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    FS: SDC Blades

    I'm selling some of my personal blades, along with some experiments and prototypes. They are all in good condition, some might have minor dings but that is stated in the description.

    #253 - All wood: Combi 6 ply

    This is a prototype for a combi blade with different flex between sides. The concept didn't quite work out as I wanted, but it still has a good speed difference between sides due to the composition. On one of the photos it looks like the handle is detached on one side. It is, partially, that is part of the concept and it allows to control the flex of the blade by varying the grip pressure. That was the theory at least... Anyway, it still plays fine and the handle won't come off, don't worry.

    Composition: Limba / Larch / Balsa / Ayous / Cork / Anigre
    Weight: 74.1g
    Thickness: 8.2mm
    Handle: ST (23.5 x 103 x 28.9)
    Head size: 157x149mm
    Freq.: 1356Hz
    Balance: 3.3cm (Med)
    Condition: New

    Price: [s]50€[/s] 35€ plus shipping



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    #283 - Composite: 5+2 Asymmetric - Off-

    This was the prototype for my "Dotec" handle, so it's not a final version. It's new and was never tested. The composition is outer asymmetric, but it has a really light core and a slightly bigger head size, so it plays more in the Off- range.

    Composition: Koto / ALC / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / IC / Framiré
    Weight: 88.8g
    Thickness: 5.85mm
    Handle: "Dotec" (25.4 - 24.0 x 101 x 35)
    Head size: 158x151mm
    Freq.: 1356Hz
    Balance: 2.4cm (Low)
    Condition: New

    Price: [s]65€[/s] 40€ plus shipping



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    #356 - Composite: 5 wood + 2 ALC - Off-

    It has a typical Vis construction, but it's really light weight, most of it is on the handle as you can see by the low balance. Because of this it plays more in the Off- range, it's very good over the table but it loses some power further away. It has been refurbished so it's as good as new.

    Composition: Koto / ALC / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / ALC / Koto
    Weight: 85.6g
    Thickness: 5.7mm
    Handle: FL (25 x 101 )
    Head size: 157x150mm
    Freq.: 1380Hz
    Balance: 2.3cm (Low)
    Condition: Refurbished

    Price: 60€ plus shipping



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    #360 - Composite: 5 wood + 2 ALC - Off-

    There is really not much to say about this one, it's a inner fiber blade, not particularly fast but not slow either. It has a nice feeling with just the right amount of vibration (for me at least). I've used it a couple of times before getting injured, but since I'm not playing it doesn't make sense to keep it. It has been refurbished so it's as good as new.

    Composition: Limba / Ayous / ALC / Ayous / ALC / Ayous / Limba
    Weight: 90.8g
    Thickness: 6.05mm
    Handle: ST (23 x 101 x 28.5)
    Head size: 157x150mm
    Freq.: 1290Hz
    Balance: 2.6cm (Low)
    Condition: Refurbished

    Price: 60€ plus shipping



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    Blade 1 sold!

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    What are the head sizes? Are they all the same or different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    What are the head sizes? Are they all the same or different?
    Standard head size for all of them. I will add that to the description.
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    My first ALC blade.


    Composition: Maple/ALC/Beech/Balsa/Beech/ALC/Maple - 84.4g - 6.0mm - 1470 Hz
    Head size: 156x149 mm
    Speed: Off > Light, hard and fast
    Price: SOLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    7.


    My first ALC blade.


    Composition: Maple/ALC/Beech/Balsa/Beech/ALC/Maple - 84.4g - 6.0mm - 1470 Hz
    Head size: 156x149 mm
    Speed: Off > Light, hard and fast
    Price: 30€ plus shipping

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    How was the process of making the blue and black colored parts of the handle? Easy? Tricky? Is it just blue and black colored stain?

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    It's a tricky process. Blue parts are stained, black part is a different material. I have to glue the parts to make the blanks, shape them, get them on the blade to do the fine adjustments, remove them, stain and seal and finally glue them on the blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    It's a tricky process. Blue parts are stained, black part is a different material. I have to glue the parts to make the blanks, shape them, get them on the blade to do the fine adjustments, remove them, stain and seal and finally glue them on the blade.
    You seal the handle? Doesn't that make it slippery?

    I had a friend who used to seal the handles of his rackets. I really did not like the way that felt.
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    I don't seal all handles, just the ones that are stained. And I don't use varnish, that's what makes it slippery. There are several ways to do it, in this case I used true oil, and I can guarantee you that it feels very good in the hand. The downside is that it takes a long time to fully cure. The other way I do it is by using a water based lacquer applied in very thin layers, just a couple. Then I bring it down to a matte finish with a fine sanding mesh. I use this method in more porous woods so that the handle still maintains some texture. However, none of these have the feel of raw wood in the hand, and I don't recommend them to people who sweat a lot.

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    You seal the handle? Doesn't that make it slippery?

    I had a friend who used to seal the handles of his rackets. I really did not like the way that felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    I don't seal all handles, just the ones that are stained. And I don't use varnish, that's what makes it slippery. There are several ways to do it, in this case I used true oil, and I can guarantee you that it feels very good in the hand. The downside is that it takes a long time to fully cure. The other way I do it is by using a water based lacquer applied in very thin layers, just a couple. Then I bring it down to a matte finish with a fine sanding mesh. I use this method in more porous woods so that the handle still maintains some texture. However, none of these have the feel of raw wood in the hand, and I don't recommend them to people who sweat a lot.
    Great explanation. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    I don't seal all handles, just the ones that are stained. And I don't use varnish, that's what makes it slippery. There are several ways to do it, in this case I used true oil, and I can guarantee you that it feels very good in the hand. The downside is that it takes a long time to fully cure. The other way I do it is by using a water based lacquer applied in very thin layers, just a couple. Then I bring it down to a matte finish with a fine sanding mesh. I use this method in more porous woods so that the handle still maintains some texture. However, none of these have the feel of raw wood in the hand, and I don't recommend them to people who sweat a lot.
    Although the exact quantity of ingredients in Tru-oil are a 'guarded secret' it is thought to be a blend of PU varnish, Tung oil and mineral spirits, so not really a straight oil based finish such as Tung, Teak or BLO. For me, I've never found a well thinned and light coat of PU varnish to cause a handle to be slippery in any way. Perhaps it depends on how much you add, personally I don't like the water based varnishes. I can see Tru-oil working well but it's not cheap!
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    Yes, you are right GinjaNinja. And I should have made myself clearer, it's not the product that makes it slippery, it's how you apply it. I like the water based stuff because I can apply it thinly and quickly, also it's safer to use and has no smell. I use Chestnut Acrylic Lacquer if you would like to give it a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by GinjaNinja
    Although the exact quantity of ingredients in Tru-oil are a 'guarded secret' it is thought to be a blend of PU varnish, Tung oil and mineral spirits, so not really a straight oil based finish such as Tung, Teak or BLO. For me, I've never found a well thinned and light coat of PU varnish to cause a handle to be slippery in any way. Perhaps it depends on how much you add, personally I don't like the water based varnishes. I can see Tru-oil working well but it's not cheap!
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    Yes, you are right GinjaNinja. And I should have made myself clearer, it's not the product that makes it slippery, it's how you apply it. I like the water based stuff because I can apply it thinly and quickly, also it's safer to use and has no smell. I use Chestnut Acrylic Lacquer if you would like to give it a try.
    Thanks Hipnotic, I'm not really making blades at the moment as I've been too busy making guitars. This has led me to use shellac as my my main varnish, great stuff, much softer than PU varnish and gives a great finish when used to French polish. Also it's a great barrier against moisture. Not sure if it would for a TT blade though, I wonder if anyone has tried it?

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    That's great GingaNinja. I have some shellac on the shelf for a long time but I never tried it. I on't think it would work in a TT blade but it would look great in a bat case.

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    Thanks Hipnotic, I'm not really making blades at the moment as I've been too busy making guitars. This has led me to use shellac as my my main varnish, great stuff, much softer than PU varnish and gives a great finish when used to French polish. Also it's a great barrier against moisture. Not sure if it would for a TT blade though, I wonder if anyone has tried it?

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    Blades 2 and 4 have been sold.
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    Blades 3, 5, 6 and 7 sold!

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    Updated the first post with some more blades.
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    Blades 132 and 162 sold.
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    Updated the first post with #161.
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