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Something in Cocobolo

rayman

Well-Known Member
Here is a little something in Cocobolo.

JPMleft.jpg

JPMend.jpg

JPMright.jpg

These big 7/8 wedges are a bear to work with when determining the wedge size. The amount of bow required in the scales to make the taper in the neck work properly is quite large and required several fittings and several sets as well.


Enjoy!

Ray
 

torbenbp

Well-Known Member
Stunning as always Ray...now that wedge..this one is evenly thick, right?

Or did you pull some kind of magic trick again? ;)

Regards
 

rayman

Well-Known Member
torbenbp said:
Stunning as always Ray...now that wedge..this one is evenly thick, right?

Or did you pull some kind of magic trick again? ;)

Regards

No slight of hand here Torben. The wedge actually does have a taper to it. Remember, the taper of the wedge MUST match the taper of the neck on these big guys. If you try to make a flat spacer, instead of a wedge, you will end up needing a whole bunch of washers between the pivot points on each side of the blade and the scales. The wood has to bow!

Ray
 

torbenbp

Well-Known Member
Ahhhh yes..upon closer inspection I see its not flat...
Sorry, didnt look close enough!

Thanks for sharing..it really is a piece of beauty

Regards
 

BlueDun

Well-Known Member
:thumbup: :thumbup:
Nice job! So you're not only a flyfisher but also a keen craftsman. Well, I'm flyfisher myself but I'm still working on the second part ... ;)
 

Bart

Well-Known Member
Now this a picture I can drool over all day:
JPMright.jpg

You know what they say about a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
WOW!
:thumbup:
Bart.
 

Matt

Well-Known Member
rayman said:
If you try to make a flat spacer, instead of a wedge, you will end up needing a whole bunch of washers between the pivot points on each side of the blade and the scales. The wood has to bow!
:thumbup: :thumbup:

Great piece, Ray. So is the advice!

kind regards,
Matt
 

tat2Ralfy

Well-Known Member
Absolutely awesome as always from you Sir Ray
A beautiful piece for sure, you are a master :thumbup:
 
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