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Goolager

First Rod Build - goolager
« on: 15/08/2011 at 19:12 »
Ok, tool making aside I've finally started to get onto the rod build proper.

Handle shaped and reamed, reel seat reamed (ok, so it came with a perfect I.D.).



ready for the glue



Iain

Jim Eddie

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #1 on: 15/08/2011 at 19:31 »
Looking good Iain  :z16

 :z18

Jim

Liam Stephen

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #2 on: 15/08/2011 at 19:33 »
Looks shit hot  :z16

Offthebard

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #3 on: 16/08/2011 at 16:47 »
Nice....

You must be satisfied with that so far.

The Bard.

Matt Henderson

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #4 on: 19/08/2011 at 02:17 »
looking good.  That's all the easy bits done though....

Goolager

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #5 on: 19/08/2011 at 20:47 »
Thanks Matt - that's encouraging  :z7

Iain

Goolager

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #6 on: 22/08/2011 at 20:44 »
Had a couple of hours yesterday so the handle & reel seat are now glued  :z

I wasn't sure of the Sage spacings due to reading observations on the net, the fact that the distances are to the extremity of the lower foot of an American snake (maybe getting too anal but I'm using different rings) and because I also moved the stripper ring slightly closer to hand so I decided to use an online calculator to re-adjust the spacings. I then threaded a line through them, gave it a bend and checked the transition of the line - looks fine to me  :roll

Today I whipped the section which butts up against the winding check, wrote on my personalised schpeel - whipped either side of that and added a metalic trim at a point 20" from the butt.



Probably whip all the rings on next  :roll

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #7 on: 22/08/2011 at 20:56 »
nice work.  Was the schpeel by hand?

How did the rig work for whipping on the winding check etc?

Goolager

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #8 on: 22/08/2011 at 21:09 »
Matt,

the writing was by hand - reasonably happy with it but couldn't get a finer tipped pen in town (could have went online I suppose).

The jig is super, very easy to use and the tension is I think spot on - obviously if you are turning the blank backwards the back tension has to be induced at the spool by ones self but that's fine.

Just hope the epoxy doesn't affect the white ink (removing or thinning it etc.)

I'm really getting impatient and need a fish on it pronto! Time to relax

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #9 on: 22/08/2011 at 21:34 »
I tried a pen on a broken rod section and didn't like it so used a very fine brush and enamel paint like what you used to use on your model planes in the olden days....  Wipes off with turps and left to dry doesn't affect the paint. 

Goolager

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #10 on: 23/08/2011 at 22:14 »
rod now completely whipped  :z18
couple of sticky bits but reasonably pleased with it.

Epoxy on order  :z16

Iain

Goolager

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #11 on: 24/08/2011 at 10:36 »
Epoxying 'signature'

Can I epoxy over my rod signature (written with a white pen - can't recall the paint type at the mo) or should this be sealed with some form of protective rod finish first?

Anywhere local for purchasing denatured alcahol?

Thanks

Iain

Goolager

Am I a muppet?
« Reply #12 on: 24/08/2011 at 10:42 »
Is common all garden DIY, B&Q methylated spirit denatured alcohol?

 :z6

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #13 on: 24/08/2011 at 10:55 »

Sandy Nelson

Re: First Rod Build - goolager
« Reply #14 on: 24/08/2011 at 11:14 »
Why are you looking for a degreaser now? :z8
Should have done it before whipping :z7

Meths smells bad, I like a quick wipe with brake cleaner.
Make it quick though, it stings :shock

Sandy