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jonny77

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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2019, 05:52:25 AM »

Thanks for taking the time to post I really like the shape of the last one. I've ordered a couple of part mades from Red Ink so I'm about to embark on this journey in the next few weeks.
Out of interest did you notice much difference between the stock you purchased from H4L and Red Ink? Was there a reason for the switch, or was it just to see what other suppliers do differently?

Hi mate. No reason other than I wanted to try different suppliers and see if there was a difference. The part made I got from John was great and both ping really well. The only difference was the H4L ones had more of a bow, where as Johns didn't. John has been really helpful also with any questions and advice etc, he's a grest bloke to deal with. His handles also required more shaping, which is a good thing and offers you the chance to customise then a little more. Both are great though.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, appreciate it. Good luck and be sure to post up your results.
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2019, 10:24:49 PM »

These arrived from John at Red Ink yesterday, time to start thinking of profiles.

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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2019, 10:36:30 PM »

They look like they'll make some great sticks mate, good luck!
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2019, 08:26:48 AM »

So here's my first attempt, let me know if you want me to move this to a new thread.
It's got 36mm edges and a spine height around 60mm, I was a bit disappointed that the cleft wouldn't allow a higher spine than this. Toe is 22mm on the edge and 30mm in the centre, top of the shoulders are 13mm. Weight is 2.9
Things I learned: 1 - don't be shy. I wasted heaps of time being nice and not hacking away with reckless abandon. 2 - I suck at binding 3 - handle shaping is the hardest part
I used a heel shave that I got from John at Red Ink, which initially was totally useless but after a couple of hours honing and sharpening made things pretty simple.
It still needs a few touch ups and probably some more handle binding before a final sand, edge boning and I'm contemplating doing a lamitoe from the outset to keep it together.









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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2019, 03:35:56 PM »

Looks great mate, lovely shape and I wouldn't worry about the sponge height, 60mm is plenty. I agree on the handle shaping, I  found it tricky at first, but you can always take the binding pod and reshape it. You can also rig up a system with some wood and a drill to make the binding easier (DIY lathe really). There's video on Instagram where you can see one which JP Gavan uses. Great first effort tho mate, top work!
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2019, 10:35:45 PM »

I made a 'thing' up to spin the bat while binding, but I made the error of designing it with the drill at the toe end (for simplicity of fabrication) but this means I need to somehow activate the drill and also do the twine thing simultaneously. Results were disastrous on last nights effort, so I may enlist my son's help.
I've trimmed a bit more out of the toe to help the pick up and taken out some of the hollows in the back of the bat - I found that once polished it was easy to see the divots in the reflection but I couldn't see them when the bat was just sanded with 240 grit. I just need to rout it for a lamitoe and rebind the handle before I work out stickers/lazer etching and this one will be finished.
I've tapped it up with the mallet and it sounds decent but not great like some of the other bats I've got, but this may be due to zero knocking and no oil at this point. Although this was supposed to be the grade X* the other one which is grade 2 and is 1/2 heartwood taps up with a deeper sound, so that may be the one I keep. 
Perhaps I'll make one like the old Puma/M&H Original with the plugs on the spine?
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2019, 06:41:47 AM »

Strong effort - 8d like to give that a try, what hand tools did you use?
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2019, 10:56:18 AM »

draw knife, heel shave, round bottom plane, and orbital sander.
I recently purchased a Bosch sander with a foam base and it's been a revelation
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Re: First, second and third attempt
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2019, 12:26:36 PM »

You're getting good at this.
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