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On a spinning rod I love a tennesee grip here's how I build one.

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Glue some corks rings up on some 1/4in all thread.

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All buttered up.

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Tighten with washers and wing nuts and wipe off excesse glue.

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Turn down on the lathe; it makes quick work of cork. Rubberized cork takes alittle work.

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In the dungeon; reaming with a round file in another drill. Ream and check fit then ream again. Note my gf missed this and took s pic for me with an old practice grip.

Didn't get pictures but mark off the blank where you want handles and cost with 2 part epoxy and again wipe off excess.

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Ready for a reel. Thanks for looking.

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Looks good. A couple rings of burl or composite where the reel will sit may reduce wear. Just a thought. For anyone that will use slip rings, The grip gets spilt and glued after rings are installed. Leave a swell on each end so the rings don't slip off. 

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Doesn't the cork get glued to the metal rod?

 

Allen

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The teflon tape acts as a release agent. Also, the cork needs to dry on the inside as well so the mandrel gets pulled out before it's set. 

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Figured I'd update the completed rod.

Rainshadow RX7 781 spin jig blank. For a light power this blank has some power in the butt. I'm going to use it for a variety of light weight lures.

The all important balance point.

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Stainless k series alconites with 4.5 runners

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Handle taped up

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Please pardon my feet lol.

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I call my shop the dungeon too!

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x3 on the dungeon and call my wife the dragon...never to her face though. Kidding, she's great and tolerates a lot that I suspect other's would not. 

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