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Electroless Nickel

I showed this reel in a 13 June 2020 post (A “Perfect” Reel Configuration), with all the interior shots. But the anodize process for the frame and spool had failed, so it was not very attractive. I tried stripping the … Continue reading

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Reel #5 by Terry

This one is a 3.5 inch trout reel, similar in design to previous work by Terry, but an improvement in details. This view of the back of the spool shows the Delrin ratchet, which is one piece with the bushing. … Continue reading

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Threading with the Minilathe

I have had reason to single-point some threads recently. This was motivation to further improve my Minilathe so that threading is easier. First, the spindle that carries the intermmediate cluster gear needs a brass shim (oblong) to bring the two … Continue reading

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Cool Air

We moved to New Mexico last November, and up until a month ago the climate seemed quite pleasant. But June and July here means daily highs of 95 to 100F, and I found that too warm for working in my … Continue reading

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Jemez River Reels?

I haven’t written any blog posts for some time now. It is because I have been busy packing and moving to New Mexico. The motivation is better weather. So reelmaking operations now have to fit into the 0.5 car space … Continue reading

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Trout Opener 2014

Yesterday was Opening Day, and the occasion for one of the three annual events in Lovells. Our Historical Society is the organizer. Here is a craft show in the Township Hall. This is the finish of the “Leaky Wader Race”. … Continue reading

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