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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2019, 07:11:27 AM »

@Komdotkom those two (GN & Aldred) have come up beautifully - cracking work dude!!!
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2019, 07:38:39 AM »

Thanks mate.
I was really surprised at how good the finish is with the cutting compound on a mop polishing pad, I'll see if I can get a picture of the reflection off the spine. Ordinarily it's not something I would consider using but I recently received a car back from the painter and was removing some small imperfections and figured it couldn't hurt.
I think I've got a pretty tired NB TC1280 coming in the next few weeks which needs some real love, I'm thinking of doing a lami toe, just need to work out how to cut it nicely in my drop saw.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2019, 07:49:57 AM »

Thanks mate.
just need to work out how to cut it nicely in my drop saw.
Please dont. That is very dangerous. Use a band saw or router table and slider.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2019, 11:03:54 AM »

I've only got a steel horizontal band saw, maybe I'll make a jig to hold it and use the table saw.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2019, 11:15:44 AM »

'Spare' Symonds Tusker stickers @Komdotkom ????????????????  There as rare as hens teeth aren't they?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2019, 11:23:47 AM »

I've only got a steel horizontal band saw, maybe I'll make a jig to hold it and use the table saw.
Thats a better option. Easy to make jig to hold the bat vertical.just take the riving knife off.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2019, 09:40:31 PM »

'Spare' Symonds Tusker stickers @Komdotkom ????????????????  There as rare as hens teeth aren't they?

Not really, I got them made. Like many here I played most of my high grade cricket in the late 90's and have always lusted after bats like Tusker's, DF Magnums, Puma/Millichamps and Ulysses (clearly very Australian specific). As a young bloke I never had the money for these expensive bats and had to make do with whatever I could get from sponsors and discounts from guys like Ian Callen.
Now that I've returned to playing (at a much lower standard) I feel it's time to fully embrace the mantra of 'All the gear but no idea' and am slowly collecting the bats that I've always wanted, plus some modern ones that tickle my fancy. The problem with Tuskers is they are very expensive now and absolute planks compared to modern bats; so I got a sticker place to do the artwork and reproduce the stickers. If I was to do it again I'd get them to lighten up the blue a little bit, it looks great on the white backing paper but ends up quite dark on the willow. If anyone wants any I can get them reproduced again, they'd be about 20 pounds a set I think.

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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2019, 09:40:47 PM »

Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2019, 10:51:14 PM »

Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.

There are original Puma stickers on eBay for 8.99 posted, albeit not the original ones.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2019, 11:06:47 PM »

Thanks yes might use those unless someone can point me towards the originals.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2019, 06:22:12 AM »

Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.
Amazing to get it looking that good from ehere it started.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2019, 06:46:37 AM »

That is a great outcome @Psi well done.

Ive just finished doing a refurb on a friends bat which had loads of grain tear-out from when stickers had previously been removed. Took a load of before pictures, completely forgot about the after ones...
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2019, 06:58:25 AM »

Thank you. There was some grain test out on this one too :I removed the scuff sheet a bit too quickly and it pulled a bit of grain off. More patience next time...
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2019, 08:47:17 AM »

Heres an old G&M Catalyst 808 from a friend. It was generally looking a bit tired and had an ugly, but not too serious crack along the edge. Sorted the crack, cleaned up the face, new grip, scuff sheet and edge tape.











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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2019, 09:18:50 AM »

Now that is a lovely shape
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