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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 07:02:34 PM »

Im in Oxfordshire and I googled steel supplies to get a few bits cut up to length, and the place I went to, was in the middle of nowhere, he charged me naff all for the steel, and said hed knock a press up no bother, if I drew it up.
Most engineers in these shops are bored witless with long runs etc, so a bit of variety like this will go down well
Its only a basic framework, use a bottle jack or something for the pressing bit
I used a winch roller off eBay, 2 for 25quid, rated for 3.5 tonne
Stick an old lathe bed under it
Etc etc etc

Some of the old mangles are perfect too, theres leather shoe presses, but they fetch a bit more on eBay
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2018, 10:05:18 AM »

I've got some part mades ready to order - ordered a workbench off ebay last night.

Just need to get hold of some tools - Hoping to buy some unused ones of a chap on this board and i'm ready to go(hopefully!!)

Cant wait!
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2018, 11:35:26 AM »

Northern monkey that is very impressive stuff. Make it sound very straight forward
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2018, 02:42:43 PM »

Im sorry if I made it sound that way,,,im an engineer by trade
Google and you tube through all the different ones, and youll see they are very simple.
A local engineering shop will knock one up no bother,, I suppose it will depend on how industrial you want it etc
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2018, 02:36:52 PM »

Workbench arrived on Friday. Next is a vice.
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2018, 01:58:28 PM »

Massive thanks to @GarrettJ for meeting me today and sorting me out with all the tools Ill need.

A gentleman and a scholar!!
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2018, 10:13:47 AM »

Was great meeting you to and having a chat about all things cricket.

Let me know how you get on.
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2018, 06:34:12 PM »

Was great meeting you to and having a chat about all things cricket.

Let me know how you get on.
Will do mate - cleaning out the garage now so i can build my bench.

Could have stood and chatted for ages - did you enjoy the match?
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2018, 09:10:39 AM »

i think we chatted for well over an hour ... you are welcome to pop in any time you are round my way.

Match was great ... had everything ... goals, sending off, missed penalty and a victory for Sunderland.
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2018, 12:59:34 PM »

Had my first drawknife injury already.

Practising on a knackered bat and slipped. Straight into thumb.

Luckily it was the smaller but bloody hell thats sharp!

Next item on shopping list, first aid kit for workshop   :D
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2018, 01:08:52 PM »

Had my first drawknife injury already.

Practising on a knackered bat and slipped. Straight into thumb.

Luckily it was the smaller but bloody hell thats sharp!

Next item on shopping list, first aid kit for workshop   :D

And a thimble?
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »

i hate those draw knives ... my thumb was nearly hanging off

Best to use the plane or travisher
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2018, 03:38:25 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMmALAUk1-0

drawknife video including sharpening
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »

And a thimble?
artificial thumb for when I chop mine off!
Basically just gouged into the knuckle! But if blood and a fair bit of swearing!!
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Re: Bat makers in North East England
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2018, 04:38:34 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMmALAUk1-0

drawknife video including sharpening

Handy cheers
Got a ton of videos and pages bookmarked to help me out.
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