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July 2013, Issue 52

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The July, 2013 issue of Power Fibers contains:


KileyMaking Cap & Ring Hardware from
         Deep Drawn Cups
(by Stephen Kiley)

In this article, I will cover two ways to cut the raw, deep drawn cups to finished length for the cap and ring for reel seats.  With the first method, I will be using collets and for those that don't have collets for their lathe, I will also show....


EastonEnd of the Road Rod
     Winchester 6085, 8’6”
(by Doug Easton)

The story of EW Edwards (and sons) and their relationship the Winchester Repeating Arms company has been told numerous times by several authors. The stories sometimes differ at various points along the road, but most recent accounts are in accord with  the timeline in George Black’s wonderful book, “Casting a Spell [1],” Another Excellent account of EW Edward’s rod making life described in detail  in the Book “Playing with Fire: The life and Times of EW Edwards” by Patrick Garner [2]. From beginning to end the Winchester.....


MercierFly Rod Dip Tube & Multi Extraction
     Motor System
(by Chuck Mercier)

The information below for setting up dipping tanks with extraction motors is the system used by Brasstown Creek, Inc. to dip our bamboo fly rods. While this works for us, there are many other methods, many are better, most are cheaper – but this is what we use. We are not electricians and recommend anyone working with electricity consult...


CoughlinBirch Bark Rings - Another Method
(by Ted Coughlin)

I thought I would show the way I am making up rings for turning grips from birch bark.

The bark came from a friend in the Catskills from a tree knocked down in a storm. This is a material that comes from many parts of the country. It is really beautiful stuff and makes for a very durable grip if used solo. It is just a super option for butts or winding check areas....


BondMaking a Payne Style Halstead Reel Seat
(by James Bond)

I just did a presentation at Canadian Cane and many have asked me to post the pics so here it goes. I am a hobby machinist and this part is not difficult for any intermediate level lathe hobbyist.

The part is 6061 1" round aluminum and the lathe is a 1500 lb Harrison 11" model L5A 1968.

Let's have a look at some Classic Halstead seats. As a Payne employee, George Halstead...

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