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Best pattern book
Posted by: Jarrod Lowe (---)
Date: September 09, 2020 10:55AM

New to rod building and looking to buy a good pattern book to learn more from any suggestions?

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Re: Best pattern book
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 09, 2020 11:42AM

For cross wraps? I'd look at the Clemens book or the one from Billy Vivona. For weaves I'd go with Jim Upton's book.

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Re: Best pattern book
Posted by: Jarrod Lowe (---)
Date: September 09, 2020 01:33PM

Thanks

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Re: Best pattern book
Posted by: Michael Tuma (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 09, 2020 02:38PM

You can find tons of videos on YouTube on cross wraps. Best thing you can do is get a bright 4’ light directly above your rod blank. The glare will draw a straight line on the blank for you.

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Re: Best pattern book
Posted by: Bruce Johnstone (---.cpe.sparklight.net)
Date: September 09, 2020 07:45PM

Clemens' books are hard to beat. I have done several wraps from Billy Vivona's book his explanation on laying out the wrap is easy to understand and the wraps really look good.

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Re: Best pattern book
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 09, 2020 08:16PM

I think Billy's instructions are easier to understand than those in the Clemens book.

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