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Old 10-01-2012, 06:58 PM
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I finally have the cash to start rod building what do I absolutely need. Also where can I buy one of the rod spinner things
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... and you need that, why ?
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The get an even coat of epoxy.
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I got one of these, for simplicity's sake, and have a stand and support made from scrap wood. Other folks get them from rotisseries or other such things. Rod building sites sell them too. As for RPM's, 20 works fine for me, but I apply the finish on the wraps before putting on the turner. Those who put the finish on while it's turning might find some speeds work better.
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I turn mine by hand, set up on the backs of 2 straight chairs
It's not a hassle at all. A quarter turn once every couple of minutes at the start and then you can gradually increase the time. After 20 minutes or so it's once every 10-15. Takes somewhat less than an hour before you can forget it altogether.
And you were going to watch it anyway....
I have a home made turner from a rotisserie motor.... never use it anymore
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There are quite a few threads on the forum detailing getting into rod building, a quick forum search should turn up quite a few answers!
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