I have a customer’s wooden Cobra Baffler. He wants a graphite shaft installed. I know the procedure for step drilling it to accept the bigger shaft. However, when I took the whipping off I could not find a set screw. What am I overlooking? I read where if there is no set screw, sometimes you can put the head in a plastic bag and put it in boiling water and it will loosen the epoxy. Any help is greatly appreciated.
The boiling water thing is not a method we would recommend. The procedure for a wooden head with no set screw would be to use a long drill bit and carefully go down the butt of the shaft and drill out epoxy that is on the inside of the shaft, being extremely careful not to drill through the bottom of the wood head. Once you have done this, heat a long heating rod and run it down the steel shaft so the heat is applied inside the shaft in the hosel or neck area. This may have to be done several times to break down the epoxy. Once the epoxy bond is broken, you should be able to gently pull the head off. You should not aggressively twist or apply too much side pressure in removing the head as the neck could crack.