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2 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The grip end should be the same or larger in OD than the seat. You may be OK. ............
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3 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If this is to be a spinning rod, let the line path dictate your guide sizes. Don't pre-determine them and then force the line to conform to that. ...........
Forum: rodboard
3 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Dufford, You're simply very, very wrong - any rod with the guides on top, regardless of spine orientation, will twist under load. And any rod with the guides along the bottom, regardless of spine orientation, will not twist under load. This is a matter of simple physics. Please do some reading on lever arms. ...........
Forum: rodboard
3 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I'd coat the guide wraps with PermaGloss - that's what it was made for. ..........
Forum: rodboard
3 days ago
Tom Kirkman
PermaGloss was originally developed as a blank and thread wrap coating for bamboo rods. Similar look to varnish, but will last nearly forever and never yellow. ...........
Forum: rodboard
4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Klass-Kote contains a solvent, which is unusual for most epoxies. It is indeed what Clemens used to repackage as their Crystal Coat. It can be used to coat blanks, or thread wraps with a few coats. It's a different animal than what most are used to, but many swear by it. .............
Forum: rodboard
6 days ago
Tom Kirkman
But this is all caster input, not spine effect. Once the cast is made, the rod isn't going be twisting, curving, etc. And... a twist is not taking the rod out of a straight casting plane to begin with. ...........
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Phil Ewanicki Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Despite claims of too much data polluting hearsay > about rod building there is precious little data > (facts which can be tested/replicated) on this > site. I enjoy reading the opinions of others but > whenever I can I base my decisions on conclusions > supported by results which can be observ
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I typically wrap over the threads before applying color preserver, so the overwrap is what holds them in place. However, if you're wanting to do this with color preserver you might still be able to do it with a water based brand provided you do not thin it. .............
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Guide orientation determines if a rod will twist under load, not spine orientation. You're arguing against physics now. Did the professional rod builder you studied under explain what a lever arm is? ............
Forum: rodboard
7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
CP isn't applied to a decal to correct silicone contamination. Your decal shouldn't have any silicone on your decal to begin with. ............
Forum: rodboard
9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Robert Flowers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have found no empirical evidence for either > argument on this thread. I truly don't have the > answer. I took it upon myself to ask for help. I > contacted CTS and described the argument. I asked > them if they have done testing to determine > correct guide placement. Myself, I I had t
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Good dialogue is welcome here and it's okay to disagree. But newcomers need to be aware that we don't get mad, don't call people names and try to keep things above board at all times. I think if Mr. Scott spends a bit more time here, regardless of his opinion on spine or anything else, I think he'll find that this is a place where discussions can lead to greater knowledge and understanding. Every
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I think Billy's instructions are easier to understand than those in the Clemens book. ..........
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
"Feel" is subjective. Numbers aren't. .............
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
For cross wraps? I'd look at the Clemens book or the one from Billy Vivona. For weaves I'd go with Jim Upton's book. ............
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You will find that the straightest axis is generally in line with the thickest cross section of the blank. Try it for yourself and I think you'll agree. It should also be noted that building on the spine, while it will result in slightly less deadlift strength, does not necessary create a "weak" rod. It simply doesn't put the blank's maximum capacity in play when fighting a fish.
Forum: rodboard
10 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The data indeed shows that rods built on the spine will fail under less load than rods built on the straightest axis. The article and test data was provided earlier in this thread. And the reason is quite simple. It has to do with the fact that carbon rod blanks, when loaded to failure, will fail on the bottom first, with a resulting collapse of the entire structure. Using the straightest axis, w
Forum: rodboard
11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Spine has no effect on casting accuracy. The lure will go where the tip goes. Even if the tip were to twist, that would not deviate it from a straight line path. ........
Forum: rodboard
11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Ron Weber Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am more concerned with what exactly makes you a > professionally trained rod builder!! Good point...
Forum: rodboard
11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
And yet another which proves it is guide orientation, not spine, that controls rod twist: ...........
Forum: rodboard
11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Another good read which relies on actual test data, not theory: ............
Forum: rodboard
11 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Dufford- You aren't testing your rods under real world conditions and your statements defy physics. Try this - set up your rod with the guides on top and put the spine wherever you want. Now load the line running through the guides. The rod will twist until it is upside down. The lever arm effect will easily trump any spine effect. Physics is not rubbish. .........
Forum: rodboard
12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The deflection thing when used with a specific weight won't tell you anything because of the differing actions involve. You could easily have a more powerful blank deflect further then a less powerful blank by virtue of the different tapers of the rods involved. Not always, but often enough to be a problem. Then you also have the problem of what weight constant you're going to use - there is a wi
Forum: rodboard
15 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The Cork4US folks offered such a thing for a long time. ............
Forum: rodboard
16 days ago
Tom Kirkman
In terms of how most adhesives work - a thin glue line is stronger than a thick glue line. Epoxy doesn't have to be clamped for a super thin glue line and will do fine even with a little thickness to it, but it doesn't require a thick application to offer the intended strength. Parts should fit closely regardless. .........
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Do this- ............
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Yes. .............
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Wide, flat ox hair brushes. Usually cost about a buck or buck and a half. Use U40 Brush Cleaner for storing them and they'll last quite a while. ..............
Forum: rodboard
17 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If you want a true transparent look, consider white silk for your thread. ...........
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