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Grinding a wedge!!!!


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#361 A.Princey

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:40 PM

View PostGh0st, on 02 February 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

is it possible to polish a wedge with a grinding wheel?
That's exactly what I used, just be deliberate and use caution cause the stone wheel works fast.
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Just removed some of the guards from the grinder and went at the head with some leather gloves on.

Polishing is better done by hand or with a very fine belt sander. The stone wheels really chomp material quick/abrasively.

Edited by A.Princey, 02 February 2017 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

When I think of polish I think of something used on silver. I know big difference, but how is a grinding wheel going to get that grind smooth and shiney like a new Vokey?

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:59 PM

Most wedges have a finish applied to the steel head in the first place, like chrome, which adds the majority of the SHINE to a Vokey etc. But, you can hand sand the RAW steel smooth cause I do it all the time with putters. If the finish is just dull and lightly scratched, start with 200 grit sand paper to remove the blemishes and work your way up through 1500 and higher. Once you are up in the 2000+ range the metal should start to be almost mirror-like and a simple Car polishing compound should bring it to a perfect POLISH.

If your club is already smooth just take the polishing compound straight to the head. I use Meguire's polish but have yet to do any full swing clubs cause they just chatter around in the bag anyway. Good luck.
Ping G30 9.5*, Aldila Rogue 110 70X, 43" /OR/ Titleist 915D3 9.5*, Fuji 757 Speeder Evo TS X, 43"
TM Aeroburner TP 15*, Aldila RIP Phenom Stiff 41.5"
Bridgestone J15DPF 3-PW DGX100
Cleveland 588 52*, 56*, 64*
Ping 1966 TR Anser(custom torch) 33" // Scotty PP Midslant(custom torch) 33" // Custom Nike M.M. B2-05 33"

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

That makes sense. Thanks Princey.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:30 AM

Finally got out on the course to try my new grind. Well, the club seems to get the ball up quicker and I no longer need to open the face entirely up to get a really high flop. I have yet to try any full shots but I am hoping this is a sign that it will effectively play at a higher loft when squared to the ball. Full shot distance used to be 85yds, would be nice to get it closer to 50-60.

Ping G30 9.5*, Aldila Rogue 110 70X, 43" /OR/ Titleist 915D3 9.5*, Fuji 757 Speeder Evo TS X, 43"
TM Aeroburner TP 15*, Aldila RIP Phenom Stiff 41.5"
Bridgestone J15DPF 3-PW DGX100
Cleveland 588 52*, 56*, 64*
Ping 1966 TR Anser(custom torch) 33" // Scotty PP Midslant(custom torch) 33" // Custom Nike M.M. B2-05 33"

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

Looks unreal, may need to send you my 60 (8) MD Forged wedge once it comes, so I can get it ground to 60 (4). Tried it on a table grinder and didn't turn out well to say the least.

Edited by wrxman, 07 March 2017 - 03:57 PM.

Driver: GBB Epic SZ 9* w/Fujikura Speeder Pro XLR8 63
3 Wood: GBB Epic SZ  w/Project X LZ 60 Handcrafted
Hybrid: Big Bertha OS w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85
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Wedges: Mack Daddy Forged 52, 56, 60 w/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:02 AM

View Postjoey3108, on 05 March 2006 - 01:13 AM, said:

Some of you guys asked me before if i could show you guys a step by step process.

Be aware that operating your tool without caution may give you a severe injury.

It looks very easy but if you never tried it, you will never know how hard it is to make them perfect.

Hope this is help some of your questions.

Joe
Attachment attachmentMarking and planning!
Attachment attachmentStart slowly on the area that need grinding the most to have some room for mistakes or a slip. Slow but sure is my best advice
Attachment attachmentKeep going up slowly and feel your movement along the marking line and the corner area, apply pressure as necessary.
Attachment attachmentKeep checking on your weight on how far you are going.
Attachment attachmentRough finish product.
Attachment attachmentFlap wheel finishing.
Attachment attachmentCheck your finish product!
Great work!

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

very nice work!

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