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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »

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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #151 on: July 12, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »

Some really good bats mate and you have plenty of skill. Can I ask though all the bats seem to have toes running through the toe, is that just your personal choice for your profiles or just what recent customers have asked for?
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« Reply #152 on: July 12, 2018, 08:19:59 PM »

Toes running through the toes?
You mean spine through the toe?
My personal preference yeah,,,not easy to do, but I like it, and its gotta give a little more support to a vulnerable area
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2018, 09:10:56 PM »

Toes running through the toes?
You mean spine through the toe?
My personal preference yeah,,,not easy to do, but I like it, and its gotta give a little more support to a vulnerable area

Sorry thats what I meant spine into the toe. I know there is a feeling that they offer better protection to the toe area, but do you find they dont pick up as well as a duckbill toe?
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #154 on: July 13, 2018, 06:04:31 AM »

Some really good bats mate and you have plenty of skill. Can I ask though all the bats seem to have toes running through the toe, is that just your personal choice for your profiles or just what recent customers have asked for?


If you go through prevoius pages mr monkey has done some bats without the spine into the toe , but the spine into the toe is his 'signature' and the way he does it is skillful and stylish. 
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #155 on: July 13, 2018, 06:42:19 AM »

Mr soulman, Im not going to do a duckbill, theres no point
A good spread of wood across the lower half of the bat, has to better yes?
I play cricket, so Ive a rough idea of where the ball strikes a bat, Im not going to create a vulnerable area, just to get a bat to pick up better
It is a fine line tho, thats why I have concentrated more on the toe shape I do
Im sure someones said before, its a tk/laver/Salix hybrid really

Ive just read what Ive posted above, and it comes across aggressive to me?, sorry if it seems that way, not meant to be

Many thanks for the comments biggie
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #156 on: July 13, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »


How's that shape looking? Really like that a lot
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #157 on: July 13, 2018, 04:00:15 PM »


Signature toe half done
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #158 on: July 13, 2018, 04:03:43 PM »

Mr soulman, Im not going to do a duckbill, theres no point
A good spread of wood across the lower half of the bat, has to better yes?
I play cricket, so Ive a rough idea of where the ball strikes a bat, Im not going to create a vulnerable area, just to get a bat to pick up better
It is a fine line tho, thats why I have concentrated more on the toe shape I do
Im sure someones said before, its a tk/laver/Salix hybrid really

Ive just read what Ive posted above, and it comes across aggressive to me?, sorry if it seems that way, not meant to be

Many thanks for the comments biggie

Thanks @Northern monkey for taking the time to reply. I was only asking about the spine into the toe in that its good to see someone starting out learn this way as I know its a harder shape to produce and harder still to get to pick up light. I didnt mean any offence in terms of asking about duck bill shapes, as you say I have played a lot of cricket and now prefer personally a duck bill as pick up and feel is really important to me and touch wood not managed to have a toe go on me yet

Keep up the great work
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #159 on: July 13, 2018, 04:03:58 PM »

In terms of duck bill versus other toe shapes, yes it's gonna pick up a lot better, and it's a damn sight easier to shape, two mins with a drawknife instead of ages to create other shapes
But, as I've also said previously, it's this process I enjoy, so win win for me really
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #160 on: July 13, 2018, 04:28:55 PM »



T,other side done
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #161 on: July 17, 2018, 02:09:04 PM »



Just gonna string the handle, then I'll finish sanding and give it a little polish,, lovely bat for a grade two
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #162 on: July 17, 2018, 02:09:59 PM »

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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #163 on: July 17, 2018, 02:11:41 PM »



Then I'll finish this beastie off
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