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Decorative butt wrap design help

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Al:

 

I was wondering if you might be able to explain some basic decorative wrap patterns the beginner could use to spruce up his/her rods.

 

I recently completed my first surf stick (gsb108 1m) with a basic chevron wrap, and I must admit it looks dandy!

 

But now I'm putting together a rod for my pal and I want to make this wrap even nicer! Can you give me some clues, formulas for a fine wrap, etc.

 

Thanks, and keep up the super work!

-TA-

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Al, I hope I'm not out of line if I post before you.

THEKID - If you want to stick with a chevron, try shading the colors. http://rodmakermagazine.com/cgi-bin/...ackissues.html

March/April 2000 Rodmaker magazine has a picture of one. It is really easy to do, just requires you to wrap the threads in a different sequence.

The instructions are a bit tricky to explain here (for me), but the article covers it in detail for about 2 1/2 pages.

 

Good luck, Billy

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Thanks BILLY40!

 

Amazing how friendly guys are 'round these parts.

 

EVERYONE ELSE:

Please feel free to respond with your own advice/guidance.

 

Thanks,

TA

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The Kid,

 

Take Billy's idea of the shaded chevron and do a double reversed chevron on four sides.

 

First do your regular shaded chevron on four sides with the point facing toward the tip of the rod.

 

Now repeat the chevron in the opposite direction.

 

Here are two color wrapping sequences. All are wrapped in bands of four threads of size "A" thread.

 

Metallic Gold

Bright Orange

Metallic Copper

Metallic Red

Dark Burgandy

Metallic Purple

Black

Border with single band of Metallic Gold.

 

Start the reversing sequence next to the 4 bands of gold with another four bands of gold and wrap in the opposite direction.

 

Space your centers one inch apart. Keep your threads packed well.

 

Here is the same pattern in another color sequence:

 

Metallic Gold

Metallic Turquoise Blue

Metallic Light Blue

Metallic Medium Blue

Metallic Dark Blue

Metallic Purple

Black

Single thread of metallic gold.

 

Al G.

 

 

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Thanks Al!

 

Let me just ask this, can you give an impromptu lesson on how to do that shaded chevron pattern? Is there a place I can go to on the web with illustrations of some sort?

 

The Chevron I did on the first butt was like this:

 

WIDTH (threads) COLOR

 

1 Black

2 Gold

1 Metallic Green

1 Black

4 Gold

1 Black

1 Metallic Green

2 Gold

1 Black

 

The shaded chevron I guess is simply 2-4 thread widths of each color, huh?

 

Thanks again,

TA

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I have not seen this described anywhere on the net, but I'll try to explain it briefly here.

 

To make this easy lets use only 3 colors - yellow, orange and red. <UL TYPE=SQUARE>

<LI>

<LI> 1st Pass - 3 yellow

<LI> 2nd Pass - 2 yellow , 1 orange

<LI> 3rd pass - 1 yellow, 2 orange

<LI> 4th pass - 3 orange

<LI> 5th pass - 2 orange, 1 red

<LI> 6th pass - 1 orange 2 red

<LI> 7th pass - 3 red

 

That's the best I can do. I strongly suggest you get the backordered Rodmaker magazine. It is much clearer, gives a more complex pattern, and a little way of making a chart so you know (and understand) where you are. It also has detailed pictures and shows how to do a shaded wrap on your guides or trim bands of the butt wrap.

 

Al, those are some cool color combo's. Can't wait to see some of them at the show Friday through Sunday.

 

Good luck, Billy

 

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