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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
St. Croix is now the sole owner of Axiom in Mexico. Axiom was a joint venture between St. Croix and Bob Penica. ............
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4 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Volume 24 #3. The process outlined does require the use of an Epilog (or similar) printer with rotating axis. ............
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7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I can believe that, although the main thing is that there is a difference. At that time the guides would almost certainly have been SVSG and TSVSG. If you'd like to write up your process for the magazine I'll be happy to publish it (most RodMaker readers are not on this forum). That will give the readers at least two methods to use if they wish. .............
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7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I would never publish anything in the magazine that I didn't try first, and make sure the information presented was accurate. I don't just publish things because somebody sent it to me. On the rare occasion when I publish something that is theoretical, I state such. All the CCS articles were between 1 and 2 years in the making and testing phase before I published the first one. It's been 18 ye
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7 days ago
Tom Kirkman
"I have to admit that I have not tried CCF to see if it can determine the "relative" difference between an ERN 25 blank built with titanium guides vs. one built with stainless guides. Has anyone actually done it and demonstrated the "relative" difference?" Yes, the numbers between the two rods will be different. Of course, people are free to do this any way t
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8 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Probably, but most of the handles he's likely to find are made to chuck the matching butt ferrule. ..........
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8 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You could fabricate something akin to the old handles with a bit of ingenuity. Most graphite rods feature reasonably thick walls at the extreme butt and would likely hold up just fine if fitted with a butt ferrule. You wouldn't want to chuck them directly into a handle chuck, of course. It's probably been 20 years since rod blanks were taylor made for the old 5-1/2 to 6 foot baitcasting s
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Adding "artificial" weight to take the CCF measurement does not change the relativity of the results, which is the objective. ..........
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > In my opinion, the Common Cents Frequency > measurement is the weak link in the Common Cents > System. By slowing the natural frequency of a > blank by adding an inordinate amount of weight so > oscillations can be counted by eye seems quite > artificial and also precludes the ability to >
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Mark Talmo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Some people call it “a measurement of relative > rod speed” and Dr. Hannerman called his CCF a > measurement of “feel”. Actually, I think the > best description is a measurement of the > “frequency” since that IS what is being > measured; the number of oscillations per a given > amount of time
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Michael Danek Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "nobody has ever questioned how they are arrived > at - they just use them." This is not entirely > true. I am questioning now because a Medium power > blank has an ERN of 12. And a moderate action has > an AA of 80. Others are questioning them , too. > > "The fisherman
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Just as the length of an inch is arbitrary, it makes no difference - it works in relative fashion. The higher the CCF the greater the rod speed. You will never find a rod with a higher CCF that has a slower rod speed than a rod with a lower CCF. It is the relative nature of the numbers that matters. Everything about the CCS is relative, which was the point. It's also important to remember tha
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The CCF is a measurement of relative rod speed. ..........
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Mark Brassett Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > How does one determine, using the information > provided by the test, which rod is best for which > actual fishing situation? That's where you, the rod builder, comes in. All measurements can do is provide data which an experienced person then uses to select the right tool for the job. ............
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
No, those are subjective terms. The CCS intended to do away with them and replace them with objective and relative numbers. Just as you wouldn't measure a blank's length and deem it, long, medium or short, you don't measure AA and then deem a blank fast, medium or slow. If you want to use “fast, moderate, slow”, etc., you don’t need the CCS. Just flex it and you’ll see what it is. Remember, a
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9 days ago
Tom Kirkman
There is no need to count individual pennies more than once. Get some small zip lock bags and set up a few. Some with 50 pennies, some with 25, some with 10. Add the bags as needed to get close and then use a few individual pennies to get exact. Counting the total is then a matter of maybe 5 seconds. The reason Dr. Hanneman chose pennies as the weight constant was two-fold - 1. A penny is a p
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12 days ago
Tom Kirkman
RodMaker Magazine gave away one of these Flex Coat machines as the grand prize at this years subscriber reception. The gentleman what won the unit was very excited about it. .........
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15 days ago
Tom Kirkman
When you have to make a grip with a large inside bore, do the bore first, prior to the gluing up the rings. Then use a larger mandrel to mount them on. Doing it this way leaves only a very small amount of reaming left to be done. Just enough to match the blank taper, which won't be much back towards the butt area. ..............
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15 days ago
Tom Kirkman
This should help with keeping the bore concentric to the outside of the grip - ......
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Generally the tax is intended to be paid at the first point of sale, which is at the wholesale or jobber level, not the retail level. So the "Constructive Sales Price" was developed so that manufacturers who sell direct to the public would not be taxed on 100% of the retail price. In effect, it creates a "wholesale" price upon which the tax is levied. ............
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19 days ago
Tom Kirkman
They have very little, if any, monetary value. More novel as antiques than anything else. ....
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20 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Put on enough to thoroughly wet the threads. Do not thin it. ............
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22 days ago
Tom Kirkman
Alex Dziengielewski Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You are responsible for FET. You are > remanufacturing the guide by adding the anodized > coating. > > Bait makers have the same issue. If they purchase > an unpainted head and paint it, it's a new product > and is liable for FET. This is correct. As above regarding custom rods,
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22 days ago
Tom Kirkman
If you are only reselling parts that you have already paid the FET on, there is no further tax liability. However, if you are using parts on which you have paid the FET, but using those parts on a rod you are reselling, the previous FET paid cannot be deducted from the FET required on the final selling price of the rod. The rod is a "new" item and is taxed in full. I spent several da
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23 days ago
Tom Kirkman
You may be fine. Try setting the rod up in a standard guides-on-top configuration, cast it again and see how much distance you get. If you still only get about 25 or so yards, then there is no issue. Some spiral wraps may shave a hair off of the casting distance, but it shouldn't be much at all. That 25 yards may be all that blank is going to do with that line and casting weight, regardless of gu
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24 days ago
Tom Kirkman
What type and size line are you using? ...........
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24 days ago
Tom Kirkman
It certainly degrades and this is what most UV inhibitors are intended to reduce or slow (not the yellowing). But the issue of strength degradation in terms of what we use epoxy wrap finish for isn't much of an issue, at least not for many, many years. ..........
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24 days ago
Tom Kirkman
I was responding to another post but your points are well taken. And yes, these products (hardener) will yellow or amber in the bottle even prior to being applied to the rod. ...........
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25 days ago
Tom Kirkman
The trouble with so many of the epoxy "tests" is that you don't know if the epoxies are all the same age at the outset. They might have been applied to the test media at the same time, but if one kit was 6 months old an another 2 months old, then the test results taken after a month's UV exposure will almost surely favor the "younger" finish. ....................
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25 days ago
Tom Kirkman
PermaGloss is a moisture curing urethane. It will not yellow. This is a fact rather than a claim. However, it is a very thin product and will require many coats to achieve much in the way of depth. It also has a different look than epoxy. Some like it while others prefer the look of epoxy. ..............
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