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Old 01-22-2002, 01:08 PM
JimW JimW is offline
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FWIW - I went preformed thinking it would be one less thing to worry about. The reaming process was not easy with the one piece handle. I think rings would give you a much better contact with the blank (less epoxy) and you could custom turn the grip to your liking. I plan on going individual burled cork rings on the next rod. I'm curious as to the adhesive people are using to glue the rings together. I'm still not comfortable with the idea of turning the grip on the blank itself so I plan to drill out the rings, glue them up using a threaded rod and turn it on the threaded rod.
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