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Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By swcr
Re: Jumping in

After you get your first coat on, just go back with an exacto knife or razor blade and slice off the nub before you apply the next coat of finish
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By swcr
Re: Reel seat repair

Guess I've been pretty lucky then in the 50 years I have been building then.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By swcr
Re: Reel seat repair

Never had a masking tape arbor fail on any of my builds, from ultra lite to heavy salt applications, and it doesn't get much hotter anywhere than here in Arizona. On some rebuilds, with a heat gun, I...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By swcr
Re: Need a little help repairing a rod.

Warranty or not, it is not worth the money + the shipping for such an easy repair. Those above have given you good advise as to repairing it yourself.
One note of caution, if the butt cap is still...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-13-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By swcr
Re: Can't decide what to build...

Dont overlook the Bingham SHX series in your quest
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By swcr
Re: Shapes here there and everywhere

I would go with a fenwick style with a downlocking style seat
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-17-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

I personally would not trust a wooden one, especially with exerting force against it with the tail stock. That splits and you instantly would probably have a missle flying at you around 1500 to 2500...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-17-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

As time progresses, I will eventually only use my Backlash mandrel's for a backup when turning inserts as soon as I get the full set of these made when time allows
...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

Personally not a firm believer in boring after the insert has been turned. Especially if you have an insert that has a .640 OD and the barrel relief is down to .572 and you need a .500 bore to fit...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

The pen mandrel really isn't a good idea unless you have a way to bush it up to the ID of the insert you are turning, it is way too small.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-30-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-29-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By swcr
Re: Inexpensive lathe for wood turning and other questions

The actual lathe it not really the expense so to say. the expense comes in getting the actual tools to perfom the task. By the time you get a decent set of turning tools, a good chuck, for the head...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-22-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By swcr
Re: Want to build a bluegill rod

Although I like to use lighter wt rods than most, a 4wt would probably be the best choice for your venture in the event of that just in case fish might take an appeal to your offering
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-18-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By swcr
Re: Warning!!! Lots of pink

Love it Pete, came out great
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By swcr
Re: Straightest rod vs Spine

I build all of mine on the straightest axis and have never had an issue. I have never seen anyone utilizing strictly the spine when fishing, unless you can always heep the fish directly in front of...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By swcr
Re: New to building

You might also want to take a look at the Lemke reel seats and inserts
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-15-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By swcr
Re: Butt cap question

Post a picture, and tell me the ID and I will see what I have that will work for you
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By swcr
Re: Building a rod, full kit vs blank

I believe Mark also offers a pretty decent 7'6" 4 wt, another nice option is the Bingham SHX
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By swcr
Re: First Build

Same manufacturer
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,834
Posted By swcr
Re: New line of Batson blanks !

I have a couple of the new Revelation blanks on order, will give an update on them as time progresses on the builds
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By swcr
Re: Orvis Rod Blanks?

While the Orvis blanks make a very fine build, I find the biggest drawback, is that there is no warranty on any blank that is not an Orvis factory build
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-28-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By swcr
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-05-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By swcr
Re: Just finished my 0wt build

Southwest Custom Rods - Lemke Reel Seat Hardware (http://www.southwestcustomrods.com/lemke-reel-seat-hardware)
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By swcr
Re: Reel seat insert

The birdseye maple is probably a bit more subtle in looks than the curly maple.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By swcr
Re: Proud owner of a brand new old classic!

Trust me Pete knows, he just did it himself
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