Grinding a wedge!!!!

joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrxBay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
edited Mar 5, 2006 in WRX Club Techs #1
Step by step pictures
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

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  • MrParr1NoidMrParr1Noid Golf was fun ClubWRX Posts: 7,212 ✭✭
    edited Mar 5, 2006 #2
    Look's good Joe, niceee job. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> That wedge will lay flat now, won't it. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' /> you have to be careful now so you don't hit yourself under the chin with the ball. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />
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  • MetalheadMetalhead I love this GAME! Members Posts: 1,938
    Joe- sure hope OSHA doesn't see these pics...man you shop is a mess..wires everywhere....but Genius survives in chaos!! Great pics and step by step Joe, thanks josh
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    Thank you guys!



    What can I say, result is more important for me! LOL! image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' /> In this part of the world having a work shop or 3 car garage is becoming a dream, A dream that hard to come through. image/help.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' />



    Joe
  • cjhenry01cjhenry01 Posts: 122
    Joe,

    Nice work, your post is exactly what I was looking for!!! I have a couple of questions. I see that you have a Craftsman grinder but where did you get the belt attachment and how much? Is it also Craftsman? What is a flap wheel? Is it a nylon wheel?

    Tks,

    Chris
  • JohnnyJohnny Get Kwok'd Charter Members Posts: 8,706 ✭✭
    Joe I'm sending you my X-tours... do that aggressive g image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> rind you were talking about.. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' />

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  • rgjusargjusa Members Posts: 413
    Hi Joe...another great article image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> ...I hope you don't mind but you raised a couple of questions in my mind:



    1) When you are checking the weight, what is it that you are checking for and why?

    2) With respect to the weight, for example, what would you do if it went lower than you wanted? Lead tape?

    3) Do you get many requests for wedge porting and how would you go about doing that?



    Again, great articles keep them coming...
  • pitbull808pitbull808 Putter Hoarder Marshals Posts: 9,367 mod
    Metalhead wrote on Mar 4 2006, 09:15 PM:


    Joe- sure hope OSHA doesn't see these pics...man you shop is a mess..wires everywhere....but Genius survives in chaos!! Great pics and step by step Joe, thanks josh






    Nice job on the grind Joe. I always think a clean and tidy shop is one that's not busy! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> I've seen worse but it's funny the clubmaker knows exactly where everything is! image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' />
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Dec 22, 2006 #9
    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 5 2006, 06:21 AM:


    Joe,

    Nice work, your post is exactly what I was looking for!!! I have a couple of questions. I see that you have a Craftsman grinder but where did you get the belt attachment and how much? Is it also Craftsman? What is a flap wheel? Is it a nylon wheel?

    Tks,

    Chris


    THe belt attachment is an after market attachment. Like the one on golfworks catalog:



    http://www.golfworks.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_MT1001



    Flap wheel or deburing wheel should do ok for finishing touch.



    http://www.golfworks.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_CPMW



    I can't find the link of flap sander, sorry!



    Joe
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Apr 1, 2007 #10
    rgjusa wrote on Mar 5 2006, 09:36 AM:
    Hi Joe...another great article image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> ...I hope you don't mind but you raised a couple of questions in my mind:



    1) When you are checking the weight, what is it that you are checking for and why?

    2) With respect to the weight, for example, what would you do if it went lower than you wanted? Lead tape?

    3) Do you get many requests for wedge porting and how would you go about doing that?



    Again, great articles keep them coming...


    1. You need to know how far you are going to and how much room you have before you went to far and ruin the weight from the intended swing weight you are trying to get. Some of us don't like the look of lead tape inb the back of the club.

    2. Depends how far you loose the weight and what sw you are trying to get.

    3. Not that many! Because porting is gonna loose around 2-3 swing weight and porting is a way to alter the CG to have a better control on your ball flight and replace the lost weight by putting lead tape on the high side on the back of the club. Ussually by changing the shaft to a 36.5" special wedge shaft are enough already. This shaft is slightly stiffer by the tip for better flight control.



    To grind is not that hard but to grind it correctly w/ the right type of grind to match the right swing and style of play is not easy IMO.



    JOe
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  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    pitbull808 wrote on Mar 5 2006, 09:57 AM:

    Metalhead wrote on Mar 4 2006, 09:15 PM:


    Joe- sure hope OSHA doesn't see these pics...man you shop is a mess..wires everywhere....but Genius survives in chaos!! Great pics and step by step Joe, thanks josh






    Nice job on the grind Joe. I always think a clean and tidy shop is one that's not busy! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' /> I've seen worse but it's funny the clubmaker knows exactly where everything is! image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />


    You are making it sounds like a Chinese Restaurant. LMAO image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' />



    IF the restaurant is not busy and a little dirty, that means the food is not fresh and taste is not good.



    YOu got that right! when you are in my shop...don't touch anything or else i'm gonna have a hard time finding it.



    Joe
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    Johnny wrote on Mar 5 2006, 06:56 AM:


    Joe I'm sending you my X-tours... do that aggressive g image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> rind you were talking about.. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' />


    Anytime Johnny Boy! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />
  • AsleepAsleep Marshals Posts: 9,056 mod
    joey3108 wrote on Mar 5 2006, 06:31 PM:

    Johnny wrote on Mar 5 2006, 06:56 AM:


    Joe I'm sending you my X-tours... do that aggressive g image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kewlpics:' /> rind you were talking about.. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':aggressive:' />


    Anytime Johnny Boy! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' />


    I'm interested to see pictures of Joe's custom ground X-Tours!
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  • Joe,

    Is your attachment the one from Golfworks or is it a Craftsman attachment that I can get at Sears?

    It looks like it's high quality from the pictures.

    Tks,

    Chris
  • Nice of you to show your craft!!



    In regards to grinding.

    What grit do you use?

    Do you start with a coarse grit and finish up with a finer grit?





    THANKS!!
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 5 2006, 04:48 PM:


    Joe,

    Is your attachment the one from Golfworks or is it a Craftsman attachment that I can get at Sears?

    It looks like it's high quality from the pictures.

    Tks,

    Chris


    You should see it clear the link on my last post! It's an after market type of attachment that you can buy it from golfworks.
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    doublenuts wrote on Mar 5 2006, 04:56 PM:


    Nice of you to show your craft!!



    In regards to grinding.

    What grit do you use?

    Do you start with a coarse grit and finish up with a finer grit?





    THANKS!!


    Depending on your skill level IMO



    The coarser the faster it grinds but the harder to control it and the easier to make mistakes that you can't go back at all.



    Me myself can go straight in w/ an 80 grid and finish it up w/ a flap wheel 150 grid and sometime finish it up a step further w/ deburing wheel for a really nice finish ( mostly for putter work ).



    And sometime for stainless steel or titanium head, i could go w/ a media tumbler to get a certain look of finish.
  • OK THANKS!!



    Great info.
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    icantthinkofaname wrote on Mar 5 2006, 08:00 PM:


    Looks like you have a nice little shop going on there.


    Thanks!





    Joe
  • Joe,

    Is that an 80 grit 2" x 36" belt? It looks a little wider than 2".

    Also how would you do a P Grind? Would you use the edge of the belt or would you use an angle grinder?
  • stickmanstickman Jr. Boomers Posts: 1,981
    great post Joe, this might be a stupid questions but is it posible to grind your wedges with sandpaper ?
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 06:26 AM:


    Joe,

    Is that an 80 grit 2" x 36" belt? It looks a little wider than 2".

    Also how would you do a P Grind? Would you use the edge of the belt or would you use an angle grinder?


    YES to both questions.



    Joe
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    stickman wrote on Mar 6 2006, 09:28 AM:


    great post Joe, this might be a stupid questions but is it posible to grind your wedges with sandpaper ?


    Possible but it'll take you forever and lots of elbow grease.
  • If any of you are interested in the JET tool JK is using.



    There are a couple of the 6" version on EBAY at $219 down from 279.





    Check it!
  • joey3108 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 12:55 PM:

    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 06:26 AM:


    Joe,

    Is that an 80 grit 2" x 36" belt? It looks a little wider than 2".

    Also how would you do a P Grind? Would you use the edge of the belt or would you use an angle grinder?


    YES to both questions.



    Joe




    Edge of belt or Angle grinder?
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    doublenuts wrote on Mar 6 2006, 10:35 AM:


    If any of you are interested in the JET tool JK is using.



    There are a couple of the 6" version on EBAY at $219 down from 279.





    Check it!


    I'm not sure if that one is rubber padded wheel.
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    edited Apr 1, 2007 #27
    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 10:44 AM:
    joey3108 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 12:55 PM:

    cjhenry01 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 06:26 AM:


    Joe,

    Is that an 80 grit 2" x 36" belt? It looks a little wider than 2".

    Also how would you do a P Grind? Would you use the edge of the belt or would you use an angle grinder?


    YES to both questions.



    Joe




    Edge of belt or Angle grinder?


    Rough cut w/ a stone grinder, the edge of the belt, drum sander and finishing touch w/ block sander.
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  • SteveG673SteveG673 Unregistered Posts: 85
    A little off topic, but could you use the flap wheel to remove the BV wings from the muscle?
  • joey3108joey3108 Proud founding sponsor and pioneer of golfwrx Bay AreaMarshals Posts: 7,844 mod
    SteveG673 wrote on Mar 6 2006, 03:36 PM:


    A little off topic, but could you use the flap wheel to remove the BV wings from the muscle?


    You'll put a big cave in hole in there!



    You can just asked a welder to weld it and sand it down after.



    JOe
  • dre72dre72 Members Posts: 483 ✭✭
    Joe,



    My wedge looks GREAT I can't wait to try it.
  • What kind of grind is that?
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