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    One pic of a rod I did quite a while back.

    S2 Unidirectional Glass blank (limited roll)
    Snake Brand Guides and Reel Seat skeleton
    Wild Olive Spacer
    Leather covered aluminium tube with burnt inscription
    Besembos accent pieces on both ends of the tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    One pic of a rod I did quite a while back.

    S2 Unidirectional Glass blank (limited roll)
    Snake Brand Guides and Reel Seat skeleton
    Wild Olive Spacer
    Leather covered aluminium tube with burnt inscription
    Besembos accent pieces on both ends of the tube

    Beautiful Mario, love the leather and cap ends. Very classic look indeed
    Check out some of my FF pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30562135@N07/

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    Lovely Mario!
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    Yup very beautiful! Casts nicely too


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    Eish bro, lovely stuff!!!

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    Very pretty! How long does it take to build a rod with tube like that - man hours?


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    Thanks guys - appreciate the comments a lot.

    Phillip - the tube takes some time (especially when you add up the hours I had to learn how to work the freakin' sewing machine :-/ ). The branding was done with a metal cut-out/stamp that I had laser cut and then had to weld up the pieces that were not connected - so that also took quite some time. Had to learn how to work a friend's MIG welder :-/ The caps were quick (after blocking the Besembos from the raw piece) - probably an hour or 2 on the lathe. Same with the Wild Olive spacer.

    The rod was pretty plain. All silk wraps in the same colour. No trim. On a dark blank I would have had to go with a bright/light thread in NCP type thread, and it would have looked pretty cheap together with the silk. So there are some hours in there - not sure how many, but enough to miss a deadline or two :-)
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Beautiful work Mario. The rod, tube and sock looks amazing, well done.

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