DCF.png)