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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2020, 09:43:43 AM »

Shame... I mended a similar massive crack on a GN in our college kit bag. Will see whether it survived when I next go in to check...
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2020, 10:49:01 AM »

Thats exactly what you can do mate. You will be amazed how well they can hold up after repairs. One thing to consider though is how you bat! If you swing from the hip and maybe bat more when its smash and go than the chances of it going again are that bit higher. Remove the scuff get lots of Gorilla wood glue in and clamp for 24 hours. Drill probably 3 holes in that through the edge and down and then sand and scuff.

Here is a bat of mine i repairs last summer and used all last season. Not as bad I dont think as your GN but the spit went a third of the way up the back, all through the toe and about 4inch into the face of the bat. This was just glued and clamped.

Its still a gun bat now and been netting with it last few weeks.








Worst case it breaks but all you will have lost is a few hours of your time but its lots of fun in my opinion working with bats.

Looks great mate. I am enjoying working on bats and i will probably give it a go. Is any type of wooden dowel acceptable for use?
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2020, 12:18:14 PM »

Looks great mate. I am enjoying working on bats and i will probably give it a go. Is any type of wooden dowel acceptable for use?

You want a strong wood iv used some oak dowels on a couple of bats if repaired that i made from some left over oak kitchen worktops but just use any hardwood dowel
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2020, 12:48:25 PM »

It really doesnt matter as the shear strength of the standard Ramin dowels is more than adequate. Fluted dowels will give the best adhesion but I suspect you will need longer ones so just buy a length of 8mm from somewhere like wickes.
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2020, 04:21:47 PM »

Is this suitable?



Yeah just make sure to buy the one thath offers  more resistance.



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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2020, 05:13:38 PM »

I would bind it with twine
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2020, 05:58:15 PM »

I would bind it with twine

I have used twine aswell... but since i began using fishing line nylon i think is MUCH better option... as it expands way more than twine.. i think it gives a better reinforce to the repairs....

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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2020, 06:46:06 PM »

Fishing line breaks down and loses strength if exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. It is also stretchy so won't tighten round the bat when glued like a twine binding. The fishing line will naturally loosen over time as it loses it's integrity due to the sunlight.

Lastly it's abrasion resistant when wet. It's not designed for impact resistance, so could snap if you hit a ball on the binding.

In short I don't think fishing line would be suitable for bat repairs at all.

Yours
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Re: Can this be saved?
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2020, 11:50:14 AM »



Will standard wood filler work for this guys?
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