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First a little background on this project, i wish i had taken "before" pictures of this putter. This was stored in what used to be our storage unit(see picture of whats left). This was hit by lightnin

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M2A Converter w/ Welded Flow Neck and Fatback Flange:  

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Yeah, I thought the f-bomb stamp/logo was very funny and original.

 

 

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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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Wow, I hadn't seen that one... that's awesome!

 

 

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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 

 

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Here's the first Spalding TPM 12. I first refinished this last year, but due to a little neglect while moving, it needed to be redone. Older TPMs usually come with a top line alignment dot, but this one didn't when I got it. I stamped a line, but it didn't come out right, so i cleaned it up and now it rolls naked.

Black Oxide 3x burnished in with soft steel wool.

This one will be up for sale soon. It'll come with options of a red, blue,

Black or pink Cork Tree grip, and I can change the paint fill to match any of the grip colors as desired.

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Accra TZ5 Proto 65 M5 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Very, very nice black ox work there! Super even finish, looks terrific!

 

What where you using to stamp the dot? I've found that, especially for things like sight lines/alignment dots, using the drill press is a waaaaaay more reliable option. I didn't have one until recently, but generally they can be found in decent shape on Craigslist for $100-$500 depending on size/condition/age/etc. and my little $250 investment has been well worth it.

 

 

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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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Very, very nice black ox work there! Super even finish, looks terrific!

 

What where you using to stamp the dot? I've found that, especially for things like sight lines/alignment dots, using the drill press is a waaaaaay more reliable option. I didn't have one until recently, but generally they can be found in decent shape on Craigslist for $100-$500 depending on size/condition/age/etc. and my little $250 investment has been well worth it.

 

 

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Good to know, I actually stamped a line sight line using a chisel, and it was actually straight and aligned very well with the cross of dots, but the i couldn't get the edges to look right along the top line and looking down on it just wasn't pleasing to the eye. 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Accra TZ5 Proto 65 M5 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Just an update on the hammer thing - this guy got some heat tonight, and black paint fill. I stopped the heat just before the bronze started to turn blue/purple thinking that the bronze would best show the hammered texture. By accident, I figured out that wiping some black paint on the hammer area gives it some patina look as well.

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Very cool

 

 

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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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Another M2 body. Dropping soleplate/face inlay back in totally stock w no changes after polishing and painting cherry dots. IMG_1478766252.832529.jpg

 

Ps the blue around the cross alignment aid is intentional.

 

 

Also, having recently switched from standard propane torch to MAPP gas and occasionally o2, the difference is staggering---in a very good way.

 

 

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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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Most recently finished project... a little flip job from local swap shop. Picked up newer Monterrey in decent shape, got it smoothed out in no time, torched and painted... now up on eBay.

 

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34" with a brand new baby t grip (my fav or 2nd fav Cameron grip of all time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Finally, a cool pic I took while I was heating the M2 today: IMG_1478766739.419237.jpg

 

 

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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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Seriously, A8mC- that is some kickass hammering. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

 

 

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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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Thanks - it's sort of addictive! I did a tpm #7 last night, and took it up the neck (hammered everything but the face and top line). I thought about going purple or blue, but I think this bronze color is perfect for the hammered finish.IMG_1478804549.873451.jpgIMG_1478804562.898632.jpgIMG_1478804571.383080.jpg

 

 

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Awesome!

 

Yeah bronze is a great color to hammer on.

 

 

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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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Here's that M2 that was being torched the other day.

 

 

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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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I do too. Short of finishing it with cerakote/polymer there's just not a whole lot you can do with that 6061 "aircraft" aluminum unless you have an electroplating setup in the garage.

 

 

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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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I'm not quite there yet. Would have to sell about 500 more putters (and my daughters) before managing that.

 

 

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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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There's something I'm trying to accomplish in a torched finish, and I'm curious to hear feedback from y'all... perhaps RB7 could chime in and share some thoughts on how this can be achieved.

 

I've owned, cumulatively, no less than 2 dozen Bettinardis and still have 7 or 8 of them knocking around in my putter closet. One of my absolute favorite finishes ever is the beautiful look of their Queen Bee line of putters.

 

Pic for reference: IMG_1479135820.796527.jpg

 

Now, clearly, this is not a torched finish. In fact, the Bettinardi webpage calls it a savannah blue PVD finish. I'm not setup to PVD in my garage, and polymer tends to be a 1 color finish for me, unless I'm taping off sections to do multiple colors, but fading like that isn't something I can accomplish with a poly style finish.

 

I think the closest I can come (to the concept, I'm not trying to replicate the QB finish) - I believe - is through a torched finish. That Monterrey I recently did has given me a few ideas relative to this.

 

My idea, essentially is to basically torch it twice or maybe even three times. So, first torch is evenly heated, except in the area where I'm looking for the highlights-where I'll spend some more time, then after it's cooled, I'll very carefully polish the whole putter again except the area(s) that I want to stay the color they are, once I've polished then it's time to clean and prep for second round of torching. The second round of torching (if final round) I'm going to try to do very evenly to my desired finish color, with the understanding that my highlighted areas my get darker with more heat, so bronze -> purple, purple->blue, etc...

 

I'm working on a select fast back right now, that I'd like to have some kind of gradient effect coming out of the cavity and a two toned face. So here's what it looked like after torching once and polishing.

 

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And after torch #2:

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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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