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Forum topic by AustinFisher posted 10-24-2009 11:51 PM 903 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2009 11:51 PM

I am new here. I am a maker at heart. If I can make it rather than buy it I will without considering the costs. Don’t tell my wife.

I grew up remodeling homes, living in the country where if you wanted it you had to make it so I guess it is natural that I still like to build and make.

My last couple of projects have included a Fly Tying case and a Fishing Kayak. Both are posted on this site.
My next project will be planing forms for making bamboo fly rods. I am certain I can spend more building these out of wood than it would cost to buy them made of steel. so with nothing in my way I am looking for the right wood to get started.

Trying to find the hardest wood I can afford in dimensions of 2 3/4”X 2 1/2”x 72” will be interesting.
I am thinking mesquite – hickory??? or ? suggestions?

Thanks all.

-- AustinFisher

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 12:01 AM

Hey, welcome. You’ll like this place. Go up to the top and type fly rods in the search box. You’ll get lots of info

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 12:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks !! The welcome wagon should be along shortly .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 04:13 AM

Welcome Austin

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 04:37 AM

Hey, welcome to LJ’s, I really know what you mean about being a maker at heart, there is just a sense of pride you get when you stand back and look at a finished product and say “there it is, I made that” I like it even more if there were difficult challenges along the way, I think you will find there are a lot of people here like that.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 05:12 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Austin, the most addictive site on the internet !

Look forward to seeing your projects!

If there is any place in Texas I would live, it would be Austin…........ A really nice place with rolling hills and nice lake. Been there many times….......

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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