ROD BUILDING TIPS
Quick Burr Detection

By George Kalhust

Here's a tip from the May/June 2000 issue of RodMaker magazine:

RodMaker Magazine

"To detect burrs on dressed guide feet, rub the guides on a dark colored magazine cover or other similar smooth, hard, paper surface. Press hard, relatively briskly, several times. Any burrs will show up as either scratches or thin, light colored tears on the hard paper surface.

Rub the guide feet, first flat and then on edge, at approximately 5 degrees and then at 25 degrees to detect burrs or a knife edge. Don't forget to check the tip and tip edges of the guide feet as well.

One should find this a quick and easy method to confirm the guide feet have been properly dressed and are free from burrs which can cause damage to the blank." ~ George Kalhust, Lafeyette, IN

Publishers note:

If you have any tips or techniques, send them along! Help out your fellow rodmakers! ~ Publisher, FAOL

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