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ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« on: June 11, 2020, 10:16:57 AM »

So had a go at re-twining (SIC ?) my bat handle.. I had sanded it down a little in the past and had some physio tape on the handle... Like the colour purple so I ordered some cotton twine with wax and had a go! Thought I'd share my effort.


I now know why they use a spinning lathe ... it's a proper pain to do manually by hand, and the PVA glue I used was mostly dry by the time I got to getting the binding all around. Added a bit of glue on top. Binding I think was a little too thick but handle feels very comfortable albeit little thicker than tape... Maybe use thinner twine next time. Overall pleased with the effort.



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LEACHY48

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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 10:28:06 AM »

Good job mate. Worst part about bats is manually binding by hand. I have built myself a makeshift lathe and it makes it so much better.
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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 01:16:21 PM »

Looks a very tidy effort for hand done! That's a job that gets tedious quickly.
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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 03:16:46 PM »

What I find useful when binding by hand is only gluing about 1-2 inches at a time, that way the PVA stays wet while you get the twine over. IIRC, it takes like 20-30 mins to do this, a pain, but if you're bored, then it isn't too bad!
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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 04:21:16 PM »

What I find useful when binding by hand is only gluing about 1-2 inches at a time, that way the PVA stays wet while you get the twine over. IIRC, it takes like 20-30 mins to do this, a pain, but if you're bored, then it isn't too bad!

That was exactly my thought afterwards :D I think you are spot on!
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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 04:38:45 PM »

Must say a Noir with a purple grip is a thing of beauty.

Good effort on the binding mate
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Re: ReTwine - Not quite bat making
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 11:23:54 PM »

Must say a Noir with a purple grip is a thing of beauty.

Good effort on the binding mate

It is indeed... and one for keeps... as I picked it at the factory tour... not often you can say your GM was picked by yourself in Nottingham..
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