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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2015, 09:23:07 PM »

What's the weights of them Jon? They look good

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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2015, 09:47:18 PM »

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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2015, 09:58:22 PM »

 Jon Definitely. Master craftsman in the making.
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2015, 10:05:33 PM »

half of the bat is the untouched height of the cleft. still need to sand it andfinsih it off ready for battle



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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2015, 10:05:54 PM »

@Seniorplayer thank you
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2015, 10:23:52 PM »

Looking good,  that's a huge spine.
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2015, 10:25:58 PM »

It's 75mm and goes that high for about 20cm up the bat. Thin edge though like the distinctions had but toe is a bit thicker

I do struggle to shape the handle though. Bottom hand feels a bit angular rather than oval. Will come with practice I suppose.
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2015, 08:35:51 AM »

Some great work there Mate looks a belting profile
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2015, 09:22:09 AM »

That is one mean looking bat.  How does it feel in the batting stance  and pick up
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2015, 11:15:48 AM »

Like the edge size
Cracking effort

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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2015, 10:46:45 PM »

all done ............ created from a none machined handled and pressed cleft,literally a big block with 55mm edges adn 75mm spine






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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2015, 10:47:46 PM »

Very impressive mate, how much for a butterfly in that shape?  ;)
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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2015, 09:18:38 PM »

latest bat im doing .... with one tool and no vice .... back streets of karachi style!!!

40mm edge and 65mm spine, absolutely no concaving. Still a bit of weight to take out of the toe and shouldrs .... currently 3lb

at the start .... a 50mm edged square block with no maching at all






after some shaping




10 mins later




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Re: Unskilled willow hacker or Master Craftsman in the making
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2015, 12:17:24 PM »

You've got a good eye
The first bat looks very good, finished very well
Keep at it

If I'm being honest, the second bat would be what I'd shape!
Not a fan of huge spines, but the second shape looks perfect, looking forward to final pics
« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 12:57:06 PM by Northern monkey »
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