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We picked up some club making parts from a family friend who'd passed away.  Owen is using some of it to regrip some clubs but I'm intrigued by this vintage looking swingweight machine from Goldsmith.  It looks like it's missing pieces, though.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?   

I've taken a few pictures; most of the extra stuff are ferrules and nothing else looks like they'd be my missing pieces.

 

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From what I can see from the photo it looks complete.  I'm assuming there's some sort of sliding weight under the beam that you move back and forth to get things to "balance out"?

You put the gripped club, butt first, into the square  opening at the end and slide the movable weight to read the swingweight.

The channel that runs across the top of the square beam is where you'd put a shaft, a club, whatever to measure its static weight.  But that won't be necessary since you seem to have a gram scale in among the equipment you salvaged..

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3 hours ago, JerryB said:

We picked up some club making parts from a family friend who'd passed away.  Owen is using some of it to regrip some clubs but I'm intrigued by this vintage looking swingweight machine from Goldsmith.  It looks like it's missing pieces, though.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?   

I've taken a few pictures; most of the extra stuff are ferrules and nothing else looks like they'd be my missing pieces.

 

IMG_20220704_115149435.jpg.61f9867ef1c09c232900a1ac089813f5.jpg

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Oops, my bad.  Your machine is one where the butt end goes under the square bracket and the shaft rests on the bracket with the cutout "U" on the other end.  Then slide the weight underneath until the scale is "in balance"  which should be indicated at the end of the scale and read the swing weight on the bottom scale.

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PXG 8,9,PW,GW Vista Pro A Flex

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I have this SW scale.  Use it whenever I put a club together to make sure it's in my swingweight range.

From the pictures it looks like the shiny, cylindrical piece of steel is the weight that you use to balance the club.  My Macgregor PW swingweight is D2 shown below.

 

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Super, thanks for the help!

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10 minutes ago, JerryB said:

Super, thanks for the help!

Enjoy!

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Wow, has this been a rabbit hole!  Reading up and messing around with my clubs...I could tinker endlessly if I chose to do so, couldn't I?

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Callaway Rogue ST Max D driver

Tour Edge Exotics 3 wood and Bazooka 7 wood

Titleist 21° and Grand Hawk XR3 hybrids

Adams Idea 6-PW

Titleist Vokey SM7 50° 54°  and SM8 60° wedges

Ray Cook Silver Ray IV putter

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5 hours ago, JerryB said:

Wow, has this been a rabbit hole!  Reading up and messing around with my clubs...I could tinker endlessly if I chose to do so, couldn't I?

I've been at it  for 40+ years, the tinkering.  Endlessly is a good way to put it, Jerry.  If you get serious about it I'd recommend trying some of the trickier things on clubs from the local Goodwill store before you go to work on your set...lol...ask me  how I know...

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