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Flag wrap closure
Posted by: Taylor Nelson (---.rstr.qwest.net)
Date: October 20, 2019 11:05PM

So I just finished wrapping the flags on the butt end of my rod. And I've tried numerous times to try and close off the whole design to just show the flags but I cant seem to get it to close evenly. My first one and I'm out of ideas ???? I'd appreciate any tips or advice!

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Re: Flag wrap closure
Posted by: Ross Pearson (---.dlth.qwest.net)
Date: October 21, 2019 06:39PM

Pack the areas that have closed (push on the sides with a burnishing tool, fingernail, spatula, etc.) to make room for additional thread passes. Continue the closing by wrapping over areas that have already been filled over until any open areas are also covered up. After the finish is applied the spacing differences will be less noticeable

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Re: Flag wrap closure
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 21, 2019 11:31PM

I've never been a big fan of Taper Offset Spacing unless the taper on that part of the rod blank was extreme. By packing tightly in one area and burnishing heavily in another, you can generally get these things to close more than well enough.


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