Good advice, thanks. That was the only spot where it was glaringly obvious that I used too much, though the fully epoxied handles and seat did seem a bit heavy.Cliff,
So as not to get a head of the learning that will be going on shortly ... I'll direct this to you. As in fly tying, and judging materials (quantities of), the general rule is to take out what you think you'll need, then put about half of it back!!! Same goes for epoxy. Only put about half of what you think you'll need on the blank and you'll have far less to remove when you're done!! :thumbup: Rubbing alcohol works great in cleaning up, too!
I'm guessing the same applies to finish on thread wraps, but it seems like it might be kinda tricky to make sure you get enough on there so that everything's sufficiently covered on the first go. Any magical secrets on that?