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Title: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Dominick on July 26, 2019, 03:32:44 PM
Hi folks interested in rod building.  I purchase the components from Jon Vadney.  Thank you Jon.  I made a bunch of mistakes and there was a lot of stop and go but I think the result was not bad for a rookie.  This will be my salmon rod.  Here are some photos but don't look too closely.  Dominick

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/2130_26_07_19_4_03_39_288152452.jpeg)

I imbedded a Mercury dime and an Indian head penny in the blank.

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/2130_26_07_19_4_03_43_28816172.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/2130_26_07_19_4_03_25_288141139.jpeg)

(https://alantani.com/gallery/28/2130_26_07_19_4_03_22_28813100.jpeg)

I hope you enjoy the photos.  Dominick


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: foakes on July 26, 2019, 03:43:14 PM
Nice work, Dominick

With a ten cent Mercury & a one cent Indian that must be your 11 cent salmon rod...

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: CooldadE on July 26, 2019, 03:45:52 PM
Nice job Dominick ! I like the Mercury dime... does it have any significance ?

Cool


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Alto Mare on July 26, 2019, 03:51:47 PM
I think you did really good. nice rod!


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Donnyboat on July 26, 2019, 04:02:46 PM
Looks great Dominick, you must be a wealthy man to have all those coins, cheers Don.


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: steelfish on July 26, 2019, 04:04:59 PM
wow compadre Dom, awesome rod !!


the marbling is really amazing, that's something I still need to explore one day.
what blank do you used for this beauty?


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Rivverrat on July 26, 2019, 04:58:29 PM
I think this is Freaking! Fantastic!

Most fellas half your age are to busy argueing about what they think know to ever & I mean ever learn something new.

 Good for you.

 I hope my fingers & hands work as I get closer to your age. It's not looking good right now though... Jeff


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: sundancer on July 26, 2019, 05:00:08 PM
Beautiful work Dom


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Crow on July 26, 2019, 05:10:56 PM
Looks great !!


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: David Hall on July 26, 2019, 05:51:49 PM
Well executed counselor! Er uhm I mean nice job.


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Swami805 on July 26, 2019, 06:01:35 PM
Very nice rod, I'm sure you'll enjoy fishing it as much as you did building it. I'd bet you're already thinking about what you'll build next! All those reels need a home.


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: steelfish on July 26, 2019, 09:10:09 PM
I'd bet you're already thinking about what you'll build next!

haha
 I remember when my amigo Sheridan told me these exact Words and I though, man how this guy know what Im thinking? he must be a kind of wizzard or something


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Cor on July 26, 2019, 09:17:09 PM
Great job!
You did not start in the simplest and easiest way either, with those fancy wrappings and marbling!


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Darin Crofton on July 26, 2019, 09:32:40 PM
Great job, Dominick, way to go on your first rod, looks great with coins too!


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Vintage Offshore Tackle on July 26, 2019, 09:59:32 PM
Beautiful work Dominick!  If you ever get tired of practicing law, you could have a great future in the rod building business.


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: mhc on July 26, 2019, 10:21:11 PM
Nice work, Dominick

With a ten cent Mercury & a one cent Indian that must be your 11 cent salmon rod...

Best,

Fred

Well done Dominick, your 11 cent salmon rod looks great. I'm looking forward to a 60 - 80 cent tuna rod or an open check trolling rod next!  ;D

Mike


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: oc1 on July 26, 2019, 11:04:40 PM
Good going.  But, I have a rookie question....  So, what the heck is that marbling stuff and how do you put it on?  I've seen pictures (none better than yours) but can't fathom it. 
-steve


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Rivverrat on July 26, 2019, 11:17:59 PM
Steve, it's color added to epoxy. Either a powder purchased from Voodoo rods or Testor's model paint added to your finish epoxy. Very easy to work with though with most stuff there is a learning curve. The best at it devolop their own style such as Jon Vadney. I'm still working at  how I like the final out come of my marbling.

   Here is Jon Vadney marbling in action here   https://youtu.be/8R1Hc6rFgZQ


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Brewcrafter on July 27, 2019, 06:24:11 AM
Beautiful and unique, Dominick!


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on July 27, 2019, 07:41:58 AM
Old dogs can teach themselves new tricks ;) ;D ;D


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: mo65 on July 27, 2019, 08:29:04 AM
Fantastic Dominick...I'm impressed...well done! 8)


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Fishy247 on July 27, 2019, 08:42:55 AM
Very nicely done Dom!

Welcome to the other dark side... ;)


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: oldmanjoe on July 27, 2019, 08:45:30 AM
 :) :)   Well done , you jumped in with both feet .    Marbling , thread work and overlay work , nice color combination .  How about some more pictures .


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Shark Hunter on July 27, 2019, 09:16:54 AM
Well Done 50 cent! I mean 11 cent. :D


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Mjg378 on July 27, 2019, 01:25:47 PM
Very nice!
What reel did you pair up with it?


Title: Re: DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
Post by: Dominick on July 27, 2019, 05:14:18 PM
Nice job Dominick ! I like the Mercury dime... does it have any significance ?

Cool

None except for the red white and blue (and silver).

Beautiful work Dominick!  If you ever get tired of practicing law, you could have a great future in the rod building business.

I already got tired of practicing law.  I put my license on the voluntary inactive list.  I am still a lawyer but am not allowed to practice until I reactivate.

Nice work, Dominick

With a ten cent Mercury & a one cent Indian that must be your 11 cent salmon rod...

Best,

Fred

When all is accounted for it is one of my expensive rods.  If I add in my time I'll break records.

Very nicely done Dom!

Welcome to the other dark side... ;)

Yep, I now have a rockfish blank.  I am waiting for the components.

Good going.  But, I have a rookie question....  So, what the heck is that marbling stuff and how do you put it on?  I've seen pictures (none better than yours) but can't fathom it.  
-steve

That video above shows what I did.  I purchased color pigments from Tap Plastics.

Very nice!
What reel did you pair up with it?

I have a Cortez Conversion reel that Ben (Alan's Friend) gave me.  I need to have line put on it.

:) :)   Well done , you jumped in with both feet .    Marbling , thread work and overlay work , nice color combination .  How about some more pictures .

It really is difficult to photograph a fishing rod.  The couple of pics show the basics.

wow compadre Dom, awesome rod !!


the marbling is really amazing, that's something I still need to explore one day.
what blank do you used for this beauty?

Seeker 330.  

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. As I said above I am happy with the way it turned out.  The next one should be better.  I am not going to go crazy here but Wayne's wife, Jennifer paid for a blank and I have all the components on the bench.  She wants to give it to Wayne as a birthday gift.  His is July 29th, he'll have to wait.  I am too busy procrastinating to get to it.   :D  Dominick