Nead Welded Putter

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How they are made
I wanted to start a thread on how this putter is made



Gene



I machine 2 faces one one each side of a block of Stainless Steel
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Then Machine the Bumpers
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Weld The Bumpers on the faces
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Cut the two putters in half and machine the face then start grinding
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    Sand grind and polish until the head is almost done
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Make the necks on the lathe
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Weld the necks on bend them to the correct offset and polish until I am all dirty and the putter head is all shinny. Left one is torched right one is polished



    I thought it would be a cool thread

    Gene
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  • Big A HGBig A HG Members  686WRX Points: 211Posts: 686 Golden Tee
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    gnead wrote on Jan 11 2009, 02:59 PM:
    I thought it would be a cool thread






    And it is! Thanks for the pics!! I really love your putters. They are different, but still clean/classy. Keep posting pics!
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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members  9985WRX Points: 1Posts: 9,985 Titanium Tees
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    Great stuff Gene. Thanks for showing us how you make those sweet putters.
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  • bogeyman58bogeyman58 Members  23WRX Points: 0Posts: 23
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    Is this the same Gene Nead that worked for Ultra Motorsports?
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  • MchSt805MchSt805 Members  2101WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,101
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    Awesome! It's really cool to see the step by step process involved here. How long would you say goes into completely finishing two of these putters like pictured?
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    Yes, I am the same Gene Nead that worked at Ultra why do you ask?
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  • bogeyman58bogeyman58 Members  23WRX Points: 0Posts: 23
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    Just wondering, don't see many Crew Chiefs on here. I am good friends with Wendell Smith, Jim's brother and use to go the the races in Daytona when Ted drove the 1 truck, Jason the 2 truck and they also had the 7 car. Great looking putter and good pics.
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    How is Wendell, I have not talked to him since DJ died, I talk to Jim pretty often. I need to call Wendell to say hello. We have probably met then, I was Ted's crew chief at that time.
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  • beartp515beartp515 Members  99WRX Points: 0Posts: 99
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    awesome thread. and sweet weld by the way that is top notch.
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  • bogeyman58bogeyman58 Members  23WRX Points: 0Posts: 23
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    We met a couple of times during the truck days down in Daytona. I still got some of the Ultra/Everham jackets and a lot of the Ultra stuff. I worked with Wendell at some of the shows for Renegade Wheels. He is not doing to good right now. He had a stress test a few weeks back and did not do so good. My name is Benny and when I talk to him I'll tell him you asked about him. I guess you was always too busy during the race prep to talk much and didn't know you was into golf. I just mostly stood around and watched. But the nights out with Reddog was a blast!!!
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    I better call Wendell, small world isn't it! Good to chat w/ you



    Gene
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    About 5 1/2 hours total to build one
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  • JanKo JanKo - K A Y M E R - Members  2227WRX Points: 117Posts: 2,227 Platinum Tees
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    Those putters look really cool, thanks for sharing the pictures of the building process, very interesting. image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • PaulNPaulN Members  164WRX Points: 0Posts: 164
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    That is a fantastic thread! Thanks for sharing the "How it's Made". What kind of lathe you you have? I'm looking for a smallish one to make necks and other small parts. I'm thinking a 8 x 14 would do it, as long as I can find a decent one. Any suggestions?
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  • gneadgnead Banned  64WRX Points: 0Posts: 64
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    I have two different lathe's 12 x 72 and one gap bed 48" My machines are pretty big

    best little lathe I have ever owned was and old South Bend that came off of a navy ship I think it was 9 x 36



    Gene
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    Everyone loves those old South Bend lathes. They must be built like tanks.



    I found a couple guys local to me that have Atlas lathes for sale. They are both 8 x 24 or so, and should be more than enough to get me in trouble!
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