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SOULMAN1012

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Re: Leachys isolation activity.
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2020, 08:25:17 AM »

Looks like. Top work mate, any top tips to share as. In the process of sorting myself out a little workshop to get back into bat making.

Looks like a lovely shape on the high middle bat with a lovely sweeping toe.

Ordered a new bench from Axminster tools and replacing a roof an a small out building at home to use a a workshop.
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Re: Leachys isolation activity.
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2020, 09:44:01 AM »

@SOULMAN1012
Thanks mate.

Enjoyed these two a lot.

Good to hear you're getting back into it.

With regard to tips, id personally say:

draw on the edge profile that you want (either using a template or a series of measured dots connected), this will allow the profiles to be even and avoid lumpy edges.

have a shape in mind before you start

You can always take more off, but cant put it back on, so take your time trimming it down.

Dont get carried away with the drawknife, for example, I thin the toe first, then the shoulders, using my drawknife, but then i switch to a spokeshave and travisher to make sure i dont take too much off.

When sanding the back of the bat, if you are reliant on a random orbital sander, i personally only use it as much as i need to, as it creates lumps and leaves indents. I prefer to sand the back by hand as much as possible.

Other than that just enjoy the process and learn from the mistakes of previous attempts.
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Re: Leachys isolation activity.
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2020, 09:35:01 AM »

My latest project finished off over the weekend, had a few bits of worktop that had been stripped from a kitchen and some other leftover timber so built myself a new, bigger sturdier workbench, took a while but cost me next to nothing so pretty pleased with it.

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Re: Leachys isolation activity.
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2020, 10:40:00 AM »

Made a bat up for a team mate yesterday - Lovely stick, 2.12-1/4 spine that fills the gauge, and a lovely thick oval handle. He asked me for a bat with great coverage and this certainly achieves that.




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