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And we're done! 

Chemical blacking, enamel paint fill (not great on the white but will redo once I've used it). Weights are fitted but I need to mill some detail on them..

340g with stainless weights, 330g with aluminium. A little shy of what I was aiming for but I'll take it..

Just need the pro to shaft & grip it and I'll be able to try it on the carpet at home...lockdown sucks 😞 

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A bit more progress!! All of the machining of the main body is done, just need to put the loft & face machining on. Currently 380g but hoping to get it down to about 330-340g so I can use the weig

Hi all I'm a newbie on here as I'm getting back into golf after 15 years away. Great timing as my local course is closed due to the UK lockdown but I've squeezed in a round and had some practice.

How does my toe hang look? 1st pic is with 2 x 6g weights. 2nd is 1 x 6g heel, 1 x 2g in toe. Approx 35° and 27°. Wouldn't think 4g could make so much difference 🙂  Shaft just arrived

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And we're done! 
Chemical blacking, enamel paint fill (not great on the white but will redo once I've used it). Weights are fitted but I need to mill some detail on them..
340g with stainless weights, 330g with aluminium. A little shy of what I was aiming for but I'll take it..
Just need the pro to shaft & grip it and I'll be able to try it on the carpet at home...lockdown sucks  
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Great job
Everything came together well, like the black.


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Thanks 🙂

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Fantastic work! Congrats on building a beautiful putter!

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On 1/12/2021 at 3:33 AM, DStar said:

Hi all

I'm a newbie on here as I'm getting back into golf after 15 years away. Great timing as my local course is closed due to the UK lockdown but I've squeezed in a round and had some practice. 

I'm a CNC programmer by trade and I like tinkering with ideas for things to make and, as I'm back into golf, thought I'd have a go at making my own putter. 

I have no experience of what makes a good putter but thought, as I'm almost starting from scratch again, I could make something to try. 

Here's the 1st attempt, just waiting for the shaft and I can give it a go at home:

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As I was just playing with an idea it's aluminum with a 304SS insert and copper weights. It's probably a little light at just under 300g with 2.5° loft but will see how it goes.

From doing the machining on the 1st one I've learned a few things and have already made a start on #2 which is going to be carbon steel but a slightly different shape (more of a traditional style). Possibly do a 316SS version if this one works nicely so that I can compare the 2..

What do you think?

Steve

Nice!  I really like the D ⭐ logo.  As someone mentioned, this hobby level stuff is the origin of a number of full blown custom putter companies.  The flat stick is the most personal club in the quiver and lots of folks like owning a unique one.

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Maybe I missed it in earlier posts but do you know what balance point you're going for? I.e. face, minimal, partial, or full toe hang? You doing a hosel or just a straight in shaft?

This is so cool and I'm ridiculously jealous that you have the tools and tech to put something like this together!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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1 hour ago, DStar said:

And we're done! 

Chemical blacking, enamel paint fill (not great on the white but will redo once I've used it). Weights are fitted but I need to mill some detail on them..

340g with stainless weights, 330g with aluminium. A little shy of what I was aiming for but I'll take it..

Just need the pro to shaft & grip it and I'll be able to try it on the carpet at home...lockdown sucks 😞 

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 This looks great, and like the color finishes, hope you get to run it soon!

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16 hours ago, azstu324 said:

Maybe I missed it in earlier posts but do you know what balance point you're going for? I.e. face, minimal, partial, or full toe hang? You doing a hosel or just a straight in shaft?

Honestly have no idea what it will be....It will have a double bend KBS CT Tour shaft. My current stick is about 30° toe hang but I've not played for 15 years so the new one may be better/may be worse but I like the idea that I've made it myself.

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So gorgeous.  We might have our very own Tyson Lamb here.

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That’s beautiful. I hope it rolls as nice as it looks. Could you clear coat it to protect it from rust?


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Wow@DStar great job I can't believe it took me this long to find this. I'm really interested to see the progress. This is something I would love to do in the future creating my own design and rocking it on the course. Keep going strong let us a know how it rolls and how quickly you can make samples for the forum lol

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3 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

So gorgeous.  We might have our very own Tyson Lamb here.

You never know... 🙂

3 hours ago, 00sportsman said:

That’s beautiful. I hope it rolls as nice as it looks. Could you clear coat it to protect it from rust?

Thanks. I'll see how it goes as I can always refinish if needed. 

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3 hours ago, pozzit said:

Keep going strong let us a know how it rolls and how quickly you can make samples for the forum lol

I don't think I'm quite ready to be making them for someone else yet 😆

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On 1/22/2021 at 10:04 AM, DStar said:

Now I wouldn't be a putter maker if I didn't have my own ball-marker now would I... 🙂

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Need to make one that looks like the top of a beer can for me 😉 I can use the tab for alignment as well. haha

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Currently deciding what shaft to use in blank cells...

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Now I wouldn't be a putter maker if I didn't have my own ball-marker now would I...
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As eternal collectors of schwag that we golfers are, the ball marker is almost as awesome and impressive as the putter itself! Soooo jealous!!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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Sell ball markers!  I have to say, I have had a lot of fun following along from start to now.  Great job!

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9 hours ago, Rickp said:

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That's what I started on @Rickp.

Now on one of these: 20210125_062903.jpg.c5d8bad94c5a1fd5f82ad9ca1ec64ed9.jpg

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