Rod Building Tools
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Posted 02 August 2003 - 08:53 PM
Anyone interested in some Home Grown Rod Building Tool ideas ? Let me know and I'll be happy to post some. I don't want to eat up space if no one is in need of any.
Posted 10 August 2003 - 10:00 PM
Bring it! Just getting into that area myself...like I need another addiction.
Posted 10 August 2003 - 10:27 PM
Ok Dave, but I have to warn you, it IS addictive !!! It's also a lot of fun and when you can build a rod that is tuned for a lure that you've built...It doens't get any better than that!!! I'll get to work on a few things this week. Feel free to email with any questions and the like.
Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:20 PM
don't know a thing about rod building but I'm sure not afraid of learning!
Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:47 PM
You should go to www.rodbuilding.org and at the very least, read the FAQ and Glossary pages to give you some great info to get the creative juices flowing.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 05:04 AM
Maze you wouldn't by chance have a homebrew for a multiple rod dryer would ya? Can't bring myself to spens $425 to buy one.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 09:22 AM
As a matter o' fact... Yes, Cat, I have what you refer to. Let me first give you a web site of photos where you will find a few pictures of some other folks equipment. Credit given where due is my motto. Go to www.fishingphotos.net Once there, look under rod building equipment and you'll find a few different approaches to solving your problem. If you send me your email address, I will send you an email or two with some additional ideas and a proven solution or 2. It will help me some if you tell me if you have any particular requirments or desires in mind for your multi rod dryer. All the solutions on the web site and that I have are MUCH cheaper than any commercially available unit. Have you ever considered an enclosed drying unit ? These can be very helpful as well and can be built in many configurations at reasonable prices. If you are even reasonably handy, you can build a multi unit dryer or a dryer box. I'll be happy to pass on anything I can to you that may be of some help. If you'd rather buy a unit pre built, I'd be happy to help you there too. We could even barter if you'd like. Look forward to talking with you.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:34 PM
They got some nice pictures there. It looked like the rod dryers that they were using, motors + rollers would be close to $100 each. I know there has to be a cheaper solution to my problem. Thats why I was interested in the multi rod dryer. If you have a picture or a solution, print etc. etc. I could build one. I used to be a carpenter and ac technician so I should be able to get it done with a little instruction.
Never considered the dryer box before, is there a benefit to using it.
My email is email@example.com
Thanks for your help.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 07:57 PM
now that I've sent the pics to the wrong address twice, I thought I'd slow down a bit and actually send them to you. lol Yeah, it's a Monday carry over, I guess. I hope these help. I have more if you'd like to see those plans. I'll have to dig for them.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 11:30 AM
Glad you liked the photos I sent to your email ! It was just easier that way for me. I'm no computer pro by any standerd. As I said, I still have some more plans and pics that I'll have to dig out and send. Glad I could help.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 11:41 AM
Thanks for the help Maze. I got a pretty good idea how to approach the dryer project now.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 11:36 AM
This was a pretty easy and cheap way to creat a wrapper and dryer. Could have went a little cheaper if I had used cheaper type wood. Not my design but I really liked it so I built one.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 01:01 PM
When the pics of the dryer and wrapper were taken it was not completed. Had to add the rubber on the white caps to hold the rods and add felt to the top of the rod supports.