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1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Congratulations to the past winners. It pretty well sums up why it is called the INTERNATIONAL Rod building expo the competition is good !!!
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
X3 on the same setup as Robert. and it get used everyday. What I like about the power wrapper is you have the ability to do both, wrap by hand or under power. I also like the fact the blank is on rollers and very easy to turn by hand. On small guides by the time you clamp down the rod and start its time to tie off and unclamp the rod so I just wrap by hand. If I put thread inlays in th
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Lynn You don't put the tape all the way across the decal just on the ends. Also I use blue painters tape cut into a 1/2 inch strips and About an inch long. Good and sticky and doesn't leave a residue on the decal. Once tracked on the rod I'll roll it on with a rubber brayer to get it firm and roll out any air bubbles. Hope this helps Tom
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
I would also like so see at least two decals included with the blank, like in the Rainshadows. No matter how good you are, there is always that one that gets an air bubble in it. And unless you have the Pearl 270 or better decal printer your stuck. It can't cost that much to include an extra decal? Tom
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks Roger I will check it that's a good suggestion. Tom
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I now have the guides removed and I feel confident that an outer sleeve over the break, once aligned will do the job. Merry Christmas Tom
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Thanks Tom. I have been following that guide on repairs to the letter and it really works well. I buy fiberglass rods at flea markets and use them for my sleeves. You think just leave it in tack and slide the sleeve over the break ?? Tom
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Was wondering what some of you think of what might be the best way to repair this rod. It's a 30 year old pistol grip 5'6" graphite rod. No name on the it!!! I'll fix at least 15 or more broken rods In a year,, most newer and most in the tip area. To date none have ever failed or at least I have not heard. What is the difference on this one is that it is not completely broken through
Forum: rodboard
1 year ago
Tom Wewerka
Paul I have made several in the dark blue metallic below is the color I .used to match it up. Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I totally agree with Norm and Yes Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
here is another source Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Long tubes on conveyors is mostly the problem. They don't make the turns and the anvil coming behind it does the number !!
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Of all the major shippers Fedex is the only company that has NEVER broke a rod I have shipped. USPS is the worst. Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
How I do most of mine is to apply the decal right after your put on the handles and reel seat and before you wrap the guides. I gently heat the decal with a hair fryer before applying. In the winter I also warm up the rod blank. Then I wrap the decal in thread like you were doing an underwrap then hit it with a bit more warm air and let the decal stay under the thread until you are ready to ap
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Also on the nest few wraps paint the guide foot with white paint before you put them on the rod. that will eliminate the dark foot under the wrap. On small guide feet I use correction White Out over the foot. Dries super fast and works well Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Northfork is making blanks for the Big name rod companies. Now if you were Gary who would you take care of, big numbers order from rod companies or a onesie twosie for a custom builder?? It is just business.
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I''l throw something else out there. There is a product that I have been using from St Croix it's called Piccolastic hydrocarbon resin #D125 !!! This is a crystal like salt, just scoop the tube full heat and slide the tip on with one rotation. It's hard as a brick, if you ever had the tip top glue come out the end and have to pick at it for five minutes to clean the tip, it won't happen.
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Norman Miller Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Everyone has an opinion as to what material they > like for a grip. I have used cork, EVA, carbon > fiber, and Winn grips. They all work very well, My > favorite is carbon fiber, but very few people I > build for have the same opinion. I have a number > of rods with different types of grip mate
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Phil you are spot on!!!
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Chuck McIntyre Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ask the sender. Frankly,I I would refrain from > further discussions with anyone that butchers > their grammar,and the English language so badly. > That is if you quoted them via copy and paste. At > best,they may have been drunk. At the worst,clear > communication would be too trying. I ag
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I got this email today, asking for a rod built Interested in having 5 raw d’s built similar to marhiching I have. Would like quote on Bay rods. Lookforwardtoourconcsrsarion. (Sent via Tom's Custom Rods) Any clue what he wants ? Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
X2 on Roger Wilson's comments
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Brian Bowers Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I wanted to close out this thread (pun intended) > since I found the problem. On the third attempt > for the cross wraps, I switched to Fuji thread. > Bingo. Problem solved. I applied the color > preservative (ChromaSeal) and the wrap behaved > like it should. NO stretching at all! Lesson
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Speaking of shipping i needed two winding checks that i didn't have in stock. Ordered from mudhole the shipping was more than double the cost of the checks
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I agree with Chuck. Call them, I have done so in the past and they will work with you.
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
I just ordered and used two Fuji BFAT tips one with a 3.8 tube and another 4.0 tube from Fuji .
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Very nice thanks Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Brody my friend has only one functioning arm. He puts his rods in a stainless ring attached to his belt so he needs a fairly substantial grip. For years we have been making them out of cedar. The one thing about cedar is when it is turned down and reamed out it is not much heavier than cork so the rod stays balanced. Although soft it holds up very well. We finish all of them with Flex Coat
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
Brian for what it is worth the ONLY wrap that I ever had the threads sag was one in which I had used Pac Bay thread . I needed a shade that I could only get from PB. I use ChromaSeal CP Tom
Forum: rodboard
2 years ago
Tom Wewerka
X 2 On Ron Weber's comment
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