Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

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Fredline
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Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Fredline » Tue May 22, 2018 8:30 am

I am usually reluctant towards a complete restoration but this Allcocks 4 piece Isis made the decision for me, it was in a bit of a state but salvageable. So I salvaged it. I added an extra eye to both the tips which not only looks but works better.Finally thanks to Trevor (Santiago) for pointing me in the right direction to the rod blank finish I have been looking for, Danish Oil Superior, it has a wonderful soft silk finish.ImageImageImageImage
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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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Paul F » Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 am

Nice no frills restoration John :Thumb:

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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue May 22, 2018 8:53 am

A very nice job John, is one of the tops fibreglass?

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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Fredline » Tue May 22, 2018 10:46 am

Fibreglass? Fibreglass? How dare you. No they are both Greenheart but due to the superior finish of many coats of Danish Oil it does look a little suspect, plus one is a little lighter in colour.
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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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Tue May 22, 2018 1:27 pm

That looks lovely, you've achieved a very nice finish with the oil. I assume you still varnish the threads before applying oil to the blank?

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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Fredline » Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm

No I just sealed the wraps with Pro-Rod Colour Preserver and then applied the oil with a small artist brush.
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.
John Bickerdyke.

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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue May 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Nicely done John. I do like that oiled finish.
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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Santiago » Wed May 23, 2018 6:27 pm

Excellent finish, and better than my attempts with Danish Oil a few years ago (dropping a wet rod on a dusty carpet didn't help). Your rod has a superb authentic look to it, a lovely restoration!
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Re: Allcocks Isis Full restoration.

Post by Lea Dweller » Wed May 23, 2018 6:40 pm

Fredline wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm
No I just sealed the wraps with Pro-Rod Colour Preserver and then applied the oil with a small artist brush.
It does look very good in the pictures John, I look forward to seeing it close up next week!

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