Monday, May 19, 2014

Fine Tackle - Inside The Process - Part 6

Christian Hörgren of Fine Tackle continues the Swift Fly Fishing Epic 580 build and in this post shares his thoughts on building cork grips and how to achieve the perfect fit.

Christian wrote...  "I always turn my cork grips directly on the blank. I want to have a tight fit between the cork and the blank, and this is extra important when it comes to the last ring.  I’m a huge fan of Japanese wood joinery, and nothing beats a joint with a perfect fit.  A winding check is a metal ring commonly used to cover the gap between the cork handle and the blank.  I rarely use winding checks.  I prefer a tight fit on the last ring, leaving a silent transition between the cork and the blank."

Check out the Fine Tackle website and Facebook page for the latest shop news and most recent builds.  Christian always has something interesting going on to check out.

1 comment:

Jay said...

I like Christian's idea about a tight fit between the (last) cork (ring) and the blank.
This also shows how tight the tolerances are in his work.