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Is this too thin?
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 07, 2022 09:59PM

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Hey everyone,

Are the walls of my recessed hood on my cork ring too thin? This is a full wells grip that will be on an 8wt rod (if any of that matters) I didn’t intend on going that thin but I had some voids in the cork that were causing cracks to splinter off the ends of them in the hood so I just sanded it down a little further than originally planned. I actually like how it looks but didn’t want to run into issues down the line regarding cracking.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2022 10:03PM by Alex purvis.

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: June 07, 2022 11:17PM

I've gone just as thin, when you get a good glue bond between all the pieces, the reel seat and cork all becomes one structure that can't go anywhere.

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: June 07, 2022 11:55PM

Alex,
Agreed that is pretty thin but, as Spencer mentioned, if the cork is bonded to the hood and seat properly, you should be good to go. In other words, it is worth the gamble running this grip rather than shaping and fitting another. Good luck., although “luck” may not be the most comforting of terms.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: June 08, 2022 12:02AM

Just be really sure that the conk is epoxied to the reel seat hood for the entire circumference and it will be fine.

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 08, 2022 06:41AM

I agree with the above comments but will add that cork doesn't like to be in tension, so on a thin wall like this be sure there is not a press fit that will be stretching the cork circumferentially. In time it most likely will crack if under tension.

Your fit looks very nicely done.

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 08, 2022 07:54AM

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Is this too thin?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: June 08, 2022 03:08PM

Very good comment Michael!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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