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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Just wanted to provide a quick update. I Used a reverse pilot bit and it was wonderfully successful to remove the blank from the grip. Wear gloves and mask though... the blank splinters badly and does get slightly ground up during the process. I used a chop saw to cut down blank to a workable length . This was a split grip rod so I cut the handle into two parts before using bit. Whole proce
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Drew sorry I came across as taking as offensive but generally when someone prefaces their thought with a statement such as reality check it tends to put one one edge. I do appreciate the apology though! I agree that ones time is generally one of the most important parts of this craft. I only want to salvage these grips because I do have a large amount of time in creating them. If it’s a cheap co
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
4 years is about max service life before the wear is rather noticeable IMO
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Drew Reality check back to ya.... I am smart enough to salvage something and make use of it later, why junk it when is is perfectly usable? These Will not go on a customers rod but I will use it. The process took about the same time it takes to ream a new one... so there is your reality check. You are welcome to do whatever you like but I will go the route of utilizing my mind for something c
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Awesome ideas Gentlemen, that seems like a really slick way to do it!! Thanks again Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Has anyone successfully removed carbon fiber grips? I only ask as I have a few sets on rods that have broken and might like to try and salvage them. My guess would be to try and boil them just as you do cork. I tried the search function but didn’t find anything Thanks Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Why not turn a set of grips from nylon? You could overbore to reduce weight much the same as one does with wood grips. Then simply use a couple arbors. You also have the option of a white carbon sleeved grip using material from Soller. Use permagloss for a coating that won’t yellow. Might be able to use the new CT’s epoxy but it is spendy and not the standard 1:1 we have all become accustomed to
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Tom do they still offer white flocking?
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Ok thank you. I am after the sb blanks,colored micros, and bigger dream reamers.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Sounds goon on the testaments. When will the rest of the products be available?
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Get bit has a sale going on
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Very sorry to hear of the divorce . Never fun , I am on marriage #3 but finally found the right one. I will certainly hit ya up here in the next couple days!! I wish you nothing but the best with the new store Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Lance, I miss seeing both of you post along with that of Bill Stevens as well. He is greatly missed, I think very fondly of him each time I use my Castaway 874 of which he crafted a custom decal for. He was also kind enough to send a complimentary Castaway blank for a rod that I built for my commands Christmas party. I still stay in contact with the individual who won that rod and they rave abou
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Yes but not the most recent ones. Hopefully Spencer will see this. He does quite a bit with Lamiglass if I recall correctly
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
No worries Lynn it wasn’t taken personal
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Phil, they are not “old” issues. They are continually ongoing, unfortunately people like their products. My last order was partially fulfilled with one blank after two months. I am still waiting on the rest. Lynn my apologies to you and Tom if I spoke out of context.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
So are we to turn a blind eye to the obvious? I can understand why he doesn’t want all the negativity and that is why I offered up suggestions for other options. But in all honesty we can all agree there is definitely a problem. This site is to aid and help each other and I believe we represent very well. It is my personal opinion they do not perform to the level of our other fine sponsors. Tom s
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I had a warranty issue that I dealt with today. Their customer service is beyond reproach. Big shout out to Kevin
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Michael hit the nail on the head. Phenix blanks are still above even the X-ray. Batson still has the Eternity for a while till they run out and release the new series in July. You have RodGeeks offering their top end scv’s from Croix ( their customer service is beyond reproach. I had an issue today that they helped me out with). Lamiglass is doing some good things and don’t forget point blank or
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Try Facebook messenger. Had my best luck with that route
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Let us not forget thread-less wraps. They are PLENTY strong!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
That is AWESOME news!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
St Croix
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
James, thank you very much!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
James, I just had a very recently built Etes72m-ss break. Please advise as to what I need to do with this blank. Thanks Tom
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
That’s so awesome.
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
SLOWLY is the key!!
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
David, I was a bit bummed when I read it. Guess we r just gonna have to wait and see what July will bring. Hope they are as light, equal in sensitivity or more so and cheaper .
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
Ok so I got the email from Get Bit regarding Batson discontinuing the Eternity line up. Any word on a replacement?
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1 year ago
Thomas Kaufmann
I am not trying to take away anything from their performance, quite the opposite in fact. It’s just a very unusual way that they operate.
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