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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #420 on: June 13, 2019, 07:57:05 PM »

Top work mate. You keeping this one?
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« Reply #421 on: June 13, 2019, 08:09:39 PM »

No,, I couldnt bring myself to take anymore weight off it
Its 2.11 ish finished,,,, Im struggling at the minute to use anything over 2.9
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« Reply #422 on: June 13, 2019, 09:05:29 PM »



Thats the weight reduction bat,,, really chuffed with it, picks up like a feather, and Ive managed to keep a lot of wood in the hitting area.
Im getting more and more of these jobs in from word of mouth, and I enjoy the work
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« Reply #423 on: June 14, 2019, 03:40:16 AM »

Im getting more and more of these jobs in from word of mouth, and I enjoy the work

I'm not surprised - with the quality of the work you've done, these bat's / mods would just about sell themselves.
Looking fantastic as always.
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« Reply #424 on: June 14, 2019, 08:00:20 AM »

Just a bit of advice,,, Ive peed about with sanders for years now, I even got a festool.
But just got a dewalt random orbital, absolutely love it, 2.5mm orbit so leaves a decent finish, has good dust extraction and a balance weight to stop excessive vibration
100 quid or thereabouts
Highly recommended if your finishing bats
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« Reply #425 on: June 14, 2019, 08:32:16 AM »

Interesting to hear that.  As I wait for willow to arrive, I've been practicing on some older pine that I have laying around.  A good way to test the tools, as well as the shaping, sanding and polishing technique.
I've just got a 125mm random orbital sander, and like what it does, but can only find papers for it up to 240 grit.  From memory, you sand a lot higher than that, so what do you use?
I was looking in a hardware shop and can only find over 240 grit in sheets of wet and dry, but am a bit wary of using it on timber for some reason.
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #426 on: June 14, 2019, 08:45:01 AM »



Buy cheap, buy twice!!!
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« Reply #427 on: June 14, 2019, 08:45:55 AM »

And eBay for discs,,, I cant find them anywhere in the country other than eBay and Amazon
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« Reply #428 on: June 14, 2019, 09:24:36 AM »

Nice collection! :)  Mine is a Ryobi so it sounds like I'll be buying again :( , however it does have a dust extractor and variable speed, so we'll see how it goes, and how serious I get with the bat making caper.

If I can get half the finish that you do, I'll be more than pleased!
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #429 on: June 20, 2019, 12:36:36 PM »



2.10 finished
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
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Re: Northern monkey batmaking
« Reply #434 on: June 25, 2019, 06:10:19 PM »



Finally had two minutes to look at making a press
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