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Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« on: November 16, 2019, 07:06:45 PM »

Not a rustic repair this time but a rustic re-handle..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NkMrJnp1ZE

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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 08:28:24 PM »

I've just spent nearly 20 minutes watching a bloke rehandle a bat without any "proper equipment"...
What has my life become? :-[
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 09:45:52 PM »

Love that. Reminds me of city and guilds level 1. Like him we looked after our tools. Just goes to show what.can. Be achieved when needs must.
Would you be send my favourite bats to him for rehandling? No chance,  it thats a luxury of the western world.
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 12:42:10 AM »

I've just spent nearly 20 minutes watching a bloke rehandle a bat without any "proper equipment"...
What has my life become? :-[

Pretty sure girls love that stuff.
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 01:02:33 AM »

He must work with SF, plenty of nails being used!
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 12:15:09 AM »

The guy ended up reusing old stickers on a rehandle :)

My favourite is this one from same fella (Bangladesh I am guessing from the comments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYZ1zbZdhbc

Guy,non-nonchalantly, sands the whole bat with a broken piece of glass!!

 
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 12:19:59 AM »

Does anyone know what kind of thread is that?
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 12:20:46 AM »

You've got to admire the resourcefulness in fairness!  :D
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 03:20:28 PM »

The guy ended up reusing old stickers on a rehandle :)

My favourite is this one from same fella (Bangladesh I am guessing from the comments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYZ1zbZdhbc

Guy,non-nonchalantly, sands the whole bat with a broken piece of glass!!
@IQ do you think someone sent that new bat by DPD to get it in that state?  Clearly hasn't ever been played but fair play on the result as better than it was but have no idea why he needed the fishing line adding?
So thats how you knock in the edges then!!!
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 03:37:50 PM »

Does anyone know what kind of thread is that?

It seems to be fishing nylon thread..... works pretty welll as have good elasticity and resistance.

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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 03:48:39 PM »

@IQ do you think someone sent that new bat by DPD to get it in that state?  Clearly hasn't ever been played but fair play on the result as better than it was but have no idea why he needed the fishing line adding?
So thats how you knock in the edges then!!!

Seems to be a common request amongst people of subcontinental origin. 

I used to get numerous customers of Pakistani descent bring in a brand new CA and ask me to 'fix' the handle because they knew it was substandard. But so many of them would also ask for stringing around the toe and/or shoulders. This was on brand new bats, still in the wrapper usually.

Sometimes, I would be asked to knock in a bat and they would get a bit upset if the toe was not strung as part of this process.

Different expectations and ideas in different parts of the world I guess. Nothing wrong with it particularly, I just don't see any benefit. In an extreme circumstance I might string a toe after a major repair, but never as a preventative measure.

I can't help but admire the ingenuity that went into working on that bat. Yes the tools were wrong (glass!?) and the glue at the end was contact adhesive rather than PVA, but I have no doubt the bat went back to its owner in a better state than when it arrived, even after he took a claw hammer to the edge!

As for the rehandle in the OP, wow. The concept is pretty similar to what you would expect from a batmaker/repairer in the UK, the fact it was executed by sawing by hand instead of using a bandsaw or similar is testament to his skill. For a comparatively small cost, someone has got a bat they can still use instead of forking out for a new one, which makes a massive difference in that part of the world.

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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 04:24:16 PM »

I've just spent nearly 20 minutes watching a bloke rehandle a bat without any "proper equipment"...
What has my life become? :-[

At least it wasnt at 8:16pm on a Saturday night. Oh wait...

To be fair, I was browsing at the same time too.
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 05:57:49 PM »

At least it wasnt at 8:16pm on a Saturday night. Oh wait...

To be fair, I was browsing at the same time too.

What else do people do on a Saturday night during the off season? :D
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Re: Rustic - Agricultural Re-Handle
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 06:02:07 PM »

What else do people do on a Saturday night during the off season? :D
Shadow batting ;-) or knocking in a new bat whilst watching videos like that!
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