This is terrific.  In January my son and I will compete in a rod
building contest at Walter Reed sponsored by Project Healing Waters.
We can use all tips that you'd be willing to offer.  Neither of us has
built a rod of any kind before.  This is most timely.



Bob Hendry

On Dec 29, 3:52 pm, Anthony Spezio <> wrote:
> Rene,
> Doing this onle tells you where the spine is but not the side to put the 
> guides. An easier way to do this is lay the blank on a flat surface with 
> about 18 to 24" beyond the end of the table.Now flick the end and watch it. 
> Rotate the blank and flip till the tip does not oscillate any more. The spine 
> is there. Now what side do you put the guides, you have two choices, for me 
> only one is right. Another thing and I have heard of this on Graphite, being 
> too heavy on wiggling the tip has broken a few blanks. I had a tip break on a 
> blem bamboo blank showing this to a friend. I still have this in the shop.
> I am including two posts I did a while back along with a photo of how I do it 
> and of the broken tip
> Tony
> Here are two articles I did a while back
> Arkansas Tony
> Subject: Spine spline
>  Subject: Re: The Spine in the Splines

You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group.

To post to this group, send email to
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at

VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at

Reply via email to