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#1 Xstiffshafts

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:19 PM

Hey MGSers

I thought it might be cool to have a central thread for the group to share pics/details of recently completed projects, ideas, stucks, ask/answer questions, help those who are beginning the highly rewarding process of DIY refurbs/finishes avoid some of the landmines we ran (and sometimes still run) into throughout the course of a project, and maybe even have a contest or two, etc..

If there's already a thread like this, then feel free to scold, mock, and ridicule, but as I browsed (aka: admired) the forum and members' projects, I didn't see one. There's a wealth of collective knowledge and talent within the pages of this community, so it will be neat to see what this thread yields if y'all are inclined to share.


In the spirit of getting us started, here are the three Camerons I've completed over the course of the last 3-4 weeks. I work almost exclusively on putters. I enjoy them most. I've done a couple wedges and woods with moderate success and tried to black ox a set of T-Zoids when I first became interested in this stuff, which was an unmitigated disaster. :unsure:


Golo 3:

The before state on this one was basically mint, so envision a factory Golo 3 here (i.e. I didn't take a before pic)

After:

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Studio Select Squareback #2:

Another putter in very good shape before I started it, other than a tiny bit of bag chatter.

After:

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Studio Stainless Newport Beach:

This one was really chewed up when I got a hold of it. Topline, neck, body all mangled, paintfill chipped and fading, etc... Took some serious sanding and filing to get it into reasonable shape.


Before:

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After:

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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


#2 JudgeSmails

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 06:32 PM

nice looking work!


Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5* 

Fairway:   :callaway-small:  GBB Epic 5w

Hybrid:  :wilson_staff_small: D200  4h 22*

Irons:   :wilson_staff_small: C200 5-GW

Wedges:  :wilson_staff_small: PMP 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :cameron-small:  Fastback Select  (codename: LittleScotty)

Ball:  :wilson_staff_small:  DUO Urethane

 

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:56 PM

Excellent work there!!!


Driver Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S--- Stock Bassara Regular Shaft
Hybrid--- TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue HY special

Hybrid ---- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM tip stiff

Irons --- 4 thru PW 2013 Callaway X Forged Rifle 5,5 PXI Blueprinted

GW --- DSG Top Flite 52* Stock shaft

SW Cleveland CG 15 CC custom sole grind S-400 Bent to 57*

Putter Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage Nicknamed "Rusty" because it is

Bag Old School 2008 Titleist Mini Staff

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Loving the finish on that Squareback 


In my bag:


Driver: Tour Edge E8 Beta, 8.5° Project X M66 Handcrafted 6.5

Wood: Tour Edge E8 Tour 14.0° Diamana S+ 70X

Hybrids:   :adams-small:   Adams Red 18* X-Stiff

Irons:   :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tours 3-PW Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX-3 52&58 DG TI S-400

Putter:   :odyssey-small: RSX 001

 Ball:   :srixon-small: Z-Star XV 5


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Wow! The before and after pictures look great, good job.

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Driver:    :taylormade-small: 2017 M2, Fujikura Six XLR8 shaft, Stiff

FW Wood:    :titelist-small:  910F, Mitsubishi RAyon Diamana Kai'li 75, Stiff

Hybrids:    :nike-small: Vapor Flex 23*, Diamana S+80HY shaft, Regular       

              :nike-small: Vapor Flex 19*, FUBUKI Z60X5CT shaftRegular

Irons:    :srixon-small: Z565, 5-PW, AeroTech i110 Stiff                                                    

Wedges:    :taylormade-small: R-Series EF Spin, 56 ATV grind, KBS shaft, Wedge Flex

Putter:    :scotty-cameron-1: Newport M2, 33”

 

Ball:  Snell MTB & Srixon Q Tour Star

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 10:57 PM

Thank you. The Squareback is my favorite of the bunch as well.


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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:45 PM

Looking good! I really like the bronzed color with green paint!


What's in my IMG_3072.PNG bag:

Driver: :cobra-small:  Fly-Z+ 10° Aldila Tour Blue 75X
Fairway: Tour Edge CB4 4 wood 16.5° Aldila RIP Σ 70X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 16-19 KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Hybrid:   :wilson_staff_small:   FG Tour M3 21° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+
Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 800 Pro 4i-PW, KBS Tour X, SS 1x
Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T11 50.05, 55.12, 60.05, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X
Putter:  IMG_3071.JPG Honey Badger 34"

 


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:42 PM

Most recent refinishAttached File  ImageUploadedByMyGolfSpy1476211121.055519.jpg   320.65KB   208 downloads

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Anyone else care to share? I know there's some gems out there.



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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:58 AM

Working on those TPM 12s, just stripped and will torch 1 and black ox the other


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What's in my IMG_3072.PNG bag:

Driver: :cobra-small:  Fly-Z+ 10° Aldila Tour Blue 75X
Fairway: Tour Edge CB4 4 wood 16.5° Aldila RIP Σ 70X

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 16-19 KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Hybrid:   :wilson_staff_small:   FG Tour M3 21° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+
Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 800 Pro 4i-PW, KBS Tour X, SS 1x
Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T11 50.05, 55.12, 60.05, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X
Putter:  IMG_3071.JPG Honey Badger 34"

 


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:22 PM

Studio Style newport 2 I finished last night. I'm running out of putters

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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:46 PM

Very clean.  I am amazed at how you can restore the putters.


Driver: Wilson Staff Triton with Aldila Rogue regaular shaft. Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler 19.0* with Matrix Red Tie Regular shaft set at 16.0* Hybrids: Cobra Bio Cell 2-3 Hybrid with Bio Cell Regular shaft set at 17.5* Irons: Ben Hogan Ptx 21*/25*/29*/33*/37*/41*/45* with Recoil 660 graphite shafts. Wedges: Ben Hogan TH15 /49*/53*/57* with Recoil 660 graphite shafts  Putter: EVNROLL E6 33" with Win grip Bag: University of Kentucky Bucket Cooler Cart Bag from Team Effort Balls: Snell MTB, Wilson Duo, Vice Pro Soft, Bridgestone 330RX. Glove: Bionic GPS: Garmin G6 Laser: MG GolfDriver.  Backup irons: Cobra F6 Tecflo 4-PW with Matrix Red Tie Regular shafts  Wedges: Cobra F6 PW/GW/SW with Matrix Red Tie regular shafts set at 2* flat.  Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi at 33".


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:29 PM

 

In the restoring process are you losing any head weight? 


In my bag:


Driver: Tour Edge E8 Beta, 8.5° Project X M66 Handcrafted 6.5

Wood: Tour Edge E8 Tour 14.0° Diamana S+ 70X

Hybrids:   :adams-small:   Adams Red 18* X-Stiff

Irons:   :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tours 3-PW Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX-3 52&58 DG TI S-400

Putter:   :odyssey-small: RSX 001

 Ball:   :srixon-small: Z-Star XV 5


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:33 PM

Yes, but the weight loss is negligible. The most recent studio Style I did required more filing and sanding than anything else I've done to date. Lost <10grams. With the newer Camerons that have weight ports, the loss can be easily offset.


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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:05 PM

Studio Select Newport 2 Mid-Slant


Previous condition was so-so... probably just shy of 7/10.


Refinished:

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Side note: paintfill is Dallas Cowboys themed. :-)

Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:37 PM

Another Studio Select Newport 2:

Before:

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After:

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Driver: TM%20LOGO1_zpsiu5rjvgi.png Burner Superfast TP 9* Fuji TS Evolution II Speeder; X-Flex

 

3 Wood: PingLogo1_zps9tkzkolg.gif G Series 15* Tour 75g; S-Flex

 

Irons: callaway-logo1_zpshbc6azir.png2016 APEX MB 3-PW; KBS Tour; S-Flex; 1/2" Long, 1* upright 

 

Wedges: Vokey-Design-Wedges1_zpsf6xkz8xp.png 50* 54* 58* SM5, K Grind 

 

Putter: betti%20loho1_zpszxuq88tc.png Bettinardi SS9 DASS Prototype/Hexperimental





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