How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby CheeseDonkey » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:47 am

Here's a quick look at my progress following Lag's tutorial...
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Addington Arnie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:33 pm

Well done Cheese - top man!
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:14 pm

Well done Cheese,

You've done better than me, i can't get the shaft out. :cry:

The club i am having a go with doesn't have a pin, so the shaft doesn't come through the sole of the club.

I kept applying heat till the club caught fire, but no joy.

Any tips?

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby CheeseDonkey » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:48 pm

I think I was pretty lucky with the pin - the drill bit caught just right and popped it out with almost no effort.

What kind of head are you working with? Did you insert a rod in addition to heating the shaft? I really fired it up -- probably a couple of minutes before sticking the rod in and then pulled it and reheated at least once and hit the shaft also. Once you get the epoxy to break down, it almost crumbles off. I'll defer to the experts, of course...
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:10 pm

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Its a John Letters European Tour, already bashed up, so thought it would be good for a practice run.

I heated a bar, but it might be Aluminium, so might not be holding the heat??, it is a paint roller handle with the end cut off it, thought it would he good to have a handle on it so i didn't burn my hand.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby lagpressure » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:50 pm

stick the shaft in a vice.. then hit the shaft with a blow torch..
also ...drill out from the bottom and insert a red hot rod in from that end..
then work on twisting the head off...
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:04 pm

Got the bugger!

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Previously the shaft was spinning in the vice, this time i really tightened it to the point where the shaft buckled, that gave some resistance when twisting the head off.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Addington Arnie » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:46 pm

Nice one Neil! What angle are you going to aim for on this one?

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:14 am

Arnie,

Am probably going to go for 46 or 47. Lag is at 48 right? but he is 6 inches taller. My irons are 7 flat, but i feel i could go flatter with the long irons.

Lag,

What would you recommend i aim for??

Modern drivers are at 59 or 60 i think. So that would be about 12 or 14 flat...???

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby CheeseDonkey » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:35 pm

Drilled the hole today...not exactly as flat as I wanted but it should do for the first effort. Just need to get a proper shaft to glue in.
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