G Urushi Gaff

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by SALTYDAWG, May 22, 2012.

  1. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    This is another raffle item for the BDOutdoors Yellow Tail Shootout, a Steve Tomyiama quick and easy basket weave handle and my 1st attempt at Capt. G's Urushi. I wishe I would have read the whole article on this technique instead of just look at the pictures :D I ended up using too thick pieces of ab shells and burnt up a motor on my Clemens trying to get it sanded down, finally took it out in the yard and roughed it ou rout with a belt sander and finished it off on the lathe
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  3. Wiseguy
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    Thats awsome!
  4. 1:11
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    Gorgeous Bill
  5. EdH
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    NICE!!!!!!
  6. planks5
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    Really nice Bill...love that color scheme
  7. FAT CAT
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    Nice results. Sorry about the motor.
  8. Dust Devil
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    Sure looks better than the gold aluminium one I have used!

    That G Urushi is pure sickness, I want to copy it and call it my own on the interweb.
  9. Looney Tunes
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    Very nice, a beautiful mix of ocean-like colors.
  10. makohunterz
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    did the exact same thing
  11. Capt. G
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    First, it looks greater than great...on the phone you said you were so pissed at how your motors were burning up , and how , at that time you said it looked like a pile of TK, that you wanted kill dead the inventor of the Urushi method. Boy, I am sure glad I had Vol 3 sector 4 of Polesmoker Mag, which clearly states that it was Colby Williams that invented the urushi method, last week.

    Anyway , perhaps you should have read the article by Colb (we are buds, so I can call him Colb). In it, it clearly states that you should unhook your Clemens wimpy electric motor, and replace it with this baby:

    A Renzetti motor.jpg
    Complete will foot pedal...
  12. Ebb_tide33
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    Wow! Nice job on that gaff Salty. This is something that I have yet to try & build. I actually need a nice little hand gaff for my bote so you have given me a boost to try it this Summer.

    Are there any gaff building tutorials online that you recommend?

    You guys put out some cool stuff on here.
  13. tsuribakagaijin
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  14. bassmandan
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    Oh snap! Even Bill can do an urushi and make it look good. Good stuff!
  15. YT Addict
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    Holy moly Bill that is sweet! Especially for your first!!! Glad to see you're doing the G-urushi, it's alot of fun! Well, except for burning motors out. I hit mine with a rough file first to get it down to a workable piece for turning and then get the sanding block with 60 grit. Just remember not to breath that dust in...really really bad for your lungs.
  16. JTrelikes
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    That came out sweet lookin' dude! Sorry about the motor.........guess I won't be getting your old one now. :(
  17. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    still got the old motor for ya, I got a brand newbie:D
  18. Rodcrafter
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    Great work as usual Bill.
  19. Capt. G
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    Guys, I got you covered on the motors.....I just bought four Renzetti, and two Clemen's motors from Comedie. Price was right. In fact, it did seem a little too cheap.
  20. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    Funny stuff, Me and Jim bought 2 of those motors from comedie, they were both defective

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