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Old 09-12-2003, 08:33 AM
JimW JimW is offline
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I highly recommend shaping the cork on the blank. Glue it up in a treaded jig, scrape off the excess epoxy before it dries. Don't use 5 min epoxy, use the 2hr stuff, it's waterproof. let it dry for a day or so, ream it and fit it to the blank. After mounting the reel seat, load up the cork with epoxy and slide it right down the blank, wipe down the blank with no lint paper towels. let it dry for a day or so. Now shape your grip. The problem with shaping the grip before placing it on the blank is you can get an off center hole. Just the way I was taught, I'm sure the threaded rod in the drill would work.
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