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4 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
Joe, I suggest you get in contact with Jim Upton for Wonder weave and David Boyle for Visual weave.
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4 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
I drove 12 hours; worth every mile.I met some old friends and made some new ones. I even parted with some cash. I also talked a lot to other builders, which is great. Went to a couple of seminars, and speaking about seminars, when I went passed Billy's seminar, he called me out to attendees as' there goes Bill Marchisella- he's famous'.Just because I wrote a few articles on eva does not make me
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5 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
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Just arrived at the hotel- a 759 mile ride from Florida. I saw Tom and Billy at the M C Benton Convention Center. They told me where to get some good barbeque. I plan on seeing some old friends and making some new ones. I'm also going to take advantage of some of the deals. For those of you who couldn't make it, I'll do my best to keep to keep you posted,
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5 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
Tom, What kind of weather are we looking at for the show? I was curious because I will be driving up from Florida.
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6 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
Chuck, You might want to take a look in the photo gallery. There are a few photos of my eva cutting jig that may give you some ideas where too start. If you need help, please feel free to contact me via email at billsreelworld@aol.com.
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6 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
Chuck, If you are still having trouble with the slicing jig after using a different saw, maybe you should try to make my eva cutting jig for slicing eva or cork.The Rodmake has an article on this tool . In that article it shows the tool attached to a Renzetti lathe, but with a little ingenuity it can be made to adapt to any lathe. You will not regret making this tool. Bill
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6 weeks ago
Bill Marchisella
Chuck, It sounds like you're having a problem with the jig that cuts slices to make trim rings. I don't use that jig. I use my eva cutting jig that was featured in Rodmaker magazine. It gives me straight and smooth cuts. There is another saw that might help you get a straighter cut. It's the Zona Universal saw #35=500. It;s a little thicker..How I solve the problem of cutting into the jig is,
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3 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Dennis, Send me an email ( [email protected]) and i'll give you Doc's email address.
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3 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Dennis, You might want to get in touch whit Doc Ski.He uses a lot of Holland thread in his work and very knowledgeable about it.
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7 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Thank you Tom Harder for finding this article, It looks like a good CD to have. I think this article is in RodMaker magazine somewhere because it said that this CD was compiled from articles from the magazine I could swear I saw it. Most likely I'll buy the CD.
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7 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Thank you Tom Harder for finding this article, It looks like a good CD to have. I think this article is in RodMaker magazine somewhere because it said that this CD was compiled from articles from the magazine I could swear I saw it. Most likely I'll buy the CD.
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7 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Robert, you're right. volume 1 issue 3 has no article or plans, just a photo on the cover.I will check the other issues you suggested..I think I can work from a photo to make this jig but would have preferred plans.Tom, if you're still interested in volume 1 issue 3 I have two and I will send you one if you want. Thanks
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7 months ago
Bill Marchisella
I am not sure I have that issue. I will check tomorrow. Thank you all
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7 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Can somebody please tell me what volume of RodMaker magazine features how to make this jig or where to buy one? Thanks for any help.
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8 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Adam your right it is 32 lb test single strand stainless wire. That cutting tool in the photos I been using for over twelve years and have not broken the wire yet.
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8 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Norman, thanks for steering Adam to my photos. I had forgotten that they were there. Adam, those photos show the tool adapted to a Renzetti lathe. I think with a little ingenuity, it can be adapted to any lathe. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email.
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8 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Mark, Thanks for the compliment. The Eva cutting tool that I invented is very accurate. I wish more rod builders would try it. It can be adapted to most lathes with a little ingenuity.Thanks again.
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8 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Adam said he was looking for the straightest cut he could get in eva. The Marchisella eva cutting tool will do that every time. When you use a piece of string or wire or a utility knife held in your hands, you will only produce good results some of times not all of the time,
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8 months ago
Bill Marchisella
The best tool to cut eva is the Marchisella eva cutting tool; it also cuts cork by the way .The tool was featured in Rodmaker magazine volume 21 issue 5. along with an article on eva techniques It is very accurate and safe tool to use.
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10 months ago
Bill Marchisella
Bryan Foredom foot control solid state . I bought mine a few years back from the manufacturer online for approximately $35. I would try to contact them to see if they have a foot pedal to accommodate your motor.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
This was not a survey to find out which was best lathe but what rod makers were using. This survey is probably not that precise but it will help me with what I'm trying to do. I want to thank everyone who participated. Here are the results I got. Pac bay - 31%, Renzetti & Clemens - 29% Alps - 22%
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
The best way to get that candy effect is to put nylon thread, any color, over metallic thread such as gold or silver. Do not use ncp thread.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I'm interested in the rod lathe, such as PacBay, Alps, Renzetti, etc., etc. If I get enough rod builders to reply, I can figure out the top 3 or 4 and then I'll be able to adapt my tools to them. Thanks again.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
I would like to do a survey, with your help, to find out what are the most popular lathes used by rod builders for future articles on tools I will be doing. Thanks in advance for your input.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Chad There is not too much out on the market these days, and I'm not aware of anyone making their own. The Mudhole cork cutting jigs are basically what is out there. I use jigs that are similar to Mudholes to make my grips, and I am able to make all kinds of designs. What do you mean different, in what way? There is only so much you can do with a jig.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Tom No 1/2" and only come 18" long need 24" - 30"
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Does anybody have a 1/2" steel mandrel 24"-30" long that they like sell or know where I can get one. Sorry Tom since the buy and sell does not work - like me.
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Greg I would not think that anybody who wants a rod built is interested in who you bought your inventory from or their skills. They would be more interested in your skills and what you will do to build their rod. Apparently there is a lot more to making custom rods and selling them. But my first aim would be to get my name out there and show potential customers my skills. The money will come
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Greg Many years ago, there was a advertisement in a fishing magazine and it said that the owner of a bait shop had passed away and the son was selling the inventory. Well I went to this sale and went into a buying frenzy;.I bought stuff I could use and stuff I couldn't use because the price was too good to pass by. I bought 40 4oz spools of Holland thread and 40 plus rods, and other thing
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1 year ago
Bill Marchisella
Can anybody tell me what those photos of buildings represent in the Photo Gallery?
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