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    Mike,ill take that pine handle off your hands and build it on one of my blanks to test

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    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    Mike,ill take that pine handle off your hands and build it on one of my blanks to test
    Hi
    Somewhere I have a Zebrano, cherry, African Blackwood, that if I locate it, will post it to you, if you want.
    With the move of my factory, somewhere in a box, shelf etc.
    Will search if you want it.
    Really stunning handles, will email you a pic or 2, then you can decide which one or 2 you like best.
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    That will be superb.I am building a 4 and 5 wt rod,on one I would love to try a wooden handle.Keep me posted.

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    Aah, thanks Korrie for stepping in. This pine one I did I've bashed around, so not no nice anymore. I want to put it on an old test-blank I have here sometime and check out what it feels like then.
    PS: Easy to turn another new one if you like...just shout.
    Last edited by Michael; 08-06-11 at 09:07 PM.

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    For wooden grips what is the better oil to use for sealing afterwards? Hope it is ok to ask this question on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    For wooden grips what is the better oil to use for sealing afterwards? Hope it is ok to ask this question on this thread.
    it depends on who you ask.
    Danish oil, tung oil, and another 2 or 3 I cannot remember.

    Michael and Mario are the best to ask.
    Korrie Broos

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    I use Danish oil mostly, but it's also the way you apply it, makes a big difference in the end product's durability and looks.
    Not any Danish Oil though, Rustin's.

    I also use Liberon's Tung Oil from time to time (same result really, just takes much longer to apply etc), and you can also go for Casey's Tru-Oil. Very simple product to use and gives a great finish. On wooden grips, I'd recommend Tru-Oil. (Has varnish in it as well, good mix of oils and varnish). They use it on gunstocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    Mike,ill take that pine handle off your hands and build it on one of my blanks to test
    fek...only saw this now! Sorry man. You still want that pine grip?

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    Thanks, where can I get these oils cause I phoned my local hardware for tung oil and they never heard of the stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Thanks, where can I get these oils cause I phoned my local hardware for tung oil and they never heard of the stuff?
    Hardware Centre, Randburg.

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