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Member Since 12 Oct 2006
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In Topic: How do you know if it's real tonkin?

15 November 2008 - 04:34 PM

I know that most of the garden canes (like you'd use for your tomatoes.) sold over here are tonkin.
And I think most of the big stuff is used for scaffolding.

In Topic: Silk lines

15 November 2008 - 01:00 PM

Has anyone tried splicing furled leaders to a level silk and then refinishing the whole line, furled leader included (I have read a couple posts on this, but no real results).

I played with this a bit last year. It does work reasonably well, but a proper tapered line is better. The main problem I had was getting a smooth transition from the line to the furled part, and keeping the furled leader held together with the coating. The smooth transition was solved with the right thread count and a small neat join. I think you just have to live with the coating problems.

However, as you have the lines you may as well give it a go, my inclination would be to make two DTs, and perhaps not worry about the splice in the heavier one if one piece is long enough.

In Topic: Snake Guides

02 November 2008 - 10:15 AM

There's a thread here with some drawings and tips. I haven't tried it, but it's on the list.


In Topic: First attempt at a mortised butt

02 November 2008 - 09:55 AM

Handsome and technically impressive. I really like the way the cork follows the line of the swell.

In Topic: to polish or not to polish

31 August 2008 - 04:28 PM

I don't see any need to polish it after every use, but then again I cant see polish doing it any harm. If it were mine. I'd give it a quick wipe down when I put it away, and then if I wanted to spruce it up ever now and again. I'd get out the polish.