Alex Table Tennis - MyTableTennis.NET Homepage
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Custom ZLC blade wood choice
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

tabletennis11.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Equipment > Equipment

Custom ZLC blade wood choice

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/30/2017 at 10:20am
Got material in for handles. Ironwood is HEAVY!!!
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/08/2017 at 4:13pm
Got my first zlc prototype done.. I need to work on my woodworking skills lol
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
fatt View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 13818
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:54pm
What does it compare best ?
rl gear ( •_•)O¯`·.¸.·´¯`°Q(•_•) feedback
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/09/2017 at 8:51am
Not sure yet. This one has an ayous core ,limba inner,zlc then Koto outer. I am still trying to figure it all out. This one has a solid handle ,weighs 97 grams and is 6.0mm thick so its a little heavy . I used a really thin Koto veneer and i can just barely feel the zlc weave pattern. I am still experimenting with epoxy on the zlc. First blade i did i used too much and the blade felt like stone this one i used less but not sure how durable it will be. Hopefully I can play with this one tomorrow.
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/17/2017 at 1:03pm
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
tiehwen View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 11/22/2006
Location: Bukan Bumiputra
Status: Offline
Points: 6334
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tiehwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/17/2017 at 1:19pm
cool "Custom-made" blade, 1-of-a-kind...
More "expensive" than those beat up Viscaria ST, S T & F L....Thumbs Up
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/17/2017 at 1:55pm


Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
fatt View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 13818
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/17/2017 at 2:57pm
No alc here? Is it a violin clone? With hide glue only?
rl gear ( •_•)O¯`·.¸.·´¯`°Q(•_•) feedback
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/17/2017 at 3:09pm
This one is spruce,spruce,ash. It's 6.95mm thick and weighs 97 grams. Yes it has Hide glue except the handle, that's titebond 3 which is just a waterproof yellow type wood glue. No composites in this one. I am also building a spruce core, maple inner and spruce outer blade so something like what a real violin would be made of.
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/18/2017 at 8:30am
This is the spruce and maple I am also trying out
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
fatt View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 13818
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/18/2017 at 9:18am
very exciting; looking great really; you make it happen!
rl gear ( •_•)O¯`·.¸.·´¯`°Q(•_•) feedback
Back to Top
CraneStyle View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member
Avatar

Joined: 08/06/2013
Location: Europe
Status: Offline
Points: 750
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CraneStyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/18/2017 at 1:36pm
Great project...

Thanks for sharing...
1. Mizutani Jun ZLC, FH T80, BH T05
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 2:17pm
Made my own handle this time. Blade is ash/ash/spruce/zlc/spruce/ash/ash

Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
*_strataras_* View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member
Avatar

Joined: 04/19/2010
Location: Greece
Status: Offline
Points: 788
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote *_strataras_* Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 2:30pm
Great efford friend! I really admire you!
OSP Virtuoso SQST
Tenergy 05(black 1,9mm FH)
Tenergy 05(red 1,9mm BH)

Feedback
Back to Top
Soundoff88 View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 06/26/2014
Location: NJ USA
Status: Offline
Points: 141
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Soundoff88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 2:30pm
Originally posted by jpenmaster jpenmaster wrote:

Made my own handle this time. Blade is ash/ash/spruce/zlc/spruce/ash/ash


ZLC smack in the middle of the core. Very interesting. Wonder how it plays?
Back to Top
fatt View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 13818
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 3:10pm
I remember the Darker Center Carbon (Darker BX-700) played very good, fast and and softish, a bit like a Gayradia zlc; it had hinoki outer and a central carbon ply. A jewel! I owned one for a while and at the time the ej storm took it away as soon as the novelty effect had faded.



Edited by fatt - 05/23/2017 at 3:14pm
rl gear ( •_•)O¯`·.¸.·´¯`°Q(•_•) feedback
Back to Top
jpenmaster View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 12/24/2008
Location: Chicago
Status: Offline
Points: 1133
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 7:41pm
Learned a lesson today. I made this blade 7mm but after the zlc , new glue and new epoxy it finished at 7.4mm . I made the handle at work and left it solid I also left the blade solid in the handle area as well. It felt balanced but a little on the heavy side. I put it on the scale when I got home and bam 129 grams hahahahaha looks like some OX long pips need to go on this blade lol.

Edited by jpenmaster - 05/23/2017 at 7:42pm
Cypress G-Max w T64
Back to Top
tiehwen View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 11/22/2006
Location: Bukan Bumiputra
Status: Offline
Points: 6334
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tiehwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/23/2017 at 8:14pm
what a beast...Shocked
well...send this out to any of those "testers" who always long for freebies. Postage/shipping not included & lets just see who would be that 1st lucky 1.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.
Mark all posts as read :: Delete cookies set by this forum

Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled on your web browser in order to use this forum


Copyright © 2003-2013 MyTableTennis.NET - All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer