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tuffers007

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« on: April 19, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »

i have always been a fan of shoulderless bats so i thought i would have a go. unsure where to start the cuts but i soon realised my mistake. feels a little low down the handle but i carried on regardless. happy with the basic shape and it feels good in the hand. the only negative is the handle. feels too long and looks a little silly. i shall carry one however and maybe it could come in handy for t20 games. please have a look at the pics and let me know your thoughts. i will update the thread as i work on the bat





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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 02:56:54 PM »

I'm sure it'll look fine once it is fully dressed and finished

Is that a school or collage workshop?
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 02:58:10 PM »

its the local college. they let me use their workshop as and when. very kind of them
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 03:53:24 PM »

I reckon you might change your mind when it's finished....looks pretty decent to me !
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 03:55:38 PM »

Looks a chunky stick! Blending the shoulders in will make a massive difference to looks I expect.
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 04:05:06 PM »

i have started to blend into the handle. will put a pic up shortly. it is a big bat. will also post the measurements. also curved the toe like the other bat i posted. makes the toe end really chunky. looking forward to using this one!!
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 06:56:28 PM »

weighs in at 2.10
41mm edges
toe 29mm
spine 73mm.
rounding the toe has slightly altered the feel due to the thickness of the toe. im tempted to drop the height of the spine to allow for better weight distribution as this should push the middle slightly higher up the blade.




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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 07:01:24 PM »

Id concave that toe a little,
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 07:04:10 PM »

yep its a bit thick! I could take a good few mm out of it. with the size of the edges the spine really doesnt need to be so big. on the flip side, still plenty of wood in it so could even reduce the size of the edges.
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 07:06:12 PM »

At a guess, youd drop that toe 5mm, and Id possibly take a bit of the edges further up
I quite like the spine as it is
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 07:08:14 PM »

And being honest, Id have dropped the shoulders last,,doing a bit at a time, checking how it feels
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 07:20:53 PM »

Nice work indeed! Looking forward to seeing the finished article. Well done @tuffers007 great job.
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 07:24:19 PM »

yep its all trial and error. i still feel the shoulders are too low so next time i try i would do things different. learning as i go.
i agree with the toe. 29mm is a bit extreme, unnecessary weight.
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »

And being honest, Id have dropped the shoulders last,,doing a bit at a time, checking how it feels

i decided on doing them first. in my head it sounded the like the right idea.
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Re: shoulderless
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 07:37:13 PM »

Ha ha
Your bat, do what and how you like, thats the fun of it
Looks a cracking job so far
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