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Resetting a Classical Steel Shaft


This project began with removing the plastic whipping collars, which concealed a fine stitching thread just below the ferrule.

The hosels were tapered to a sharp angle for accommodating the
whipping collar assembly. This caused for the top of the wood hosel to be very thin and fragile where it joined with the shaft and ferrule.

After resetting the shafts, the extreme tapered section of the hosel will be built up with epoxy, then reshaped with a classical taper into the ferrule.


Step two required securing the hosel with wrapping a few layers of masking tape to build-up and support its fragile neck.


This particular hosel design is unusual. Generally when removing a shaft, it is best to leave its whipping on the neck for support.




Remove the brass lock screw from the shaft tip section



Note: Remove with care. Will use this same screw after re-setting the shaft. Using modern epoxies, it is not necessary to secure the club head to the shaft with pins. However, with a classical MacGregor, the lock screw in the shaft tip is an original and aesthetic component.






Drill from the shaft tip section through
the back pin with a cobalt bit.










Using a tack hammer and a small pin-punch, tap pin remnant through and into the shaft. It should fall out through the tip section.










Tap the remaining pin fragment located on the far side of the shaft into the wood. Do not be agressive with this as the remaining shard of pin needs only to clear the far side of the shaft wall; about 1/8".







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