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Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: Jon Hood (---)
Date: November 02, 2019 02:05PM

All you carbon fiber grip builders- I am starting to collect some short drop pieces of the foam cores - do you guys/girls put them together for reuse? If so, do you use thread epoxy to glue them together?

Jon Hood



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2019 02:06PM by Jon Hood.

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Re: Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 02, 2019 06:01PM

Given that they are so inexpensive to make, I have never bothers trying to fit the together to make another core. I keep some short pieces to use as reel arbors, that's about it. But you could easily mount them on a mandrel, glue them with 2-part epoxy and be fine, if you wanted to spend the time doing it. Use regular bonding epoxy, not finish epoxy, although you might well get away with that since the core it glued to the grip along its entire length.

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Re: Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: November 02, 2019 06:10PM

I throw them in the trash

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Re: Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: November 02, 2019 06:38PM

or maybe flock them different colors and string them on a rod to make a color coded tennessee handle..kids will love them..

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Re: Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: Dick Ross (---.nctv.com)
Date: November 02, 2019 06:48PM

I have done it before with longer pieces. I only want one glue joint as the joint doesn’t turn like the rest of the foam

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Re: Foam cores drop pieces
Posted by: David Baylor (---)
Date: November 02, 2019 08:31PM

Depending on how long they are, say 2 1/4" at minimum, you can make tapered fore grips and mount them backwards for a rear grip on a split grip spinning rod. Considering that you hold the reel seat on a spinning rod, you don't really need a long grip at the reel seat. I have built 4 spinning rods with split rear grips and have used a backwards mounted fore grip for the rear grip on all of them.

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