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quick way to add 1/4" when regripping?

JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

would appreciate any advice from the experienced builders here. i need to regip a wedge and would like to add an 1/4" .. it seems too little to buy an extender or have someone else do, which I would if it were at least 1/2". Is there a simple way to add 1/4" during the regrip process, latter of which I do for myself all the time.
Thanks!

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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,213 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can glue a shaft extension on the existing shaft



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  • Bad9Bad9 Members Posts: 4,321 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Just regrip the club and tell yourself you added that 1/4".

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  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    No, it doesnt fit with steps for rest of the set

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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Connect grips..

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  • Howard JonesHoward Jones Members Posts: 9,371 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:
    would appreciate any advice from the experienced builders here. i need to regip a wedge and would like to add an 1/4" .. it seems too little to buy an extender or have someone else do, which I would if it were at least 1/2". Is there a simple way to add 1/4" during the regrip process, latter of which I do for myself all the time.
    Thanks!

    _Normally we use steel shaft extension for steel shafts, but since its only 2/8", we can use a old crappy graphite shaft and make a extension of it and glue it in like it was a steel extension, that also save some weight gain we might not want since graphite is lighter than steel.

  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 24,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    For very short extensions. I usually use some old shaft butt cut offs, glued to the old shaft with a wooden dowel that fits the ID of the shaft and that I would hollow out with a drill after installation. With steel, you can actually just use the dowel, you don't even need the cut offs. I've been lucky to find dowels of the right size I need but worst case you get one a bit oversized and sand down. Or a little smaller and use something like fiberglass drywall tape to build it up to the right size.

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stuart_G said:
    For very short extensions. I usually use some old shaft butt cut offs, glued to the old shaft with a wooden dowel that fits the ID of the shaft and that I would hollow out with a drill after installation. With steel, you can actually just use the dowel, you don't even need the cut offs. I've been lucky to find dowels of the right size I need but worst case you get one a bit oversized and sand down. Or a little smaller and use something like fiberglass drywall tape to build it up to the right size.

    Where do you get the dowels.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 24,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:

    @Stuart_G said:
    For very short extensions. I usually use some old shaft butt cut offs, glued to the old shaft with a wooden dowel that fits the ID of the shaft and that I would hollow out with a drill after installation. With steel, you can actually just use the dowel, you don't even need the cut offs. I've been lucky to find dowels of the right size I need but worst case you get one a bit oversized and sand down. Or a little smaller and use something like fiberglass drywall tape to build it up to the right size.

    Where do you get the dowels.

    Any hardware or home improvement store.

    1/2" usually is pretty close for most graphite shafts and can be built up for steel. Or 5/8" could be sanded down.

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stuart_G said:

    @JD3 said:

    @Stuart_G said:
    For very short extensions. I usually use some old shaft butt cut offs, glued to the old shaft with a wooden dowel that fits the ID of the shaft and that I would hollow out with a drill after installation. With steel, you can actually just use the dowel, you don't even need the cut offs. I've been lucky to find dowels of the right size I need but worst case you get one a bit oversized and sand down. Or a little smaller and use something like fiberglass drywall tape to build it up to the right size.

    Where do you get the dowels.

    Any hardware or home improvement store.

    1/2" usually is pretty close for most graphite shafts and can be built up for steel. Or 5/8" could be sanded down.

    what about steel wedge shaft?

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    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
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  • Howard JonesHoward Jones Members Posts: 9,371 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:

    @Stuart_G said:

    @JD3 said:

    @Stuart_G said:
    For very short extensions. I usually use some old shaft butt cut offs, glued to the old shaft with a wooden dowel that fits the ID of the shaft and that I would hollow out with a drill after installation. With steel, you can actually just use the dowel, you don't even need the cut offs. I've been lucky to find dowels of the right size I need but worst case you get one a bit oversized and sand down. Or a little smaller and use something like fiberglass drywall tape to build it up to the right size.

    Where do you get the dowels.

    Any hardware or home improvement store.

    1/2" usually is pretty close for most graphite shafts and can be built up for steel. Or 5/8" could be sanded down.

    what about steel wedge shaft?

    hmmm.....You might have problems to make a snug fit, but the first step from a similar shaft might do, i never done that.
    DG goes down about 0.015 to 0.020 on the first step, so measure ID on the shaft butt on the shaft you shall play, and compare to OD on the first step from another. Fiberglass mesh tape might do as shim if needed, its good enough for shaft tips when we use a .355 taper on a .370 hosel.

  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 24,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:

    @Stuart_G said:
    Any hardware or home improvement store.

    1/2" usually is pretty close for most graphite shafts and can be built up for steel. Or 5/8" could be sanded down.

    what about steel wedge shaft?

    In what way would you think it needs to be different than the answer I already gave for steel shafts?

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 6:13pm #13

    @puttingmatt said:
    You can glue a shaft extension on the existing shaft

    I have 5/8" long graphite stub from club that had been butt trimmed earlier. It's a perfect diameter to be crazy glued on end of steel shaft but I don't have the tools to cut it into smaller 1/4" pieces.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 24,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:
    but I don't have the tools to cut it into smaller 1/4" pieces.

    Needle nose pliers and a dremel with a cut-off wheel would be how I'd likely tackle that job (and lot of patience).

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stuart_G said:

    @JD3 said:
    but I don't have the tools to cut it into smaller 1/4" pieces.

    Needle nose pliers and a dremel with a cut-off wheel would be how I'd likely tackle that job (and lot of patience).

    you think it's something a hardware store could do for a few $'s?

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  • rexrohrexroh Members Posts: 443 ✭✭✭✭

    Could possible use a cork if you can get the right size. Do the same as a wooden dowel and I doubt if it would move much. Don't do more than 1/4 inch tho.

  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,209 ClubWRX

    I just grip up a little further. I used an old wedge shaft from a 58* in my 56* so it's a little shorter than it should be. 1/4" just isn't enough to fuss about to me, especially in a wedge. Otherwise the best way would be extending it properly with a steel extension if you really need that 1/4"... you'll never have to second guess it.

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  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    What about just pushing/stuffing something down the end of the grip?

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 24,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JD3 said:
    What about just pushing/stuffing something down the end of the grip?

    Possibly would work depending on what you used. But I'd be worried about remembering it the next time the grip wore out and I had to replace it.

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,971 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 13, 2019 7:51pm #20

    Quick update. Went with wooden dowel from hardware store. Outline of shaft diameter on paper taken to store to fine right size. They sold me about a 24" long one for $5. Hand sanded one end just enough to fit it in and then cut it with an old hand saw. Stuff is so cheap it split in pieces while being sawed which I then glued back together, and super glued it sanded tip down into shaft. Came out about 1/16th" short when pressed in fully which I made up for by topping it up at butt end with double sided tape. Grip went on fine, drying now, don't expect any issues. Feels better already with some gentle "air guitar" swings....I think it added some SW points which it needed a) given length, b) lightness of dowel, and c) standard size grip replacing heavier mid size.

    Thanks again for all the helpful input!

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    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
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    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
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