Re: 2-piece blanks
Only been half paying attention to this thread but the last few postings caught my attention. Went out to the garage to check (eye-ball) most of a lives collection of rods. Stock, custom, etc. In each and every case the female bit was thread wrapped.
Always thought this was for 'esthetics' but as it was universal it would appear not.
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