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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2020, 01:43:08 PM »

Couple more dressed to impress


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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2020, 03:09:48 PM »

Very nice. I see you have invested in some higher grade willow with growing confidence.
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2020, 09:50:16 PM »

Very nice. I see you have invested in some higher grade willow with growing confidence.

My supplier is very generous with the willow he has supplied me and Im very thankful for it. Some lovely willow to be working with both in terms of grains and weights.
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2020, 11:41:15 PM »

They look great! Where did you get the tickers done? Dir you have to commit to a big run of them?
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SOULMAN1012

Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2020, 08:42:12 PM »

Been quite a busy week with a few repairs and some orders coming through which is a really nice feeling and each bat seems to be getting better and easier to do as well as now having a really good feel for all the tools as well as finding my own way of doing things.

So this is the first of the orders shaped up this evening. SL06 profile and request was long extended middle and max weight of 2lb 8oz finished. This is currently 2lb 6.8oz before sanding has started

Specs for those interested are:
Edges 33mm Max
Toe 17mm edge and 28mm at centre of toe
Shoulder 12mm
Semi oval handle

This is a G2 cleft and Im going to say its one of the best pinging bits of willow Iv ever come across, just a lively response and deep sound with the mallet and old ball.

Oh the side in profile shot was just before I finished the shaping and before Id finished blending the spine into the toe

what does a sick betta look like


sick betta

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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2020, 10:05:05 AM »

Looking great! Seem to have picked it up pretty quickly.

Have you noticed any "trademarks" that come out in your finished products yet? Along the lines of Keeley shoulders, B3 shoulder heights etc. Always find these little nuances between batmakers interesting  :)
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2020, 03:05:11 PM »

Had a really busy week this late week with orders. Here are a couple that iv finished today.

SL06 is grade 3 and spot on 2.10 with single grip and thick oval handle. Extended middle so very long driving area as per customers request.

AM18 is Grade 2 and just under 2.14 with 1/2 inch shorter blade









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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2020, 03:07:55 PM »

Looking great! Seem to have picked it up pretty quickly.

Have you noticed any "trademarks" that come out in your finished products yet? Along the lines of Keeley shoulders, B3 shoulder heights etc. Always find these little nuances between batmakers interesting  :)

Sorry just seen this. I seem to find I make a dropped shoulder shape without thinking about it but apart from that no not really. Had some lovely feedback about the thickness I keep in the toes but also keep a bat balanced which is really good to hear but thats it really.  These two Iv just finished are only numbers 7 & 8 Iv made fully so a small pond to fish from
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2020, 06:56:26 AM »

Latest Willow & Wand stick out the door.

SL06 profile but spine into toe
Edge 34mm
Spine 66mm

Weight 2.10 and some change









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Re: Soulman�s sticks
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2020, 08:23:10 AM »

That looks fantastic Chris, what a lovely shape.

Looks like you're really starting to get the hang of it
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Re: Soulman�s sticks
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2020, 07:10:59 PM »

That looks fantastic Chris, what a lovely shape.

Looks like you're really starting to get the hang of it

Thank you @jamesisapayne its a stock shape so nice to hear some good feedback
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2020, 07:18:14 PM »

Wooo...this just looks a beauty!!!!
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Re: Soulman�s sticks
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2020, 09:00:18 PM »

Thank you @jamesisapayne its a stock shape so nice to hear some good feedback

The shape to me feels a bit like a cross between a Newbery Thruxton/M&H Amplus/Screaming Cat. Lovely long middle.
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2020, 09:09:19 PM »

Im trying to ensure that the stock bats I make a mid profile and with the most amount of coverage in the core area of the bat.

The only downside so far Iv come across having made a dozen or so now is that its hard to make this shape in a light weight and most I make are around 2.10 - 2.12 so far the feedback Iv had on pick up is really good. I must say that most people are no where near as fussy as us forum people lol.

Also ensuring I give me bats a decent sized toe
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Re: Soulmans sticks
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2020, 04:00:01 PM »

Here are a couple more of my Willow & Wand bats that have gone out over the last couple of weeks.

First up is a stunning G1 SL06 profile but 1/2 inch shorter blade and just huge and heavy at 2lb 14oz and off to a forum member



Second is the most popular profile recently which is a SL06 extended profile in G3 willow. This is a low middle bat and being a big lighter at 2lb 9oz bang on finished with 33mm edges and 17mm toe at edge and 24mm at centre of the toe and 15mm shoulders.








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