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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2018, 05:47:21 PM »

Would love to use a bath tub but there isn't one in the flat!

I spent about 45 mins knocking in the edges today, and right at the end this tiny little crack appeared. Is this normal, and if not how do i go about sorting it.

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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 05:48:41 PM »

There are some interesting opinions here. It all depends on the bat not the grade. Oiling is not a bad thing and id recommend two light coatis before knocking. Leave it a minimum 24 hours after that final coat. The colder the climate the longer the leave. Leaving it just seems to soften the willow enough to avoid cracking during prep.

This video covers it nicely.

https://youtu.be/IjLEFvP85kY

Some bats are really dry and sharp and the edges can crack during rolling, which I now from experience and do before any mallet work.

My experiences on preparation are covered in this video.

https://youtu.be/AkkBpC6ff60
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 05:54:11 PM »

Would love to use a bath tub but there isn't one in the flat!

I spent about 45 mins knocking in the edges today, and right at the end this tiny little crack appeared. Is this normal, and if not how do i go about sorting it.

Cheers!


Normal for that brand....

Very dry bats and some can crack along the edges like rice crackers during rolling!!! Been there, done that.
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 06:44:41 PM »

Just give it a light sand and it will disappear
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2018, 07:43:55 PM »

I'll go and get some sandpaper after uni tomorrow, which grade would you recommend?

Is this crack likely just cosmetic or will it affect performance? cheers!
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2018, 07:58:05 PM »

Purely cosmetic and wont affect the performance at all
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2018, 07:58:53 PM »

Looks a lovely bat, that cracks nothing to worry about
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2018, 08:05:54 PM »

If you're that bothered a dab of superglue in there will sort that. Dab on the crack and sand while the glue is still wet, it will seal the crack and the sanding creates a kind of filler too.

I'd personally carry on knocking it in, then apply some edge tape to hide it. As has already been stated it's purely cosmetic
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2018, 08:34:25 PM »

This is a good video showing how to easily fix a crack like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-AvpPmsdkg&t=231s
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »

Cheers for the quick replies lads!

I haven't given any attention to the toe or face yet, shall i start with my light mallet for a while or go straight to the heavy mallet when it arrives? cheers!
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2018, 09:09:46 PM »

Just hit it!!
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 08:55:06 AM »

Would recommend Starting with light mallet.
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Re: Oiling/Knocking In
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 09:09:48 AM »

Would recommend Staring with light mallet.

You must have a very strong Stare 😲🙄
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