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Old 01-30-2011, 01:50 PM
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Default Reel seat rings

Some reel seat rings I've been working on. The first is turned from brass and aged to match the hardware on a late 19th century rod. The chemical aging process I use isn't very tough so I'm not worried that it could be passed off as an original. The pattern of grooves and coining is just something I made up and doesn't match any known (to me, at least!) pattern:

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These six are for an individual who's having three custom Spey rods built. The next step will be cutting the facets on the plain center section followed by throwing a bright polish on them:

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Beautiful work!I like the copper color.
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Nice job. Are you going to clear coat them?
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Nice. Is that copper tubing?
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