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7 days ago
Anthony Unger
Little late on the chime in, but figured i would add my 2 cents here for readers of the future... To add to the rubber band method, i bend a paper clip and attach it to the tip, then place the rubber band on the clip.. Works as a buffer incase you get to close to the rubber band.. I dont acually use a rubber band though... Im a long hair.. So i use my hair tie lol On the topic of why do th
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7 days ago
Anthony Unger
Yeah.. What he said... Modification with a key! ;) whoooooo!! *and in the morning i find myself ripping off chewed up cork*
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7 days ago
Anthony Unger
I should have added this before.. There shipping really is fast.. Its coming the furthest away from the few dealers i use.. I can order a day after the others and jts usually here 2-3 days before.. Im my opinion, thats worth a look alone..
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8 days ago
Anthony Unger
I got the sample from hitena, and although im not crazy experienced, i agree that jts a nice epoxy to work with.. I ended up buying some as i prefer it over others ive used.. I used a brush since the start of my obsession.. One day i didnt feel like reaching.. Decided to just use the mixing stick.. Ill never usr a brush again! Atleast with hitena, applying with a spatula (i use a coffee stiring s
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18 days ago
Anthony Unger
Lol he has told me that numerous times as well.. Between norm, roger, tom and a few others members i often converse with i have no doubts on the information they telay.. I like over complicating things.. Helps you discover new and better ways to do thingz..
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18 days ago
Anthony Unger
i fully agree with roger, thats how a plug repair is done basically anywhere on a rod
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18 days ago
Anthony Unger
Acually, not rod building.. But an example of how binding tention comes into play is in fly tying.. Again im plagued with being a lefty.. So i tie flies the opposing direction.. That means i have to stop once in awhile and spin my bodkin otherwise my thread will twist so bad i cant catch feathers properly, or whip finish without having a twisted nightmare of balled thread to try and pull under th
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18 days ago
Anthony Unger
No no no... I took it exactly as you ment it to come across.. Lol you acually braught a smile on a crappy day of work.. I guess the better way to ask what i mean is when you pull your tag end through your wraps, has there been any form of study on what acually has more gripping force? 45, or 90.. At a 45° angle you achieve more surface area causing more friction, however do to the twist that
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Thats more what im trying to get him to do.. Hes not bad at turning.. But stubburn in his ways.. Lol what i need to really do is get a lathe, do it.. That way, like always, he will try and one up me lol
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
If your speaking of tom, im definatly going to do it that way to finish this current build, your right it is a matter of preference though.. Im talking more about... Eh.. Nevermind.. Science and stuff.. Idea for this thread is lost... Lol
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Lmao.. 56.7 huh? Breakin out the protractor are we? Lol I saw that video tom, thanks for posting...
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
But... Wait.. There a benifit other then aesthetics? Ive found that there less of a chance of the thread pulling out from over burnishing (we have all done it...) Or baving to straighten a guide to far when its tucked at a 90.. Meaning it holds tighter, or am i finally loosing my mind? In theory, pulling to a 90 should give you less surface area of contact.. But more room for correction loosening
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Well, thats that then lol.. Thanks..
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
I guess thats a good way to word the topic.. Lol I pull my thread through with the loop when finishing a wrap at 45°.. Seems to pull smoother.. Expecially with metallics.. But that isnt what im really talking about... Im talking before you cut the tag end off, is it best to leave the thread at a 45°, or at a 90° along the length of the blank? I think it looks more professional to tug it to
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Thats a good idea and nice setup.. My brothers lathe has a mori 2 tailstock.. Its also a 1939 Craftsman "De-lux" comination 10" lathe.. So not nearly as nice and shiny lol.. I will pass that image on to him though.. He did just buy a 3 point steady rest..
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Ron thats a valid point.. I wonder.. What wall thinkness do you pro's think is acceptable to avoid cracking or full failure for the life of the rod.. Assuming the handle, along with the rod, has been properly taken care, and stored between outings properly? Also, for you guys who do turn your own wooden handles.. What is an acceptable moisture percentage? When doing custom countertops we used
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Copy that.. I tend to over thing things...
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
Ive been trying to get my brother to turn some handles for me for over 6 months.. All of a sudden he spends 300$ on stuff to do it.. Lol I seem to recall a discussion i had a while back about the possibly of 'hard spots' when dealing with carbon fiber grips.. If memory serves, whlever that was that brought that up talked about applying a foam, or neoprene barrier on wooden handles to reduce t
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19 days ago
Anthony Unger
You should make sure there isnt much wiggle room.. Haveing them close to the same taper.. The epoxy should help fill any slight void id assume.. Definatly no need to cut it off though.. Apply the epoxy leberally.. Better to have to much and wipe it away then not enough.. I personally havent had to do a repair like this in the butt section, but the tighter the fit. The less chance of failure when
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20 days ago
Anthony Unger
-----Good youtube link Tom. I take pleasure in pulling the thread off by unrolling it so I knick one end on one thread, and then unroll the rest. Kinda like popping bubble wrap in the pleasure---- Your not the only one.. Lol. Me too... I try and not use heat unless completly necessary.. I may be wrong... But depending on the epoxy brand, and OD of the selected area, it would have to vary on sp
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20 days ago
Anthony Unger
My heart goes out to you and your family.
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21 days ago
Anthony Unger
You say you make roller stands for the crb system? I burned through a V stand felt and melted a bit of the stand before i noticed.. Ive been contemplating figuring out how to attach rollers to the stands....
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21 days ago
Anthony Unger
Thank you lynn.. Means alot
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21 days ago
Anthony Unger
Just wanted to finalize this thread.. I put 2 coats down, ran out of gloss would ha e liked to use 3 but it turned out very well.. The 3rd would have been for aesthetics, as the first and second coat fully soaked and sealed everything nicely.. The client was ecstatic.. He couldnt believe what i did with what he gave me.. He was extremly happy with the results.. I couldnt see putting epoxy ove
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23 days ago
Anthony Unger
I know.. I was just worried about the guides not being sealed from salt, gloss is so thin you cant get any build out of it.. I know thats the whole point of glossing, but guide protection from corrosion is more important then looks.. Even though he said hes never going to use it, just make it a display rod.. But that doesnt mean his kid wont 15 years from now... Norm suggested using a needle
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23 days ago
Anthony Unger
Copy that lynn... I may take you up on that show and tell... Im glossing it..
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23 days ago
Anthony Unger
You are right, the finish would work either matte, or gloss... But im trying to preserve a look without reducing durability, functionality, and longevity of the finish.. For example spar varnish passed my thought.. But about 5 or so years needing a recoat wont work for this one.. Plus i want clear..
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23 days ago
Anthony Unger
Hi guys, not sure what to use here... Im using CP thread, so i have that nice satin look, wraps look georgeous... Id love to preserve that look.. The wraps are black with metallic silver tape spaced into 3 bars with the black, and 2 red trim bands on either side.. I dont really have a whole lot of permagloss left, and this things a 10' surf with a fast taper.. In other words, im up to alm
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24 days ago
Anthony Unger
I have a saying i go by for just about everything... If you stare at something for longer then 5 minutes wondering if you fix, or redo, or correct something... Just do it.. If its bothering you, replace it... Heck i just spent 6 hours doing a really nice weave... It looked really good.. But didnt fit the rod right... And i cant tell you what it was that bothered me.. So.. I removed it.. Lol
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4 weeks ago
Anthony Unger
Not too late.. I still havent had a chance to get into it yet.. Thanks for the input
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