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1 year ago
Robert Desrosier
Thanks guys, will take your advice and have ordered a 4000 series reel.I will also use the KB/KT runners and the GPS to set it up. I think the question on line was poorly worded, we usually use fire line for this type of fishing (wife likes it ) and wondered if this type of fused line could be substituted for braid on GPS software. I have never used braid so i guess now is a good time to try
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1 year ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi I am going to build an 8 foot shore rod. It should be like a small surf rod. I have the blank,handle,reel seat and fore grip I also have a 6000 series reel that I would like to use on it. target fish will be walleye but there will also be sturgeon that will pick up the bait. the bigger ones will often self release but the smaller ones will have to be released from shore so big reel to bring b
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1 year ago
Robert Desrosier
HI again thanks for your help but the reason for foot or other control is because it is an old lathe and it starts at about 6-700 rpm . this is too fast for a start that might need an adjustment. just thought that since it was variable speed it would not hurt anything if I could slow it down some and then maybe I could use it. thanks again I do appreciate your help Robert
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1 year ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi Guys Have been given a small shopcraft hobby lathe with a half inch drill chuck on it . It has a slide variable speed motor. I would like to use it for sanding and shaping and maybe a power reamer, only problem is that it starts a bit faster than I would like and the slide control is hard to work with. it runs off of household current so I would like to put a foot control on it so I could
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1 year ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi Guys I have made and given rods to everyone in my family and a few for myself and my wife and can make no more. I sill want to use my rod making skills so I am trying to do wine glasses, have done some wraps including a rose wrap and simple names. problem is that I think turning epoxy takes to long and is a bit thicker than I want. My question is directed to the rod painters, is there a
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
can I wrap guides with polyneon? have some from a dec wrap that I would like to use cause it is the right color. Rod has double foot guides so there would be lots of thread. Thanks, Robert
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
have an older rod that needs some help Rod is a Berkley Hardrock series HS94-8'-6'' lure 1/2 to 2 1/2 line 12-30 . A couple of the guides seem to have separated so am going to replace the guide train. Guides are the same as Pac Bay double foot S guides. rod is used like a surf rod to fish walleyes from a river bank, has also landed sturgeons in the 50 inch range so it gets a lot of abuse and
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
8. fuzzy
HI First off I would like to thank those of you who helped me out in my previous posts,without your help I would be lost at this. Have a new question. I have a little fuzzy in the second coat of my best epoxy job yet. usually I poke away at it forever trying to get a good finish, this time I made my self leave it alone and quite looking at it after a couple of hours, more or less,. this mornin
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
9. re:cp
Hi Guys Took advice and just put on epoxy without doing anything else used flexcoat lite, worked well except that now I have a lot of fuzzys. .Now wondering what I can do to get rid of them, was wondering if i could flame them between coats or if i should cut them all or if another thicker coat might help. first coat is very thin. thanks for any advice you can give me Robert
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
10. Re: CP
Hi Grant I'm using Flex Coat directions say 2 to3 coats on reg thread I think that im wording my question wrong I am happy with the way the wraps turned out and do not need to do any more to the thread Its just that I handled them a lot cause I did names after the wraps. better question might be can i wash a cp'd wrap with water or alcohol to remove any residue that might adversely effect the
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
11. Re: CP
Roger Thanks , did not know that one coat was all needed. the reason was that I made two identical rods for my daughters with rose wraps and simple weaved names. lots of starting over as the learning curve is steep at 65. did not want to mess them up after I finally got an acceptable result so I lots of cp'd them in place. now would like to make sure that they are clean enough so that I can tac
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
12. CP
How many coats of cp can I use? Did a not to bad wrap, put on three coats of cp but handled it a lot when I did the wraps on the guides. was wondering if another light coat would clean it up if I put it on and wiped it off or if you can use to much? or can I use something else to make sure its clean before I apply the epoxy. would appreciate any help with this thanks Robert.
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
have you ever tried steam from a tea kettle? 212 degrees will soften regular epoxy without worrying about damaging the blank with chemicals or fire. Bob
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi I tried a rose wrap that went o.k. but not good enough, had beginner tension problems, so rather than waste the thread to fill the background I used a black permanent marker to color in the crossover threads so I could see the actual effect before I started again. It turned out rather well. could this be used to make an open wrap instead of a closed one or would it fade in the sun? Bob
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3 years ago
Robert Desrosier
On feb 16 there was mention of a new book. I like books and as an older beginner am very interested in information in this format . Thanks Bob
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Thanks Guys this really does help me get an idea of what to look for. I taped the guides and then put on a reel and set it at about 30-40 degrees and loaded it with small weigh plates, one at a time until it bent right into the bottom 3rd. It looked good. I tried to cast it and that seemed ok, also it does have 5 guides in the 2 foot tip section. If the rod works out as well as it seems ,it
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
17. help
Hi I have started a 6 foot medium wt fast tip walleye rod. I have completed the grip and now am completely confused about the guides. the reel has a 40mm face and sits 12 inches from the butt. I am confused with all the info and different methods. Since I'm a beginner I purchased inexpensive guides, I bought a complete set of BLVOG guides + some extras . If i use the concept idea the choke po
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Thanks guys, think I will go with the box idea instead of hooks as it will probably take up even less room in the basement. Robert
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
I have lots of rods but not lots of room. can I hang them without reels,by the tips, on cup hooks.
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi Glen according to flexcoat you can store 2 part finish indefinitely in the freezer take it out and thaw it and use it. worked for me after 6 mo I took mine out and warmed in water B0b
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
hi Phil try small zip ties, the kind used for holding wires. they can be put on at any time in the build . tighten and cut the long end to start then cut the main strap after the wrap is well under way . I use a pair of inexpensive flush cutters. they are available and inexpensive. Bob
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi Randy Just tried this myself search tiger wrap or steve macloud he posted a good method a couple of weeks ago I tried it it worked for me only thing I did diff was I forgot the heat part before i pulled extra thread so I applied the 50/50 cp in large gobs with a brush and a tray under let it soak a bit removed extra with a strip of coffee filter, just lay on and let it wick up extra.I
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Thanks I should have also asked when to use it, before or after waste thread is removed Robert
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
I am trying to do a simple wrap with 3 colors, 2 0n the bottom and 1 on top. I have completed the bottom portion it looks o.k. Question is do I use color preserver on the top wrap?
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Gabriele try a woman's hair tie instead of an elastic. Bob
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Thanks Bill CP was days dry but heat makes sense, It was the only thing I did to it. Bob
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
Hi Guys I made my first decent wrap,did 3 coats of cp followed by a light coat of FC light.I used a lighter to flame finish a bit, looked good. came back in an hour or so and thread portion was full of small bubbles but none on rod blank.I wondered if the finish was to light or to thinly applied? any advice would be appreciated. Bob
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4 years ago
Robert Desrosier
regular liquid lighter fluid and a paper towel will take testors paint off your blank or nib. there is very little smell and it gives you the chance to work at it till you get what you want
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5 years ago
Robert Desrosier
cannot seem to get nice clean edge. can I use masking tape? if so what kind and how long do I leave before taking it off?
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