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#1 Faster Fish

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:56 PM

Since I am a big fan of making tools, www.sculpturetool.com I want to make the brass wing burners that I ahve seen posted here before. I was hoping that someone could trace some of thier burners so that I can make thme from the brass. The more outlines that I can get the better. Ultimately, I would like to make them into a pdf format and upload them to make them available to everyone. If you could post the width of the brass sheet that you used would also be helpful. This is a sample from Ronn Lucas's post on wing burners. This is what I am looking to make.

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#2 flytire

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:17 PM

You might want to get this set of templates from Orvis and trace them yourself

http://www.orvis.com...p;feature_id=17

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#3 fly time

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:40 PM

I have made em outta popsicle sticks, and they work quite well!!!
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#4 Hot Tuna

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:49 PM

Randy...I have the original insert that used to come with Renzetti burners...it's got exact templates as well as what size they're for; mayfly, jungle cock, stonefly and caddis. If you want to pm me a mailing address I'll send you a copy.
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#5 sniksoh

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:55 PM

hot tuna,

could i get a copy of that to?
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#6 Faster Fish

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:56 PM

When I get them from tuna, I am going to trace them and put them into a PDF format. I am then going to past them so everyone can download them.

Randy

#7 chrisfish

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:56 PM

hey guys. Whats a wing burner (i saw the pics) and whats it used for?

#8 Faster Fish

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:05 PM

Instead of trimming the wings to shape by hand, you use the wing burner to hold the feather or whatever to burn the excesse material off. You get a consistant shape that way.

Here is a link.

http://www.flyangler...ps/part195.html

Randy

#9 Faster Fish

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:56 AM

I created a pdf file of some basic shapes for creating wing burners. Thes will get people started anyways. Just use 1/2 inch brass shim .025 thickness. I found my brass at http://www.mcmaster.com/.

Have fun

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#10 Faster Fish

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:39 PM

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#11 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:04 AM

hmmmmmmm the link wont download for me

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#12 conehead

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:24 AM

Randy,

Thanks for the PDF. Did you order shim stock in half inch strips ?

I could only find the Brass .025 thickness in a 6" x 25" sheet. I can cut a half inch strip (old sheet metal worker) but a sheared strip has less curl.

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#13 cutbow

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 10:51 AM

looks like fun and easy.

Thanx

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#14 Faster Fish

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:33 AM

If you go to McMaster.com They sell shims 1/2 shims in the correct thickness. They have good shipping and excellent service. I order a lot of stuff for my tool making from them.

Randy

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:25 AM

I can't get it to open either...
Thanks for sharing though.
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