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New builder seeking help
Posted by: Chuck Johnson (---.lightspeed.crlsca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 07, 2019 07:10PM

I am new to rod building and am looking for some guidance for what type of lathe to get, as well as where I should go for all the supplies. I live in San Diego and only plan on using the machine for making saltwater rods and jig sticks, if that changes anything. If anyone has some secondhand gear I could purchase off them I would be open to that. I appreciate any help thank you !!

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: April 07, 2019 08:49PM

This forum has a BUY / SELL section you might try it

William Sidney
AK

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: April 07, 2019 09:47PM

You might check out the San Diego rodbuilders classes as well, lots of really good builders sharing stuff. A ton of good guys down your way.

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: April 07, 2019 09:50PM

You should also unhide your email address. There are plenty of sources that don't sponsor here that you may be interested in.

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: April 07, 2019 09:59PM

The Renzetti is universally approve and the Custom Power Wrap from Angler's Resources just unveiled some new motor and dryer upgrades for that machine at the recent Expo. Beyond these two, the nice wrapping machines from American Tackle, Batson Enterprises/ALPS and Pacific Bay are best sellers and used by legions of serious rod builders.

The only thing I would say is that regardless of make you will greatly benefit from a power wrapper. Being generally larger in diameter and with longer guides, trying to wrap such rods by hand turning is a tedious process.

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Michael Collier (---.hsd1.de.comcast.net)
Date: April 08, 2019 06:39AM

Yes the Renzetti is a great lathe. I have a Clemens lathe which is a Renzetti and I’ve had it for 35 years. I just turned a reelseat on it yesterday.

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (---.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Date: April 09, 2019 12:40PM

Grant is right. Hit the San Diego rodbuilders class on Tuesday night's. They won't steer you wrong. There is a tackle store on Barnett Ave. off of Midway Drive that carries some wrappers,or used to anyway.

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Re: New builder seeking help
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: April 09, 2019 05:15PM


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