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  1. Stainless can get purple and blue even with propane. It just takes patience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Here are a couple of the things I've been working on. I'm thinking about getting an insert cut for this N2 detour out of GSS or 303 and creating the "bore thru insert look" Also - I shot at the range with a buddy last night. He's seen many of my putters and we decided to torch the chamber/Cylinder on his judge public defender. It was nerve wracking. Can anyone say residual lead/carbon/gunpowder Select 2.6 torched with pvd coating left on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Here's the signature series model 9 that I was thinking about doing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I see an "elastomer" ring around it though - it'd come out. And I don't know how it could be that color and be the same metal-I'm assuming the body is some flavor of steel, and I'd bet the insert is anodized aluminum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Btw, other than a light sanding, I'd generally leave the face alone. You'll sand the face milling off trying to get it uniform. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. You should be able to hand sand many of the dings out - don't be discouraged if you sand the s*** out of it with 120 and it doesn't look like a night/day diff. It'll continue to look better and better as you progress to the higher grits and polish. Of course there are some doozies in every project putter that sanding just won't help. I like to hit these with a hand file before I even start sanding. You can get a solid 4-Way Bastard Mill file with a comfortable handle for like What are your plans for this putter? Torch/black oxide/restore to original? Either way we need to call attn to the insert. Can you pop it out? There are plenty of videos on YouTube that show guys popping odyssey inserts. If it's Cameron style with back screws, that makes it even easier. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Got out to the putting green for the 3rd time in 4 days. Working on my initial impression for the sentio review. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Wedge looks nice! I also think the anser looks good... you could get some of those dings out by sanding/filing it!0 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I forgot to mention, the great looking Sentio flatstick that was at my porch friday morning. Santa may have dropped it off, by the time I got to the door, whoever knocked was gone.
  10. Yeah, I bought a few of them on eBay. That seller is top notch. I've been buying putter shafts, little things like that plumber neck m, etc.. from him all year. One of my favorite dudes in the parts market. This conversion is a little weird... I'm sure it's because I'm using it with a .355 tip instead of on a .270 mallet. It wants to set up closed due to the angle of the post. Had to shave about a quarter inch off that hosel post on the futura to get it right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Tig welding rig, oxy-acetylene torch outfit, and a rotating flatscreen mount (bought a new tv for the fam, need to mount my old one on the wall of my workshop/garage) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I am debating on whether to use this knuckle on it. I think it may look great. The one on the left... I made the one on the right side, just working on these little welds Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I'd been staring at 3 putters ready to be torched for a couple weeks... took a break from (shittily) welding last night and knocked out all 3. Pics coming. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Not sure... I've never torched copper. I'll see if I have a beat up anser head I can try it on and give you a trip report Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. So that body is stainless steel that was originally the same color as every "off the rack" Cameron - that tour blasted satin grey. Got that color by heating/torching. For the ping project, I would go to harbor freight or northern tool and check out their polishing compounds. I bet there's a low-shine abrasive compound that'll do the trick. Emery comes to mind as a compound that has a good abrasive profile, but I think it will give you a little more shine than you're looking for. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Quite frankly, for a first attempt, you may be better off taking a run at the dead center. It's carbon steel iirc, and opens up a wide range of refinishing possibilities... you can torch or give black oxide/gun blue a try. Carbon has a huge range of colors when you torch it. Goes from straw, to bronze, some reds, to purple, to an awesome blue, before hitting the end of the spectrum and going almost back. I may go p/u a dead center tomorrow, would be fun project to have on the shelf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Since it has a patina, I presume it's copper. I've not done much work on copper. Maybe rb7 can give some insight Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. Speaking of giving it a go.... @ballenbrandon - how is your first project coming along? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. I don't remember what those dead center heads are made from... either way, step one is to sand/file all of the dents and dings out. So I would start hand standing with 120 grit paper, move up to 400 grit paper, then do a wet sand with 1000, then do a dry sand with 2000. Acetone washes in between grit interval helps clear for a sanding debris and allows you to work on a clean work piece with each grit step. After you get done with your 2000 grit dry sand you'll be ready to polish. PS buy some good nitrile gloves something that has a decent mil thickness. I like the boxes of black venoms... you can get them at Walmart or Lowes or Home Depot they're like $10 for a box of 50 Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. @rookieblue7 good call. I've seen some tig torches that hook on to the stinger of the stick welder - I'm not sure if my little welder is up to the task though. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. I am going to keep watching YouTube vids, welding small pieces of metal together in "t-joints", and give the occasional junker putter a go. I'll know when I'm ready to weld this perfectly twisted plumber to the Monterrey that I inspired me to take up welding. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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