Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Just built or restored a cane rod or need some advise then let us know in here.
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Paul F
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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Paul F » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:26 pm

CrayCane wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 pm
The 'Whopper Stopper made last winter, I've just got around to finishing this one off.
Used the taper from 'Drop me a line' but single rather than double built.

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Excellent Pete :Wink:

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Paul F » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:28 pm

Harry H wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:34 pm
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Note to self "Never again" :Tongue: :Brickwall:
Superb Harry, that must have taken some time, but well worthwhile, good luck with christening it :Hat:

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Harry H » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Paul F wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Harry H wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:34 pm
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Note to self "Never again" :Tongue: :Brickwall:
Superb Harry, that must have taken some time, but well worthwhile, good luck with christening it :Hat:
Certainly did probably works out at working for a pound an hour if I were to sell it but that's not what we do it for :Hat:
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best varnish for cane restoring

Post by Torridge Cane » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:54 pm

what do you think the best finish would be for a B James kennet perfection
l have used yacht varnish but it takes 3 or 4 days to dry the first coat
are these 2 part finishes ok to use , can anyone help me get in touch with someone who has a tip section for said rod
or someone who can make one up
l've been waiting a long time to have a go at this rod
l have a nice RodRill 3 piece course rod in original bag that l picked out of a bin .[ The buyer just wanted the modern bits ] , at the auction house were l worked , that could do with a coat of varnish
a sharpes fly rod ,so l have plenty to do
it's just what varnish to use for the best
hope someone can help

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Paul D » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:39 pm

I like to use Humbrol no 35 ( or is it 34? :Confused: )
Drys quickly with no smell and a tinlet from a model shop only costs around £2. and is ample to fully varnish a rod.
Alternatively if you need something with a tinge of colour then ronseal yacht varnish is lovely but does take 8 hours to go off.
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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Stef » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm

Paul, are you using Humbrol enamel or acrylic varnish?

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Paul D » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:08 pm

Stef wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Paul, are you using Humbrol enamel or acrylic varnish?
Enamel Stef, wonderful stuff, crystal clear. :Hat:
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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Stef » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 pm

Thank you, Paul.

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Paul F wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:26 pm
CrayCane wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:17 pm
The 'Whopper Stopper made last winter, I've just got around to finishing this one off.
Used the taper from 'Drop me a line' but single rather than double built.

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Pete
Excellent Pete :Wink:
I like the idea of using new on old. I think the 3 legged guides look good. I might pinch the idea for future projects. Great looking rod. Many thanks CrayCane

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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Tonytoned » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Hello there

I have almost finished this what I presume is an Octopus 8ft cane spinning rod with a different reel fitting, which actually came with the rod when I bought. But it was in a absolute state, rings held on with electrical tape and wire the usual. (see images) So here is the result before and after. It's not quite finished, just a tad more varnishing. If anyone can help with identification that would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time

Tony :Hat:

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