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Old 01-29-11, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default My rod wrapping jig

I have been seeing all of the rod builds and it has gotten me eager and excited to build my own. I know that I could have used a cardboard box and a book but... I had time and material already and I have as much fun building things like this as I'm sure I will the rod. The motor actually went to a bin level probe. Its speed is 2 rpm but with the pully I made for it it turns the rod at 12 rpm. I was originally going to use an o-ring for a drive belt but found that a rubber band works alot better. All of the other material was alluminum scrap out of a metal bin. I ordered my blank and parts last week and am now anxiously awaiting their arrival. I'm building a 7'9" 4 pc 3 wt Rainshadow to carry the little reel that I made last year.

Here's my jig.

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Old 01-29-11, 08:24 PM   #2
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man that thing looks awesome...not any chance of you having a spare I could take off your hands... now lets see you put that wrapper to use
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Old 01-29-11, 09:10 PM   #3
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First that reel, and now this. GP you really do some awesome work.
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Old 01-29-11, 09:16 PM   #4
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A bit crude but a commendable first effort. Should get you through your first couple rods. Jim
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Old 01-29-11, 09:29 PM   #5
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First the hand machined reel, now this; you are out of control GP!
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Old 01-29-11, 09:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by nielson View Post
A bit crude but a commendable first effort. Should get you through your first couple rods. Jim

That thing looks amazing but what do I know, if that is a crude one I'd sure like to see yours
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Old 01-29-11, 09:45 PM   #7
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Didn't you make your own tying vise too? That's awesome! The motor will make your epoxy finish work a lot easier. I've got one on order myself.
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Old 01-29-11, 10:48 PM   #8
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What a guy, just builds what ever he wants. Very nice!
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Old 01-30-11, 08:32 AM   #9
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Duuuuuuuuuuude! I've been using the jig my grandfather built in the late 70's and it has issues-however, I can't pull away from it. That thing you "patched up" is something else. That thing looks better than Renzetti makes!

Awsome work. Can I have the prototype you ended up not using? It will just end up sitting in the corner collecting dust.
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Old 01-30-11, 02:24 PM   #10
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My, my, my--that's a beautiful piece of work. Building the rod (and all the others you will build) should be no problem after that. Now you need to make some bamboo rod building equipment .
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