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Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:20 pm
by alanthealan
Very cool. Nice photos LeeO.

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:48 pm
by Darth Wader
Finally, a good thread on the Drake. Awesome work guys.

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:01 pm
by LeeO
Thanks again.

I forgot to snap any pics of planing 0.030" over but planing the final taper is the the same deal.

First, the forms are set at 5" intervals to whatever depth I need for half the rod's taper diameter - measured flat-to-flat.
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Planing is simply planing down to the depth of the form groove. I am not at all gentle on my forms and have a kickass Hock Cryo iron, so I plane right down to the steel - thus, the gouges and knicks.
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Planing is actually only done on two sides of the strips. The enamel side is never planed - that is where the power fibers live.
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I check my angles with a center gauge as needed
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Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:10 pm
by wvangler
Why retirement age? I started when I was 26. Now I'm 30. I'll have a lot of kick ass rods before I'm retired. Go for it. It isn't that hard.

Good job on the pics Lee.

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:29 pm
by cranefly
Cool thanks for the pics of the grass rods...

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:54 pm
by Yard Sale
Buildin Boo while drinking High Lifes, LeeO you are one well rounded motherfuker.

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:03 am
by LeeO
Just trying to keep it real

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:19 pm
by Mr. Don
Is this the Suck? This appears to be a quality thread? WTF? :cheer

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:20 pm
by LeeO
So now it is time to glue it up

Lay out the strips
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Slap on some glue
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Run it through this beast
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Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:06 pm
by LeeO
Some more on this one

Making reel seat hardware
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Still a little finishing to do and a couple of more parts to cut
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Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:13 pm
by Ramathorn
Micheal Fay does not like this at all.

Re: Feeshin' poles...

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:21 pm
by Nemeth
Outstanding LeeO, outstanding........