alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial DOMINICK'S FIRST FISHING ROD BUILT FROM SCRATCH
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« Reply #15 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!  Grin

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« Reply #16 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. 
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« Reply #17 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  
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 06:24:11 AM »

Beautiful and unique, Dominick!
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2019, 07:41:58 AM »

Old dogs can teach themselves new tricks Wink Grin Grin
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2019, 08:29:04 AM »

Fantastic Dominick...I'm impressed...well done! Cool
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2019, 08:42:55 AM »

Very nicely done Dom!

Welcome to the other dark side... Wink
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2019, 08:45:30 AM »

 Smiley Smiley   Well done , you jumped in with both feet .    Marbling , thread work and overlay work , nice color combination .  How about some more pictures .
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2019, 09:16:54 AM »

Well Done 50 cent! I mean 11 cent. Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2019, 01:25:47 PM »

Very nice!
What reel did you pair up with it?
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2019, 05:14:18 PM »

Nice job Dominick ! I like the Mercury dime... does it have any significance ?

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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... Wink

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.

Smiley Smiley   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.   Cheesy  Dominick
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