January 18th, 2009
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Making the handle and choosing the cork. The green craft foam is added for color trim. The cork rings and foam are glued individually together on a mandrel (shown in the next picture).
The cork and foam are turned to shape using (in this case) a home made lathe.
Pre fitting the completed grip to the blank.
Fitting and Epoxying the Reel Seat and Grips.
Inletting of Butt (just a fancy add on.)
Placing and tying on the guides with stretch string (for repositioning if needed)
Thread and trim ring wrapping / after which coating with flex coat epoxy.
The completed Rodready to fish.
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