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Thread: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

  1. #61

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    I reckon once the epoxy goes on I can take some nice photos and then that will give folks a good idea of what it is they're bidding on. And maybe put some posts on the other boards, not just the rodbuilding board, to get the word out there.

  2. #62

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    Why dont you send the rod up to me and I can coat it?


  3. #63

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    In masking tape?

  4. #64

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    Smart arse. Send it up so I can coat it.

  5. #65

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    geez.... thats what we wanted you to do on the weekend
    i,m so over these poeple who think its a crime to share
    i go out of my way to help poeple, and then they want to give nothing in return
    i now know why scott [finga] does not go out of his way
    and i guess i wont be anymore

  6. #66

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

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  7. #67

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    Geez Ian, thats a bit rough If its directed at me mate. Lets put it into perspective. I volunteer to help you guys, I think Im the only full time rod builder in Australia that does these workshops at no charge. I run my custom rod business full time which is hard going. I dont get paid for these weekends and I dont expect to be paid, its never come up at anytime. I pay for my own fuel and travel the 1.5 hours each way. I had to work on the Sunday to get an order out on time, this didnt happen as I spent the Saturday helping you guys.

    I have donated my time and my 22 years of rod building expertise every year.

    I didnt do any coating because you guys had no rods to be coated, thats not my fault mate. Its not my job to organize people to have rods ready to go. My job is to advise, demonstrate if and when needed, which by the way I have done year in and year out. If you wanted to see how I coat which I really wanted to do this year, then you or someone should have had a lathe and rod ready for me to teach you. If you want me to show you how to coat then by all means come up and I will show you.

    How many in this great land is so open to show people what I know,bugger all. Yes, there are some fascist's of my trade so to speak, that I wont show anyone, thats my trade advantage. I know there are many rod builder in this country as well as overseas that would love to know how I achieve the finish I do. Well, thats taken me over 10 years to master, not 10 days, not 10 weeks, not 10 months, 10 years.

    If your pissed off with me, well I cant help you mate, thats something you will need to work out. If you guys are frustrated then you have a mouth, use it, speak, tell me or who ever is hosting the weekend what you want, simple really. No point in throwing your hands up in the air if you haven't verbalized to anyone what you want to learn.

    Saturday was a bit of a lost opportunity IMO. Again, not my fault.


  8. #68

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    For what it's worth, when bouncing around ideas prior to the weekend, Stu indicated to me that he thought an epoxying demo would be good. Had I been more organised we would have done one on Saturday. My fault for setting expectations a bit high and biting off more than I could chew.

    It's bloody hard getting these events off the ground, and the next time myself or anyone else goes to organise one the last thing we need is to be battling against grudges caused by misunderstandings. We covered some good ground on the weekend, and there's lots of scope for more things we can cover on the next one.

    Lets kiss and make up and focus on rod building.


  9. #69

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013


    I really do appreciate the effort you put in mate, its a big job and you did extremely well, so a big thank you from me. I wanted to focus more on coating as this is the area that most full into trouble. I bought all my tools of the trade to do the demo but there was no rod or rods to coat, so they stayed int he car. I have a great time each and every rod building weekend, all the guys are great and we all get on. Lets not get into a shit fight over something so petty as not seeing a rod coated. Like I said, if anyone wants a tuition on the subject, I'm always happy to show them.
    At the end of the day, its just building a friggen rod, its not brain surgery, rocket science. I have made some life long friends through this craft. Most of which are down to earth people, my kind of folk. I have no hang ups, Im not arrogant enough that Im to good to show the lesser rod builder, I can name many like that though.

    Now, kiss and make up, I dont kiss guys Dave, maybe you can have my turn mate. I dont hold any grudges towards anyone. if you have a problem, then please call my complaints department, they will be sure to get onto straight away.



  10. #70

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    For what its worth I thought everyone shared ideas pretty well over the weekend but unfortunately we all did more socialising than rod building on Saturday.

    Dave did a great job of organising the weekend ( Tough gig ) thanks again Dave

    Like Stuart said if anyone wants some tuition on how to apply coating then all they have to do is ask. When time permits I would also be only to happy to show how I apply coating and while my results are not always as good as Stu's they are still pretty good.

    My 2 cents


  11. #71

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    guys ,i,m sorry for my outburst... my new meds are not what they seem
    i know what dave put into this ,and i thank him dearly
    stu, mate i know how much time u give up
    and to anyone else i have upset i,m sorry

  12. #72

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    All good this end mate. I dont hold grudges, I dont worry to much about mates that have an outbursts from time to time, If I did I would be a lonely man.

  13. #73

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    At the height of my chemotherapy I absolutely let rip in some emails to some good friends. Lucky for me they saw it was the chemo talking and not me, so I understand entirely.
    Looking forward to helping you get going with the software, and catching up more regularly.


  14. #74

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    So back to the subject, please send the rod up to me so I can coat it real nice.

    On another note, I think it would be great to hold a no frills weekend just on binding and coating techniques,any tackers.
    There are plenty of tricks to binding which in turn, helps to achieve a perfect coating.

  15. #75

    Re: Rod Building Weekend - July 27 & 28, 2013

    I will bring the masking tape!

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