Walkers BB reel - material used

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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Hovis » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Keep going Steve, I for one would be most interest in you progress and efforts. I've found surprisingly little information online regarding reel making as opposed to rod making.
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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Swarf is good stuff too Steve, they make robots wigs out of it you know.

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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Nobby » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:57 am

As one of those who has been lucky enough to hold the reel Dick Walker made I can say that my very first thought on having it in my hands was how light it was for its size.

Just what it is made from I have no idea and I had just the same surprise in store for me when I held the 'Conquest' made for ted by Leszek. It just might be that Dick had access to a fancy aircraft grade aluminium alloy of similar properties.


The only answer is to get some swarf off Dick's reel and try and light it........over to you, John.........

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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Fredline » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am

Hi Nobby, I have tried to ignite the "Thorndike Reel" with a blow lamp but it just melted the handles and discoloured the front plate.
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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Lea Dweller » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 am

Fredline wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am
Hi Nobby, I have tried to ignite the "Thorndike Reel" with a blow lamp but it just melted the handles and discoloured the front plate.
Thank you John, when I read this I laughed and spilt cold beer down my shirt!
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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Nobby » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:58 am

Fredline wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am
Hi Nobby, I have tried to ignite the "Thorndike Reel" with a blow lamp but it just melted the handles and discoloured the front plate.


Ah, that's a bugger. Still ....easy come easy go..........there'll be another along soon.

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Re: Walkers BB reel - material used

Post by Lea Dweller » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:36 am

Nobby wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:58 am
Fredline wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am
Hi Nobby, I have tried to ignite the "Thorndike Reel" with a blow lamp but it just melted the handles and discoloured the front plate.


Ah, that's a bugger. Still ....easy come easy go..........there'll be another along soon.
I may not have used a blow lamp on a reel, but I did once bury an Aerial in the flower bed of my garden! A previous owner had polished it to a “Bright” finish and I was told that burying it for a few weeks would age it! I was not advised to protect the xylonite handles and when I dug it up they had deteriorated badly. It just goes to prove how naive I am, I am honest though! :surrender:
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