Wizard Restoration

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Jeremy Croxall
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Wizard Restoration

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:45 pm

Here's some pics of my latest project, an Allcocks Super Wizard:

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New low bells rings courtesy of Fredline, new ferrules, Pipers conifer silk and Wilcos varnish.
I had intended to re fit the original ferrules and Shed monkey did a wonderful job tightening up the fit for me but I buggered the ferrule re fitting it. I also found a crack in the mid section ferrule so decided to invest in new ones.
Hope you like the pics!
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Shed_Monkey
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Re: Wizrd restoration

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:14 pm

Lovely job Jeremy - a rod you can really be proud of.

Well done!

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SeanM
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Re: Wizrd restoration

Post by SeanM » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:18 pm

Lovely job!
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Fredline
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Re: Wizrd restoration

Post by Fredline » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:46 pm

Great work Jeremy.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Chubman
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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by Chubman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:06 am

looks good, i like to do my wizards in green silk, what grade did you use and was it pipers?

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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by Duebel » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am

She's a beauty! Very well done, Jeremy!
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Jeremy Croxall
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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:28 am

Chubman wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:06 am
looks good, i like to do my wizards in green silk, what grade did you use and was it pipers?
Thanks, not brilliant photo's I'm afraid and it needs another coat or two of varnish but it's getting there!
The silk is from Pipers, ref. 90/2 twisted gloss, conifer green.
I like to use silk as it takes on a slightly striated look on varnishing which I think results in a more traditional appearance.
I know it should have been red silk (as original) but I prefer green to red and I didn't set out to restore it to factory standard spec, hence the silk colour, ring type and I even turned the butt section so the label is visible with the rod in the fishing position (I like to look at it) So, not one for the purists!!

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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:39 am

Very nice JC 👍
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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by MaggotDrowner » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:20 am

That's a really good job. Enjoy using it.
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Harry H
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Re: Wizard Restoration

Post by Harry H » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 am

Lovely job :Thumb:
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