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  1. Tim, the Tool Guy, would have tripled the size and attached a 1/2 hp motor.
  2. I was going to make one of those too. But then I got to thinking-heck I ain't got the slightest idea how to do it!. Just kidding of course, but will be interested in seeing your final product.
  3. Before I'd start hammering on it I would contact Dyna-King to get their advice-maybe even send the head in to have them look at it.
  4. Very nice. Where did you get the multi colored drawer units on the right side of the table. Is that one unit or three units stacked.
  5. Thanks Steve. I'm sending you a PM.
  6. What are microwave guides? Is that the same as the "staggered guides"? What is the advantage over regular guide placement?
  7. If trout only see 1/14th of the detail that we do (and I'm not doubting you) then there seems to be little reason for us to go to such great efforts in our tying to get the most detail in our flies. If the trout can't discern the details that much then why bother with it in tying.
  8. Thanks for the additional info. I think I follow what you did now. Not sure what you mean by "live-edge piece". Do you mean one of those semi-circular pieces of walnut with the bark still on it? Actually I have not fully decided on exactly what I will use for a base yet but am leaning towards some combination of walnut and granite (or polished marble) with an inlay in the walnut. I've got some marble but no longer have a means of drilling a hole in it. I used to work in the ceramics industry and had access to diamond drill bits but no more have access to them.
  9. Fantastic set-up. I really like how you set up that drill bit chuck to hold the vise, but I don't quite follow how you attached the underside to the desktop. Could you elaborate a little? I would like to use the same thing to make a pedestal base out of some walnut wood I have. Thanks
  10. Great looking fly and video. Didn't catch the name of that material from FTD-what was it?
  11. Yep, ol' George was an expert on just about everything-at least in his mind. I also have a copy of the Flytying book plus a few of his other books. He also wrote one entitled "How To Live With A Bitch". I almost bought a copy to send to a friend of mine who could have used it before his divorce.
  12. Considering what the trout actually see (Silver's post above) it would appear that it doesn't much matter what color you use. It's more shape and size that counts. As to color, just maybe stick to a light, medium or dark shade and go with that. I've always read that if they aren't hitting what you are using, first change the size.
  13. Interesting and worthwhile video. It's kind of amazing how many things and subtleties there are to learn in flytying. A never ending journey which adds to the enjoyment of it. If one could perfect it in a few days it would become boring. Thanks for posting.
  14. I'm the dave (shown as guest in the above posts) that posted. My identity got dropped when the site went down and I had to re-signup. At any rate, I always thought that what you are doing would be a good, and relatively easy, way of making an index. One could make a color photo of each back page and if they could somehow add a brief tag showing the volume and issue numbers of the issue they would have a ready made index. I would think the publishers could pull that off and make it into a book assuming they have some kind of digital access to back issues.
  15. Thanks. Didn't think to realize that they sold them separately but at $70 plus international shipping a little too pricey for me. Also, I imagine the insert is metric and would not fit a 3/8 inch stem very well but could probably be shimmed to work.
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