Afrobro's Handmade Blades

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Time for another update!

Not posted on here for a while for a variety of reasons but with lockdown in the UK, I've had plenty of time to make some new blades with and stock up with some new wood species. I also have some Kiso Hinoki, which was sent from Japan today, on the way - which was how this thread started.

These are just a few of the latest:

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Rosewood - Spruce - Ayous - Spruce - Rosewood

6.0mm
89g
1399hz

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Limba - Ayous - ALC - Ayous - ALC - Ayous - Limba

6.3mm
90g
1464hz

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...and a couple of custom orders without the signature stamp (DJWills - my name for anybody wondering)

Macassar Ebony - Spruce - Ayous - Spruce - Macassar Ebony

5.7mm
81g
1300hz

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Satin Walnut - Satin Walnut - Ayous - Satin Walnut - Satin Walnut

6.0mm
83g
1442hz

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Limba - Ayous - Unidirectional Carbon - ZLC - Kiri - ZLC - Unidirectional Carbon - Ayous - Limba

6.0mm
89g
1487hz

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The other two blades in the first picture are variations on the Yasaka Sweden Extra composition - one slightly thinner, one slightly thicker.
 
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Thanks Nate. That was the first time using the Satin Walnut - it's an interesting one as it basically sits between Limba and Koto in terms of hardness and weight. I didn't get a chance to play with it unfortunately but the owner seems very happy with it so I'll be making a few more. It seems like a perfect outer ply.

...and no CAD here I'm afraid. Just a lot of work by hand!
 
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Being a short pips user, I'd be interested to know how this composition works out for you.

I definitely prefer different blades for short pips than I do for inverted, so always end up with a bit of a compromise, but any asymmetric blades I have tried so far haven't worked for me.

I think because of the large difference between Limba and Rosewood, you might be more successful, but expect both sides to take on some of the characteristics of the other
 
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Yes I think you are right. But everything else in this blade apart from the Rosewood outer is based on A Force Pro Blue, so if it is a tad stiffer overall should be ok on fh. But if the ball pops off a bit more with the rosewood that will be well worth it!!

I am very hopeful Sedis!!

Those Spectol Blue are very hard!!

BTW do we know each other?

Being a short pips user, I'd be interested to know how this composition works out for you.

I definitely prefer different blades for short pips than I do for inverted, so always end up with a bit of a compromise, but any asymmetric blades I have tried so far haven't worked for me.

I think because of the large difference between Limba and Rosewood, you might be more successful, but expect both sides to take on some of the characteristics of the other
 
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