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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Doesn't need it's own thread so I'll stick it in here. My old Wilson was looking a bit run down so I gave it the same treatment. I also changed the factory white and red lettering to something a bit more appropriate.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    It's basically done. The orange grip is a place holder until the black leather one I ordered arrives. Just wanted to get something on it so I could make sure it's weighted properly.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Unfortunately the shaft I was gonna use isn't gonna work, so I bought another cheap TPM 4 off Ebay with a decent shaft that I'll use. I also picked up a Grip Masters leather putter grip to give it that nice vintage look. In the meantime I did another coat of Blue on the hosel because it was a...
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Once the shaft is dry I'll slide a rubber on it, and go whack a few balls. Hopefully sink a few into the hole. Who knows?
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    It's gotta be nice and clean before you slide it in.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Blued, buffed, paint filled, and a coat of wax for good measure. Head is done. Gotta prep the shaft now. Then I'm gonna order a nice leather grip for it.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    When it comes to doing paint fill its all about precision and a delicate touch.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Got 3 coats of Birchwood Casey Super Blue on it. Nice even finish came out beautiful. It's a little darker in person than the pictures suggest. Next step is paint fill.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Had this old thing laying around and it had the shaft I needed in it, and it was in surprisingly good condition. It's a little short but I can extend it.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Thanks C2. I've decided to cold blue it. Gonna do 1 last round of polishing today and then blue it tomorrow and do the paint fill. Then I gotta track down a shaft for it. Those old pencil shafts aren't easy to find these days. Might have to buy a whole other putter and pull the shaft. But they...
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Did the lettering, and a few more rounds of polishing
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    1st round of sanding with the coarser stuff is done. I also beveled a few of the sharper edges, and removed the old paint fill.
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    Semi-Custom Putter I'm Making

    Figured the few golf folks here might wanna see this. My dad was friends with a custom putter maker named T.P. Mills when I was born. T.P. heard my dad was having a kid so he made me a custom putter and gave it to my dad. My Godson was born not long ago, and I wanna make him a semi custom putter...
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    Building Myself Some New Clubs

    So 1st range report with them. Instant bump in forgiveness from the 25 year old T-Zoids I was using. A little more head waleight too which is nice. Not quite as pure a feel as the old t-zoids mainly because of these not being a solid forging, but the extra forgiveness more than makes up for...
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    Building Myself Some New Clubs

    Nice. I usually use Lamkin royal cords but I had these Karma cords laying around and they felt great so I stuck them on.
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