carbon reinforcement instead of whipping?
Posted 17 June 2015 - 12:22 PM
No reason it wouldn't work. After all, thread (whether silk, nylon, polyester, etc.) finished with epoxy or varnish is a fiber-resin system. Carbon-fiber wraps, even with the narrowest ribbon, might be hard to get uniform and, of course, they would be black.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 02:40 AM
Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:04 AM
Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:08 AM
I'm sure it would work but you are very, very limited in what can be done with wrapping. Custom rod building is making a rod to customer's specifications. My take on custom is each rod is one-of-a-kind, rather than the carbon copy (no pun intended) of the rods on the retailer's shelf. BTW, I have seen old metal rods wrapped with thin wire.
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 04:35 AM
Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:51 PM
I would field test the rods under load before shipping one to a customer. Metal guides bend and flex more than the carbon. I would worry about the carbon delaminating or developing stress fractures. Maybe use tungston frame guides if it ends up being a problem.
It sounds like a neat idea. Let us know how it turns out.
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