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#1 Scott81375

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:53 PM

Hi all, so, I decided I want to try my hand at building a rod. I have built my hand wrapper, and I have a rod kit from mud hole on order. It should be next week. I am pretty excited about this. Hopefully I enjoy it. Lol

Here's my hand wrapper that I built. I will update with build pics once I get started.

Edit: it says my file is too big to upload, so I guess no pics of the hand wrapper.

#2 Greg LaPolla

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 12:31 AM

Scott,

 

First welcome to the addiction!

 

Edit: it says my file is too big to upload, so I guess no pics of the hand wrapper.

 

 

 

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#3 John T.

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:41 AM

Welcome.  Ask questions- that's how we learn.  Many of us started with a kit.


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#4 Scott81375

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:01 AM

Here's the picture of my hand wrapping jig.

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#5 John T.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:18 PM

Very similar to what I started with 8 years ago.  Good design.


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#6 Scott81375

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:38 PM

Very similar to what I started with 8 years ago.  Good design.


Thanks John. Copied from pics here and on Google. Probably just like many others

#7 John A.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:27 PM

Welcome Scott. Your wrapper should work just fine.

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#8 Scott81375

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 11:28 PM

Got my kit yesterday. So far I have the grips reamed out and fit on the blank. I cut the rear grip down about 1.5 inches. It was just too long for my comfort.

Gonna get it all glued on tomorrow and then start my guide placement.

#9 Scott81375

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:03 PM

Got all the guides wrapped tonight. Tell me honestly what do you guys think about the job I did.....

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#10 Goduster

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:21 PM

First thing that I see is that the front of the guide need to be tapered down more to make a smoother transition

Secondly you have a thread overlap right after the transition to the guide foot,

Forham wrap looks fine but could use a little better packing to do away with the gaps in the thread

Overall, with just a little bit of tweaking looks pretty decent


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#11 Scott81375

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:50 AM

Wow. I didn't see the overlap until you mentioned it. Lol I really thought I grinded the foot a lot until the thread touched it. Definitely need more. That was the official first one I did.

Should I cut it off and start over, or just roll with it?

#12 Goduster

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 08:40 AM

That is entirely your decision, personally I would cut it off. As far as the transition to the guide foot, although they may appear to be ground very well, it is usually the underside contour that ends up causing it to not smoothly make the transition. You may just elevate the rear of the foot a little to alleviate that until you have successfully passed that point and then let it set back down and continue with your wrap


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#13 Scott81375

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:25 AM

Roger that...thanks for your input. If I can get one rod to look half as good as one yours I'll be a happy man.

#14 Goduster

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:01 AM

You're off to a pretty decent start, just be patient


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#15 Scott81375

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:34 AM

My wraps got better as I was going along. I am going to re wrap the first guide tonight, and see if it comes out better.



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