Rod dryer rentals?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by bigdood, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. bigdood

    bigdood fishing hack

    Do you guys know if anyplace offers rentals on rod dryers? About to embark on my first rod build as a bachelor party gift for a buddy but don't want to purchase. If you've heard of anything like that let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. WABOWMAN

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    I think Patrick's fly shop did at one time
     
  3. Badfish Creek

    Badfish Creek New Member

    A $10 motor off eBay and a $2.00 PVC cap from the hardware store is all you need to build one yourself.
     
  4. Ben Swaner

    Ben Swaner Active Member

    do you have a link to the motor on ebay?
     
  5. Badfish Creek

    Badfish Creek New Member

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  6. Ben Swaner

    Ben Swaner Active Member

  7. Badfish Creek

    Badfish Creek New Member

    What I did was took the motor and center drilled a PVC pipe cap. I mounted this to the motor. I then cut a piece of pipe insulation and stuck it to the inside of the cap.I needed to build up the O.D. of my rod's grip end to make a snug fit but did so with masking tape. Works like a charm for a lot less than what you can buy a factory dryer for.
     
  8. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

    If you're using an epoxy like FlexCoat, I cure my wraps by cutting "V" notches on a cardboard box rim and rotate the rod sections every 15 minutes until it sets up. Been doing this for 22 years of rod building so far....
     
  9. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    I do the same as Steve with flexcoat high build. Sometimes it would be nice to be able to finish a rod and not have to sit around for a couple of hours, but then again I just wait until I have a day where I can put finish on a rod (or a section) and start wrapping thread on another while I wait.
     

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