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May-12-2012, 03:04 PM #1
G-Urushi with no shell, no lacquer?
OK, pls. follow me here. This is a 17.7165 foot (let's call it 18 feet) rod I am doing.
First, I mixed Bullard Night Sky Black with 5 min epoxy, and coated the blank. When it was tacky , I cut random size pieces of the above silver holo crackle lured tape. I put it on the blank.
Next, I took rod epoxy, and mixed up two piles of Bullard pigments...one the dreaded "Venetian Red", and the other "Twilight Pearl". I put the T.Pearl over the crackle tape, to give it the appearance of Mother of Pearl (MOP)....and I dabbed on the V.Red over the black...but NOT over the tape.
Can you feel me...am I clear to you?
Time elapsed...5 min (first process) and about ten more minutes...and this urushi is about done. I need to sand tomorrow, and add some color accents.
But this is SIMPLE, and it will look good, or my name isn't Capt. D.
Ok, I lied about the "no urushi lacquer" part. I got some real deal stuff that I just had to try. Can you see the whispy silver stuff?
Well this is the first time I have used metallic urushi lacquer. The amber stuff is real Urushi tree sap...and it comes with a gerber size vile of silver stuff that gets airborne...I had to don a mask.
This is the evil stuff....
And this is also new stuff (to me) Red Brick Road crackle paint. I did the first of ten ferrule joints on this 18 footer.
Ok, so what do you think? Yes, I know it is not perfect, but I used common materials, and honestly spent less than 20 minutes on the G-urushi.
Now, you guys have little excuse not to try it. Please do...I get a ten cent commission on each one posted.
Word to all the fishes in the deep blue sea.
May-12-2012, 03:23 PM #2
Is there a ten minute version??? Looks bad ass, I will give it a shot soon.
May-12-2012, 03:30 PM #3
That looks pretty darn good for a few minutes of work. The sap is fascinating. I really need to do this, with shells or without. Do you ship an 18 foot rod in PVC?
May-12-2012, 03:52 PM #4
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May-12-2012, 04:16 PM #6
No end to what you can do with it huh? If I ever get more than one day off in a row, I got some ideas.Don't be afraid of failing, it's the only way you will know what success is
May-12-2012, 05:20 PM #7
I was going to say that this is a fantastic technique that has endless possibilities and the the rod building world owes you a huge deabt for sharing your vision and skills.
But then I saw that the reel seat in the of the second pic is upside down (should be on the top of the rod). Also my 2wt fly reel would not fit it, so it must be inferior quality.
How can we take you seriously now?
May-12-2012, 05:57 PM #8
May-12-2012, 06:58 PM #9
Dang G that is freakin awesome! No sanding or mess? Unbelievable and beautiful!!!
May-12-2012, 07:56 PM #10
Very nice Mr.G!!!!!
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