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very very well done sirLatest escapade in PapaD's little shop of horrors. I scored a set of 2004 Callaway Big Bertha irons for cheap. Graphite shafts were beat. Ring ferrules were beat, broken or missing, heads were fine. I had some shafts, so I ordered collared ferrules, bore-through shaft pins for graphite and some grips. Goal - learn how to reshaft a bore-through iron head. I had to do some math (uh-oh) because tip trimming is different with bore-through since the shaft goes deeper into the clubhead. Turns out 1/2" less of tip trim was the answer once you learn how to measure BBGM (Bottom of Bore to Ground). Anyway, after lots of reading and asking, these turned out OK. I don't have really good finishing/polishing tools so they could have looked a little better, but I'm happy and the buddy that just bought them is happy.
Pulling old head
Reaming hosel - Callaway hosels have a taper at the end. My shafts were .370 parallel. Yes, it's easier to clamp the reamer in a vise and push/turn the head.
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Glued up with bore-through pins inserted. Shaft hole has to be plugged so the critters can't crawl in there and make nests.
Finished project - had to use my cutoff wheel and wire brush wheel to smooth things out. A Scotchbrite wheel is the answer - just ordered one.
just so people know I have not, as far as I know built clubs for DJ or Lexi, but I did buld clubs and work at a facility where they were clients. It was nice to be at work and have them around, Nice enough people.See the pics in this thread. jhmeg2 built my clubs. He built clubs for Dustin Johnson, Lexi Thompson and others. I feel very privileged.
Going to build me a new set of irons. Here's what it will be Heads: https://www.golfworks.com/maltby-ke4-max-iron-heads/p/ma0337/ Shafts: https://xcalibershafts.com/collections/rapid-taper-series/products/rti75-irons Selling my Titleist 714 AP1's, 5-PW, @ GW RH with reg flex Fujikura Atmos...www.shottalk.com