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Postby scholadays » 24 Apr 2006 12:14

Okay, so, if one needed a waster in a hurry, how far towards this goal might one get if one took a powered jigsaw to a cricket bat?
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Postby scholadays » 24 Apr 2006 12:15

Hey, if the bat was wide enough you could also cut an integral cross guard into it.
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Postby admin » 24 Apr 2006 12:50

Isn't willow pretty soft though? And don't cricket bats have a sort of hollow bit these days? Nigel would know, I guess.
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Postby Abomination » 24 Apr 2006 13:47

admin wrote:Isn't willow pretty soft though? And don't cricket bats have a sort of hollow bit these days? Nigel would know, I guess.


Why me? I suspect it'd be too short.
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Postby J Marwood » 24 Apr 2006 13:48

Have you had an accident? Do you need to borrow mine?
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Postby Abomination » 24 Apr 2006 13:51

admin wrote:Isn't willow pretty soft though? And don't cricket bats have a sort of hollow bit these days? Nigel would know, I guess.


Why me? I suspect it'd be too short.
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Postby scholadays » 24 Apr 2006 13:58

J Marwood wrote:Have you had an accident? Do you need to borrow mine?

No, no, thanks for the offer matey.

I was just playing with wee Jame's cricket bat this weekend, and did find the handle and 'blade' rather Messer-ish.

And as I was under the impression that willow was reasonably dense I thought it'd be fun to carve it into a falchion...
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Postby Corporal Carrot » 24 Apr 2006 15:01

scholadays wrote:Hey, if the bat was wide enough you could also cut an integral cross guard into it.


That would probably make the guard very weak, since he grain of a cricket bat goes lengthwise.
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Postby scholadays » 24 Apr 2006 15:19

Einar Drønnesund wrote:
scholadays wrote:Hey, if the bat was wide enough you could also cut an integral cross guard into it.


That would probably make the guard very weak, since he grain of a cricket bat goes lengthwise.

Bah!



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Postby Adam R » 24 Apr 2006 20:27

Can't see why it would need modifying...

Either bat or jigsaw would do in a fight :shock: :lol:
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Postby scholadays » 25 Apr 2006 11:17

Adam R wrote:Can't see why it would need modifying...

Yeah, I actually thought that too.
It'd make a nice accompanyment to my frying pan.

But you know what folk are like - 'ooh, it does't balance right, ahh, it has no pommel, eee, it isn't covered in tons of foam and duct tape....
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Postby Adam R » 25 Apr 2006 11:32

scholadays wrote:
Adam R wrote:Can't see why it would need modifying...

Yeah, I actually thought that too.
It'd make a nice accompanyment to my frying pan.

But you know what folk are like - 'ooh, it does't balance right, ahh, it has no pommel, eee, it isn't covered in tons of foam and duct tape....


Nothing like the healthy cracking sound of willow to help settle an argument though :D
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