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  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62  2337WRX Points: 308Members Posts: 2,337
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    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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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2347WRX Points: 450Members Posts: 2,347
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    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.
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    Titleist 915D2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro 70X 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, Matrix 8Q3-X 41.5"
    Ping OG Rapture 2-U, DG XP - R300
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62  2337WRX Points: 308Members Posts: 2,337
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    That makes sense. Thanks Princey.
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2347WRX Points: 450Members Posts: 2,347
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    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.
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    Titleist 915D2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro 70X 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, Matrix 8Q3-X 41.5"
    Ping OG Rapture 2-U, DG XP - R300
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • wrxmanwrxman Philippians 4:13  390WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 390
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    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.
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    ---WITB---

    Driver: M2 2017 8* w/Project X PXv 39
    3 Wood: XR16 14.5* w/Project X LZ 60 Handcrafted
    Driving iron: Taylormade M2 L.I.F.T. 17* w/KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85
    Irons: Apex Pro 5-PW w/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Wedges: Milled Grind Antique Bronze 50, 55, 60 w/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Custom
    Ball: TP5X
  • greengolfer54greengolfer54  138WRX Points: 20Members Posts: 138
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    joey3108 wrote:


    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

    Great work!
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  • threeput4parthreeput4par  14WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 14
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    very nice work!
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  • awfidlstxawfidlstx  81WRX Points: 34Members Posts: 81
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    what do you do to add the lost weight? Sorry if someone already asked
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  • vjtexpvjtexp  82WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 82
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    Have y'all had good luck with re-grooving wedges?
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  • Aaronwilson_95Aaronwilson_95  906WRX Points: 124Members Posts: 906
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    While Joe didn't do these I had a set off lob wedges from the MD Forged that I took a bunch off bounce off the back end . Easier to handle around the greens and hard pan bunkers (for me ) out off fluffier bunkers I'll use my 54 bent to 56 to make it have 12 degrees off bounce . With this combination my short game has improved drastically in the few greens a round that I do miss . You gotta know what your doing and make sure you never take the lob wedge off dirt grass (lack of base layer ) or you're digging lol
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  • sleezytsleezyt  374WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 374
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    What would happen to a ping glide 2.0 if i were to grind some bounce off and more heel relief? Shouldnt rust right?
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  • JeffPhelpsJeffPhelps  20WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 20
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    We did miura and sm6 gringing. miuras were way easier to grind on
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  • wrxmanwrxman Philippians 4:13  390WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 390
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    Could a grinder such as this be used to grind a wedge/tune ferrules? https://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-x-36-inch-belt-6-inch-disc-sander-97181.html



    Thanks in advance



    All the best,

    Dom
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    ---WITB---

    Driver: M2 2017 8* w/Project X PXv 39
    3 Wood: XR16 14.5* w/Project X LZ 60 Handcrafted
    Driving iron: Taylormade M2 L.I.F.T. 17* w/KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85
    Irons: Apex Pro 5-PW w/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Wedges: Milled Grind Antique Bronze 50, 55, 60 w/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Custom
    Ball: TP5X
  • getitdailygetitdaily  2769WRX Points: 175Members Posts: 2,769
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    Back in July I bought sm6 wedges...54 and 60 - both s grind. I demo'd the crap out of the wedges one Saturday and found i really liked the turf interaction of the s grind. I especially live the s grind 60. Now, around the greens and for full shots, the s grind 54 is awesome. BUT, my bunker play really started to suffer. I'm a fat and runner in the bunkers and that s grind was just digging way too much.



    Last weekend I hit the bullet and picked up a 54-14 sm6 and practiced with it this morning. The higher bounce was immediately noticeable in the bunkers. It was like my old bunker game came right back.



    However, around the greens I wasn't impressed. The turf interaction is so much different and I hit more shots a touch heavy.



    I notice callaway has a 54-12 and will trade the vokey unless you wedge masters can tell me what grinding the vokey from 14 to 12 will do. Will it make the club a digger in the bunker? Will the 12 degrees be as noticeably better around the greens? It's like I can feel the back of the flange bump the ground with the 54-14...and I don't like it.
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  • bluejeeprubibluejeeprubi Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 1171WRX Points: 168Members Posts: 1,171
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    Has anyone tried grinding a pm wedge? I have a 64 but it has too much bounce.
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    G400 3w. Xtorsion Black 80tx
    G400 5w. Ad-di 8x
    20 and 24 ft worth hi
    5-pw Miura BB with x100 ti
    60 mack daddy forged
    Nike 006 proto
  • wareagle12wareagle12  320WRX Points: 59Members Posts: 320
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    If I want to lower the leading edge on open shots would I just add heel relief and leave the toe radius as is? What does grinding the toe radius do? Just to keep balance?
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    Driver- PING G400 VC 6.1 X
    5 wood- Bridgestone J33 VS Proto
    3-PW S56 SPB X
    52,56,60 Ping Glide
    Putter - PING Ti 4
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  • twjamestwjames  233WRX Points: 33Members Posts: 233
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    nice job

    How much?



    While Joe didn't do these I had a set off lob wedges from the MD Forged that I took a bunch off bounce off the back end . Easier to handle around the greens and hard pan bunkers (for me ) out off fluffier bunkers I'll use my 54 bent to 56 to make it have 12 degrees off bounce . With this combination my short game has improved drastically in the few greens a round that I do miss . You gotta know what your doing and make sure you never take the lob wedge off dirt grass (lack of base layer ) or you're digging lol




    Great look.
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  • twjamestwjames  233WRX Points: 33Members Posts: 233
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    What is the best way to grind a wedge at home for heel relief?
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  • PorkerPorker  311WRX Points: 23Members Posts: 311
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    Awesome work Joe, would chrome need to be removed first before you grind a wedge?
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  • 00ogopogo00ogopogo Poa Made Me an 8  82WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 82
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    nice thread
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  • twjamestwjames  233WRX Points: 33Members Posts: 233
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    easy to get much needed heel relief.
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  • Derek666Derek666  1482WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 1,482
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    I'd be interested to get my MP33's with this type of sole grind, do you think this would be do-able as a DIY or would it require someone with mad skills?



    After reading a bit more its the rounded type grind i'd be interested in not the W i thought they were similar but they are not.



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    Or theres a more rounded grind but both look very playable.



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    Last Pic shows the trailing edge grind a bit better.



    DSCF4937.jpg
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  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker  4760WRX Points: 661ClubWRX Posts: 4,760
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    I just added this Miura 52 degree GW to my collection. The first two pictures show the pre-grind wedge. The primary purpose of this wedge is going to be a fairway/rough advancing club between my PW and LW (of course). I also want to be able to use this from normal grass conditions (lush grasses but not saturated with too much water) to dry conditions. This is the spectrum of Colorado golf. I will also be using this as a 3/4 wedge shot to cover 60-80 yards as well with a little spin. Finally I hope to use this wedge for moderate length greenside bunker play as well. In all, I want a versatile wedge to handle a wide spectrum of bread and butter shots, nothing too extravagant.



    I used a dremel tool with a course grit drum bit, a medium grit drum bit, a "flap sanding" bit (see images), a medium metal file, a fine metal file, 120 and 180 grit wet/dry sandpaper. A bit of patience and a steady hand. I would have rather used a belt sander but I don't have one and I wasn't going to buy one just for this purpose. I find using a dremel drum bit works when using a metal file to remove the uneven grinding. Patience is the key. Final swing weight is D4 for the GW. I added the lead tape to get the weight to D5 as an inbetween of my PW (D4) and LW (D7).



    I took the wedge out to the range this evening and it performed really well. So well in fact that I am willing to put it in the bag for my 2 day tournament starting tomorrow. Talk about trial by fire. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • JayMattJayMatt  95WRX Points: 52Members Posts: 95
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    Pretty Cool
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  • soulcicciasoulciccia  191WRX Points: 3Members Posts: 191
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    Here's my last job...sandwedge was grinded to match sole profile of 962 irons, lobwedge was back grinded (from full sole to v grind sole).

    Used a bench grinder and refinished with sandpaper on rotatory tool.

    lost 3 grams in the sw and 6 grams in the lw
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    W titleist 906 f2 15° w/ aldila nv 95x
    di titleist 503h 19° w/ dg x100
    i ping s56 #4-pw w/ dg x100
    w ping tour-s 52.12-56.12-60.ts w/ dg s400
    p odyssey white hot 2ball
  • TzoidTzoid Maryland 1728WRX Points: 168Members Posts: 1,728
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    I just added this Miura 52 degree GW to my collection. The first two pictures show the pre-grind wedge. The primary purpose of this wedge is going to be a fairway/rough advancing club between my PW and LW (of course). I also want to be able to use this from normal grass conditions (lush grasses but not saturated with too much water) to dry conditions. This is the spectrum of Colorado golf. I will also be using this as a 3/4 wedge shot to cover 60-80 yards as well with a little spin. Finally I hope to use this wedge for moderate length greenside bunker play as well. In all, I want a versatile wedge to handle a wide spectrum of bread and butter shots, nothing too extravagant.



    I used a dremel tool with a course grit drum bit, a medium grit drum bit, a "flap sanding" bit (see images), a medium metal file, a fine metal file, 120 and 180 grit wet/dry sandpaper. A bit of patience and a steady hand. I would have rather used a belt sander but I don't have one and I wasn't going to buy one just for this purpose. I find using a dremel drum bit works when using a metal file to remove the uneven grinding. Patience is the key. Final swing weight is D4 for the GW. I added the lead tape to get the weight to D5 as an inbetween of my PW (D4) and LW (D7).



    I took the wedge out to the range this evening and it performed really well. So well in fact that I am willing to put it in the bag for my 2 day tournament starting tomorrow. Talk about trial by fire. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />




    what's up with the Swing Weight Tape? That's not enough to be a swing weight.
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    Ping G400 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70
    Ping G25 20 & Anser 23 Hybrid
    ONOFF KURO 2015 4-PW N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 120S
    Scratch 50 54 58 Forged Wedges Nippon WV 115 Shafts
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Stainless
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  • dunndunn  6362WRX Points: 160Members Posts: 6,362
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    joey3108 wrote:


    THX!



    Here are some more w/ M grind combine w/ P grind on it.



    The P grind is act like a second bounce, It kicks the club up...thus it will lift the ball up and drop it soft on the green, especially out of the bunker. The M grind will still allow you to lay the club open from a tight lie. This combination grinds will allows the players to be a bit more aggressive from almost any lie.
    those cally x tours were great, nice job
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  • AJDeffGolfAJDeffGolf  17WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 17
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    Metalhead wrote:


    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


    Lol i was thinking the same thing. Got me with the cord looped around the nail in background image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • UndonersgUndonersg  90WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 90
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    I would love to try this, but terrified that I will mess it up!
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  • MSG Kunert-zero3PuttsMSG Kunert-zero3Putts  53WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 53
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    All the parts can be bought super cheap at Harbor Freight to try this. Does anybody have any pics of this job attempted on the Callaway MD3 or MD4?
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