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I have taken a look at youtube for lathe's. I want to build one to use on cork, for sh and dh rods. Does anyone have plans? Did look at Harbor Freight, wood lathe, if I could change the gripping head to that of the metal lathe, would work maybe. Anyway, I'm a bit in the air about it. Any suggestions?
 

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the HF 10x18 lathe works fine for fly grips. You use a Jacob's chuck to hold the mandrel and a live center on the other end. I shape a lot on my rod wrapper too if I glue it on the rod before shaping. (for heavy saltwater fly rods mostly)
 

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I plan on glueing up cork rings on the blank. Thank you for the info. This could turn out into another bad habit. Other than buying gear.
Have you seen the jig/clamp made with wood blocks and all thread for gluing cork rings? It squeezes the rings tight til the glue dries, then shape it on the all thread chucked in the drill and no harm to the rod blank.
 
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