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by georgeh
August 18th, 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Dodo Scale options
Replies: 23
Views: 3966

Re: Dodo Scale options

I made an offer on that one soon after it was posted and then realized that there are no weights... I was thinking about doing a complete resoration on it. Through eBay I asked the seller if the weights were available. The exact response "I do not have any additional items with the scale one bar is...
by georgeh
July 13th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Old ball drilling bit
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Old ball drilling bit

old school beveling grindstone, before bevel sanders
by georgeh
July 11th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drill Press Specs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Drill Press Specs?

Why would you invest all the money for drilling your own balls, if you can't affort it? Save the bugs and go to a professional proshop that has state of the art equipment, and it trained to do so. They will charge you a bit but you keep a lot of money in your pocket....... and your balls are drille...
by georgeh
July 9th, 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drill Press Specs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Drill Press Specs?

I found that Dayton makes a press with a 5" spindle travel. What about a 15" swing, removing the table and mounting the jig to the base of a benchtop style press? Just for example (cannot afford a new one), like this Dayton http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAYTON-Bench-Drill-Press-5PHC1?Pid=search"...
by georgeh
July 9th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drill Press Specs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Drill Press Specs?

Spindle travel of 5" is proving to be difficult to find, lol. It may take a while to find one in my price range, but I'll keep looking. Thanks for the info! most of the presses out there have between 3-3.5" of spindle travel. The 5" spindle travel presses are limited mostly to the three I mentioned...
by georgeh
July 9th, 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Drill Press Specs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Drill Press Specs?

Newer models like Delta, Jet and Enco all have 17" (or 20") swing drill presses with the needed spindle travel of 5". Make sure the press has speeds lower than 400 rpm. Also make sure the column is 3.125"+ (4"+ for 20" swing) for stability and a 1/8" to 5/8" chuck. Start by looking at the model #'s ...
by georgeh
June 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

Tough to benchmark without rotation numbers, but at this point, I think if you can get it to fit without a P1, its good enough. You can only do so much with so few cards in your hand. Pushing the drill angle to 75 would be OK, if it helps you more. I'm not sure if I'm correct. I'm assuming a few th...
by georgeh
June 20th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

Have you confirmed the cg location and top weight on a dodo scale? There is always a possibility that one or both are wrong. I checked the top weight on a ball yesterday, it was marked 3 1/4 oz, it checked out at 2 1/2 oz. -- JohnP The cg is within 1/4" of marked cg using the "box" method. I believ...
by georgeh
June 20th, 2012, 1:45 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

MegaMav wrote:Important: What is the undrilled top weight?
3 1/4 top
by georgeh
June 20th, 2012, 1:00 am
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

Mo, of course you were right on the money with ball reaction. I don't like to think a shop would let ball drilled similar to this get out the door just to sell a ball. I would like to believe like 'nospareball' it was just a lack of knowledge. Here's a pic of the ball and the big question; Can this ...
by georgeh
June 4th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

Good length with large flare and medium response to friction. No guaranteeing the hitting power unless the bowler is rev dominant. No rev rate mentioned in the post. It's still outside the recommended guidelines. Thanks Mo, rev rate is low, maybe 100 or less, ball weight 16#, 160ish bowler. pic of ...
by georgeh
June 4th, 2012, 9:01 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed
Replies: 13
Views: 965

dual angle question, pro shop error or not, or greed

Theory question, Bowler 10-13mph on Qubica, axis approx 5"r 1/2up, tilt 7-10, rotation unknown. Ball assymetrical drilled 150*x3.5x45*, pin right of ring finger, cg under ring in the middle of span, no weight hole. Here's the question; how will/should this ball react? Just curious to see the respons...
by georgeh
June 2nd, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: Ball Talk
Topic: kitty litter?
Replies: 33
Views: 4031

Re: kitty litter?

Acetone is one of the simplest ketone derivatives of alcohol. It is a great cleaner and one of the only ways to remove some things from a coverstock (such as incredibly cheap rubber backstops, kick backs and kicks on lift wheels). It is pretty notorious for dissolving polish on the balls surface an...
by georgeh
May 14th, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: Oil patterns for my machine...
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Oil patterns for my machine...

You can start here to get some contact info; http://www.kegel.net/default/default.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; here's the online pattern library; http://www.kegel.net/patternlibrary/kegel-navigation-patterns.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Your best bet is to...
by georgeh
May 8th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Pro Shop
Topic: A Good Option to Measure Finger Angles for PITCHES
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: A Good Option to Measure Finger Angles for PITCHES

It looks a lot like a machinist protractor, available at hardware and industrial supply. Here's a link to one on ebay that appears to serve the same function. http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEEL-PRECISION-PROTRACTOR-GAUGE-MACHINIST-SQUARE-HEAD-PROTRACTER-GAGE-TOOL-/290704152360?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=...