"The Ideal" 9ft 3"

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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Hovis » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:34 pm

That looks rather nice AC and I wish you well.

Have you any idea what the TC is?
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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:37 pm

Not until it arrives ... though perhaps our own StephenWoolley would have a good idea, if he drops by.
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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Hovis » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:40 pm

Yes indeed I am sure he will enlighten us a little more.

Yours looks like a user straightaway where as mine needs err "some" work! :laugh: at £12.50 you can't go wrong can you!
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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Hovis,

I bid on the Sharpes last night and then worked out the cost of a full refurb and decided not to bid again. Do you intend to use genuine Sharpes bits to put it right ? :-)

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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Hovis » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:05 pm

No I don't think so it will just become a user rod the handle looks ok and I can re-whip and finish the rod myself just hoping I can find somebody to solder that butt ring back into shape, maybe a jeweller could do it?
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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:10 pm

Yes, that could be tricky. If the soldering is not done carefully the lining will crack. I had intended to strip it right back to the cane and source Sharpes spares but that would be very expensive and time consuming.

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Re: "The Ideal" 9ft 3"

Post by Hovis » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:18 pm

Mmmm in that case a replacement may be a better option? Have to see what the rest of the rings are like first
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