I have only built a few rods, but sure enjoy the process. Here is
my tip . . . a really nice way to repoint the foot on a new line guide
is to use the Carborundum impregnated rubber wheels that are available
for your Dremel Moto Tool. This is a rubber like, grey colored wheel.
Use this instead of a grindstone, as it removes smaller amounts of
material, and it polishes as it cuts. (No rough surface to make your
thread fuzzy!) You can buy these at most Wal Mart and K-Mart stores.
Just one more tip, if you are using black colored guides, take the time
to repaint the area that has been cut away. Use a Sharpie marker. They
come in a nice deep black color. It hides the area that was cut and
polished so it does not show through your rod wrappings. ~ Jess Shipe
If you have any tips or techniques, send them along! Help out your
~ Publisher, FAOL