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How to build up a spinning rear grip

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#1 StrykerDM

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:28 PM

I'm going to start a build for a family member and he doesn't like split grips on his spinning rods. I've never made any solid cork rear grips that length and am not sure how I'd ream it once it was glued. I have a homemade cork lathe that works well for my fly rod grips.

Do you think I leave off the butt end cork ring and shape it then ream it to fit and just glue the final ring on at the end and shape by hand. What do you guys think?

#2 Scott81375

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

I had glued my rings onto a 1/4 shaft and turned them down from there, and then ream out the grip. Glue it on the rod blank, and the cover the hole in the bottom with a decorative button that has a nipple in the middle of it. Fill the hole with epoxy and then put the button on with some masking tape to hold it on until dry. The nipple help hold the button on when the epoxy dries.

Haven't had one come off yet.

#3 Washougal

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

Unless your building a salmon/steelhead rod, or surf rod, your set up for turning fly grips should work wouldn't it?

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