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#1 14-06-2016 19:25:00

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Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Just a thought.  When we have another billion bucketfuls from the heavens, it might be good to have a project ready in the shed, to build a scare jointed old timer.  Does anyone have a pattern, or suggestions? (Apart from I must be off my rocker?)


Have a few clubs, mostly junk, but all playable.

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#2 14-06-2016 22:02:21

SFBUM
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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Do you have a copy of Bob Kuntz's book? Pages 21-26 describe a build/rebuild process for splice/scare heads.


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#3 15-06-2016 11:22:44

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Thanks for the info.  I don't have a copy of Kuntz's book.
Cheers


Have a few clubs, mostly junk, but all playable.

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#4 15-06-2016 19:46:04

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Hey Rob
Been one of my projects on the back burner for a while now.
Check out this guys blog, he is a very good woodworker and has done a really good job and has included excerpts from J H Taylors book "The book of golf and Golfers".

http://bringbackthehandtools.blogspot.c … joint.html

There used to be a good description on one of the hickory websites from the US but they took it down a while back, not sure why. I had the site saved and when I went back for a look it had been removed.

Australia has a lot of hard timber but I think the grain pattern is prone to splitting. You can get European beech over here which would be OK with the soft modern balls, I think. Try searching "janka wood hardness" and you will get an idea of what may be suitable. A lot of the fruit trees are good for this exercise. Im pretty sure Ross baker uses fruit trees for his clubs.

This guy has made a lot of long nose clubs as well that look really good, and he has a great workshop page.

http://www.klhickory.com/2016-hickory-collection.html

Cheers
Ross

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#5 16-06-2016 14:22:58

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Fantastic Ross!  I will gradually work my way through the stuff, and begin the challenge.
Thanks again.
Rob


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#6 16-06-2016 22:10:50

Auchterlonie
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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Rob
I look forward to seeing your efforts at Carnarvon in September!
I will try for the same
Cheers
Ross

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#7 17-06-2016 09:35:42

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

If either of you need something to practice on, I'm sure I have some rough wood heads here somewhere (no Rob, not mine) that you could cut a scare into and hone your shaft attaching skills.


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#8 17-06-2016 13:36:48

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

I have attached a few shafts to heads that have splice/scare joins.
Worked really well, hose clamps and tape essential.
Photos of a semi-Longnose head I reshafted a while ago and we used at a RQ hickory event with a replica gutty ball.
The hard ball ended up putting a crack in the head which has been repaired since. The scare join held up beautifully.
At the time I used PVA for the scare
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#9 17-06-2016 14:50:23

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Re: Make Your Own Scare Splice Club

Rob
Another really good book is David Stirk's "Golf: The great clubmakers".
On a similar subject....probably a new topic but...
See photos of my insert repair on a cracked face brassie to look like a Spalding insert. Steve had a few spare red inserts from the museum. Inner white circle is cast resin. Still thinking of a method for grooves.
Another way of repairing woods with damaged faces and one that will last a while I think. Going to experiment with other face patterns
Top photo: My Charles Gibson Brassie
Bottom: Original Spalding 2 wood
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