|Project by Greg||posted 01-29-2014 08:47 AM||2645 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I have been messing around and turning some burl reel seats as of late. I really like doing it, but it is a bit tricky with the inlays.
Here are a few. All have been Vacuum stabilized.
I made this one first. It was Carolina Cherry Burl with copper inlays in the burl inclusions. I made it for a buddy who makes his own conventional rods. I really like Carolina Cherry Burl because it has world-class looks, but is an urban tree and only available in very limited circles and in limited quantities. You will never see this stuff at a lumber yard!
Here is another I made for him in Maple Burl. He wanted the bark inclusions left as-is.
Pete at Renaissance Rods is the proud owner of these two Carolina Cherry Burl Seats with Copper inlay in both and Turquoise added, piece by piece, to the other.
Here they are leaning on his new net I just shipped to him. Claro Walnut Burl, Curly Maple, Mahogany & Weng. There is a copper & Black Stone inlay in a natural inclusion on the handle. The handle has been vacuum stabilized.
I made these for a guy in my Fly Fishing Club. He saw Pete’s seat with turquoise and ordered one up in my Black oak burl. I played around with it a bit and thought a butt other than the cheap little metal one they send with the hardware would spruce it up. I made it unbeknownst to him, and he chose to use it on his rod.
Here is my latest. I love it. It is Eucalyptus burl with a touch of sapwood to give it character. It has really nice tight burl eyes.
Now, if I just wrapped rods, I’d be set!
Thanks for lookin’.
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