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  • Suggestions on how to shave down my cork handle? Just a little too fat for my small hands lol

     ToxicTung updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • ToxicTung

    Member
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Suggestions on how to shave down my cork handle? Just a little too fat for my small hands lol

  • massivetypo

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Why are you adding a picture of the brand and not the cork. Advertising??

  • toxictungstensquirmy

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Hand sand with 120 grit polish with 400 grit do save the cork dust to mix with wood glue as sanding may reveal covered up pits and pull out any factory cork filler

  • fishnman59

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Try fine,120-150,very fine 300-320 grit sand paper and slowly twist your hand
    around the grip. It worked for me on a couple rods. Good luck.

  • mattboyrd

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Dremel?

  • Independent

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    You have a Doofus rod?

  • troutmadness

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    What I do is wrap the top end of that rod section with duct tape and insert it into my cordless drill. I lay the drill flat on the table and pull the trigger with one hand and hold the sand paper against the cork as it spins. It works like a charm. You might want to wrap the blank just above the grip with tape as well to protect it while sanding it. Also if you lay a towel under all of it the rod will spin easier.

  • GlacierRambler

    Guest
    December 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I like to start with 220 grit, and then refine with 600 and 800 grit. It’s slower than what you’ve been recommended, but you can create micro-pits in the cork with anything coarser. Plus, it’s amazing how smooth you get with 800 grit finishing. It makes crappy cork so much better, and really good cork is fantastic.

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