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    Everyone, Thank you for the well wishes on the...

    Everyone, Thank you for the well wishes on the Knee Replacment both here on the BB and on email. I'm doing great, by the way. I'm about 16 days post op and there are days that I can walk around...
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    Brian, It was a pleasure to meet you when you...

    Brian, It was a pleasure to meet you when you came by the shop. As I'm sure you could tell, I could have stayed there all day and talked rods and bamboo and trout, but I know you had to get back to...
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    Re: RL Nunley bamboo blank prize

    Hope whoever wins this enjoys the rod they end up making from it. This blank makes my personal favorite rod... it's a rocket and will do anything you want it to do with ease.

    As for price, in the...
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    Re: What'd ya think?

    Betty,

    If it's any consolation, I think I had a mild stroke when I read that! :lol:

    Bob "Caneman" Nunley
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    Re: Removing ghosting on a bamboo rod

    Cane Browntoner. This is a product sold by Jeff Fultz at http://www.fultzrods.com. I have never used the chemical, but a gentleman I know here in Mountain Home, who does just like you're doing,...
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    Re: Best way to get into building bamboo rods?

    Never tried a binder for wound closure, but Electrical Tape with leftover napkins from your favorite fast food joint does a great job. I really like Electrical Tape, as you can buy it in several...
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    Re: Best way to get into building bamboo rods?

    Tea stick,

    Hope you don't mind my interjecting here, but a PMQ is simply two strips of bamboo, planed in a wedge shape, with the pith sides glued together. MUCH easier to build than a proper...
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    Re: Best way to get into building bamboo rods?

    OK, first go buy a bag of glass marbles. Put the marbles in your mouth and every time you put knife or plane to cane, or dream about varnish, spit out one marble. When you've lost all your marbles,...
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    Re: Bamboo Strength

    You're right... fragile doesn't even begin to describe bamboo. Most broken bamboo rods were broken in such a manner that would destroy ANY rod... car door slams, running into walls with the tips,...
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    Bamboo Strength

    Well, I had to post this after a discussion I had this week. I was on the river and this gentleman remarks on my fly rod, bamboo, of course, and says "I think they're wonderful looking rods, but...
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    Brian,
    I'm in Paradise, about 30 miles west of Ft Worth. Not for much longer, though. Now less than 4 weeks and the move begins. We're actually leaving here on May 26th.

    As for the "bad"...
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    skeet,

    Yeah, QC is something else. The help and advice, both as a craftsman and a businessman, that I've received from Ron is invaluable. I consider him a very dear friend. We talk when we can,...
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    Re: drrying motor. adapter

    All of my rod turners have a 3/4" hole in a rubber piece to mount the rods. I simply drilled out 1" round pieces of delrin to every ferrule size and every butt size imaginable and use them for...
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    Re: cork grip with sliding rings

    You can buy them from Goldenwitch at www.goldenwitch.com or I think Bob Venerri makes them, www.venerris.com

    Later,
    Bob
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    mcsteff... Thanks. I'm probably going to start writing a "new" EXTREME FLYFISHING" this summer, between rods. I'm sure, fishing the White and Norfork on a regular basis, there will be plenty to...
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    You're absolutely righ, Ron.

    Well, off to Texas today for me. Kind of missing the Rattlesnakes and Polecats NOT!!! But have things to get ready down there for the move in June, so must go.
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    The saga continues... I was in the shop until about 11pm last night. Short day for me... got in late (about 11 AM), left early, only about a 12 hour day! I never did get to the reel seats I...
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    1:51 and I'm done for the day! LOL Yesterday, that is...

    herefishy, There are a lot of things that can go wrong.

    One of these rods, everything fitted up just fine dry, then I glued it up. ...
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    Re: Life in the bamboo shop

    Fishbum, Yep, pretty much my schedule, except for the walks. Those used to be part of the routine, but as of this past Friday, I'm 12 weeks out of a Unicondular Knee Replacement (bad bone out, good...
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    Life in the bamboo shop

    Well, taking a much needed break, here. Today, I've glued up 4 complete rods and cleaned up all of the sticky mess from that. After a wonderful late breakfast (I usually don't eat until this time...
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    Re: I think i can... I think i can...

    I agree with Ralph, even with magic, there's no way you're going to make a bamboo rod in a short period of time. Many rodmakers call their first rod the "Thousand Hour Rod". They aren't...
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    Re: bamboo rod finish

    Jim, I use a Spar Varnish made by Absolute Coatings called Last and Last. I do not thin it in my dip tank, but I remove the rods a lot slower than most people do, so I get very thin coats. Slower...
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    Re: bamboo rod finish

    You can get an excellent finish brushing on spar varnish. I personally prefer a dipped finish, but with little effort, brushing can produce a very fine finish.

    Mix spar 6 parts varnish to 1...
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    Gerry, I'm glad I've been of some help to some...

    Gerry, I'm glad I've been of some help to some people. This bamboo thing is my passion, second only to family and my bamboo inspector (Dusty, my Mini Sheltie that seems to think she is a fixture in...
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    Sowbug Roundup -- Mountain Home AR

    I returned to Oklahoma Friday from Mountain Home, AR. We (my soon wife to be, Rita) were there looking for a home, as we're moving there in June, but timed it so that we could visit the Annual...
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