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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2014, 11:24:18 PM »

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My first bat to refurb is my GM Epic, which I have a bit of a soft spot for. I have owned the bat nearly two years and it hadn't received a refurb so it was at the top of my list.

It didn't need much work doing to it, removal of the scuff sheet, small bit of damage to the toe and bit of TLC.

First up was the removal of the scuff sheet, which came off with relative ease thanks to the Mrs hairdryer. Always remember to pull the sheet off from edge to edge to minimise any wood coming off with the sheet. Another tip is to keep the scuff sheet as a template for the new one.

Six grades of sandpaper.  :o Crivens. That's keen. My hat is doffed to you, sir. Hell of a way to spend Christmas!
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 08:50:00 AM »

Just the 4 grades now! High quality sand paper makes the job alot easier.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 06:03:24 PM »

So i am now up to three completed bats this holiday, with a forth on the way to being completed. Really enjoyed working on each bat and improving on the finish and detail.

A teammates GM Icon, not a great looking 808 but it performs really well and picks up like a dream. I'm tempted not to give it back.





My brother's grainy Kookaburra Ricochet 300. Not much use but he doesn't look after it brilliantly do needed a seeing to.





My current project is this Puma with a pretty large toe crack. I have dowelled it three times, hopefully it will be usable once I'm finished with it.




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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 06:44:46 PM »

Good luck with the puma. It is a large front to back split. Let us know how this goes when you are done and tell the owner to stop trying to hit Yorkers to the boundary.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2015, 04:09:39 PM »

Lots of photos to upload so here goes.

Finally finished the puma project, broken toe has been dowel three times and feels solid. I have prepared it for nets and will probably add some more tape for security.

As a side note, this is daylight robbery as grade one, it's bloody ugly.







Next up was this well used Rehmani Assassin LE. I think it's around 4 years old and doesn't look to have seen much TLC. It performs extremely well, certainly at its peak. Lots of surface cracks and a couple on the edge too.











Couple of coats of oil, scuff sheet, edge tape and it's ready to go. I'm really pleased with how it has come up, I didn't expect much to be honest.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2015, 05:29:10 PM »

Good job on that Assassin. Looks like a completely different bat. You going to sticker it up or leave it au natrel?
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2015, 05:34:25 PM »

Good job on that Assassin. Looks like a completely different bat. You going to sticker it up or leave it au natrel?

Haven't decided yet, I will sort out the remaining bits first and then decide.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 07:25:29 PM »

Is this the work of your new sander? If so I've got to get me one! I've got an old Newbery that needs this kind of TLC.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2015, 07:31:25 PM »

Is this the work of your new sander? If so I've got to get me one! I've got an old Newbery that needs this kind of TLC.


Yeah, I got a Titan orbital sander for Christmas and I'm loving it. I have found it easy to use and have been able to get through jobs quickly. This bat took me about 2 hours, using 3 different grade of sandpaper. It would have taken days by hand.

http://m.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb289sdr-random-orbit-sander-230v/46113
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2015, 07:49:15 PM »

I'm off to screw fix tomorrow then. Cheers.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2015, 07:54:57 PM »

I'm off to screw fix tomorrow then. Cheers.

Don't forget your sandpaper, get some 120, 180 and 240 in 125mm size and that should do you for a while.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2015, 08:01:10 PM »

I was just reading the comes with 3 sheets part of the description. The amount of work I have they will not last me long.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2015, 08:19:58 PM »

Don't use the 80, it will shead the bat.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2015, 08:42:51 PM »

I've got the same Titan sander. Once I've finished using 240 with it I then use 400 and 600 by hand, the bat ends up like glass
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
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