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Old 04-09-2006, 04:24 PM
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........when you are working on it? I slapped together a contraption with some stuff lying around the shop. I was about to respool a 9/0 when I had this idea pop into my head. I place my highly engineered spooling line holder to the left of the first picture and just crank on the new line.....I am quite lazy so I am always looking for the easy way out of any task.

What kinds of devices have other lazy folks come up with?




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Old 04-09-2006, 05:19 PM
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Generally with one hand, but if I'm really excited with two hands

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For the truly lazy way (something I am eminently qualified to discuss) here is the equation:

Reel + Local Tackle Shop + $ = freshly spooled reel, usually done correctly, with minimum effort (on my part)


I see that you have added one of those high-efficiency heating systems for your workshop. I especially like the way the cord drapes across the front of the work area and the heater is carefully positioned near 2 edges of the (combustible) workbench, virtually ensuring that it will be knocked over anytime the workbech is used. OSHA would be proud


What was the question again ?????





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I have the same kind of rod holder with a peice of 2x3 screwed to the side of it which i crank down on in the vise i also instead of removeing the line my hand I use a drill with an empty spool to remove the line and when respooling I use the same drill with a socket attachment on the handle and power spool it
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Good catch silly boy....

I moved the whole house heater to that location so that I could install the hyper engineered rodholder, reel repairing, rod waxing, roller guide greasing, spooling monster machine. The heater is normally on a plastic bin drawer that serves as a shelf. So there.

With my patent pending spool holder and this revolutionary rodholderingistic design, I will not be needing the services of a contract spooler. I will save the money and invest it wisely. When I retire I will buy a cup of coffee with it.

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I must admit I tend to lean towards Elusive's way myself....but that's just me and what do I know?

And BTW, Tireless ~ do you have ANY IDEA how HARD it is for me to "hold my tongue" (so to speak) re: to this thread!!!???

You KNOW how Wiley feels about stayin' on track in the "upper forums" and yet HERE YOU GO - askin' loaded questions......just KNOWIN' how our wharped minds work around here. UGH~~~!! Just about more than I can take!

Hey - and I DO like your invention. Pretty cool!!
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Strikerthree:
"when respooling I use the same drill with a socket attachment on the handle and power spool it."


Can you tell me what socket you use for this and specifically where it attaches?
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:05 AM
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I must admit I tend to lean towards Elusive's way myself....but that's just me and what do I know?

And BTW, Tireless ~ do you have ANY IDEA how HARD it is for me to "hold my tongue" (so to speak) re: to this thread!!!???

You KNOW how Wiley feels about stayin' on track in the "upper forums" and yet HERE YOU GO - askin' loaded questions......just KNOWIN' how our wharped minds work around here. UGH~~~!! Just about more than I can take!

Hey - and I DO like your invention. Pretty cool!!
Truly remarkable about the way you restrained yourself


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BigBone - 4/13/2006 9:13 AM

Strikerthree:

"when respooling I use the same drill with a socket attachment on the handle and power spool it."


Can you tell me what socket you use for this and specifically where it attaches?
There should be a cap that is attached to the crank handle with one or two screws, at least on most reels. Remove that cap and you will find a nut that holds the crank handle in place. A cordless drill with the porper adapter bits will allow you to use a deep well socket that fits the nut in quesion, thus allowing for the easy re-spooling that he is describing.
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Strikerthree:

"when respooling I use the same drill with a socket attachment on the handle and power spool it."


Can you tell me what socket you use for this and specifically where it attaches?
There should be a cap that is attached to the crank handle with one or two screws, at least on most reels. Remove that cap and you will find a nut that holds the crank handle in place. A cordless drill with the porper adapter bits will allow you to use a deep well socket that fits the nut in quesion, thus allowing for the easy re-spooling that he is describing.

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Before you patented that fine engineering you need to add a beer holder.
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Are you going to patent a left and right handed model? The one you have in the picture looks like you have the left hand model with the right hand reel in it? (you have to lean over the bench or could bump your elbow on the bench too reel) if you reversed it you coud rest your spooling arm on the special pillow I could design for your patented rod tugger /spooler/ setter contrapsion. I would think your design could be made adjustable for ones hight / stroke with your special design?

I think the beer holder is a must!
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:18 AM
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with both hands ,especially if a nice girl is looking
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I think that you holder is quite handy for the smaller rods that seem to dominate in your area of the world, and serves as further evidence that the ladies in the south are truely a gracious lot.

We need much stronger equipment to handle our 40 pounders that make our senoritas swoon every time their Latin Lover chances by, and the angle of repose will be more vertical even into old age due to our heavy consumption of garlic and beauty queens on every soap opera.

I think that covers it for now.
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Bullshipper - 4/15/2006 2:05 PM

make our senoritas swoon every time their Latin Lover chances by.

I think that covers it for now.



Is this a good thing for a scotchxican?
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I have my mexican passport and a can of viagra, so I am still hopefull
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Good ones, ya'll.... ~


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Southern Fried - 4/14/2006 9:56 AM

Before you patented that fine engineering you need to add a beer holder.
Great idea.........here is another confidential showing of the beer holder. I have already submitted my patent app so don't try to copy this. If you do, royalty payments will be necessary.










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Sweet, really.. high tech weenie
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Bullshipper - 4/17/2006 10:24 PM

Sweet, really.. high tech weenie
Thank you........I want all of humanity to benefit from my brain farts.
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