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Removing Ferrules

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#1 kenny130

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

I'm playing with the idea of rebuilding an old family bamboo rod (doubt it's worth money, just a fun project). I've removed the guides, now i'm focusing on the ferrules.

What's the proper way to remove old ferrules? They seem to be held on by a crimp in the metal at the top. (probably epoxy in there too?)

Thanks so much for your help folks.

#2 BGreer

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Yes, the ferrules will have some glue in them. Some hear should loosen them up.

Check very closely to see if those old ferrules have a pin in them.

Many old bamboo rods had the ferrules pinned when they were made.
You can carefully use a small punch and hammer to drive the pins free of the ferrule.
Some ferrule pins are hidden pretty well.

Others here will be likely be of more help.

Do you know the make and model of the old bamboo rod?

#3 Mike McGuire

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

You might want to make a ferrule puller. What this might look like is two pieces of wood say 1/2" x 1/2" x 3" held together with two screws. Between the screws drill a hole the outside diameter of the ferrule. When you drill that hole, put a shim between the pieces of wood. Remove the shim to clamp on the ferrule. Having checked for and removed any pins, apply heat with a heat gun, put on the clamp and pull while it's still hot.

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#4 wjensen

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

If you have time, post some pictures. You'll maybe learn a bit about the rod from some of the experienced folks here and the rest of us will enjoy watching the progress!

#5 Galt

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:56 PM

Respectfully,are the ferrules damaged or loose? Why do you want to remove them.


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