Author Topic: Something a bit different to close out 2011  (Read 2640 times)

JTI

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Something a bit different to close out 2011
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:46:39 AM »
Hi all, apologies for the radio silence over the last few months, it has been a case of keeping my nose to the grind stone for quite a while.

I just wanted to share some pictures of a particularly unique Bespoke putter that was commissioned by a customer in Europe. The customer wanted to buy a putter for his wife and said that wanted something along the lines of a modern mallet with some sort of alignment to help, like the 2 ball putters that his wife currently uses. The customer was very specific about how he wanted it to look so after sending drawings back and forth he decided on a final design. It was done by taking a basic mallet shape and then having a piece of carbon steel cut out to provide the alignment aid. From here he then wondered whether it would be possible to make two weight pieces that could fit into the same slot as the first attachment. So then two weights were made in order to mean the putter could be 330g, 350g and 370g depending on which attachment he had.

From here he settled on some small scroll engraving, a gold inlaid line running the length of the putter and then 2 circles of silver inlaid to again aid with alignment.

The putter is almost finished, the additional pieces are being blacked to bring out the gold/silver accents, hide the screws and provide more colour contrasts to aid alignment.

The putter was a lot of fun to make and I can safely say that it certainly is unique as I cannot see another customer wanting something this specific in the future!

Nigel

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Re: Something a bit different to close out 2011
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 02:11:52 PM »
Beyond spectacular!!! I love everything about this, but especially the circle engraving and gold inlaid line.

putterclub

Re: Something a bit different to close out 2011
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 12:19:46 PM »
Phenomenal!! A piece of art. How many man hours went in to this putter?

JimmyGalls

Re: Something a bit different to close out 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 10:16:05 AM »
Really unique.  Keep it up!
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JTI

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Re: Something a bit different to close out 2011
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 04:47:28 AM »
Sorry guys, I completely forgot to post the final pictures of the putter after blacking, so here it is.

In terms of hours that went into this I would say anywhere between 20-30 to make the basic shapes, 15 hours of engraving, and I dont know how many hours were spent discussing it with the customer and trying to work out how to achieve what he wanted, all i know is that it was a lot!