Turning Wood Inserts - Know Anybody?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by fishmaster, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. fishmaster New Member

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    I have some beautiful unturned wood that I would like somebody to turn for me into wood inserts for Struble/Bellinger reelseat components. Does anyone know somebody that does this?
  2. Islander Steve

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    You might check with Steve Moran. I think he is in Spokane. If you just google Steve Moran flyrods you'll get his site. I got one of his custom rods for a retirement present. He makes the handles out of exotic woods and does reel seats as well. He does beautiful work.
  3. martinrjensen BambooBoy

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    So my motor on my late quit. If it's just a capacitor I may have this running in a few days. If I have to replace the motor (I ordered one) I won't get it for over a month!
    martin. Call em if you have any questions.
  4. riverdog Member

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    I have a lathe, and turn my own reel seats. What kind of wood do you have, and what arrangements do you have in mind--pay by the seat, or trade for some of the wood?

    Email me if you are interested. jatoynbee@hotmail.com
  5. martinrjensen BambooBoy

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    So I "finally" got my lathe back up and running. If you are still interested in doing this let me know. Note that I will be headed to Alaska for a month in a few weeks too.
    martin

  6. Roper Idiot Savant

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    If you still need someone to turn that for you, I can.

    PM me for my phone number if you want to...
  7. bhudda heffe'

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    ive personally seen some of Ropers work and it is GRADE A!!! you should take him up on this!
  8. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    A few years ago, members of my fly club were demo-ing fly tying and bamboo rod building at a local crafts fair. Halfway across the room, someone else was displaying his beautiful homemade waterfowl and varmit calls, made from many exotic woods. I invited him over to see what fancy wood reel seat barrels were about. It was a whole new craft to him. Do you know any call makers?
  9. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Here's a sample of seats I've turned...
  10. yuhina Tropical member

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    PROFESSIONAL!