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anyone have an out let for stabilized pine cone for reel seat inserts?

26 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

found on ebay, but only knife scales and arent big enough

Need help finding a blank

23 January 2018 - 12:51 PM

I am looking for a 9' 3wt blank but with a medium to slower action. I can find 9' 3wt's no problem, but all are fast to moderate fast. I am building a midge fishing rod for a friend and am having a ton of trouble finding slower action rod blanks. Fly shack used to have them but not anymore. Any thoughts? 

Lathe accessories

21 November 2017 - 02:03 PM

So I am having some difficulty learning the nuances of my new benchtop lathe. I want to turn my own reel seat inserts and I have all the attachments to bore the hole as well as a mandrel so I believe that I am all set with that. As far as turning grips, what do I need to secure the mandrel or threaded rod in the lathe? a 3 jaw chuck? Its just hard in the learning phase to determine which chucks do which jobs and such. This forum is usually a huge help. I know I could go to a wood turners site but this forum has been great for this process so far. Thanks.

any suggestions on finishing a turned reel seat?

06 November 2017 - 11:44 AM

what sort of finish should I apply to the insert when I have finished turning it? should I apply a finish at all? any resources out there with this information?

any tips on keeping guides aligned straight?

28 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

i usually just follow my spine marks and eyeball them but was wondering if anyone had any tricks.