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    Default Face milling putter head, plunge mill decorative hole

    Hey all! First of all Iím a novice to milling/machining. I run a putter restoration business and have been outsourcing face milling for a while now. Iím at the point where getting a mini mill with a power feed will pay for itself with the amount of putters I am restoring.. so what would be a good setup? The close up of the putter is the milling Iím trying to achieve, the purpose is to take out the dings and dents but still keep the logo on the heel..

    The main question I have is what is the best way to secure the putter head so that the face is dead flat? The putter face is milled with a 4* angle.. so Iíd either have to skew the putter head, or shim the vise. Pictures provided.

    Lastly, Iíve had request for a decorative hole on parts of the putter but am unsure what end mill I could use to achieve it. Again see pictures.

    Appreciate any and all feedback!
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    Every head will be different so you will have to play around with shims etc. Those decorative holes will effect balance and swing so think before drilling them.
    Heck charge extra for the holes an claim they are carefully calculated. Ask customers for height and arm length so you can claim they are custom drilled.
    You might consider surface grinding instead of milling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Every head will be different so you will have to play around with shims etc. Those decorative holes will effect balance and swing so think before drilling them.
    Heck charge extra for the holes an claim they are carefully calculated. Ask customers for height and arm length so you can claim they are custom drilled.
    You might consider surface grinding instead of milling.
    Bil lD
    Thanks for the response bill! Yes, you are correct.. Most people want them to give the putter more toe hang, which is done by taking the weight out of the heel. What Mill End would be used for that? Also- what's a good place to start with shims?

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    I would think any of the low temperature metals might work to make a custom mold. Something like woods metal or bismuth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdot123 View Post
    Hey all! First of all I’m a novice to milling/machining. I run a putter restoration business and have been outsourcing face milling for a while now. I’m at the point where getting a mini mill with a power feed will pay for itself with the amount of putters I am restoring.. so what would be a good setup? The close up of the putter is the milling I’m trying to achieve, the purpose is to take out the dings and dents but still keep the logo on the heel..

    The main question I have is what is the best way to secure the putter head so that the face is dead flat? The putter face is milled with a 4* angle.. so I’d either have to skew the putter head, or shim the vise. Pictures provided.

    Lastly, I’ve had request for a decorative hole on parts of the putter but am unsure what end mill I could use to achieve it. Again see pictures.

    Appreciate any and all feedback!
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