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Hi Salenity

I Built A Couple More Rods.

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First off the handles are not as long as the pics make them look.

One is a 7' MLF spinning with Blue Concept guide system

One is a 7'2'' MHM crankbait with micros

Both have Eucalyptus Burl handles.

http://smg.photobuck...curt54321/Rods/

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Really nice work!

What is the make of the blanks, and guides?

The Eucalyptus Burl, is really nice looking. Looks somewhat like the Laguna Burl I used with a burnt burl for contrasting accents....

Tight Lines! :fishing1:

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One blank is a MHX and the other is an American Takle Viper (Blue). The guides are also American Takle.

The Eucalyptus is not cork but a solid chunk of wood I turned on the lathe. I love the feel of wood, Some day I'll learn to turn the handle knobs.

The Carbonlite will not stay on that rod I have a 200E5 with Boca's & carbon drag but the Carbonlite looks great in the pics.

The other reel is a Quantum. Any idea how hard it is to find a decent Blue spinning reel?

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Nice grips. I like the minimal grip on the spinning reel. Long grips serve no real purpose.

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Thanks guys! The blank is a MHX X-COMPOSITE CRANKBAIT

It is a MH but has a really soft feel?

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Really nice handles!!

I just built a MHX composite last week for cranking too. It hasn't even been coated yet. One thing I have to learn is how to take better pics of rods.

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That's nice! What blank is that? It's a way smaller diameter than mine? Is that a power wrapper?

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I can see we need to start a show me your custom rod thread, I want to see more builds!

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I can see we need to start a show me your custom rod thread
I thougth there was one in the Tackle Making forums

Noticing the location KCK did you get your supplies from Karen @ Bingham Ent. in Overland Park?

-RM- :fishing1:

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No I got my stuff online but I'll check into that place. Do they sell blanks...?

I'm actually about 45 minutes south of the metro but if you tell people your from Osawatomie they have no clue ware that is.

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That's nice! What blank is that? It's a way smaller diameter than mine? Is that a power wrapper?

The blank is a MHX 905 blend, not the composite.

I made the power wrapper. It was cheaper than buying a pre-built one.

Basically it's a 1x8x8' piece of any good straight wood with 3/4" C-channel tracking so the rollers could slide.

Then I mounted a motor on some angle iron and attached an aluminum adapter with set screws to a chuck

I purchased 3 acrylic ball bearing roller stands.

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Really nice work on the rods guys

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No I got my stuff online but I'll check into that place. Do they sell blanks...?

I'm actually about 45 minutes south of the metro but if you tell people your from Osawatomie they have no clue ware that is.

LOL they don't know where Park City is either...

Here is the link to Bingham Ent. She has been my Custom Build Supplier for 15+yrs. The best in the industry imo...

http://www.angelfire.com/ks/bingham/

Tight Wraps! :fishing1:

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Nice looking rods gentlemen

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Good job on the builds guys.

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