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Thank You Norman
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: May 02, 2020 08:08PM

Norman, I static tested the rod I am building today after placing the guides at the measurements you gave me and they were perfect, the line could not have followed the rod any better and looking through the guides the first 3 from the bottom made a perfect bullseye as pictured in the software guide with the choke guide just a smidge high in the ring just like pictured. I am going to wrap them tomorrow and wait for my new Alps wrapper/dryer combo I ordered last week to do the finishing. Do you wrap by hand or with the power wrapper. Thank you very much for the help, it is greatly appreciated and I cant wait to try this rod and build my next one with a point blank.

Keith Langford

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: May 02, 2020 09:10PM

Keith your are welcome. You will love the way the rod will perform. I wrap by hand, and have doing it that way for 51 years, and have built thousands that way.

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 03, 2020 06:07PM

Me too, Norm. Maybe a bit longer than you. Works for me, too.

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: May 03, 2020 06:18PM

i,m so dang slow by hand seems fast to me..

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 03, 2020 08:33PM

I'm not real good, but I am slow. And, I pray to God that one day I learn how to ream a reel seat concentrically. I outdid myself today!

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 05, 2020 07:36AM

When I ream, I use various sizes of circular files that have had their points made sharper and the butt end of the files chopped square and the butt ends ground so that when chucked into a drill run true without wobble.

I start with the smaller file and then with the drill in reverse to avoid having the file pull itself into a grip or ring and splitting it- I force the spinning file into the grip to enlarge and ream the ring or grip.

For myself, I have found that the clue to insure that the reel is being reamed concentrically is to wear a knit glove on the hand holding the ring, grip or reel seat. Then, when reaming, let the gloved hand slip a bit so that the object being reamed is slowly rotating in the slipping gloved hand. By keeping the object rotating, the hole self centers and the hole remains concentric.

Best wishes.

I use the same principal when center boring a grip or other object on my lathe. i.e. I chuck the piece being worked into the head stock chuck. Then, the drill bit is chucked into the tail stock. The lathe is turned on, the work piece spins, and then the stationary drill bit is advanced into the spinning work piece by using the tail stock advance dial or lever. Since the drill bit is stationary and the work is rotating around the drill bit, the hole has to be centered in the work piece.

For example, this picture illustrates a rear grip being center drilled for the hole for the rod blank:

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Re: Thank You Norman
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 06, 2020 06:34PM

Thanks Roger.

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