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roger wilson
Herb, With respect to the comment about the inexpensive brushes leaving bristles behind. You are correct, there are quite a few inexpensive brushes that leave bristles behind and that is unacceptable. However, the disposable brushes that I use are the very inexpensive brushes that are sold in Children's coloring section. I expect that they are essentially the same design and manufact
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Yesterday
roger wilson
There are plenty of Pac Bay and American tackle wrappers in use. Put a call out to the readers of the forum to measure the widths of their tracks to verify the measurements. Best wishes.
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Yesterday
roger wilson
Glenn, The option that I use for all of my rod building is to use 5 cent disposable brushes. I use them once, and then throw them away. Since the finish and perma gloss flows off the ends of the brush, you can do an excellent job with an inexpensive brush. Good luck
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Yesterday
roger wilson
What size generator would you need to have back up power? Is it worth the investment?
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4 days ago
roger wilson
Taylor, These are inexpensive reels. So, just purchase a new reel and the tool you need will come with it.
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4 days ago
roger wilson
John, If you use the fitted bait casters, they come in a variety of sizes that will match the diameter of the blank - measured in mm. - where the rear of the reel seat is to fit. Take care
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4 days ago
roger wilson
Brian, I suspect that Mr. Kirkman will answer, but it is simple to insert a picture into the photo tab on the site. Then, open the photo and do a copy of the link and in your post, simply paste the link of your picture in the photo section. I have used this technique frequently over time. Take care
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5 days ago
roger wilson
I have been building rods for many years and have never ever had this particular issue. On a recent shipment - via UPS - I mailed out the rod as expected. The rod was received in perfect condition and the client was happy with the rod. Then, the other day, I received a notice for additional charges on this particular shipment. It turns out, that I made a mistake on one number on
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5 days ago
roger wilson
Fred, I have used the following method to remove reel seats on all of the rods that were rebuilt and it worked every time. Take a dremel tool with an abrasive cut off wheel and cut nearly through the reel seat full length on each side of the reel seat. Then, take a heat gun and heat up the reel seat nice and warm. Finally, take a side bladed screwdriver that will just fit into the s
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8 days ago
roger wilson
I tried using drywall tape once and said that I would never use it again and I haven't. If I need a small amount of shimming, I will just use masking tape with about 1/16th of an inch between the rods of masking tape. Then, when I glue up the reel seat, I will place epoxy on the inside of the reel seat and also on the arbor with enough glue to get down to the blank. So, any tape is effecti
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8 days ago
roger wilson
Mattias, Actually, you can use virtually any guide or guide train that you wish on an ice rod. Remember an ice rod blank typically weighs about 1-3 ozs - depending on the length. Typically the length is short. Typically the number of guides is 3,4 o5 5 guides depending on the length and action of the blank. Because of the short length and small size - the actual guide is really not ve
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9 days ago
roger wilson
When I remove the reel seat, I use a dremel tool with an abrasive cut off wheel and cut - just through the reel seat. I make one cut on each side of the reel seat. Then, insert a wide bladed screwdriver that will just fit into the newly cut slot and give it a twist. The twist of the screwdriver will split the reel seat and it will easily come off. Then, I will use masking tape and bo
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10 days ago
roger wilson
Drew, It is fine to build him a replacement rod. But, at the same time you may as well repair the current rod. With a clean tip break, just use an inner plug and an outer over sleeve of 3-4 inches long with a 3/8th thread wrap on each end of the oversleeve, and the rod will be back in service in 30 minutes plus the drying time for the thread wrap finish. If you use fiberglass oversleeve,
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11 days ago
roger wilson
John, If you work with poker chips, do yourself a favor and drill holes in the middle of a bunch of chips and bolt them on a threaded rod to use in your lathe as a mandrel and experiment with different sanding and polishing techniques to get the edges of the chips to look as you wish on your final integrated cork grip. I have used various types of robbing compounds and buffers and buffing w
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11 days ago
roger wilson
John, If you work with poker chips, do yourself a favor and drill holes in the middle of a bunch of chips and bolt them on a threaded rod to use in your lathe as a mandrel and experiment with different sanding and polishing techniques to get the edges of the chips to look as you wish on your final integrated cork grip. I have used various types of robbing compounds and buffers and buffing w
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12 days ago
roger wilson
Go to the salvation army, good will or pawn shops to pick up very inexpensive blanks. Also a lot of sporting goods dealers have donation boxes where broken or unwanted rods are left. If you have a need for a particular rod or blank from the box, just talk to the sales associate in the area and they will likely give you as many of them as you can use. Take care
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12 days ago
roger wilson
When you look through the rod catalogs, it seems that a fairly universal drop shot rod for this jig weight is a 6'10" M-L power with an extra fast tip section. Build it up as a spinning rod and you will be good to go. Take care
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12 days ago
roger wilson
Adam, If you have guides on the rod, remove them. Then, put a 3 inch long oversleeve on the damaged area. Wrap the ends of the oversleeve to avoid any splitting of the oversleeve from tension. You are close enough to the butt section of the blank that any slight stiffness in that area of the blank, will be for all intents and purposes - negligible. Put guides on the rod and finish a
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12 days ago
roger wilson
John, Just forget about the protective coat of anything over the cork and you will be good to go.
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13 days ago
roger wilson
Shawn, It is your rod that you are building. It is wonderful for you to decide what you want to put on the rod. Enjoy the process.
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15 days ago
roger wilson
Mike, If you wanted to do a 0 and a 180, you could simply drill a hole through the shaft and collar and drop a pin through the hole when you wanted to lock it up. Be safe
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15 days ago
roger wilson
Tim, It is up to you, but you can put on any size guides that you wish on a rod. There are a lot of rod makers that have stopped building rods with micro and very very small guides for the reasons posted above. Also, for a lot of older fisher folks, they just find it too difficult to work the lines through very small guides. As the body gets older, the eyes get older, the hands become
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15 days ago
roger wilson
The IM rods work wonderfully well for crank baits, trolling and bobber rods. They tend to have more of a parabolic action and are quite forgiving and help to keep a fish hooked once it is on. Build one. Fish one. Report your boat full of fish. Take care
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16 days ago
roger wilson
Anthony, Very gentle heat will drive out the bubbles, thin the finish and let it all penetrate. The key is GENTLE heat. Too much heat and you boil the finish and it is ruined. Be safe If you look at manufacturing tour videos of rod building shops you will see every one does a flame over the finish after application, to drive out any few bubbles, thin the finish and to let the fi
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16 days ago
roger wilson
Fernando, Just remember, as with any tool - one begins to use it more and more. The more you use it, the more you will want to use it and to do a better and better job. As your wishes increase, your needs for accessories will increase. After a while you will find that you have spent considerably more on accessories than you will have spent for the lathe originally. But, having said tha
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19 days ago
roger wilson
Ricardo, 10-4 on the previous comments. After each layer of wrap, apply a thin coat of finish. After the finish has been applied, slightly heat the finish to let it flow and penetrate. Let it cure overnight and then do the top wrap and repeat the thread finish. Take care
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21 days ago
roger wilson
Shaun, Here is a link to download the 2018 pac bay catalog: After it is downloaded, look on pages 8 and 9 and every prefix and guide description is defined. Best wishes.
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22 days ago
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23 days ago
roger wilson
Chuck, So, I suppose that you have to go to your local moon shine maker to get the pure 100% alcohol in California.
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23 days ago
roger wilson
Whenever I mix thread coating epoxy, I use equal parts of A and of B. Then, using a craft stick mix slowly for at least 120 seconds or 2 minutes as measured by the clock. More is fine as well. I frequently wipe the stir stick off on the edge of the mixing cup. I also frequently scrape the sides of the mixing cup to insure that 100% of the mix is mixed slowly. I use the plastic sample cups f
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