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Re: READY PRESS - and the science behind it.
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 07:18:36 PM »

I arrived late to the partay...

Some questions for you:
1. What are the factors that you look for when determining the needed level of pressing for a willow? Is it grain, weight, level of moisture?
2. Does level of pressing differ due to willow quality/weight/moisture level? Or, all clefts are pressed equally?
3. Is it possible to  determine the quality of rebound of a willow before it is pressed?
4. Do clefts with 5-7 gains require more pressing than clefts with 8-20+ gains?

Ali as this is a B3 process and one we have worked hard for unfortunately  we shall not be revealing on a forum as it Company property and part of the research which is ongoing.

What i can say is it is nearly possible to tell cleft will press better but i can't do it Streaky and one of the apprentices can though it something about structure they look for i can't!!!

Cleft with more grains tend to be stiffer so work what you will with that but our job is to get them all up to a good standard.

Within each grade you get some strange variants as it natural but there is a pattern but there always a curve ball there currently a 1 stripe in the shop that is 2-9 i think which in my eyes is the best i have tapped up at a initial stage.

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Re: READY PRESS - and the science behind it.
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2015, 07:38:04 PM »

Cheers Dave

Pressing bit is what intrigues
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Re: READY PRESS - and the science behind it.
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2018, 08:50:32 AM »

This fantastic  topic poses and answers some of the most commonly debated points on the whole forum.  It deserves at ;east abump back tot he top of the B3 section.

Admin, could we make this a sticky (perhaps in the Bat Care/ Bat making section)?

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Re: READY PRESS - and the science behind it.
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2018, 09:41:50 AM »

Why not!
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Re: READY PRESS - and the science behind it.
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2018, 10:18:29 AM »

Really interesting thread, thanks for all the comments. Totally understand about protecting IP, but there's plenty to glean from everything contributed.

Couple questions from my side. I've had different people press clefts for me over the past years. Sometimes they have pressed the whole cleft as is, but on other occasions it has been pressed when part shaped. Is there a better way, or is it just at the preference of the batmaker?

Secondly, I've also heard talk of 'final pressing', suggesting that one pressing may not be enough. Any thoughts on this?
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