Abalone inlay rods?

woodfish330

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Well???? We're ALL waiting.....

But we're not gonna beg.... so if you got something to show.... post it. Otherwise why start a thread... to beg the question?
 
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woodfish330

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That brother is also beautiful!! Personally speaking.... that inlay has a "hypnotic" effect.... I have always loved. Even my "skirted" trolling lure selection... demonstrates my love and confidence in the iridescent shell....and its fish atttacting effect.... when well done. Good for you!

Thanks for sharing :notworthy .
 

woodfish330

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FAT CAT..... question? When working for Yo-Zuri in the day.... they made very thinly sliced abalone shell sheets in the factory for lure use. Even using "wet" sawing techniques.... The dust from that is very toxic (cancerous). Where / how did you aquire such beautiful / flexible "inlay" material?.... If I might ask? Although the thicker end of the rod bends very little if at all.... how does the inlay hold up on the more flexible tip? Does it effect the overall action of the rod to a noticeable level compared to the standard double/triple wrap in your opinion? You know me.... "curiosity killed the cat".... lol. Thanks for sharing brother.

P.S. nice work "SouthBayKiller"!
 
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A rod that Wiseguy wrapped for me. WSB Otoliths (stones) in a Urushi.
 

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FAT CAT..... question? When working for Yo-Zuri in the day.... they made very thinly sliced abalone shell sheets in the factory for lure use. Even using "wet" sawing techniques.... The dust from that is very toxic (cancerous). Where / how did you aquire such beautiful / flexible "inlay" material?.... If I might ask? Although the thicker end of the rod bends very little if at all.... how does the inlay hold up on the more flexible tip? Does it effect the overall action of the rod to a noticeable level compared to the standard double/triple wrap in your opinion? You know me.... "curiosity killed the cat".... lol. Thanks for sharing brother.

P.S. nice work "SouthBayKiller"!
3M now has a veneer that is much thinner than the stuff you're mentioning. It's very user friendly. The older stuff you had to boil to soften.

It's adhesive backed and I use a heat gun to apply and it doesn't really take much heat to get it to conform to the blank. It cuts with scissors.

I don't think I'd use it on a trout rod, but it weighs nada. It won't affect the action at all (except on the trout rod).

I'm not sure I do know you, but I hope I've answered your question.

Yeah Patrick - nice work!

Here's what I did on the tips

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woodfish330

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Thanks for the info....appreciate your attention to detail! I also know it takes a keen eye....

"Nefarious"....that's pretty cool as well. Many here on BD know the significance of those "bones"..... but the fishing public.... probably wonders "what the hell is that".... lol. Not lost on me though. WSB Personal bests?
 

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3M now has a veneer that is much thinner than the stuff you're mentioning. It's very user friendly. The older stuff you had to boil to soften.

It's adhesive backed and I use a heat gun to apply and it doesn't really take much heat to get it to conform to the blank. It cuts with scissors.
I did not know that. I tried the old stuff that had to be boiled and swore I'd never touch it again. I'll have to try the 3M stuff. Looks amazing.
 
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I'm about to start on a set of 4 bent butt 80 roller rods for myself (2lime green abalone/2 natural) and 2 50 rods same theme as the white rod below.

Here are some of the abalone rods I've built over the years. Cut me some slack I built some of these like 5 years ago.
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woodfish330

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All that beautiful "Ab"..... ALL THOSE RODS ARE AWESOME LOOKING!! Many creative rod builders here. ... and your passion is never more obvious than when you share your own rods.... With your own thread work and that abalone.

I know pictures never quite do justice to the unique opalescent angular shimmer abalone provides in full sunlight. ... but that's okay! I appreciate ALL of those posts and picts my BD brothers....great work. Thanks for sharing!

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