Time on my hands.

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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Crucian
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Time on my hands.

Post by Crucian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Recently, I hurt my back, which meant I needed to take time off work.

Not wishing to sit about as suggested, I have restored two rods, one of which was a hardy's 'No 1 All-round"
Being pleased with the way the rod turned out, it got me thinking...
Originally the rod, when purchased would have come in an aluminium tube, long since lost. I thought, why not have a go at making one, After all, I had all the time in the world.
After a bit of looking around on eBay, I soon had all the bits. A piece of 2" aluminium tube and a few scraps of leather.
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Sorry if I've bored you, but I'm quite pleased with the result...

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:20 pm

Pleased! I should Coco! That's superb :clap:
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:21 pm

Beautiful job Paul - really impressive.

It would be very interesting to learn more about the leatherworking aspect of the project - how did you cut the leather, do the stitching etc.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Crucian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 pm

All by hand Steve, and a bit of time on 'You tube'.

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Absolutely perfect job. I am very impressed Paul and also need to know how it's all done.. Step by step please.. :Hat:

Wal.

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Keston » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Wow that looks brilliant . Great skills :Hat:

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by CrayCane » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Very nicely done. Looks great.

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Paul F » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Fantastic Paul, well done, at this rate you won't want to go back :Chuckle:

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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Crucian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:33 pm

First of all Wal, you need to hurt your back, in order to get some time to spare...
Then look in an old Hardy's 'Bottom fishing' catalogue, decide what materials you need, namely, a piece of aluminium tube and a few scraps of leather.
And of course, a bit of enthusiasm for the task.
Thoroughly enjoyed it...
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Re: Time on my hands.

Post by Crucian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Paul F wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Fantastic Paul, well done, at this rate you won't want to go back :Chuckle:
'Won't want to go back'

:Hahaha:

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