Volume 13 Complete!

The year 2010 and Volume 13 is now complete. The best year in RodMaker’s history with not only more readers than at any time in our history, but the biggest and best issues we’ve ever produced!

RodMaker Magazine remains the premier publication for custom rod builders. RodMaker also remains the least expensive publication for custom rod builders. With value like that, it’s not hard to understand why rod builders have made it the most widely circulated and read magazine in the history of our craft and industry.

One of the reasons I started this blog was so that I could offer folks special bargains from time to time. So here we go – if you’re not a subscriber and would like to obtain all 6 issues from Volume 13, I’ll make it easy for you. Mail a check for $30 to RodMaker, PO Box 1322, High Point, NC 27262 and I’ll pack up all 6 issues and mail them to you via USPS Priority Mail at no extra charge. This offer is good only by mail order and only until January 20th, 2011. Enjoy!

Tom Kirkman

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Volume 13 #1

Veneered Carbon Tube Handles

Rod Building Symbol Weave

Fitting Multi-Piece Ferrules

A Removable/Replaceable Butt Cap

Retrofitting Reel Seats

The Sizmatic Ferrule

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

Volume 13 #2

Free Form Thread Wraps

Wine Corks to Rod Grips

Soft Leash Attachment Points for Kayak Rods

2010 ICRBE Rod Expo Report

The Speed Merchant

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

Volume 13 #3

LSH/USH Handle Revisited

Swivel Mount Tool Bases

Shop Tour – Williams Custom Rods

Weight Reduction Facts

Fit & Finish – Glue Lines

PVC Checkerboard Clamps

Kayak Trolling Rod

Carbon Skin Finishing

The LSH/Ush Handle

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

Volume 13 #4

Heavy Duty Saltwater Rod Construction

The Case for Offering Bamboo

Creating Reel Seat Windows

The Marchisella Cutting Jig

Lessons Learned

Fit & Finish – Component Junctions

Two-Part Baitcasting Handles

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

Volume 13 #5

Invisible Identification Rod Security

Building Kite Rods

The Sparkler Wrap

Overview of Early Rods

The Extend-A-Butt

A Simpler Cork Clamp

Drying Burls

Blank Safe Tiptop Removal

Hooking a Generation

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

Volume 13 #6

Clear Acrylic Handles

60 Years of Rod Development

Overhead Blank Storage Rack

Batman Weave Pattern

What about Rod Spine?

Dancing Star Wrap

Another View – Bamboo Rod Blanks

Gudebrod Thread History

Letters

Rod Building News

Q&A Column

Color Photo Gallery

Rod Building History

More!

4 Comments

  1. Kerry on January 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Already have ’em all. Great stuff. Coming from back in the days of the Dale Clemens Rodcrafter group and mag, I can say that Rodmaker is the best thing that ever happened to custom rod building. I like the way you guys stay a year or more ahead of the internet crowd. Your articles are always plowing new ground and helping to keep the craft invigorated.

  2. KipKia on January 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Have a current subscription so don’t need these. But will say you certainly have a fine publication. Very high quality. My wife works in the graphics arts field and she has commented that whoever puts your magazine out really knows what they’re doing.

  3. RandallQ on January 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    You have a beautiful publication.

  4. H.Bunch on January 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Best rod building mag on the planet!

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