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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »

So, Ive been in contact with a designer for some stickers for the bats, and have now narrowed it down to one design ahead of the final tweaks, here they are, please let me know if youve got any feedback or tweaks.



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« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2020, 05:31:24 PM »

Like the colour schemes. Could the stickers for the bottom of the bat be adjusted so that they 'hug' the edges a little more?
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« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2020, 05:38:47 PM »

Like the colour schemes. Could the stickers for the bottom of the bat be adjusted so that they 'hug' the edges a little more?

Thanks mate,

The stickers at the bottom are actually the one tweak Ive asked him to make, Im swapping the current sticker out for Spike (the logo)
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« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2020, 10:23:55 PM »

Look decent mate. Can I ask who your using for your stickers as always on the look out for new companies to help my little brand in the future. Are these 3D or embossed stickers?

Colour scheme looks good especially yellow/green think they match very nicely
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« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2020, 08:49:22 AM »

Look decent mate. Can I ask who your using for your stickers as always on the look out for new companies to help my little brand in the future. Are these 3D or embossed stickers?

Colour scheme looks good especially yellow/green think they match very nicely

Thanks mate, textured and embossed, they are designed by Cricket originals. Printer is yet to be decided, likely India.
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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2020, 09:13:21 AM »

Thanks mate, textured and embossed, they are designed by Cricket originals. Printer is yet to be decided, likely India.

Keep me updated please mate via PM is fine as Iv got my design work all done but finding a printer in U.K. as reasonable prices for textured is near on impossible.
 
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« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2020, 01:32:28 PM »

Think the issue is finding a printer with the capability who will do small runs/vols at a decent price. Mine were printed in India, but MOQs were higher than the UK supplier eco could do what I wanted (embossing etc).

 However they are great quality and more than half the cost per set than I'd been quoted in the UK.
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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2020, 06:47:46 PM »

Thought Id stick up a couple of pictures of some new toys Ive added.

By far the best 2 bits -

Horses shin bone



Automatic Vacuum grip applicator



Then got various other bits, an air pump for pneumatic sanders and for dust extraction etc.

Got an automatic hand planer

A turbo planing attachment for an angle grinder

Workshop is really starting to come together, and Im 95% the way to getting a press, spindle moulder and new handling saws too.

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« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2020, 11:12:59 PM »

Top work mate, starting to get as excited myself about a new tool as I do a new bat lol
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« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2020, 07:30:34 PM »

New bat on the bench today!

Weighs 2.9 and a little bit as is, will probably be 2.10 finished!

As you can see its a big bat for the weight!



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« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2020, 08:59:29 PM »

Finished polishing this absolute monster today! 41mm edge 26mm toe 16mm shoulders, no concaving, oval handle.

Seriously great bat this one, to keep or to not to keep...that is the question.





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