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Classical Wood Insert Replacement
The Driver in this set has had extensive repairs and alterations performed in the past. Much of the lower heel area of the face has had an epoxy filling to repair chipped, or weathered wood. Also, two extremely large #12 x 1.5" brass flat head screws were added.

These large screws would have completely altered the center of gravity of the club heads original design
by adding a very significant amount of weight forward into the strike area.

This type of extreme fore weighting in a Driver. will typically cause a lower than loft, knuckle ball action with a fade/slice biased ball flight.

After band saw cut the angles fit relatively close but leave room for fine tuning.
The cut-out from the fiber bar will be outside of the drawn line.
The new insert angles are traced by using the clubs original insert as a template. The body of the old insert is centered on the two inch fiber bar.

Making the internal repairs to the insert cavity required drilling 1/4" holes and fitting with hardwood dowel pins.

The pins were coated with a fine layer of super glue and driven into place with tack hammer, then filed flush to the insert cavity surface.

Use a belt sander/grinder with a fine abrasive belt to sand very close to final form and side-wall angles.

Get comfortable, position yourself and the sander so that your eyes are level to the cutting surface. Soft touch.

Tune for a seamless fit by placing a square of 180 grit sand paper on a very firm flat surface.

Slide insert across with a level sanding action with focus to the precise matching of interior cavity walls. Take your time- Wear reading glasses.
To create a solid bond of the insert to the wood, score the cavity and back and side walls of the insert in a cross hatch pattern using the tip of your exacto knife. Take care to stay inside and away from the edges of the exposed surfaces.

This method for abrading the two material surfaces will give the epoxy an excellent foundation for bonding strength. Using a craft stick, apply a thin coating of epoxy to both the back of the insert and internal cavity.

Push the insert flat to the cavity and upward towards crown until it is firmly locked into place.


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