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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2019, 02:16:29 PM »

Is it possible to take it back to where the new handle was done and ask them to sort it out for you?

This bat has a bit of a history and it was ultimately shipped to the (master) bat maker who originally made it. I spoke to his brother and he tells me that bat should be fine. I haven't emailed him the pics of the crack yet but I will. To put it in perspective, it cost less to rehandle the bat then paying for the freight (both ways). So then why did I ship the bat? Because, I wanted the bat maker to make a copy of the bat. :D The copy weighs an ounce more than the original and picks up much lighter, I thought they messed up the bat weight (in addition  to the cracked splice of the rehandled bat) of the copied bat but oh no no. It is unreal. :D
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2019, 02:19:48 PM »

In engineering, we would drill a hole right at the bottom of the crack. It relieves the stress at that point and prevents it spreading...

I thought about that but wouldn't it also reduce the tension in the wood (overall blade) that creates that ping effect?

To start with, I am thinking about dripping some wood glue in the crack to see if it seeps in.
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Re: Bat Handle Repair & Splice Crack
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2019, 04:20:32 PM »

I thought about that but wouldn't it also reduce the tension in the wood (overall blade) that creates that ping effect?

To start with, I am thinking about dripping some wood glue in the crack to see if it seeps in.

Drilling an hole will relieve the stress but will also weaken the willow.
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