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Forum topic by DHaden posted 10-10-2015 08:57 PM 612 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2015 08:57 PM

I am looking into making my own wood lacrosse shaft(just like from my playing days). The question is how do I get resin, poly, or what ever I decide is best impregnated into the entire shaft, not just the surface.

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 01:14 AM

Dip it just like they do some pens, bird calls and paddles, then hang to dry/cure.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 01:28 AM

This: Cactus Juice

Though you are going to need a bit setup to handle the length of a lacrosse stick.


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#3 posted 10-18-2015 02:30 AM

I was just thinking about this today. You would need a resin with a fairly high cross link temperature, or a special apparatus to pressurize the resin. I would think a looong slow (24 hr?) epoxy would work well. I bet you can find some polyester resins on the web, too.

-- -Dan

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 03:40 AM

I think I am going to have to use some type of vacuum., maybe PVC tube. just need to figure out the vacuum pump.

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#5 posted 10-18-2015 04:29 AM

This is somewhat like what you are trying to do on a small scale:

You will have to create the vacuum from within the wood shaft along its length and that’s going to be the key.

In other words the shaft has to be hollow to pull the vacuum and insure total Impregnation.

Here is one way to make a vac pump:

Let us know what works out, good luck.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#6 posted 10-18-2015 04:55 AM

Impregnating it with anything isn’t required, is it?
How it's made - Lacrosse Sticks

(Sitting here with an aluminium Lacrosse stick next to my desk :)

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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