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  1. I have restored older persimmon woods with carbon spots, lines, patches or deposits before. I wonder if the term," Usable Reject " was created for woods with carbon deposits on their heads. Red Mahogany does look sharp on many woods Bella Woods thinking of covering the carbon spot or deposit with a dark stain has merit as well. I personally like the fact that some clubs have the carbon deposits on the crown of the club heads. Some golfers view it as a a weakness in the wood or poor quality persimmon. I've never ever heard that carbon deposits create a " weak or poor quality persimmon wood
  2. Just purchased a Bill Mehlhorn driver that needs some repairs and restoration work. I'll get at it when it arrives. Read allot about B.M. swing . As I get older(64) I find a more relaxed swing provides better contact. Alignment needs to be worked on though. Mr. Phillips Canada
  3. NRJyzr....I have the Maltby /Golfworks book as well. Thank you. I'm really looking for info previous to 1945. It's not a well known manufacturer but I think,......they made some very good persimmon sticks. Blair Canada
  4. I have a couple of sets of Bristol persimmon woods , a Bristol Paul Runyan " Little Poison" putter and recently purchased a steel shafted Bristol " Paul Runyan" persimmon driver. I do have a original 1939 Bristol Golf Club Catalog but have little information on " previous years" golf clubs or even the history of Bristol Corporation. Are there any GolfWRX members with knowledge about the Bristol Corporation and Bristol golf clubs? Blair Canada
  5. I was given some "Mahogany" aniline stain back in 2016 from Jack Baird(J.B.'s Golf Services) in Welland,Ontario . Jack had had it for about 15 years. I've used the stain 3 times on persimmon woods since 2016. Never had a problem and showed well. A few days ago I performed a dip on an older MacGregor driver and immediately after the dip, I could see small golden specs and what looked like golden coloured residue that looked like the crest of a wave. It looked terrible but I thought I'd let it dry and see what it looks like dried. My immediate thoughts were some form of bacteria. The stain
  6. I have worked on 3 or 4 of MacGregor Tourney Tommy Armour M43 drivers and I have found 2 without any lead weights. Some Wilson persimmon wood drivers from the late 30's and early 40's also appear to be lead weight free also. Blair Canada
  7. The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent COVID 19 virus threat and have therefore raised their threat level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, level may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. The virus has since been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada. The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let'
  8. Thanks ebeer...I posted this clip on the Toronto Golf Forum last summer. Bella Woods , some time ago wrote that he met someone who actually owned an even older "copier" somewhere in Michigan. The owner was reluctant to discuss the possibility of a sale. Here in Ontario, Spalding had a golf club manufacturing plant in Brantford. I'm going to continue my efforts in this area of interest in this area of Ontario. Something ...may turn up worth purchasing and restoring and manufacturing with. Blair Canada
  9. Many years ago, all the large persimmon wood club makers used " copiers" to make persimmon wood club heads. I have an old steel driver Master down stairs that was originally made for Ben Hogan Golf Company and then sold to and used by Louisville Golf for many years. Does anyone know the manufacturers names(and models?) of these specialized copiers? Blair Canada
  10. I have a couple of original sets down stairs and have worked on a few singles as well. Those woods are original. They may be the nicest set I've seen in 15 years. My driver(in the bag) is a M 43. Blair Canada
  11. I have a few hickory's in the basement and I have to acquire some leather wraps, and learn how to do this. Blair Canada
  12. I recently acquired a Men's R/H B.G. I. "Niblick" and would like to talk with someone knowledgeable about these irons. Blair Phillips Canada [email protected]
  13. Teevons has a good idea.....or carefully remove the sole plate noting where each sole plate screw came from. Then heat up a slot head screw driver and place in the slot of the last face screw and ....repeat. Then, secure the club head(face up) between two rubber pads in the vice and apply pressure down on the last face screw and back it out. How much downward pressure? Just enough to start the face screw turning and then complete the backing out process. . I would then use a heating gun(medium heat) on the vulcanized fibre face insert and using two wedge like tools placed at the top of the
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