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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2014, 09:03:46 PM »

I will give the advice that was given to me a quite while back. Stick to what your doing at the moment. Whilst it's fantastic that you want to do it all, get some more practice in and really learn what you are doing. Last effort looked a lovely shape but it's only your 4th. I was keen to do it all but I was conscious of not running before I could walk. I went from part mades to just pressed clefts which I handled myself and then finally once I was happy the handling was spot on I purchased the press. Probably a good 100 plus bats in between the 2 stages.

I can help source a press when youre ready. They aren't cheap and unless you know an engineer who welds and has access to everything it's going to cost you to make it in the UK. If youre pressing, you also need to think about machining the clefts down and then handling them, all of which isn't cheap.

Great advice, listen to this.
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« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2014, 09:36:06 PM »

I will give the advice that was given to me a quite while back. Stick to what your doing at the moment. Whilst it's fantastic that you want to do it all, get some more practice in and really learn what you are doing. Last effort looked a lovely shape but it's only your 4th. I was keen to do it all but I was conscious of not running before I could walk. I went from part mades to just pressed clefts which I handled myself and then finally once I was happy the handling was spot on I purchased the press. Probably a good 100 plus bats in between the 2 stages.

I can help source a press when youre ready. They aren't cheap and unless you know an engineer who welds and has access to everything it's going to cost you to make it in the UK. If youre pressing, you also need to think about machining the clefts down and then handling them, all of which isn't cheap.

cheers for the advice john. i will heed your words and concentrate on the partmades for now. i thoroughly enjoy the process of shaping. i guess im just too keen at the moment. thanks again john. i shall be in touch about the press in approx 100 bats time! 
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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2014, 10:30:42 PM »

cheers for the advice john. i will heed your words and concentrate on the partmades for now. i thoroughly enjoy the process of shaping. i guess im just too keen at the moment. thanks again john. i shall be in touch about the press in approx 100 bats time!

No worries mate. Do it when youre comfortable. Just felt that the advice I was given when in your position was probably the right for me at the time. You may be different but it's not only a decent financial commitment but also time effort and patience.
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« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2014, 09:18:10 AM »

Right this might make me sound like a bit of a lemon but here goes.

If you got an unpressed cleft, and hit it with a mallet lightly at first, getting harder as the fibres compress. Would it every get to the state of a pressed and knocked in cleft?

Also and again plonker time here, would it not reach the sort of natural pressing point? I know that presses exert tons of force onto an area, and knocking in would take weeks but would it work in principle?
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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2014, 09:35:17 AM »

Right this might make me sound like a bit of a lemon but here goes.

If you got an unpressed cleft, and hit it with a mallet lightly at first, getting harder as the fibres compress. Would it every get to the state of a pressed and knocked in cleft?

Also and again plonker time here, would it not reach the sort of natural pressing point? I know that presses exert tons of force onto an area, and knocking in would take weeks but would it work in principle?

potentially yes, it would take forever but could work. it would probably be pretty uneven tho as it would be very difficult to evenly press a bat knocking it in.
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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2014, 09:36:32 AM »

Right this might make me sound like a bit of a lemon but here goes.

If you got an unpressed cleft, and hit it with a mallet lightly at first, getting harder as the fibres compress. Would it every get to the state of a pressed and knocked in cleft?

Also and again plonker time here, would it not reach the sort of natural pressing point? I know that presses exert tons of force onto an area, and knocking in would take weeks but would it work in principle?


Not a plonker at all. have a look at this thread
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=31617.0

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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2020, 06:17:45 PM »

Great old thread,,(yes I am a bit sad reading through this stuff,,but love all this
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Re: Pressing...
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2020, 08:18:44 PM »

Yes it's a great thread. Does anyone use this method nowadays? I'm not a materials expert, but repeatedly hitting wood with a hammer is not quite the same as pressing under a huge weight for short time is it? If it was, then we wouldn't need to knock a bat in after pressing.

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« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2020, 08:42:58 PM »

Great old thread,,(yes I am a bit sad reading through this stuff,,but love all this

Not sad at all.  I've not been around here long and have been trawling the archives and hitting the search feature hard...there's plenty of interesting stuff should one choose to look for it.
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