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About to make a putter from scratch !!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Okay !

 

I´m about to make a putter, starting from scratch...

First my thought was to make it from plane aluminum and zinc but then there was a little problems with the CT-machines so i ended to maybe more nicer way. Its going to be wooden, and the sweetspot ofcourse is some metal (or should it be hardwood?).

Here is some designs i found from internet, but the design is going to be my own ofcoursewink.png

 

http://www.mustyputters.net/

http://www.andersonwoodworking.com/newpage2.htm

 

So I was wonderin if anyone has any experience about homemade putter or other homemade colf clubs ?

 

And other thing what I was thinkin is that how "wide" and "deep" people like their putter to be ?

post #2 of 14

no experience making my own putter, but really looking forward to seeing what you come up with! good luck!

post #3 of 14

check out louisvillegolf  for some ideas as well

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by dbuck View Post

check out louisvillegolf  for some ideas as well


Okay, thanks :)

post #5 of 14

Yould could get some thick 1095, 5160, or W2 steel.  Have it annealed or anneal it yourself and use hand files and shape it.  Once it is shaped hand sand it to around 400 grit and send it off for heat treatment/Termper.  OOOOH I have some ideas now...smile.png

post #6 of 14
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Did you mean that the steel would be for sweetspot or the whole putter from steel ??

 

I´m about to make my sweetspot from Cycolac or some hard wood like Jarrah

post #7 of 14

i'm doing the same thing.  i have some teak that i'll epoxy together and just leave the face teak.  softer feel. i'm looking for some brass to use either on the sole or inside the head for weight.  i'm also thinking of making the sole like the callaway tuttle, sorta keel like rather than flat.

i was at Louisville Golf last November and picked up some freeby reject putter and wood heads.  they're in a basket by the door, help yourself! 

since this is YOUR putter make it as wide or narrow and deep or shallow as YOU want. to heck with everyone else!

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by tweaky View Post

i'm doing the same thing.  i have some teak that i'll epoxy together and just leave the face teak.  softer feel. i'm looking for some brass to use either on the sole or inside the head for weight.  i'm also thinking of making the sole like the callaway tuttle, sorta keel like rather than flat.

i was at Louisville Golf last November and picked up some freeby reject putter and wood heads.  they're in a basket by the door, help yourself! 

since this is YOUR putter make it as wide or narrow and deep or shallow as YOU want. to heck with everyone else!


Cool that someone else is doing this too smile.png

Yesterday when i got my design allmos accomplished (to a point where the shape can be still changed and other stuff), I undestanded that i was a little too exited generating an idea of the putter ben made of expencive wood like cocombolo and others.  So maybe i should start thinking something more cheap options wink.png

 

Good idea actually that wooden face/insert...  It ofcourse would make the feeling softer...    Have to think about it smile.png    But don´t worry i don´t steal your ideaswink.pngwink.png

 

And bytheway that "tuttle" shape looks kinda cool, and thinkin it like a wooden putter... NICE      But my shape is going to be a little more roundy but still nice looking :)

post #9 of 14

i've been practicing on some other old wood clubs and blocks of cheap wood to "hone" my skills before i try the final product. i think the tricky part will be building it so that the balance (face balance vs heel/toe balance) and shaft angle in the hosel are right.  i know we can bend them to the proper loft and lie angle so that concern is not a big deal.  i now that once i'm finished i'll want to make another different design!

 

good luck with yours!!

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by tweaky View Post

i've been practicing on some other old wood clubs and blocks of cheap wood to "hone" my skills before i try the final product. i think the tricky part will be building it so that the balance (face balance vs heel/toe balance) and shaft angle in the hosel are right.  i know we can bend them to the proper loft and lie angle so that concern is not a big deal.  i now that once i'm finished i'll want to make another different design!

 

good luck with yours!!


Yea I´m going to do couple prototypes, from some cheap wood so the final product would be as good as it could bee :)  

post #11 of 14

am definitely looking forward to the results..goodluck and post some pictures of your progress!

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Hakalanlate View Post

Did you mean that the steel would be for sweetspot or the whole putter from steel ??

 

I´m about to make my sweetspot from Cycolac or some hard wood like Jarrah



Oh sorry I meant the whole putter head from steel.  I am seriously thinking about trying it, but the cost of 1084 or 1095 steel these days.... and heat treating a piece that thick.. uggh..  Might be a fun project this summer to work on.  Good luck on your putter, cant wait to see the results.

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

If someone else is doing this, notice the putter rules, here is an internet link to the rules.    http://www.usga.org/Rule-Books/Rules-of-Golf/Appendix-II/

post #14 of 14
Hey guys a read this post a month ago
Since i am already putting with a wooden putter , y not make my own

Took a lot of pictures will post the final product in à week or so a2_wink.gif

But so far so Good
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