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Posted 31 January 2004 - 01:47 PM

Before any mounting and wrapping of guides can be done guides must be prepared by tapering the guides feet so to have the thread smoothly flow over the guides feet when wrapping over them with thread.
This can be done with a small file or a rotary tool with a small grinding tip.
Also make sure guides feet will be flat to the blanks surface


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Posted 31 January 2004 - 03:05 PM

If this will be your first time building a rod you may want to consider chousing a dark color thread to wrap over a dark colored graphite rod
The reason I say this is with light colors you may get some bleeding through of the dark colored blank if the tension of the thread and doesnít stay the same also if the thread wraps are not tightly packed together.

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(I will be wrapping with Standard nylon Gudebrod size A. thread - dark green with a yellow trim band)

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 07:44 PM

If you are building your first rod and donít believe that you will build more than one rod a year there is no need to buy a Rod Wrapping Jig.
All a rapping jig dose is hold your rod and provide some kind of tension for the thread so that you can have your hands free for starting thread and whipping the thread at the end of the wrap
One of the ways you can make a home made jig from household items is just to find a box about 2 feet in length and about 18 inches deep.
Cut a notch in the box (as shown in the picture) this will hold your rod while you wrap.
Also to provide tension just run the thread though a old book (If you need more tension just add a book on top)
If after the first rod you decide you would to build more rods there are Rod wrapping jigs and Power wrappers in all price ranges and you may want to purchase one before the next rod project.
Either way you can do an excellent job wrapping just take your time and donít rush thought your project.


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