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steeldrifter

Member Since 03 Sep 2003
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In Topic: Garden almost in shape

Yesterday, 02:06 PM

Yeah the metal Heron is actually to keep the real ones away from my pond. I'm only a couple miles from the Detroit Zoo and there is a real big heron population that goes back & forth to the ponds at the zoo so it's pretty common to see them around here so gotta tryin keep them away from my koi.


In Topic: Garden almost in shape

Yesterday, 08:15 AM

I need to go put my waders on because it got pretty deep around here shoebop lol


In Topic: Rod handles

20 May 2017 - 08:30 PM

Removing the upper cork isn't all that hard, a razor blade and some small pliers usually can get it done without too much hassle. The problem is exactly what you mentioned, there will be an epoxy residue left on the blank under where the grip was. Some rod companies use minimal epoxy amounts and it might not be all that bad, but then some rod companies use quite a bit of epoxy and you may have a good amount left on the blank. My honest opinion would be for you to just leave the upper grip on it because you will not be able to remove 100% of the residue left, and if you ever go to sell it that will for sure hurt your resale of it as well.


In Topic: Garden almost in shape

20 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

This is a bougainvillea that I have been working into a bonsai. I wanted to do a "windswept" style with it so I planted it on a very steep angle and let it grow upward for the past two years now. Then today I repotted it upright and started it's first pruning and trimming. Once all the leaves fill in over the next few weeks it should be a pretty nice looking tree. Will take more pruning over the years but you can see the style starting. has the look of a tree that's been standing up to strong winds it's whole life.

 

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In Topic: Any Fly Shop Owners?

19 May 2017 - 09:41 PM

I moved it for him already ;)