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LukeFramBurton

An Assisted First Try...
« on: February 28, 2019, 08:38:42 PM »

A little while back, I picked up a part-made on eBay (thanks to @jamesisapayne ). If I remember correctly, it came from John @Red Ink Cricket - a nice colourful grade 2.

James had already started to make the bat, so the back had most of the shaping done, with some concaving - I did take some of the spine out near the splice and at the toe, then rounded it off. . I reshaped the shoulders and shaped the toe. I did 1 and a half bindings on the handle - the thread I got was really thin. The finishing could be better, but Im pleased to get a made bat under my belt, even if I cant take all the credit for it.











Measurements:
Edges = 34.7mm
Toe = 31mm (22.5mm at the edges)
Shoulders = 15mm
Spine = 52mm
Weight = 2lb 7.8oz

My plan was to sell this on - I generally use a 2lb 10oz and got a new one a couple of months ago - but Im really enjoying the pickup and the whippy feel with a thin handle.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 09:44:57 PM by LukeFramBurton »
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »

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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 09:02:14 PM »

Well done and top use of duplo
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 09:46:25 PM »

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Fixed it, thanks!

Well done and top use of duplo

Cheers. Who knew Duplo could be so helpful - it makes a great iPad stand too.
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 09:54:00 PM »

Nice sheen on it m, what did u use for buffing?
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 10:11:52 PM »

Lovely job, well done!
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 10:34:15 PM »

Nice sheen on it m, what did u use for buffing?

Bat wax and a loose leaf buffing wheel.
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 12:38:31 AM »

Nice shape!
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Re: An Assisted First Try...
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 09:37:57 AM »

Brilliant work Luke, really happy to see how you've finished it off :)

The finishing looks nice and smooth and I love how you've finished the toe area too.

As it's your first effort I would definitely keep it and use it. Something really rewarding about scoring runs with a bat you've made.
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