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2 months ago
William Giokas
I use a cheap drill lathe and it works for me. I had a local machine shop make me a couple of mandrels for my live center.
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4 months ago
William Giokas
How do you get a rather large bubble out of a pre loaded syringe of Flexcoat? My Flexcoat syringe has a large bubble and I wonder how to get it out before I apply it to the rod wraps . The bubble is in the Resin syringe. Thanks in advance. Bill
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4 months ago
William Giokas
I use 30 minute epoxy to bond my cork grip and reel seat to the blank. I have never had any issues with this method. Bill
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4 months ago
William Giokas
Here is what I use to secure the real seat to the blank. I have never had a problem with these urethane bushings. Rec one of our sponsors carries them. Bill
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4 months ago
William Giokas
Thank you John for posting the video on applying Flexcoat. I usual just spin the blank by hand but now I'll try using my rotisserie motor to power wrap the finish. I also did not know about the various color brushes. Thanks Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
So, I have been using Flex Coat for all my rod projects. Please explain your finish of choice and why you like it. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
Interesting suggestion about the brush not touching the blank. I'll give it a try. Never thought of that. Thanks. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
What do you guys use when applying Flexcoat?I Use the supplied brushes but I was wondering if there are better brushes to use with this epoxy finish. To me this is what separates the pros from the amateurs. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
I use Flex coat and heat it in the microwave before I apply it. About 30 seconds is all it takes to make the Flexcoat flow smoothly. However, you must work quickly as heating any epoxy makes it work faster. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
I use Tightbond and cork dust just for the large pits. It works pretty well. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
What I think I will do is fish the rod for one season then try the boiling water method. Thanks guys for your input. Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
I recently bought a TFO Axiom II and I want to change the reel seat. I would put on a REC seat. However, there is a strong possibility that I could ruin the rod. I am told the best way to remove the reel seat is to use boiling water to loosen it. Has anyone tried this ? Thanks ,Bill
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5 months ago
William Giokas
A dial indicator to make sure your work and lathe is concentric. Bill Giokas
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6 months ago
William Giokas
Also , take a look at SeaGuide.Corp. Titanium guides for the salt. Thomas and Thomas recommended them to me . I have built several rods using their guides. Bill
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6 months ago
William Giokas
? do you use an all ready bored out cork ring and just enlarge it to fit the reel seat? Thanks Bill
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6 months ago
William Giokas
I checked with them and they don't make their own rods.
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6 months ago
William Giokas
Anyone have any experience with these rods? They're made in Alberta CA. Bill
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6 months ago
William Giokas
I wonder why he chose a wood lathe instead of mini metal lathe to turn his grips?
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6 months ago
William Giokas
Just very curious about the rod. I wonder if TFO might make their rods. I have carted the Wulff line...it casts nicely. Bill
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6 months ago
William Giokas
Anyone know if they make their own rods? Thanks Bill
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8 months ago
William Giokas
Excellent article. Bill
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8 months ago
William Giokas
I should have to modify the wrapper. That tail stock would probably work but I'm not throwing more money at a poorly designed product. I have sent the unite back for a refund. Bill
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8 months ago
William Giokas
Just tried to post the photos but I guess I'm not recognized by the photo board . Bill
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8 months ago
William Giokas
The final straw was that the knob on the tailstock ram was press fit with a piece of tape! I returned the wrapper. No wonder I had issues tightening it down. I'll try and post photos of the tail stock. I'm new to the board so I will go to the picture section and try to post the images .Bill
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8 months ago
William Giokas
Well , I ran it by a Marine Machinist and he said that there was too much slop in the slot and the pin was too small causing the slop. At 100 per hour it is not cost effective to do. I'll try some tape but that won't be a permanent fix.
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8 months ago
William Giokas
I just purchased a Pac Bay rod wrapper with a tail stock and I'm having difficulty getting it to tightened . It's a poor design . Anyone else have this problem?
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