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Light suggestions
Posted by: John Duncan (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 07, 2020 04:14AM

Would anyone care to share if they are using any special lamp or lights to improve rod building .
Looking at the Ott and Phive product

Thank you
J duncan

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 07, 2020 08:05AM

This is the Ott light that I have clipped onto my small portable wrapping table that I use for all my wrapping. I only build 4 pc fly rods - if I can help it - so I can work smaller than others.
[products.ottlite.com]

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Mark Hahn (---.122.131.174.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: January 07, 2020 08:07AM

I installed LED overhead lights in my 10x20 shop and it does great for all the general things. I use two vice-mounted magnifier with a circular light around the lens for anything up close, one for the base of the rod and the other for the top portion of the rod. This works for me because the swivel arm isn't long enough to be used for the entire length of the rod. Others here have mentioned the head-mounted magnifiers like jewelers use. Not familiar with Ott or Phive.

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: John Duncan (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 07, 2020 08:17AM

Thank you
J d

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Fred Yarmolowicz (165.225.48.---)
Date: January 07, 2020 08:38AM

I use the round magnifying light also. I replaced the bulb with an LED and the light is more crisp

Freddwhy (Rapt-Ryte)

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 07, 2020 09:29AM

I use a pair of Halogen Swing arm lights that work close to the rod, without getting in the way.
I have 4 foot lights every 4 feet in the ceiling for general lighting as well.
I have found that for myself, it works best to have the light on the side of the work that is not my wrapping hand. In my case, I use my left hand to wrap. Therefore, I place the light on the right side of the guide being wrapped, so that my hand does not put a shadow on the work.
It just so happened that the base of the light is the same size as the bottom of a 3 lb coffee can, so it nicely serves as a base to bring the base of the light close to the level of the rod and thus gives me maximum flexibility for light movement as needed.

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Laurent Keiff (---.coucou-networks.fr)
Date: January 08, 2020 01:38AM

I've got a big magnifying glass with integrated LEDs. Changed my life, the single most valuable equipment for rodbuilding I ever bought.

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If I'm not going to catch anything, then I'd rather not catch anything on flies.

Prostaff Rodhouse
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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: John Duncan (---.lightspeed.jcvlfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 08, 2020 06:17AM

Thank you all ,
I’ve got some real good ideas now
John d

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.247.206.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: January 08, 2020 07:47AM

I am also looking for a magnifier with an LED light source. I was looking on Amazon for an option. Im not sure if the head-light option is better or the table mount is better. Anyone have any input on whether or not one is better than the other?

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Laurent Keiff (37.166.116.---)
Date: January 08, 2020 08:45AM

All I can tell, never having tried the head-on magnifiers+LEDs,I'd that moving around the mounted mag is a bit of a pain in the neck...

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If I'm not going to catch anything, then I'd rather not catch anything on flies.

Prostaff Rodhouse
[www.rodhouse.fr]

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Re: Light suggestions
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.247.206.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: January 08, 2020 12:06PM

I was thinking of the mounted version thus the question about the head lights. My bench doesn't lead well to a clip so I would need a stand type probably.

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