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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2014, 06:05:05 AM »

Profile templates are a must, I agree.

I would exercise a little caution using that rebating plane. They are great tools, but the point of them is to run them up against inside angles. You run the risk of the edge of the plane iron gouging the bat if you are going for a concave shape. This won't definitely happen (it definitely won't if you're careful!) but it is a possibility.

PS that is the cleanest vice I have ever seen in all my days :)
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2014, 08:17:44 AM »

I agree with Ryan, travishers are definitely a good tool to have. Some people struggle with them but I find them pretty easy to use.

I've got two draw knifes, a large one for general shaping and wood removal and a smaller one for the shoulders/ handle. It's only about 7 inches wide in total but I find it gives me good control when shaping the handle and shoulders
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2014, 11:09:42 PM »

ive been interested in having a go at shaping a part made cleft, done a few refurbs and really enjoyed it.

i am going to rummage through my dads garage to see what tools he has. he is a carpenter/joiner for the last 35 years and i know i have seen most of the tools i would need.

then just leaves the important part being the cleft
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2014, 07:49:48 PM »

http://www.woodenspokeshave.com/travisher/
would this be a good travisher to buy?
have resorted to buying brand new due to the fact that 2nd hand ones are like gold dust. i dont mind spending the money as long as i know its the right one for the job. hence the question. would be gutted if i bought it then found out it wasn't suitable!!!!
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2014, 01:08:54 PM »

http://www.woodenspokeshave.com/travisher/
would this be a good travisher to buy?
have resorted to buying brand new due to the fact that 2nd hand ones are like gold dust. i dont mind spending the money as long as i know its the right one for the job. hence the question. would be gutted if i bought it then found out it wasn't suitable!!!!


Yes, I've got one of those myself. Very good in fact, although i made mine from a "travisher Kit" (http://www.woodenspokeshave.com/travisher/travisher-kit/). The blade holds a good sharp edge.

Cheapest place to order one from would be (http://www.tomthackray.co.uk/shop/) @ 48.00 including postage. I've also got one of these and they're good value for money - the blade isn't as good as the more expensive one but does the job.
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2014, 02:56:37 PM »

cheers for the reply ryan. much appreciated. also need to book a visit to see you if possible? see just how everything is done properly!!
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2014, 10:29:01 AM »

cheers for the reply ryan. much appreciated. also need to book a visit to see you if possible? see just how everything is done properly!!

Just drop me a message mate, happy to help.
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2014, 09:04:29 PM »

My grandfather is a woodworker/carver since he's retired. At the moment he makes things like lovespoons, benches and tables etc, after seeing this thread I am almost certain he has a few of the tools needed for crafting a bat so I am going to ask him if he'll give it a go. I will be back here to let you know if it's successful.
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2014, 12:15:28 PM »

Can we sticky this please ?

Also, Ryan would you be able to rehost the images/videos... I wasn't able to see any of them.
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2014, 12:27:01 PM »

I can take some new images if needed, what would people like to see??? Keep it clean please  :p

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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2014, 12:52:16 PM »

your workshop, different tools you use and maybe a video explaining how you do each individual step. from shaping shoulders and handle to sanding and polishing?
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2014, 01:13:26 PM »

your workshop, different tools you use and maybe a video explaining how you do each individual step. from shaping shoulders and handle to sanding and polishing?

I'll see what i can do, maybe need a little help though.
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2014, 01:22:49 PM »

A video of each step would be awesome - I'm sure you'd rack up the views on YouTube pretty fast too (can only be good for the business!).
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2014, 01:43:23 PM »

ryan i will video you etc if needed :)
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Re: A quick guide to making your first bat
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2014, 02:26:16 PM »

ryan i will video you etc if needed :)

Won't be the first time you've recorded him playing with his wood
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