I've replaced the wife!

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:31 pm

...for spooling reels. She always complains about helping me with this job. Pictures are self-explanatory. Nothing original here, but have mixed a few ideas I've seen on online. Cost pennies, a spare mounting bracket from flat pack furniture, a bolt, couple of washers and nuts, a spring and a tennis ball! The tennis ball adds friction. Nice little project for stormy weather.



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Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:17 pm

Nice job Andrew hope the wife is as happy as you chap :D

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Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:07 pm

cool nice idea :y:

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Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:09 pm

Nice mate, I like it. How much pressure can you have it put out? IE, only good for light braids, or can you do enough for 50/80lb ?
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Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:17 pm

Easily enough for loading heavier braids nice and tight.

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