Re: Equipment reccomendations needed
I'm assuming your talking about finishing a graphite rod, rather than bamboo. For finish, I use Diamond II by Bullard. I plan on two thin coats though sometimes I end up with three if the second remains tacky or if I spot imperfections I want to cover, read mistakes.
I use size A nylon thread by fishhawk generally but also have used Gudebrud and Bullard threads with success.
My drying motor is around 20 rpms. I don't apply finish while the rod is turning so frankly didn't worry too much, if I'd seen a lower rpm first I might have bought that.
Feel free to ask other questions. Lot's of knowledgeable folks here, some of whom have built a lot of rods and will share far more info that I could. I hope you enjoy your first build!