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To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 03, 2022 11:35PM

Hi everyone,

Those of you who make your fly grips on a separate mandrel, if you’re needing to do a recessed hood, do you prefer to recess before shaping or after shaping and why?

So far I’ve done both and I’m not sure which way I like better and was just trying to learn from anyone else’s experience.

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Ron Weber (---)
Date: June 04, 2022 12:41AM

I prefer do do it after turning on cork or eva, before on wood

Ron Weber

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 04, 2022 12:45AM

Ron Weber Wrote:
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> I prefer do do it after turning on cork or eva,
> before on wood


Thanks for the input Ron!

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Terje Bendiksby (---)
Date: June 04, 2022 03:18AM

I prefer to do it afterwards. The cork thickness around inlet is very thin and may crack while shaping. Secondly if the cork os slightly off center on the mandrel when starting, the inlet will be too.

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 04, 2022 01:51PM

Afterwords, it just makes sense if you are already turning grips on a mandrel. To me, the shape needs to be right before anything.

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: June 04, 2022 03:50PM

Afterward for both wood and cork.

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 04, 2022 10:54PM

Phil Erickson Wrote:
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> Afterward for both wood and cork.


What method do you guys use to inlet after shaping?

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 04, 2022 10:55PM

Ron Weber Wrote:
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> I prefer do do it after turning on cork or eva,
> before on wood


What method do you like to use to inlet after shaping?

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 04, 2022 11:43PM

What method do you like to use to inlet your cork grips?

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: June 05, 2022 12:35AM

I use a Forstner bit and Dremel tool with small sanding drum to touch up.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2022 12:36AM by Phil Erickson.

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Ron Weber (---)
Date: June 05, 2022 09:46AM

I use a Craftys Cutter to inlet cork, Forstner and dremel on wood or related

Ron Weber

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Re: To those of you who make fly rod grips on a mandrel
Posted by: Wade Christensen (165.225.10.---)
Date: June 08, 2022 01:58PM

I do it before so that way it is exactly in the center after its turned. I have ran into several issues doing it after the fact.

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