Cherry Rod Handle / ForeGrip

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Project by Trillium posted 06-09-2011 08:36 PM 1558 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didnt I say “obsession”?? Too much cherry wood on that blank to waste, another empty reel seat, another half hour with nothing on TV..whaddya get? A cherry rod handle and foregrip… another new bait rod.

-- Lou

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 11:19 PM

I do like your fishingrods :-)
they look awesome
are they made as a gift for conversation , since I think the handles wuold be slippery
when they get wet and it wuold also be a shame to get them destroyed if the lack
gets a nick so the water will get into the wood
just a thought not critiqué becourse I have put this on my to do list …have an old well used that needs
new handles

Take care

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 11:27 PM

I am enjoying your rod revamps. Well done

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 11:37 PM

Very Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 11:41 PM

Thanks for the kind comments! Dennisgrosen, they are made as usable gifts… I understand that the water could affect them, but they are quite well sealed with sanding sealer, laquer, compound and wax…. besides what exceeds like excess?? They are a tad risky to be used, but that makes the excitement all the more. Actually the grips are sealed in “FlexCoat” a flexible expoxy based rod sealant designed to bend with the rod without cracking and it is THICK…resulting in admirable nick well as a good secure hand slippage to speak of. If someone wrecks the handle, it will make me grin…. they were using it! All of my rebuilds are “battle tested” having slaughtered at least a half dozen innocent bait fish before I am satisfied with the guide placement against the natural spine of the rod ( assuring that the line doesnt impact the rod itself upon cast or fight) they are “used” already anyway! :)) Thanks for looking guys!

-- Lou

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 11:51 PM

thank´s for the explanation :-)
never heard of FlexCoat before I wuold have used chinese tungueoil if you hadn´t mention the epoxy


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#6 posted 03-09-2018 01:50 AM

This is awesome! I have made a few rods and repaired a few. Cork is hard enough to get shaped correctly. What your doing takes some mad skills!

-- I could quit if I wanted

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