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Enlarge Hosel or Sand Shaft?


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#1 MysteryV

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:37 PM

Figured I'd start a thread for my next build question.  Have some CB-1008s heads I'm trying to fit onto some CT-115 shafts.  I've reamed the heads by hand using the Golf Works .355 reamer, and followed up with a wire brush, but they're still TIGHT.  So tight, in fact, that while dry fitting, I managed to get a head so stuck that I had to take it into Golf Mart to have them use the hydraulic puller (many thanks to folks in the other thread who pointed me in that direction).

Seems the hosel diameters after reaming are ~.36 - .363
The shaft tips @ 1.14" (the hosel depth) measure ~.363 - .370 (Oban CT-115s)

Should I hand sand the shaft tips (no belt sander) or try to take off a bit more with the .355 reamer / a wire brush bit / sandpaper mandrel bit?

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#2 Socrates

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:41 PM

These are steel shafts.  DO NOT GRIND THEM DOWN TO FIT.  Unless you want to throw away your money.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:44 PM

You sand the tips as per normal prep.  If they don't fit, you should enlarge the hosel a little, but I still believe you have not reamed the hosels down to the bottom.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:47 PM

Remove a little more material from the hosel.  If they feel a little loose afterwards, use glass beads in your epoxy mix (if you don't already).
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:10 PM

Agrees with above.  Other than what comes off during your normal shaft prep, I would never take any more material off of the shaft.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

It's fine to sand/grind the tips to the point of removing the chrome, but don't go farther.  It's a little hard to tell when you have gone through the chrome but look for the yellowish nickel layer followed by a dullish silver coloring of the steel.  Ping shafts such as CFS don't have chrome on the tips at all, and epoxy sticks better to raw steel than chrome anyway so nothing wrong with this approach.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:32 PM

I think the answer was hiding in the first few minutes of the movie "Old Scool" when the cab driver tells Luke Wilson "I'd suggest you stop being such a P-word".

After measuring every head and shaft, I realized that since we were only talking about a few thousandths, I could probably just wire brush  the hosels and get there.  Didn't take much, and there's no slop whatsoever in any of them.  Almost makes me worry that there won't be any room for epoxy (or that I'll get another head stuck while trying to put on the ferrules.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

The shafts are the cheapest to replace. Sand the shafts a little at a time and keep checking.
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