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    Re: My first rod build

    [img width=480 height=640]http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/hossfly030/photo-4.jpg[/img]

    Here is a pick of the rod dryer in action. Seems to work ok, runs about 10 RPM. Should have some finished rod pics tomorrow. I think I'm going to name it Googan Stix. :fishing:

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    Re: My first rod build

    Have you thought about putting a DC powersupply on it rather than a battery?

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    Re: My first rod build

    Two batteries was $6:00. If I build anouther one I will buy something. As of now I have $6 invested in all my equipment.

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    Re: My first rod build

    If John taught me one main thing is don't go cheap on your drying motors and chucks. It can truly come back to bite you in the butt.

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    Re: My first rod build

    Oh trust me everything on my drying rack is DIY excluding the motor. Can't skimp on motors when you do production.

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    Re: My first rod build

    [img width=480 height=640]http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/hossfly030/photo-5.jpg[/img]

    Drying...The Flex Coat didn't go on as smooth as I thought it would. We will definitely take John or Pest up on some schooling.. I think it will work just fine, and am very proud of it, but it could be better. We are going to try it out on the kids in the yard, I would hate for the guides to pop off on the pier. :yay:

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    Re: My first rod build

    Googan Stix...too funny.

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    Re: My first rod build

    It looks better as it dries, ordering another blank tomorrow. Any one have advice on painting a raw rod blank? Im looking at a Gater blank,that comes unpainted, I have a buddy that paints cars, would it work on a blank?

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    Re: My first rod build

    I take it you want a different color? The way I did it is I have a 20 rpm motor setup on a special stand that has the rod hanging vertically, tip facing down. What you do is have the motor turning and slowly dust the blank as it spins. This helps to evenly coat the entire blank while not building up to much paint in any area.

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    Re: My first rod build

    Great job man.Thats a heck of a lot better job than most have done on their first,second or third attempt..

 

 
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