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Old 10-05-2010, 07:30 PM
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Well rod turners are not that expensive these days. Turning by hand is like going cross country in a Model T.
100 years ago it was about the only way to go.
You'll put the new one to good use.
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I gotta agree with mojo on this, the first rod that I had silks to finish on I used Spar Varnish on them about three coats for a good build. You would be hard pressed to cure those by hand without sagging.
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If I believed that all it took was turning every 5 minutes for an hour, then I could do it, as Rip Tide suggested. But I have been advised by others that Flex Coat needs to turn for 3-4 hours to be safe. ...once there was a time...but not these day.

I am actually happy to own this little machine, simple as it is. I ordered the battery powered, 7 rpm unit. I am hoping it is waiting on my doorstep when I get home this evening.

Tomorrow is fishin' day!

I'll let you know how everything goes.

Thanks for the comments.
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If I believed that all it took was turning every 5 minutes for an hour, then I could do it, as Rip Tide suggested. But I have been advised by others that Flex Coat needs to turn for 3-4 hours to be safe. ...once there was a time...but not these day.
It does take longer to dry completely, but the finish will set and not sag after an hour's time.
You'll see. Thanks for the confidence by the way
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It does take longer to dry completely, but the finish will set and not sag after an hour's time.
You'll see. Thanks for the confidence by the way
I didn't mean it like that, Rip Tide. And I did not say that you are wrong. I said I have also heard that to be certain that it should keep turning for a few hours, that's all. So I opted to go with the advice from the guy that taught me how to build rods. Don't be offended.
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Who IS Rod Turner? And why is everyone talking about him?
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