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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »


But not always during the knocking in process!  :D
It's nothing a bit of glue wont solve but people might get a bit funny about having to repair their brand new bat haha

True dat!

However, I did say it is 'MY' preference. I'd rather have rounded corners and a little feathering - rather than square toes which may crack/break/feather quicker
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 05:29:18 PM »

Great guide to knocking in. The only question is roughly how much time do you spend doing each step and with each mallet.

Thanks again for the detailed write up.
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2014, 10:03:05 AM »

That depends on the pressing of the bat. Anything from 30 mins to 90 mins
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2014, 09:16:37 PM »

I do the same but without a LV mallet. I'll give it 2-3 hours. I've also gaffer taped a 100 g strip of lead flashing to one of my mallets so I can shorten my swing for a more consistent impact force.
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2014, 09:19:50 PM »

I do the same but without a LV mallet. I'll give it 2-3 hours. I've also gaffer taped a 100 g strip of lead flashing to one of my mallets so I can shorten my swing for a more consistent impact force.

Good ideas :)
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2014, 10:48:10 PM »

Top guide, pretty much what I do now, except if there's a scuff on it already, I'll just leave it on, and try my best to round the edges. Tip is to use a touch of linseed oil and apply it down the edges before rolling or knocking with a scuff on. Fibreglass tape also helps prevent the scuff from tearing!

Find that my LV is amazing and does cut down time quite noticeably, but I will probably only use it for about 5-10 minutes at a time, simply because the weight of it can hurt my wrist. I kind of wish I went for a 750g instead of a 1kg one, as I am used to using shorter handled mallets!
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2014, 11:13:47 PM »


Top guide, pretty much what I do now, except if there's a scuff on it already, I'll just leave it on, and try my best to round the edges. Tip is to use a touch of linseed oil and apply it down the edges before rolling or knocking with a scuff on. Fibreglass tape also helps prevent the scuff from tearing!

Find that my LV is amazing and does cut down time quite noticeably, but I will probably only use it for about 5-10 minutes at a time, simply because the weight of it can hurt my wrist. I kind of wish I went for a 750g instead of a 1kg one, as I am used to using shorter handled mallets!

My problem as well. Actually now use my lifting wrist supports when I do it. Really helps!
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2014, 11:25:09 PM »

Excellent write up, wish I could justify a LV mallet. I find my deluxe GN is pretty damn good at doing the job.
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Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2014, 11:29:19 PM »

Yeah - The GN Deluxe mallet is stage two in my process and does a superb job on its own. The lignum just cuts down on time spent :)
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2014, 12:27:47 AM »


Yeah - The GN Deluxe mallet is stage two in my process and does a superb job on its own. The lignum just cuts down on time spent :)
No doubt, if I knocked in a lot I'd have one but for how many bats I go through I can't justify it. Then again do we ever need a reason to with cricket gear lol
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 12:31:00 AM »

I certainly don't! I have far too much gear!
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 07:02:44 AM »

I always like to roll my edges on the round edge of the bath tub.... You can get good pressure, it takes the squareness off and then they are pretty much done... Knock in the face and toe area and your good to go
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2014, 01:21:47 PM »

I find the round edge of the work top in the kitchen does a good job too.
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2014, 01:23:58 PM »

I find the round edge of the work top in the kitchen does a good job too.

Exactly what I use. Should update my process with all of your ideas. We could patent a professional process.
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Re: Ginger's Knocking In Process
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2014, 03:04:55 PM »

With regard to bats turning brown after oiling i apply 3coats of linseed over 2 weeks let the oil soak in and dry for a further 3 weeks and then use 320 grit sandpaper and gently rub the blade till it becomes nice and white done this for years and never had a bat split or break.
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