Rod Building Busy at the lathe

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  • #560722

    Boris
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    Anyway, in other news – I bought myself a lathe and long term I plan on teaching myself how to make a reel.

    I’ve been learning how to cut metric threads and WW threads on the same lathe.

    Just recently finished some nickel silver cap n ring sets for reel seats.

    #615143

    Boris
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    I’m trying different styles and I just completed a few.


    Here’s the rope knurl on a finished rod

    #615148

    Tongariro
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    Every man needs a passion. Good to see yours.

    Cheers

    Herb

    #615150

    woody-wood
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    Next the agate stripping guide.

    #615152

    Tocs
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    Looking forward to seeing the reels…

    #615154

    jimmyellenberger
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    The classic renaissance man, our Boris. Compulsively autodidactic with a skill set so varied and detailed that it leaves the rest of us languishing in the realms of the merely talented. Ah well… someone has to be leading the pack. One can only wonder what may come off of that lathe. Good work Boris, it’s good to know there is always another challenge isn’t it? Cheers…Jimmy

    #615157

    mitch aka 2 fish
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    I would happily follow boris around in awe until someone called the police.

    cheers,
    shawn

    #615161

    Boris
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    Perhaps agates on reels but not guides.

    #615162

    Boris
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    “Looking forward to seeing the reels…”

    Me too Tocs. Trouble is I keep making just one more rod….

    #615163

    Boris
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    Too much credit to me Jimmy. But thank you.

    However, I do consider myself a renaissance man, it seems natural to appreciate and pursue the arts and sciences. I had a great mentors from my earliest years. My father, classically educated in Europe was erudite, an author, sculptor and an amazing human being.

    I hope something rubbed off on me..

    BTW, it was great to catch up in Tassie.

    #615164

    Boris
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    “I would happily follow boris around in awe until someone called the police.”

    Ha ha ha….. Humour is always welcome….

    #615341

    sleepy
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    Very nice Boris, very nice.

    #615624

    Boris
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    I had success with the repair.

    The story went like this..

    I bought a nice St. George 3″ with a missing agate. The previous owner put a piece of brass wire and filled it with epoxy. I removed it but I noted that bezel rolled over edge was badly burred.

    Since I bought the wrong size bezelled agate I decided I was going to repair the existing bezel. My plan was to cut into the bezel base .004″ deeper so I could get the agate to sit lower which meant that I could remove the burred metal on the leading rollover edge.

    I have a 5C collet that accepts the bezel but I had to make a stop with a void to make room for the bezel tang.
    I turned a piece of aluminium to put behind the bezel in the collet, but I don’t have a mill so I had to file the void out by hand.

    Did the necessary cutting with a boring tool and the opened the bezel with a forming tool. Put in the agate and closed it over by rolling the edge back without the burrs.

    #615625

    Boris
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    Made a brass rivet

    Fitted the bezel and closed the rivet.


    Successful repair



    I enjoyed the learning exercise.

    #615626

    Boris
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    A really nice old reel lives again for another 70 years!

    Its a big deal for me to make such a repair but the job was long as I had to make the fixture and the spin forming tool and the post. But now I can repair other St George agates.

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