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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Bill Falconer (207.203.39.---)
Date: November 20, 2015 02:31PM

Kudos...I've never regretted doing it right. The expedient, easy way on the other hand - I'd definitely do a bunch of those over.

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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Michael Danek (192.183.51.---)
Date: November 20, 2015 02:49PM

Capt, Riley Rods sells pre-poured foam blanks that can be easily cut off then turned on something as simple as a drill press. No muss, no fuss. And they are not that expensive. I expect better accuracy on density having an expert pour them, too. He also offers epoxy specifically formulated for this (I think it is harder than wrap epoxy), a very nice little scale for weighing the epoxy for proper mix, great instructions for the whole operation. Riley Rods web site on the left column. If you already knew all of this, sorry to bore you.

The foam cores turn, if anything, too easily. You can easily take off more than you want, so be careful. They are so easily turned that you can mount them on a mandrel that has a couple turns of tape on it and the tape will generate enough grip on the mandrel so core will not slip. Yet it is easily released when you want it. The tips on turning in the articles in the magazine are very good. If you have those issues I recommend you consult them before starting.

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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Michael Danek (192.183.51.---)
Date: November 20, 2015 02:49PM

Capt, Riley Rods sells pre-poured foam blanks that can be easily cut off then turned on something as simple as a drill press. No muss, no fuss. And they are not that expensive. I expect better accuracy on density having an expert pour them, too. He also offers epoxy specifically formulated for this (I think it is harder than wrap epoxy), a very nice little scale for weighing the epoxy for proper mix, great instructions for the whole operation. Riley Rods web site on the left column. If you already knew all of this, sorry to bore you.

The foam cores turn, if anything, too easily. You can easily take off more than you want, so be careful. They are so easily turned that you can mount them on a mandrel that has a couple turns of tape on it and the tape will generate enough grip on the mandrel so core will not slip. Yet it is easily released when you want it. The tips on turning in the articles in the magazine are very good. If you have those issues I recommend you consult them before starting.

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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Michael Danek (192.183.51.---)
Date: November 20, 2015 02:49PM

Capt, Riley Rods sells pre-poured foam blanks that can be easily cut off then turned on something as simple as a drill press. No muss, no fuss. And they are not that expensive. I expect better accuracy on density having an expert pour them, too. He also offers epoxy specifically formulated for this (I think it is harder than wrap epoxy), a very nice little scale for weighing the epoxy for proper mix, great instructions for the whole operation. Riley Rods web site on the left column. If you already knew all of this, sorry to bore you.

The foam cores turn, if anything, too easily. You can easily take off more than you want, so be careful. They are so easily turned that you can mount them on a mandrel that has a couple turns of tape on it and the tape will generate enough grip on the mandrel so core will not slip. Yet it is easily released when you want it. The tips on turning in the articles in the magazine are very good. If you have those issues I recommend you consult them before starting.

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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 20, 2015 04:26PM

Riley may have some shapes that fit what you want to do. Also, Pacific Bay has recently introduced foam cores in pre-shaped pieces that might also give you what you want.

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Re: Carbon Fiber grip question
Posted by: Capt. Craig Freeman (---.nianet.org)
Date: November 21, 2015 01:07PM

I bought a kit from Riley Rods at the expo. Love dealing with Mike and Vicki. Great folks.

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