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    Question Chipped ceramic bobbin tube

    Hi all

    My cat was being a troll last night and threw my bobbin from the desk.

    The tube looked fine, but when tying last night it kept cutting the thread (Not straight through but enough for the thread tension to cause a snap).
    Upon closer inspection in noticed a small chip on the inside of the tube lip.

    How can I repair this?
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.GT View Post
    Hi all

    My cat was being a troll last night and threw my bobbin from the desk.

    The tube looked fine, but when tying last night it kept cutting the thread (Not straight through but enough for the thread tension to cause a snap).
    Upon closer inspection in noticed a small chip on the inside of the tube lip.

    How can I repair this?

    take plastic toothpic, put cobra wax on.

    take it and put it in the bobbin.

    small amount of pradly steel to fix chip

    that is what I would have done. wax acts as release agent


    could you post a photo? maybe you could even polish it out with 2000G sandpaper
    Last edited by AlecJ; 14-04-16 at 05:15 PM.

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    Turn cat into fly tying materials??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin James View Post
    Turn cat into fly tying materials??
    LOL I do use my sisters cat and hare for dubbing. If I need grey, cat gets a comb. If I need white, it is the hares turn

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    If you look at some of the older gentlemen's ears, you might could find enough dubbing for a Grey Hair's Ear fly as well.
    Korrie Broos

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    Sis...jy bedoel 'n Giff Nymph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecJ View Post
    take plastic toothpic, put cobra wax on.
    take it and put it in the bobbin.
    small amount of pradly steel to fix chip
    that is what I would have done. wax acts as release agent
    could you post a photo? maybe you could even polish it out with 2000G sandpaper
    Great idea thanks! Will upload once done!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin James View Post
    Turn cat into fly tying materials??
    I have... Pick your colour... (White and ginger cat, not in photo, so have lost of options too choose from) IMG-20160402-WA0015.jpg
    Wife was not happy about it the first time... Then she realized its less time she has to spend brushing them
    So tell me.... How Big's yours?

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    Chances are the crack is all the way through, throw it away and buy a new one.

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    Yup, if the ceramic sleeve is broken, its probably not repairable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Booger Rose View Post
    Chances are the crack is all the way through, throw it away and buy a new one.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Well done!

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