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For all you guys into tinkering. Any projects upcoming in 2018 you giys are thinking of doing?

Im thinking of getting some wedge blanks and doing some custom grinds and shapes.

 

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I did custom grinds on my Cleveland wedges to take off the VT sole. Love the VT sole on my irons but it was playing hell with my chips and pitches off of some of the hard packed lies we get down here. I got the 50* wedge perfect but I still need to smooth out the 55* a little more and maybe take a bit more heel out of it.

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I did custom grinds on my Cleveland wedges to take off the VT sole. Love the VT sole on my irons but it was playing hell with my chips and pitches off of some of the hard packed lies we get down here. I got the 50* wedge perfect but I still need to smooth out the 55* a little more and maybe take a bit more heel out of it.

Any pics? I was thinking of a grind like on the sole of itobori wedges. I love that lookIMG_4988_1024x1024.jpeg

 

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I've done ball markers from copper blanks and will continue to tinker with those.

 

I also started doing ball mark repair tools in aluminum, brass and copper.  Took some testing but I've got my design down now that incorporates a bottle opener in to them.  I've been trying to figure out an easier way to polish them so I'm making a DIY rock tumber out of an old corded drill and the rods with rubber grippers out of an old printer.

 

I also mad a bottle opener out of an old wedge, buddy saw it and gave me a bunch of old wedges so I guess I'll be making a few more of those as well.

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I love to paint, change shafts, change ferrules, grips, also do some wedge grinding.

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I've done ball markers from copper blanks and will continue to tinker with those.

 

I also started doing ball mark repair tools in aluminum, brass and copper. Took some testing but I've got my design down now that incorporates a bottle opener in to them. I've been trying to figure out an easier way to polish them so I'm making a DIY rock tumber out of an old corded drill and the rods with rubber grippers out of an old printer.

 

I also mad a bottle opener out of an old wedge, buddy saw it and gave me a bunch of old wedges so I guess I'll be making a few more of those as well.

Bottle opener is always needed

 

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Looks very good. What kind of grinder did you use?

 

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Standard bench grinder to get the main stuff off and set the contour, and then various grits of wet/dry sandpaper to get the sole smooth to the touch. Last part is slow but I am picky as to the feel and a standard banch grinder leaves it pretty rough. I just go slow and try to take all of the maerial off in the same direction in little ribbons.

 

I eventually want to get some golf specific tools but they are so expensive when you only do your own clubs.

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Standard bench grinder to get the main stuff off and set the contour, and then various grits of wet/dry sandpaper to get the sole smooth to the touch. Last part is slow but I am picky as to the feel and a standard banch grinder leaves it pretty rough. I just go slow and try to take all of the maerial off in the same direction in little ribbons.

 

I eventually want to get some golf specific tools but they are so expensive when you only do your own clubs.

Yeah I hear ya. They are pricey and its hard to justify the cost. Even to do other peoples clubs i still think it is hard to justify. Others on here may disagree but I dont have the time to do full time

 

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I've done ball markers from copper blanks and will continue to tinker with those.

 

I also started doing ball mark repair tools in aluminum, brass and copper. Took some testing but I've got my design down now that incorporates a bottle opener in to them. I've been trying to figure out an easier way to polish them so I'm making a DIY rock tumber out of an old corded drill and the rods with rubber grippers out of an old printer.

 

I also mad a bottle opener out of an old wedge, buddy saw it and gave me a bunch of old wedges so I guess I'll be making a few more of those as well.

 

 

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What size lettering do you use on blanks? Also where do you get the copper blanks? Thanks!

 

 

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What size lettering do you use on blanks? Also where do you get the copper blanks? Thanks!

 

 

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You can get the blanks from eBay and Etsy I believe. Here's a link to the blanks I've got on my watchlist on eBay.

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F282074114373

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Right now nothing planned but with me you never know.. This week I did find a partial set of 65 model Hogan plus 2 bounce sole irons. I will more than likely evaluate them and clean them up for play. Also found a R-11 driver in great shape along with another Wilson JP II wedge. LOL I think that brought my JP total up to 25 or so no joke. For some of the newer members that do not know me I drive a truck for a metal recycling company and end up finding a lot of stuff. I did my big project during the cold snap we had during the holidays--- had a pristine set of Macgregor VIPs I ended up blue printing and putting vintage Hogan Apex shafts in. These are my front line set now

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Right now nothing planned but with me you never know.. This week I did find a partial set of 65 model Hogan plus 2 bounce sole irons. I will more than likely evaluate them and clean them up for play. Also found a R-11 driver in great shape along with another Wilson JP II wedge. LOL I think that brought my JP total up to 25 or so no joke. For some of the newer members that do not know me I drive a truck for a metal recycling company and end up finding a lot of stuff. I did my big project during the cold snap we had during the holidays--- had a pristine set of Macgregor VIPs I ended up blue printing and putting vintage Hogan Apex shafts in. These are my front line set now

Sounds like you have a vintage collection!

 

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Sounds like you have a vintage collection!

 

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LOL I have quite a vintage collection---- I am the MGS resident vintage club ho!! Now over on WRX I am not a blip on the radar screen. I have probably close to 75 persimmon drivers and close to 100 vintage putters. Wedges close to 150 I know I have about 25 Wilson JPII wedges not counting other Wilson wedges and old non conforming Cleveland 588s I probably have close to 30 of the 588s alone. 

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Wedges close to 150 I know I have about 25 Wilson JPII wedges not counting other Wilson wedges and old non conforming Cleveland 588s I probably have close to 30 of the 588s alone.

I hadn't seen a JPII since I caddied back in the early 90s until recently, when one of the kids in our TFT programs had one. Those things are brutally heavy.

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LOL I have quite a vintage collection---- I am the MGS resident vintage club ho!! Now over on WRX I am not a blip on the radar screen. I have probably close to 75 persimmon drivers and close to 100 vintage putters. Wedges close to 150 I know I have about 25 Wilson JPII wedges not counting other Wilson wedges and old non conforming Cleveland 588s I probably have close to 30 of the 588s alone.

There aint a decent golfer that hasnt used or still own 588 wedge. They are a staple. Classic perfect shape.

 

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I hadn't seen a JPII since I caddied back in the early 90s until recently, when one of the kids in our TFT programs had one. Those things are brutally heavy.

All the old wedges were heavy and all the older guys like me that is what we learned the game with. Modern newer wedges no matter the brand or if they are forged or cast seem too light to me. See back when I did the Renegar wedge test for MGS after the first evaluation I had to get with I think Barbajo (John) and get the ok to use lead tape to get the weight up for me.Just the way I honed my game and feel with the heavier wedges

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