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clKiekhafer

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Here is one that I just completed. It is a Rainshadow RX7 IS720 Ultra-lite that my chiropractor wanted. This is my second cross-wrap done on a rod after doing some practice on dowels sticks.

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Looks very nice, great job on the wrap and I like the color comb!

Thanks for the comments.

The colors where chosen to represent the Navy that will be used for my Dad's build that I'm currently working on, however, another person liked then so much that he wanted the same colors for his.

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Nice color combo and the wrap looks nice and tight!

Thanks unfrozen for your comments.

Seeing the nice comments that I'm getting from all the experienced crafters here means a lot to me. smile I certainly couldn't have done this on my own nor have learned so much so fast, thanks again everyone.

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Very clean and good looking! What thread brand and color is the blue? Did you use CP on the thread?

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Very clean and good looking! What thread brand and color is the blue? Did you use CP on the thread?

CHM,

Thanks for your comments. The thread brand that I use now is Coats & Clarks' Polyester Machine Embroidery Thread in the #40 class. The two colors are Yale Blue (#9) and Spark Gold (#182) and I did use 3 coats of CP to help preserve the color. I switched to C&C thread for the variety and buying at the local craft store. This makes it easy when I'm making a rod for someone else and they want to see what is available.

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There is an added benefit the #40 compared to size a, the #40 being thinner allows for more detail in the dec wraps especially on ultra lights etc.

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Chester-

Do you use the embroidery thread to tie the guides on too, or do you just find the closest match of rod building thread color and use that?

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bltbowhunter,

I've been using machine embroidery thread for both the guides and decorative wraps. I use three thin coats of CP over the thread to help from having show through. I've heard others have been doing that and it seems to be working quite well.

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What is CP? I don't know the first thing about building rods but it looks like it could be fun.

Color Preserver (CP)

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bltbowhunter,

I've been using machine embroidery thread for both the guides and decorative wraps.

Does it have to be the machine embroidery thread? I just bought a pile of Coats and clark multi purpose polyester thread. Do you think that will work just the same as the "machine" thread?

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Does it have to be the machine embroidery thread? I just bought a pile of Coats and clark multi purpose polyester thread. Do you think that will work just the same as the "machine" thread?

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