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What tools do you use to finish these putters? Absolutely amazing work.
Most of what has been posted can be done with very a limited supply of tools... hand polishing, and hand sanding to soften shoulders/bumpers, wash, pre-heat, torch, oil quench. So the absolute minimum would be: 120/220/400/1000/2000 grit sandpaper (optional: metal hand file), metal polish, degreaser (dish soap works), bench vise or vise grips, blow torch (propane, MAPP, or oxy-acetylene), metal bucket, and motor oil or 2-cycle oil. That's the basic setup I started doing Cameron refurbs with, and it would take me 3-4 days of hand sanding and filing to get the head ready to be finished and my hands would be sore as heck. The first upgrade I made to the garage workshop was a bench grinder.

Today my garage looks entirely different than it did when I first became interested in this stuff. It's a slow process of accumulation. The tools I regularly use now are: bench grinder with scotch brite and polishing/buffing wheels, 8-gal/150 psi compressor, blast cabinet, air gun, heat gun, bench vise, cross-throat vise, oxy-acetylene outfit, MAPP torch with extension hose, and last but not least, my little TIG rig.




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Let's finish some Machine Putters

M2A Converter Welded Flow Neck & Fat Back Flange:








M2A Converter Steampunk w/ welded blade back flange:











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These aren't machines, but I turned a couple of OTRs around this week --- here's a 2.5 I finished last night.





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These aren't machines, but I turned a couple of OTRs around this week --- here's a 2.5 I finished last night.





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Nice. That first one looks sick

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It was oven buddies with your Toulon :)


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Here's the "BIRdIE MACHINE". Did one of these as a special order for a friend... liked the idea, but switched it up and went with mini chisels on the hosel/sole and vertical sole stamping. Also, really rounded the heck of it by hand, rolled the topline, softened the shoulders, and bumpers. Love the finish and softened lines.




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Like the looks of the putters. Keep up the good work

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Love the hammered sole,looks great

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This was interesting... curious what ppl think about it. I love it... may put it back in play.




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This was interesting... curious what ppl think about it. I love it... may put it back in play.




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Love me some CS putters, this one is no exception. I love it
 

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I ended up shooting this one again. There were some spots where I either oversprayed or didn't get enough coverage. The blemishes resulting from that were minor but noticeable. An example can be seen on the toe side shoulder in pic 2 above.

I think it came out really nicely the 2nd time around. Might be close to really figuring this polymer thing out.




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Good looking putter!

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This has made its way into the rotation... but I just got an offer on it... I'll be sad to see it go




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This has made its way into the rotation... but I just got an offer on it... I'll be sad to see it go




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That's a beaut. Looks like a mean Machine. I dig it. Muscular.

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Here's an experimental finish on a couple of M1As

Grey base:








Black base:








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This is insane! It's absolutely going to be something that appeals only to a very a certain taste... sort of a love it or hate it scenario. I'm in love with it right now.. after I miss a couple 3 footers with it, I'm sure it will pack up and move across the street to the hate column.





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Hey saw your post about the Minovai, tried to message but you have a full inbox. Hit me up if you're still looking to sell...sorry to post on your unrelated thread. Thanks!
 

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Hey saw your post about the Minovai, tried to message but you have a full inbox. Hit me up if you're still looking to sell...sorry to post on your unrelated thread. Thanks!
Buyer Beware when it comes to that user...
 

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Very cool thread! Thanks for sharing and awesome work


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