WORKSHOP UPDATES

Below are updates in chronological order of what I'm building right now in my workshop. You can also follow my Instagram feed or Facebook page for ongoing up-to-date photos and information
THESE WORKSHOP UPDATES ARE FOR THE 2015/16 3-3/4" SEASPEY REEL BUILD IN STAINLESS STEEL AND BOCOTE, OLIVE, SAPPELE, BEECH AND KIAAT HARDWOODS
WORKSHOP UPDATE 9, 11/16/2015
SPINDLES STARTED
The spindles are turned from raw stainless stock, threaded on the lathe and bored on the mill
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 9, 11/16/2015
ROUGH FRAME FORGINGS
Rough forging the frame back, hot-worked from raw stainless stock
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 8, 11/9/2015
DRAG/CHECK DRUM
Making the drag/check drum and installing the Lignum Vitae drag element -turned on the lathe from raw stainless stock, scalloped on the mill and rotary table
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 7, 11/2/2015
DRAG STARS
Making the drag stars -start from raw stainless roundbar, turn basic shape on the lathe then cut the arms on the mill and rotary table. Threads will come later
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 6, 10/26/2015
LINE GUIDE RINGS
Creating the line guide rings starting with raw stainless stock, turning on the lathe and then drilling and conturing on the mill
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 5, 10/22/2015
WIND KNOB ESCUTCHEONS
Making and fitting the stainless wind knob escutcheons -raw stainless steel stock turned on the lathe
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 4, 10/20/2015
WIND KNOB ANCHORS
Making and fitting the stainless wind knob anchors -turned on the lathe from raw stainless stock and threaded
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 3, 10/19/2015
OUTER VENT PATTERN
Boring the peripheral ventilation pattern -one size on the front and another on the back
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 2, 10/12/2015
INNER VENT PATTERN
Boring inner ventilation pattern -this pattern aids in rinsing and drying the backing line
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WORKSHOP UPDATE 1, 10/5/2015
SPOOL BLANKS
This is how it begins!
Spool blanks for the current Seaspey reel build rough turned. Hardwoods selected for this batch are Bocote, Olive, Sappele, Kiaat and Beech
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