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Forum topic by gracie posted 12-18-2017 03:21 PM 341 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2017 03:21 PM

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Happy Holidays to all! I am seeking advise/ideas please. I made a fishing pole for my toddler grandson. All parts of the reel are wood. The reel turns but I’m looking for ideas to lubricate the pieces so it reels smoother. I’ve used finish wax, which looks nice but not so effective. I considered soap, but I’m looking for something that will last longer. I also have to consider that. He is a toddler, so chemicals are not a safe option. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

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#1 posted 12-18-2017 03:32 PM

Bees Wax

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#2 posted 12-18-2017 04:08 PM

For any bearing surfaces (create friction), use a hard finish( I would use solvent poly thinned 1:1). Wipe on, keep wet for ~10 min, wipe off, dry 24 hrs, sand 600 g, repeat at least 3 times. Let cure 30 days, sand out, use paste and or bees wax.

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#3 posted 12-18-2017 04:21 PM

Teflon dry white lubricant that they sell for pinewood derby cars might work.

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#4 posted 12-18-2017 04:39 PM

Some type of wax or even paraffin.

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#5 posted 12-18-2017 05:31 PM

All..excellent suggestions! Next year….plan ahead

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#6 posted 12-18-2017 07:00 PM

Is the friction coming from the rubbing between the disk that the handle is attached to and the body of the reel? If so, maybe a teflon washer would help eliminate the friction between those two pieces.

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#7 posted 12-19-2017 02:55 PM

Teflon dry white lubricant

THIS.. you can get it in a pressurized can at Big Orange

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