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Wood ice rod grip
Posted by: Scott Grady (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: February 03, 2024 02:35PM

I would like to turn some ice rod grips and looking for wood specie recommendations. They will be painted. Light and durable.
Scott

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Re: Wood ice rod grip
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: February 03, 2024 06:17PM

Bass wood and white pine are among the lightest woods and should make into durable grips.

If you ask about a finish consider Boiled linseed oil, Tongue oil.or even Spar varnish, however, there are many more finishes available.

Have fun

John

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Re: Wood ice rod grip
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 05, 2024 10:04AM

Scott,
I have made ice rod handles from diamond willow.
When finished, I simply applied two coats of flex coat epoxy finish and the grips turned out very well and have stood up to the test of time.

Wood grips coated with flex coat epoxy finish drying in the dryer:

[www.rodbuilding.org]

Drilling the center of the wood ice rod grips on the lathe:

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Re: Wood ice rod grip
Posted by: Scott Grady (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: February 05, 2024 03:33PM

Thanks John and Rodger.

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