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06-22-2016, 08:00 PM

Be careful and dont break the shaft


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06-22-2016, 11:04 PM

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Is your advice the same for hard to come by shafts such as the original Predator 314 shafts? I have two of them and one of them has warped a decent amount in the last several years.

I would like to know if there is a way of straightening it because those shafts are north of $200 in decent used condition from what I have seen. Would rather try to fix it instead of throw it away if possible,
Wood is not un-warpable.

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06-23-2016, 08:49 AM

Print out a picture of Sofia Vergara.
Wrap it around your shaft for 5 minutes.
If that does not straighten your shaft its hopeless.


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06-23-2016, 08:52 AM

Don't you just hate posts about images that don't have images in them?



I posted a big picture for obvious reasons.


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Don't you just hate posts about images that don't have images in them?



I posted a big picture for obvious reasons.


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Don't you just hate posts about images that don't have images in them?



I posted a big picture for obvious reasons.


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That's not funny at all.


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Still not funny.


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This straightens my shaft for up to 4 hours at a time

4 hours? *ouch* (that smarts)
  
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Still not funny.


Funny now?


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06-23-2016, 10:14 AM

YES, the crowd agrees, double funny!!!!!!







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06-23-2016, 10:30 AM

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This straightens my shaft for up to 4 hours at a time

Nope, still bent.
  
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Anybody found a good way to straighten a shaft? - 06-23-2016, 02:48 PM

Boy, that statement takes me back to the early sixties, and believe me....''they tried''.


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06-23-2016, 08:31 PM

Actually it's a tough prospect to straighten a shaft, I've had mixed results. But, for what it's worth, here's my method:

Fold up two paper towels several times, and put one each under the ferrule and joint, to create a little space underneath.

Position the shaft so the high side is on top. Place a towel on top of the shaft to protect, and a couple phone books on top. Leave it overnight and play with it or just sight it next day. Sometimes you have to repeat this several times. To be honest, this has worked for me about one out of three or four times, so it's not foolproof. Usually, the wood wants to return to where it was. But, for what it's worth, it has worked now and then.

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