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Two Restored Kenneth Smith Swingweight Scales


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#1 Nessism

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:55 PM

Both of these units use the standard 14" fulcrum and conventional swingweight scale.  The Kenneth Smith scales denoted as "OFFICIAL GOLF CLUB BALANCE" is the version that used a 12" fulcrum and required a conversion chart.  These two scales for sale don't need that money business.  Just balance the club and read off the swingweight number.

Okay, so that out of the way...

The smaller unit is denoted "LoRYTHMic SWINGING WEIGHT SCALE" and the longer more conventional unit is called "PRORYTHIMIC GOLF CLUB SCALE".  

Both of these units have been restored by bead blasting all the old finish off, repainting with VHT Wrinkle Paint, baking to harden the paint, bead blasting the stainless steel sliding scale device, and lastly by calibrating to a standard club of known swingweight.  The Prorythimic scale can also measure static weight but the resolution between marks on the scale is too far apart to be truly useful (my opinion).  

These scales use hard bronze knife edge pivot points and the sliding bar is stainless steel.  There is literally zero plastic materials on these scales.  You can will them to your children when you get to old to build anymore because they will last two live times easily.

I've got several hours of clean up into each of these so I'm pricing them at $150 each shipped in the CONTUS.  You can pick these up for cheaper off craigslist or ebay but they won't be in the condition like these.

Please PM with any questions.

Thanks for looking.

Ed

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Edited by Nessism, 13 August 2017 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

I'm not in the market for one of these guys, but wanted to compliment your work nonetheless. Good luck with the sale!

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

Outstanding work. They look amazing.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:42 PM

Fabulous restoration Ness.   You should also be applauded for your crystal clear photography.   Superb all around.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

Love these, you have information on the conversion?

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

Awesome job on these!  I might buy one just to display on top of my workbench.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:38 PM

Man im wishing i didnt just buy one.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:56 AM

Found the paint on line locally in NZ, thanks for the Hot Tip ! I have the larger of the two scales.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:12 AM

Nicely done
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:03 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys!  Now someone buy one of these things...or both!  i've got FOUR, but only want to keep two.

The wrinkle paint is cool stuff.  If any of you guys try your hands with it be warned that you gotta lay it on even.  If you get the coating thickness uneven then the wrinkling will also be uneven.  It's difficult to tell while spraying.

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Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

Oh, and speaking of cool swingweight scales...check out these photos from a unit that was on ebay a while back.  I'm still kicking myself for not buying it...

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Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:20 PM

The "LoRYTHMic SWINGING WEIGHT SCALE" is pending.  If anyone just has to have one though I do have another in similar condition.

Oh, and please don't low ball me on these units.  I'm not desperate to sell.
Ping G30 driver w/Adila Rogue Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 wood & E8 hybrids
Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

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