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Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by ProPlayer, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. ProPlayer

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  2. mmk

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    Making your own? What type of wood are you laminating? What glue are you using?
     
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  3. anirut

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    Nice! Very nice!
     
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  4. ProPlayer

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    I used Birch and Ash
     
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    Now comes the fun part, precision drilling. I guess you'll need to chamfer the holes as well.
     
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    What a great project! Good luck!

    Is there a weight you're shooting for? did you design it yourself?
     
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    Quite a beauty!
     
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    Beautiful wood and nice work with the laminations.
    Are you planning to use any paint ?
    I really like the all wood look of the older wood rackets c1900s.
    I recently got a NOS wood racket c1920 that is massive and has like a 5 1/2 grip. Hanging it on the wall as a piece of art.
     
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    I actually plan to put an outer wrap of carbon


    But I think im going to build another, with some tweaks, knowing what ive learned with this first one.
     
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    Very nice and kudos for tackling such an ambitious project!
     
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    I assume you using carbon to sturdy it up for hitting ?
    Would be nice if there was a translucent carbon or maybe several epoxy over coats that could still show the beautiful wood.
     
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    So how is this project going?
     
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