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Author Topic: Another big fat Turkey...  (Read 1567 times)

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Another big fat Turkey...
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:14:03 PM »

This build was for someone who saw the last Turkey rod I built.  Where the feather inlays and the wood that was used was the same.  Alot of things were different too. 

The customer requested Orange and white colors because the rod was going to be given to his father who is a huge University of Tennessee fan.  He also wanted orange and white checkering.  For those who see the checkering and think very good thread work, I will share a little tip.

The checkering was accomplished using White NCP thread and 1/8" orange vinyl striping tape from an auto parts store.  If I was to do this again I would use white striping tape and orange ncp thread, as I had a little bleed through.  Packing is tricky as the thread tends to stick to the tape.  Turned out pretty good for a first attempt. 

The wood in the grip is spalted Hackberry with a CA finish, the reel seat is a Pac Bay Minima with epoxy ramps wrapped in orange thread.  The turkey feather is an Oscilated Turkey feather.  I used this as I figured the colors would pop on the white back ground.  The blank is a MHX-MB782.

The decals I got from Charlie.  Thanks again for the quick turn around.

I ordered all the components for this rod on the 5th of June.  Not too bad for just under 2 weeks start to finish. Anyways, Thanks for looking and your opinions are welcome..


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