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Work now scaled back..

Post by Watermole+ » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:25 pm

This has been the largest and most challenging to make so far..something a bit different anyway!

A special 4 1/2" reel with a wide drum for those much heavier fish incorporating an optional, automatic check and line drum brake.
The 'scales' are all individually cut out pieces of striated oak (230 of them), set into a single piece of Turkish walnut.






For some reason, the pictures are not as good as I would have liked, but will give you some idea. Click on them to see clearer.

With regards, :Hat:


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Post by PershoreHarrier » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:37 pm

Good Heavens - that is some work of art and engineering. :Hat:

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Post by Pallenpool » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:38 pm

Jaw dropping reel - absolutely superb.
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Post by Bob Brookes » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:42 pm

Simply wonderful. One reel closer to mine.
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Post by Bumble » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Superb pin Superb skills

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Post by Silfield » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:47 pm

My word! what a piece of engineering perfection.
I have a spare kidney if interested in a swap-in hind sight, probably not a good idea as mine rattle with the amount of stones in there!

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Post by Tengisgol » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 pm

Peerless Sir, and then some.

I try very hard not to be a man with envy, but I am only human (unlike you it seems!).

Thank you for sharing.
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Post by LuckyLuca » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm

Every time I think you've made the most beautiful reel I'll ever see, you raise the bar once more!
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Post by Mark » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:22 pm

Simply wonderful.
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Re: Work now scaled back..

Post by Fredline » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 pm

Arise Sir Watermole.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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