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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 02:04:12 PM »

i can do ......... what is it you would like?

as a fellow sunderland fan ill do you a deal :)

Top man - we'll take this to PM so as not to clog up this thread if thats ok with you!!
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2018, 07:07:30 AM »

J.S.Wright and Sons Ltd offer student packs.

http://www.cricketbatwillow.com/products/

Mr. Jeremy Ruggles - jeremyruggles@cricketbatwillow.com



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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 08:36:43 AM »

J.S.Wright and Sons Ltd offer student packs.

http://www.cricketbatwillow.com/products/

Mr. Jeremy Ruggles - jeremyruggles@cricketbatwillow.com




Yeah i saw that - at this point i dont have the tools for pressing or handling clefts - i'm going to have a go with a few part mades to begin with and will look for additional kit once i know i can do it!

BTW anyone know what sort of cash a bat press would go for? I've been googling and there is very little info knocking about on these mysterious machines!!
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 09:26:39 AM »

Yeah i saw that - at this point i dont have the tools for pressing or handling clefts - i'm going to have a go with a few part mades to begin with and will look for additional kit once i know i can do it!

BTW anyone know what sort of cash a bat press would go for? I've been googling and there is very little info knocking about on these mysterious machines!!

A bat press will be anywhere from 2k up

You may be able to design and get one made for less but for a true tried and tested press they are big money, plus people very rarely move them on
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 11:26:01 AM »

You can get a press second hand from India for a bit less than that, guessing but I suspect that once you factor in import duties and shipping for something that heavy it will be up around 1500 - that said that is for a hand turn press.

Essentially you can make your own if you've got a means of applying measured pressure to a rotational steel round the width of a cricket bat face.  IIRC someone on here made one, @JK Lewis maybe?
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 11:50:05 AM »

@Northern monkey weren't you making a press?
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 12:03:24 PM »

They aren't a complicated thing at all so a friendly old school fabrication shop would probably the way to go if you can't do the work yourself, but likely it'd still cost a fair few quid.
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 12:24:12 PM »

Easy enough to knock one up, if your either used to that sort of thing, or have a friendly local engineering shop?

I made one using a long old lathe bed and a hydraulic bearing press, the feed for the cleft was pneumatic from a mobile tyre fitting machine.
But Ive stripped it down as it filled my shed, so Im going to massively simplify it over the winter.
Im not making loads of bats so it was stupidly over engineered.
Im gonna look at using an old mangle too, which are still really cheap on eBay

Whatever you do, theres tons of pics and vids out there to help
And that is especially relevant to using the tools and the bat finishing etc

Good luck with it

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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 12:27:33 PM »

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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 01:41:51 PM »

Easy enough to knock one up, if your either used to that sort of thing, or have a friendly local engineering shop?

I made one using a long old lathe bed and a hydraulic bearing press, the feed for the cleft was pneumatic from a mobile tyre fitting machine.
But Ive stripped it down as it filled my shed, so Im going to massively simplify it over the winter.
Im not making loads of bats so it was stupidly over engineered.
Im gonna look at using an old mangle too, which are still really cheap on eBay

Whatever you do, theres tons of pics and vids out there to help
And that is especially relevant to using the tools and the bat finishing etc

Good luck with it

Fancy making me one?!!  :)
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2018, 02:00:04 PM »

Let me see how simple I can make one ;)
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2018, 02:19:29 PM »

Re. mangle press, assume you've seen this @Northern monkey ? http://www.mangled-bats.co.uk/about-us.html
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2018, 04:34:01 PM »

Ive seen every picture etc of presses there is ha
Tbh I dont like the fact they have to be bought in from wherever
Most engineering shops will be able to knock one up, and would, I imagine, be keen to do it.
Or buy a few bits of old machinery off eBay and have a go
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2018, 05:19:01 PM »

Ive seen every picture etc of presses there is ha
Tbh I dont like the fact they have to be bought in from wherever
Most engineering shops will be able to knock one up, and would, I imagine, be keen to do it.
Or buy a few bits of old machinery off eBay and have a go
Reckon you could give up making bats and set up a decent bat press making business!!

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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2018, 05:34:15 PM »

Ive seen every picture etc of presses there is ha
Tbh I dont like the fact they have to be bought in from wherever
Most engineering shops will be able to knock one up, and would, I imagine, be keen to do it.
Or buy a few bits of old machinery off eBay and have a go
Yeah, exactly the kind of job for your old fashioned engineering shop isn't it. Like your use of an old lathe bed, that makes sense for keeping it fairly simple. Top half of a cider press might be a good plan I reckon!
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