More Rod Rests - Everyone has to start somewhere!

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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More Rod Rests - Everyone has to start somewhere!

Post by Banksy » Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm

At last I identified a hazel bush, and eventually located a couple of possible candidates for rod rests.
As a total novice, I could not see the wood for the trees.

The branches were covered in lichen, but this came off quite easily with the help of a patch of rough emery paper.

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The prospective rod rest shafts were a bit bendy, so I've lashed them to a wooden straight edge, and shall leave them to season.
Any advice as to how long to leave them, please?
I don't mind a bit of meandering in the rod rest stem, as long as the base of the rest is pointing in the same direction as the top.

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I've used this lashing technique in the past when making a walking stick from a branch taken from a pollarded ash tree, and was very happy with the result, after the slightly curvy branch had been left tied to an iron bar straight edge for a year or so.

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The next installment will follow after whatever period I am told to allow the wood to season.

Please?

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Re: More Rod Rests - Everyone has to start somewhere!

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon May 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Hopefully Mr RBT will be along shortly :Hat:
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Post by Nobby » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:34 am

Banksy's banksticks!

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Re: More Rod Rests - Everyone has to start somewhere!

Post by Santiago » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:08 am

Just what I was looking for, some nice seasoned kindling! When will it be ready kind Sir?
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