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Thank you rod building.
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 14, 2020 10:23AM

I just wanted to say thanks to the rod building vocation, I was able to put a smile on a young man's face yesterday.

It was not a big thing, but it worked out very well due to the knowledge and resources that I had on hand due to the participation in rod building.

We had a young man visiting yesterday. He was a very good guitar player and singer but he had a problem.

One of the pins that were used to hold the bottom of one of the strings in his guitar had broken. He asked for help.

After dinner we went out to the shop and I found just what I was looking for. It was a piece of a solid graphite ice rod blank that was in my misl. box.

I took some dimensions with the caliper of the hole size and then used the lathe to turn him a new guitar string pin from solid graphite.

Perfect fit. He put in the new string, pushed the pin home and then proceeded to tighten the string and tune the guitar and sing a few songs.

Thanks again to the rod building vocation to have the parts and knowledge on hand to help this young man.

Best wishes

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: January 14, 2020 12:05PM

Amen, brother.

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 14, 2020 03:55PM

Good job, Roger. I want to be just like you when I grow up.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 14, 2020 10:01PM

Roger, It might be worthwhile to turn a complete set and compare the sustain and brightness of the tone. I know that ivory was used before being banned and a synthetic is used for end pins, but I'm not aware of graphite being used. You just might have something there.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: January 15, 2020 01:14PM

You always toe the mark Roger . If I may ask what part of the world are you in as I had confused you with another rod builder . As always , TIA

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 15, 2020 05:29PM

Ron,
I live in the Minneapolis, MN area.

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.15.232.186.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: January 17, 2020 04:10PM

Rod building has helped me many many times on diffrent scenarios, as well as fly tying, i agree with dennis danko, you should give that a try, if anything, it wouls give a unique sound... Might want to change the bridge at the headstock too, it would be easy if you have solid stock.. And go figure.. Now i want to get my bass out and start beating the strings again lol

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Re: Thank you rod building.
Posted by: ron zimmerman (---.tcso.qwest.net)
Date: January 17, 2020 06:40PM

Roger , I dont know why but I had you mixed up with a builder in the Phoenix area and his name isn't even Roger . I am such a ditz sometimes it scares me ! lol
His name is Ron and you both have helped me immensely and for that I thank you both .
Ron

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