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MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:39:28 PM »
« Last Edit: October 27, 2008, 03:42:22 PM by reflog74 »

CourtGolf

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 02:44:14 PM »
hmmm - hard to tell - I'm guessing you like your new putter just a little bit.  ;D

That's a BEAUTY !!  Hope it plays as good as it looks.   :thumb:
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

reflog74

Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 03:04:51 PM »
You would be right Courtney!  The pix I took in my office don't do it justice.  I'll try to post some better ones.

John

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 06:39:02 PM »
John,

Thanks for the SPECTACULAR review.  I am truly pleased that you love your MACHINE.  It was a pleasure working with you on making your desires a reality.

Thanks

-Chris
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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 07:42:21 PM »
I like the "soft" lines.  Get us some better pics for finish reference......... ;D

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 08:08:30 PM »
great review!  putter looks great too! 

Lip Out

Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 08:10:31 PM »
That putter is a very fine example of why I REALLY, REALLY like Machine putters.

reflog74

Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 09:48:07 PM »
I like the "soft" lines.  Get us some better pics for finish reference......... ;D

Will do.  Admittedly, Dave's hard work deserves a better "showing".  Just wanted to get this out there ASAP. 

John

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 09:19:02 AM »
This pic shows the "Pre-Worn" effect over the "Antique Patina" finish.  The bumpers are sometimes referred to as "melted".

John

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 12:08:51 PM »
John, thanks for sharing your review.  The putter is awesome looking and the finish is off the wall!  I like the lines and the face milling is really nice.  Congratulations on the new addition!

H

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 02:26:53 PM »
That thing is sweet.  Do you have any pics of the sole?  What does the set screw look like?

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2008, 02:43:03 PM »
You can see it in the 4th pic down.  Little round hole in the sole with recessed Allen screw.  Sole is blank (ordered that way).

John


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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2008, 03:01:21 PM »
probably a dumb question - but why the screw ?  no weld on the hosel ?
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 03:16:06 PM »
Courtney,

As I understand it, Dave designed this method as the standard attachment, so the same head can accept any of his neck styles.  In fact, they can be changed later, if you or a subsequent owner wants a different neck than is on it.  Versatility.

Tig welding is an available option.  I wanted to see how the standard design looks/works.  Seems very solid.

John


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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2008, 03:21:25 PM »
Interesting.  As long as the screw stays tight - why not ?  It's different.
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 03:25:02 PM »
It's also epoxied.  Didn't you even read my review?!   :laugh: :P

John

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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2008, 03:34:37 PM »
That was DAYS ago - and I admit - the pictures were pretty distracting on their own. :)  I missed the epoxy part - but epoxy can be affected by heat, extreme cold, and jarring.  The screw idea is pretty cool.
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

Hungsolo

Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2008, 03:52:00 PM »
but epoxy can be affected by heat, extreme cold, and jarring.  The screw idea is pretty cool.

that's how the shaft is attached to the hosel/neck.  how would this be any different?

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2008, 03:54:38 PM »
That was DAYS ago - and I admit - the pictures were pretty distracting on their own. :)  I missed the epoxy part - but epoxy can be affected by heat, extreme cold, and jarring.  The screw idea is pretty cool.

None of those conditions are serious threats in my case.  

Have a look at some of the hosels that can be set in this same head.  Pretty neat idea.

http://www.doglegright.com/mod_hos.html

John

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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2008, 03:58:16 PM »
VERY nice.  Great idea for personalized options. (though I'm still trying to get my head around the idea of a $279 grip and a $99 regrip.

What I can't find is that reverse arch grip.  I'd like to try one of those.
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2008, 04:13:31 PM »
http://www.puttertalk.com/community/index.php/topic,8720.0.html

The high dollar grip is milled aluminum with a clear slip on grip over it.  I bet it looks cool -- but I didn't buy one!

John

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2008, 04:16:30 PM »
I'm familiar with that thread - but didn't get a response from the email address, and the grips aren't on the web site.
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2008, 04:18:07 PM »
 ???

I'd email Dave Billings:  dbillings@doglegright.com or Chris Hoeppner:  choeppner@doglegright.com

John

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2008, 04:19:37 PM »
worth a try - if it's as good as advertised, we could have them on the air in Atlanta.
"Don't do anything well that you don't want to do again." - Bob from "Becker"

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2008, 10:12:12 PM »
Very nice looking putter and a great review.  I plan on getting a Machine before to long and appreciate this kind of information.

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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2008, 07:51:44 AM »
Real nice putter.  I've got a MACHINE that I just love.  I wish I had gotten Dave to do some "patina work" on mine.  I love the idea of changing the back of the putter to give the user a different look.  The attention to detail, build quality, and service from Dave make these putters worth the price.......   
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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2008, 10:33:55 AM »
John,

Congrats on the new putter.  It will be a must try in Ohio next year.

Jim
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Re: MACHINE M1A FIXER REVIEW
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2008, 08:54:20 PM »
probably a dumb question - but why the screw ?  no weld on the hosel ?

Sorry I haven't responded till now.  Been having some issues with my cookies not letting me log in. 

John is correct on the Screw instead of the weld.  By using a Screw/Epoxy method we are able to change the type of neck if the customer wants later down the line.  Say right now John wants a Standard Plumber Neck, but next month he wants a neck like a Santa Fe, We could switch out the neck, set the specs and get it back to him in a few days :)

Courtney.  Glad we were able to get you the Grips.  I have a feeling you will like them.  They take a little getting used to but most people tend to like them :)

Thanks once again John :)

-Chris
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