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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #600 on: February 15, 2020, 03:42:07 AM »

Tbh I struggle taking pics side on, dont know why, I just dont like em

I thought it was just me!  For some reason the pictures I take never seemed to reflect the side on profile I see with my eyes.

Super work as always :)  I would LOVE to see a video of your batmaking process.  Any chance of that ever happening?
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« Reply #601 on: February 15, 2020, 07:51:28 AM »

Hmmm , I am actually a very shy retiring type, but yeah it could be a possibility.
Bear in mind Im a complete technophobe and it took me about 3yrs of being on here before I figured out how to post pics ha.

To be honest, what I do is nothing different to the way bats have been made for generations apart from the shaping side is done using my shave horse and sat down.
I use a drawknife/travisher and sometimes an electric planer if the willows full of knots
So nothing different there

As for finishing, again tbh thats just time, and lots of it
The bat Ive just posted pics of, Will no doubt be re sanded and polished again until Im happy with the results

But yeah , if you have an easy suggestion for uploading a clip, Id be happy too film one
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #602 on: February 15, 2020, 09:34:53 AM »

:) Great to hear!

I'm sure you use all the traditional methods that everyone else does, but I really enjoy the bat making/repair videos other people have done, and would love to see your take on it.
For example, using an electric planer.  I've never seen one used in any other video's I've watched, but that's a great idea!

Unfortunately I'm green when it comes to video making and editing as well, but I'm sure somebody here would be able to help out.
Youtube is free and pretty easy to upload videos.  From memory you need to be registered, and the process isn't that different to uploading photos to a host.

Thanks for entertaining the idea anyway.  Anyone else keen to see a Video?
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #603 on: February 15, 2020, 09:50:20 AM »

I thought it was just me!  For some reason the pictures I take never seemed to reflect the side on profile I see with my eyes.

Super work as always :)  I would LOVE to see a video of your batmaking process.  Any chance of that ever happening?

That's a serious point. I find exactly the same. You have some lovely looking bat with a great profile but the camera makes it look really uninteresting from the side. It must be because of the lens set up in mobile phones. Manufacturers and serious sellers do a much better job than I can and I guess they are using a camera with a big lens to take the pictures.
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #604 on: February 15, 2020, 11:00:50 AM »

Ill look into YouTube, as its something I should be doing really then I can link it into my insta and Facebook

I agree entirely with the side on bat pictures, they just look dull?
My only issue with my sort of toe up shots, is it tends to exaggerate the duckbill look to them
I do still need to build a little photo booth,(I have some black gloss laminate) which I hope will make the bats easier to photograph.
Im so busy at the minute tho, I really dont get two minutes to do anything

Thank you for the comments tho, means a lot
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #605 on: February 15, 2020, 02:00:50 PM »



Side on pic 😉
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