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#1 Infinity Rod Creations

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:43 PM





This is my first attempt at turning something different than rod components on my lathe. Although they have a quite ways to go before I would be comfortable even considering selling them, they are perfectly fine for my own use. I'm going to poly clear coat them and then set them adrift.

"My drifts are so distant, I dial a 1 + (area code) when setting the hook!"

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#2 Carl Z

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (Infinity Rod Creations @ Nov 30 2012, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is my first attempt at turning something different than rod components on my lathe. Although they have a quite ways to go before I would be comfortable even considering selling them, they are perfectly fine for my own use. I'm going to poly clear coat them and then set them adrift.


They look good to me, and it is nice to be able to build them to your own specification.

Now for the stupid question. How do you attach them to your line? surgical tubing?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

some guys use surgical tubing, but I've found them to be a bit bulky...Can't beat drennan's "float caps" which are rubber band thickness sections of various sized tubing diameters.

"My drifts are so distant, I dial a 1 + (area code) when setting the hook!"

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:24 PM





Here's the second round. Getting a little better at the painting...Got some sweet model pin striping for the stripes.

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#5 steeldrifter

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

They look good Dom headbang.gif

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#6 bigdan

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Nice!!

#7 Jojackc

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

They are looking good. I would just spray paint them all one color as the base coat. Then put them back in the lathe and use paint markers to put the hightlights on them.

#8 Infinity Rod Creations

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

I appreciate the suggestion. I'm willing to try them all to get these puppies up to speed and looking good!

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#9 Jojackc

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

QUOTE (Infinity Rod Creations @ Jan 7 2013, 08:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I appreciate the suggestion. I'm willing to try them all to get these puppies up to speed and looking good!


Not gona lie I'm pretty sure I saw it on How its made on the discovery channel. You might even look for the episode.

#10 dmsirovica

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

good job! you might even be able to make these slip bobbers if you could find a hollow tube that is sturdy enough



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