ROD BUILDING TIPS
Easy Speed Control

By Clete Simmons

Here's a tip from Volume 5 - Issue #1 issue of RodMaker magazine:

RodMaker Magazine

If you have a rod wrapper or lathe and are using one of those sewing machine motor type foot controls you may have trouble keeping the speed at a reasonable level. But it's easy to control once you know the trick. Drill a hole in the foot pedal (on mine there was a hole already there) and insert a machine screw or bolt from the top and fasten with a nut on the buttom. By varying the length of the screw or bolt you use, you can limit your top speed to a reasonable level. You may have to experiment with a few different lengths to get the speed you want, but once done it becomes so much easier to wrap under power. Clete Simmons

Publishers note:

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

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