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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:54 am • # 21 
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Thanks for the Antlers Doug, I am going to turn a seat today.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:47 pm • # 22 
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Antler is very difficult to work with. I managed to make it look pretty I think. The seat and handle are complete, the blanks are glued and curing. It is coming along quickly. The blanks are so tiny it is almost like a toy.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:17 am • # 23 
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Glued up.
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Grip and antler seat.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:21 am • # 24 
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very cool. what's the little reel off to te side?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:15 pm • # 25 
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Thanks for posting those pics J. Hope you are feeling better. The reel is just there for scale. I bought it off e bay. It has no markings, but works well. I need a half of a 1 wt DT line to put on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:14 pm • # 26 
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That is gorgeous! I love that seat.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:58 am • # 27 
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Quote from Pacchef. "The blanks are sanded. The seat in the picture is not cut to the correct size. It will be on the finished rod."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:53 pm • # 28 
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I am letting the blanks cure right now, sorry I haven't communicated more on the forum lately. Do to economic circumstances I had to get a job, full time for a couple weeks and then it goes to 3 days a week. Every time I think I'm out they pull me back in. Rod work is still getting done though. Tight lines.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:16 pm • # 29 
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no worries! first things first - work then fun. We'll be here and ready for the final product on your schedule.

Les


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:53 am • # 30 
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I ordered the components today. Not sure if I am going to use a winding check and I decided to not use a hook keeper. I went with Arcane ferrules. Should I blue the NS items or leave them alone? I will leave that decision up to the board. I am also building a wood case for the rod out of white oak. It should look pretty slick.

On a side note, I went fishing many years ago with my cousins. We caught a bunch of gills in this little creek by their house. I always wondered what it was called and finally checked a topo map. It was called "Deer Creek". I was really happy to find that out.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:41 pm • # 31 
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That just looks incredible. I, too, would be interested in seeing more pictures of that little reel.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:57 pm • # 32 
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Andrew, I could go either way with hardware. I think both polished NS and Blued look really good.

J.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:12 pm • # 33 
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Andrew,
Where was that Deer Creek of your youth located?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:17 am • # 34 
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California foothills, I am from the Tahoe area. We used tiny frog poppers. It was too much fun.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:55 am • # 35 
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Components are all here. Should get the varnish on this week if it is warm enough. I have decided no winding check or hook keeper. Bare bones and as light as possible. I will also keep the silk wraps very simple and short. I got a great deal on Ferrules. If anyone is looking for NS ferrules try Mudhole.com. (I don't work for them, nor do I get a price break if I mention their website)

Andrew


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:42 pm • # 36 
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COOL.................I can't wait to see the finished product.

Doug


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:26 am • # 37 
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I mounted the reel seat and handle, the ferrules were not up to my standards so I ordered a different set and am waiting patiently. I also started the case, white oak scrap wood in a rectangular construction. Not pretty yet, but after it is finished it should be. Am still looking for a perfect reel for it, or a half of a 1 wt DT for the tiny little reel in the picture.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:12 am • # 38 
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I have a couple of Pfleuger Portages and could work a trade for one. The 2" Forbes Avon would be the lightest. Don


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:30 am • # 39 
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I mounted the ferrules. It was a pain finding them and they were spendy. 8/64ths is hard to come by. Oh well, they mounted perfectly and the rod is labeled and has 2 coats of Man of War Spar on it. I will wrap the guides this week, then varnish the wraps. The case is coming along- it is real heavy for a little rod. Made out of white oak lumber that a buddy donated to the cause.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:50 pm • # 40 
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I'm eager to see the finished rod.

J.


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