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6 days ago
Mark Talmo
I have nothing to add to the previous, qualified replies other than making certain the taper, or apparently in this case lack thereof, is precise. You’ll be fine. Fix it, fish it!
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11 days ago
Mark Talmo
I am one to give credit where credit is due and presently, Decal Connection, Anglers Workshop and The Rod Room are on top of my list! The decal ordered from DC was professionally produced, just as envisioned, very closely and neatly trimmed so I did not have to, affordable, customer support was friendly yet professional, and the order was received is less than 4 days from the other side of the
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11 days ago
Mark Talmo
Carol offered good points including the use of rubber bands at the ends. While I prefer the texture of the weave on the final surface, most prefer a smooth, shinny finished surface. For those of you who like the shinny finish, consider using Soller Composites shrink tubing. There may be no need to apply a second coat of epoxy to “seal” the surface prior to sanding and finishing with PG. But DO NO
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Eric, The thread spools/ tensioners are under and slightly behind the rod axis on my wrapper = out of the way. The thread is directed though small eyelets to the front of the thread tray. If you care to do so, please see pics under “Photos”, “Equipment and Tools”, Mark’s Wrapper”.
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Very impressive, in-depth and novice-numbing post and replies. I want to be just like you guys when I grow-up!!!
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Eric, I sympathize with your arthritic issues as, I too, suffer from such. After my fingers get warmed-up though, constant movement such as rod building affords relief; it’s the initial movement after being idle for a while that is the toughest for me. A power wrapper may just the ticket for you. Hopefully Roger W. will offer his veteran suggestions as he has built many wrappers and dryers over
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Mark S., Herb is correct for finishing the grip after it is actually built.
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Mark S., West System laminating epoxy is probably the most popular generic, go-to epoxy and readily available at many outlets. Others include Mas and System One. All are good, low viscosity epoxies but with somewhat limited pot life. Soller Composites carries their own “820” epoxy which I consider superior to the above three and can be ordered with a 1 hour pot life hardener. But the best I have
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12 days ago
Mark Talmo
Mark S., Tom is certainly correct. Allow me to add that while coating the foam core just prior to installing the sleeve will insure the laminating epoxy gets down into the pores of the foam as well as assist wetting-out the CF sleeve from the inside, it will also make sliding and positioning the sleeve on the core much more difficult. From your description, that may be why the other gentleman “s
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14 days ago
Mark Talmo
David, You have received replies from those more qualified than me. Allow me to offer that the rod will never be precisely the same as it was prior to being broken, no matter the method used to repair it! If you are OK with that, then proceed with the repair. If not, save your effort and consider it a sacrificial blank for future use to repair other blanks, reaming mandrels or whatever. It can b
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16 days ago
Mark Talmo
Pat, Your email is hidden.
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16 days ago
Mark Talmo
No comment other than you guys are starting to scare me.
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17 days ago
Mark Talmo
13. TWPI
The need for me to know the exact thread wraps per inch (TWPI) for size A and D rod wrapping thread arose the other day. I could not find any information on TWPI which was necessary for me to calculate the starting point of a fade guide wrap so that the end of the wrap was exactly at the guide upright legs. We all know how 1 or 2 fewer or additional threads can though-off the balance of a wrap. I
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17 days ago
Mark Talmo
Pat, While being rather conservative generally, I appreciate and apply technological advancements as long if they are based on function rather than fad. Steve from All American returned my call, even after business hours, and afforded me with a wealth of information concerning rollers in general, wrapped spiral fashion in particular. He is a very nice guy and extremely attentive to his customers
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18 days ago
Mark Talmo
Anthony, Roger has told me the same thing numerous times,,,, and he is certainly correct more often than not.
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18 days ago
Mark Talmo
Hey Anthony, Don’t be stepp’n on my toes. I am the Habitual-Over-Thinker on this site! lol
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18 days ago
Mark Talmo
Pat, Thank you for your reply with helpful insight. Do you live out here on the Left Coast as well? With the exception of one spiral wrapped rod I saw on the shelf of a local tackle store, the only acid rods I have seen in 30+ years of ocean fishing here in So Cal have been the ones I built, and I have only been wrapping rods for 4 years! It seems odd the concept was RE-invented out here yet the
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18 days ago
Mark Talmo
Anthony, Sorry if my post was mistaken. It was my feeble attempt to be humorous. The angle in which the pull-through loop pulls the tie-off end of the running thread is certainly not the main issue. Concealing the cut end is! I suppose I pull the tie-off loop more towards 45* than 90*. Rather than pulling the running thread all the way through the overlying wrap threads, consider starting your
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19 days ago
Mark Talmo
56.7*
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19 days ago
Mark Talmo
I am interested in finding roller guides for a spiral wrapped 50lb, possibly 80lb stand-up rod. Typical, HD ring guides would be sufficient for a 50lb rod but rollers would certainly be the choice of most, myself included, with 80lb and up rods. While certainly having nothing against them, the All American / @#$%& roller guides for spiral wrapped rods are all I have been able to locate through my
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19 days ago
Mark Talmo
There are no words to even begin to express how sorry I am for you and the family. Peace be with all of you.
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27 days ago
Mark Talmo
Philip, Search “CARL Ferrules “in the photo section and let me know if it appeals to you. Also, search “CARL Ferrules” in the forum.
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27 days ago
Mark Talmo
Unfortunately, Ralph O’Quinn is not available to afford us with his wisdom. Comments from anyone willing to attempt filling his shoes will be greatly appreciated. God bless Ralph O’Quinn and all he has done for all of us!
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27 days ago
Mark Talmo
Ed, I certainly agree with Tom and Donald. In the case of ProKote, the directions on the label even state 70-80*. Admittedly, I use 80* because I can be impatient. Although, the summers here in So Cal can dictate curing epoxy at 90-100* or even hotter and I have not noticed any detrimental effects. Most low-temp, 4 to 1 structural epoxies benefit from an elevated “post-cure” of about 150*over ni
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29 days ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, One of these days I will employ you to fabricate a proper foot petal for my wrapper as I am certain yours would be much better than anything else available.
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29 days ago
Mark Talmo
Roger, I am in total agreement with you and always use the variable speed, power function of my wrapper for applying finish to my wraps. The rods are then placed in a drying/curing cabinet that I built to avoid dust contaminating the epoxy while they rotate at 9 RPM. Brad’s wording suggests he was inquiring about power thread wrapping.
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30 days ago
Mark Talmo
The need of a power wrapper is a personal choice and many builders would not be without one and just as many do not see the need. I built my own power wrapper when I first decided to start building rods simply because I figured it must be better and I have learned from years of experience it is foolish to skimp on tools. However, I rarely use the power function for actual wraps due to mine being
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4 weeks ago
Mark Talmo
Phil Ew, Sorry if scared off everybody else!!! I was looking forward to learning from others replies.
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4 weeks ago
Mark Talmo
10X Soller Composits
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4 weeks ago
Mark Talmo
Bill M, McMaster Carr, close tolerance 01tool steel, drill rod, 0.50 X 36in, PN 8893K1, $11.25. Can be heat treated to aid rigidity/stiffness.
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