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April, 2012 - Issue 47

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The April 2012 issue of Power Fibers contains:

 

WordenGnarly Trim Wraps
(By Bill Worden)

You may have seen people comiserating/whining about doing single turn tag style wraps. I had done them on signature sections but never this style on  the whole rod. Man, what a butt kicker! Especially at the top end....

 

BahnEconomical Vise Centering Jaws
(by Scott Bahn)

When you make wood inserts for reel seats from 1” x 1” chunks of wood, you need a way to drill the center hole through the length of the workpiece. You want to make a the hole nice and straight. If your drill press does not have at least a 4 inch travel like mine, you will need to have a way to flip the workpiece over to drill the other end centered. There are many options...

 

LoehrA Divine Restoration
(by Bill Loehr)

I have just finished restoring a bamboo fly rod made by the Fred D. Divine Company. As nearly as I can tell, the rod was made in the 1917-1920 period. The reel seat carries a serial number beginning with the letter “H”, which was applied at that time. Divine rods carried a unique reel seat, patented by Fred Divine in 1885, and used on all rods bearing his name. They are made of cedar, stained to a cherry color. The seat is turned...

 

BurkettMaking A Simple Ferrule Slitting Holder
(by Floyd Burkett)

First of all let me say that I’m not a machinist and what I present here is only an adaptation that has worked for me. I tried quite a few different ways to get good slits in my shop-made ferrules and these have turned out to be my best solution. Since I have benefited....

 

CastermansCork Mortised Reel Seat
(by Janot Castermans)

First I take some hardwood, I mark the center and put it on the lathe...

 

BurgerMaking Ferrules Using Carbon Fiber
(by Christian Burger)

My name is Christian Burger and I am a bamboo rod maker from Germany. At the 3rd European Bamboo Rod Makers Gathering in Witten, Germany in 2010, I introduced my way of making ferrules of compound materials. In this case carbon fibers and epoxy resin.

As I travel a lot and didn’t want be without my bamboo rods I needed to build them in multiple pieces so they would fit into my traveling bag. Figuring out the tapers...

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