Originally Posted by grassonfly
i know everybody on here has asked what they should buy but im adding to that list
can some one lay it out very simply what i need (im going to dry by hand turning)
Are you asking what you need just for the drying or for the whole process of building a rod?
I second what others have said about hand-turning the rod. I bought a small motor on ebay and it's pretty easy to make an upright to hold it and a support for the rod.