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leatherseat

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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2020, 07:39:07 AM »

I have to build up all my handles to some extent. I have been using a non-slip, lightweight rubber mat (eg Rolson). Costs about 5 for a square metre and can be cut to size, double-wrapped etc. I typically add several mm of width and depth to my handle and increase the oval shape towards the bottom, it rarely adds more than 0.1 oz.
It makes a slightly softer/ spongier feel, but that can be adjusted.

David
 
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Re: Making a handle thicker
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2020, 08:12:54 PM »

@buddyb to confirm you effectively cast the handles? Do you wet the tape first with water or do you use glue?

Plaster casting bat handles is going to be the new forum trend, I can see it now 😂

@Buzz yep with water. Literally as if you are making a cast normally. You can use watered down pva. Only need to go down length ways over the binding in sections to build up a more overall shape. Let dry and wrap. Job done

Something for all the badgers to do during lockdown 😂
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