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GJ

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1st attempt :S
« on: April 06, 2009, 11:15:07 AM »

Made this, this morning. :S    Quite pleased with it for a 1st attempt, going to make a second one next week. I thought the toe area would be the hardest but its actually quite easy. Finish(sanding) isnt great as its only a kashmir and i wasnt bothered. What do you think of it....



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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 11:50:55 AM »

Looks good except the toe looks a funnt shape. More pics will help!
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 11:53:17 AM »

the edges are a little wavy
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 11:53:55 AM »

I think the profile is pretty good, if you replicate that on a better cleft with a better finish i'm sure you would be on to a  winner!
Good luck with the next one!
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 11:55:46 AM »

Yeah edges are a bit dodgy, its hard to keep them the same or regular size throughout.  Cheers sillyshilly
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 12:06:03 PM »

Just a suggestion, which im sure you did anyway, just draw the edge shape you want with a pencil and measure it both side so at least they will correspond and you are more likely to get the weighting of the bat correct......like i said i'm sure you did something similar and it's just a difficult thing to do straight up, i can hardly talk as i've never tried myself but these are just my thoughts
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 03:18:02 PM »

That is superb,
it surprised me when I made my first one how difficult the shoulders and toe were. I usually mark the edges out each side in pencil so I have a guide to work to. Sandpaper is your best friend for sorting wavy lines.

Make sure you post pics of your next one.
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Re: 1st attempt :S
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009, 06:07:55 PM »

One of the best first efforts I've seen... good job mate.
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