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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.
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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 slipperywhen they get wet and it wuold also be a shame to get them destroyed if the lackgets 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 needsnew handles
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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
#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 resistance..as well as a good secure hand grip..no 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)...so they are “used” already anyway! :)) Thanks for looking guys!
#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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