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    how do you find the spine of the smaller sections of a 4 piece rod?

    also, my blank already has line up dots but when i tested the second lightest section and the mark was off of the spine...?

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    Default Re: finding spine of butt

    Quote Originally Posted by ckalanik View Post
    how do you find the spine of the smaller sections of a 4 piece rod? also, my blank already has line up dots but when i tested the second lightest section and the mark was off of the spine...?
    Your blank is probably marked for straightness rather than spine
    I'd build it as marked if I were you

    As for finding the spine in the butt sections....if you can't find it, it's not important
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    For the lighter sections, stand one vertically on the floor and place the palm of your hand on the tip and push down. For the heavier sections, place the rod horizontally across two supports (chairbacks work well), one near (about 3" from) each tip, press down in the center of the section and roll it back and forth.

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    Default Re: finding spine of butt

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    Your blank is probably marked for straightness rather than spine
    I'd build it as marked if I were you

    As for finding the spine in the butt sections....if you can't find it, it's not important
    One more jumping on the same wagon. Check for straightness and don't worry so much about your butt.
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

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