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Title: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 07:04:23 AM
Summertime is usually crazy for me. Not just rod building but I have a farm I try to keep running. Both really cut into my fishing time.

I actually do work for others besides Bullseye but they aren't quite as interesting. John is always throwing curves at me. Not many pictures as I was in a hurry to get these delivered and get some farm chores done. Maybe John will post some more.

The first one is an old Fenwick 130. It was stripped down and John gave me the colors and told me more boxes, all the way under the big roller. Let me tell you there is a lot of thread there. In the last piture the rod behind it was one we just cleaned up some.



Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 07:07:56 AM
Actually I wanted to post this picture


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 07:11:25 AM
The other one that I was doing was an old Montague. We stripped this on down and I did all the thread work as was done on the original but the colors were changed. John might add some pictures as this is all I have.

Dave


 


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: foakes on August 12, 2018, 07:19:03 AM
Spectacular projects!

Thanks for sharing...

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: mo65 on August 12, 2018, 08:15:08 AM
Wow! Those look fantastic to me! 8)


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 01:19:48 PM
John sent me a few pictures of the Fenwick after he put his 130 International on it.

Dave



Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: STRIPER LOU on August 12, 2018, 01:55:53 PM
WOW Dave! That is some sweet work and an amazing setup. Love the green over white.

John T's got to be really happy with that one.

Super job,  ..  Lou


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: handi2 on August 12, 2018, 01:57:52 PM
GREAT WORK..!!


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 02:24:33 PM
Love the green over white.


lol, the colors almost match the Dacron line.

Dave


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Alto Mare on August 12, 2018, 03:17:52 PM
You do some beautiful work Dave, those look amazing!

Sal


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 12, 2018, 03:49:41 PM
Thanks folks! Sal, if the quality of my rods ever equals the quality of your custom knobs, I'd be one happy camper!


Dave



Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Donnyboat on August 12, 2018, 06:11:59 PM
Great work Dave, thanks for posting, cheers Don.


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Reel 224 on August 12, 2018, 06:52:39 PM
Very nice work, I have yet done a standup rod with roller guides....................................Joe


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Swami805 on August 12, 2018, 07:11:09 PM
Beautiful work as always, Nice touch with the painters tape to keep the marks from the wheels off the blank.


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: The Fishing Hobby on August 21, 2018, 11:01:15 AM
Very nice work! How did you get your logo over the threads? Is that a sticker?


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: steelfish on August 21, 2018, 11:20:52 AM
those a beautiful Dave.


@Sheridan, I learned the hardway and since few months ago Im using blue painters tape to cover the blank from the wheels mark on my drier setup too.


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 21, 2018, 12:00:32 PM
Very nice work! How did you get your logo over the threads? Is that a sticker?

I have an Alps printer that makes water slide decals. Lots of fun adding stuff to the rods. If you can see it on the computer you can print it with an Alps, ever prints white. I've made many different designs on rods and about the only thing it won't do is a New York Yankee's logo ;)

Nothing worse than spending a ton of time on a rod only to have tire tracks on it that won't come off. I've felt your pain Alex. Painter tape is great, either blue or green.


Dave


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Reel 224 on August 21, 2018, 12:05:27 PM
A white blank is the best rod to use many color combinations go with it because of the contrast, it is neutral. I wish I could always use white. Not to take away from Dave's work. It looks great!

Joe    


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Reel 224 on August 21, 2018, 12:07:45 PM
Very nice work! How did you get your logo over the threads? Is that a sticker?

I have an Alps printer that makes water slide decals. Lots of fun adding stuff to the rods. If you can see it on the computer you can print it with an Alps, ever prints white. I've made many different designs on rods and about the only thing it won't do is a New York Yankee's logo ;)

Nothing worse than spending a ton of time on a rod only to have tire tracks on it that won't come off. I've felt your pain Alex. Painter tape is great, either blue or green.


Dave

Dave; If you don't mind me asking. How much was the Alps printer and were did you buy it?                Joe


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: droppedit on August 21, 2018, 04:05:03 PM
Joe, I have 2 Alps. The MD-1300 is a good printer but the MD-5000 has a much higher print resolution. You can get them on E-bay but are very expensive. Also you have to be careful as if the print head is bad it will leave a white line in the middle of your print. They are impossible to get repaired and have been  discontinued for years. The ink is in little ribbons. You can get metallic gold and silver so they are great for putting the customers name on a rod. I posted these a while back as it is a little of what can be done.
http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=20153.0 (http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=20153.0)
 Alex has had good luck with inkjet waterslide decals. If you use an inkjet printer you have to seal them with an acrylic spray to keep the colors from running.
Hope this helps,

Dave


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Reel 224 on August 21, 2018, 07:50:59 PM
Joe, I have 2 Alps. The MD-1300 is a good printer but the MD-5000 has a much higher print resolution. You can get them on E-bay but are very expensive. Also you have to be careful as if the print head is bad it will leave a white line in the middle of your print. They are impossible to get repaired and have been  discontinued for years. The ink is in little ribbons. You can get metallic gold and silver so they are great for putting the customers name on a rod. I posted these a while back as it is a little of what can be done.
http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=20153.0 (http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=20153.0)
 Alex has had good luck with inkjet waterslide decals. If you use an inkjet printer you have to seal them with an acrylic spray to keep the colors from running.
Hope this helps,

Dave

Ya Dave, I nixed that plan as soon as I googled it and saw the expensive and read the reviews on it. I'm am going to checkout some other options when I get settled in South Carolina.

Joe   


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: oc1 on August 22, 2018, 01:41:22 AM
when I get settled in South Carolina.
You moving Joe?  Where 'bouts in SC?
-steve


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Reel 224 on August 22, 2018, 04:43:20 AM
when I get settled in South Carolina.
You moving Joe?  Where 'bouts in SC?
-steve

Steve: We are moving to the Myrtle Beach area Murals Inlet...................Joe 


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: Donnyboat on August 22, 2018, 05:44:41 PM
I have said it before Dave, its  not until we have tried rapping rods ourselves, that we can really apreciate the great work you do, I would never try to post a pic of my work next to yours, everyone would have cramps in the mid drift for months after through laughter, cheers Don.


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: oc1 on August 23, 2018, 12:36:08 AM
Dang Joe.  There's some good fishing there.  I know you like fluke and you'll like flounder... and seatrout and channel bass and all the rest.

Sorry to intrude Dave.  You do nice work.
-steve


Title: Re: The last couple projects
Post by: steelfish on August 23, 2018, 10:01:52 AM
...........
 Alex has had good luck with inkjet waterslide decals. If you use an inkjet printer you have to seal them with an acrylic spray to keep the colors from running.
Hope this helps,

Dave

Ya Dave, I nixed that plan as soon as I googled it and saw the expensive and read the reviews on it. I'm am going to checkout some other options when I get settled in South Carolina.

Joe  

Joe, so far so good with the inkjet water slide paper, you can make your own decals as long as you feel ok tied to only print in solid darker colors (inkject normal printer cannot print in gold, silver or white), so, no light yellow, light blue, because they almost no visible even over white background, so, I normally wrap a metallic or light nylon thread color on the background and print whatever you want with your printer on darker color, then seal the image with acrylic spray and your done.


@Dave, thanks for your kind words on my work on the rods.