Plans for making homemade jig
Posted June 07 2001 - 1:06 PM
Do you know anyone who might have a set of plans for building a homemade wrapping/drying jig? While I know in the long run that it would be worth the investment, I just can't see dropping $700 on a Clemen's unit right now. It seems that it might be possible to make a homemade jig for under $100.
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Posted June 07 2001 - 2:10 PM
I made a very simple one out of 1"x6"'s, a little felt, an eye screw and a BBQ rotisserie. Total cost was under $20. It's not a power wrapper or anything with ball bearing wheels and all that, but it works fine for me, especially if you don't intend on turning out 10 rods a week. Sounds like you want something more complicated, but if you want an idea of what I did I'll send you a PowerPoint sketch. Mike
Posted June 07 2001 - 2:39 PM
Posted June 07 2001 - 2:54 PM
If you don't mind...I'll take one too.
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Posted June 07 2001 - 2:56 PM
Posted June 08 2001 - 7:53 AM
Posted June 08 2001 - 8:38 AM
Thanks for the offer. I have a homemade hand wrapper that sounds very similar to the one you described. As you indicated, I was hoping to build something a little more complex, something that could be used for power wrapping/drying and turning my own cork handles. I build 1-2 rods/month so I don't want to sink a lot of cash into it. I was thinking along the lines of a grainger motor, roller blades wheels, a thread tension device, and hardware to fit the main components into a fully adjustable 8' wood or aluminum bed. I'm probably getting in way over my head.
Posted June 08 2001 - 10:14 AM
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Posted June 08 2001 - 10:23 AM
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Posted June 08 2001 - 10:56 AM
The more I think about it, the more I think you guys are right. Going with a commercial lathe would probably make a lot more sense after you consider both time and materials that would go into building a good homemade version.
Posted May 04 2005 - 6:45 AM
It has been along time but do you still have a copy of the plans to build a home made rod dryer that you talked about back in 2001? OR does anyone else have a good beginners set. I have a BBQ motor and want to build a simple one to do a few rods and repair the guids on some others.
Posted May 05 2005 - 8:42 AM
Posted May 05 2005 - 9:27 AM
just a question , i really do think you did a great job based on the pictures above.
Posted May 05 2005 - 1:34 PM
Posted May 06 2005 - 8:18 AM
There are plenty of options in commercially made units. The Pac Bay/American Tackle/Batson style rod lathe is selling for under $300 in many places. It's a pretty decent unit and is probably the most popular and best seller on the market today. Just another option to consider.