I finally got back to working on the rod. Have been really busy, Getting ready for the camping trip I am going on tomorrow. But I did find the time to get the cork handle reamed out and on the rod.
|Had to ream out the cork the hole was just too small. So took a little|
off with the drill bit at a very slow speed.
|Next had to ream out the section that the reel seat fits into,|
used my paddle bits just to get close and the my Dremel
tool to finish the pocket.
|I use a Rat tail file to get the hole for the blank just to a snug|
fit , where the handle almost slid down to the reel seat.
|ready for the epoxy , recycled chop sticks work get for mixing|
Paddles and to apply the epoxy.
|All assembled and clamped up, now just waiting for it to cure.|
|My assistant decided that it was time for a break,|
so its nap time.
|As you can see we took Bella with us. She had a ball.Rode really good|
in the Yak for her first time.
|She rode with me for awhile . that is until Sharon got a|
little ahead of us, Then she jumped out of the yak and started
to swim to Sharon. She soon realized that I was going faster than
she was swimming and wanted back in my Yak.
|Back with mommy and its ok.|
|Check out the finger shoes, those are so comfortable.|
Can't wait to try them tomorrow in the boat.
|It is pretty on the river. I like it a lot better than down where we are in|
Fayetteville. The river there looks a lot more like the canal that it is .