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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:05 am    Post subject: File this under "never would have thought of that!" Reply with quote

How Pete Malinoski wind's his pickups:



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: p/u Reply with quote

Whatever works, those are truly one of a kind hand wounds.............

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about the time I counted to 9,500 winds, the wife would ask

"So what are you doing?" Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

genius!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how the pole is still attached... it can still function as a fishing rod too! Laughing

That is pretty neat though
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He needs to go on a fishing trip with this guy...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that BOAT is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks like he is actually using the bail on that reel, I wonder how he keeps the wire tension correct and how he gets the reel to wind within the parameter of the bobbin...very interesting indeed.
I'll have to dig out a couple of my Mitchell Garcia's and look at them more closely...I've got an old 304 that just might work! Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool ... MacGyver would be proud!

In the pic it it looks like the rods eyelets might be positioned to the right and he is guiding the wire with his right index finger ... probably has the bail ring locked open too. ... or not ...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RayRay wrote:
Now that BOAT is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks like he is actually using the bail on that reel, I wonder how he keeps the wire tension correct and how he gets the reel to wind within the parameter of the bobbin...very interesting indeed.
I'll have to dig out a couple of my Mitchell Garcia's and look at them more closely...I've got an old 304 that just might work! Cool
Does the reel have to be an Abu Cardinal like that one to work? Laughing
I have one like it, but that's it...
All the other reels are more modern or a lot older.
Penn International 50SW for those overwound jobs Shocked
Seriously though, that is super cool, and...
I never would have thought of that, really!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most reels the handle can be installed on either side, so it seems like it would be fairly easy to rig a mechanical counter on that.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is funny because I just found an old fishing reel at a yard sale for $1 to make a pickup winder.I hadn't seen this guy with the rod and reel but.. For a counter I bought a pedometer at Dollar Tree, a reed switch and a small magnet. Total out put is $3 including the reel.

I'm planning on putting it all together in a day of two. I'll post pics when it's done.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micter wrote:
That is funny because I just found an old fishing reel at a yard sale for $1 to make a pickup winder.I hadn't seen this guy with the rod and reel but.. For a counter I bought a pedometer at Dollar Tree, a reed switch and a small magnet. Total out put is $3 including the reel.

I'm planning on putting it all together in a day of two. I'll post pics when it's done.


Please post a build thread on that. I'm trying to picture how the pedometer and the other parts are arranged to make a counter.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Travst wrote:
Micter wrote:
That is funny because I just found an old fishing reel at a yard sale for $1 to make a pickup winder.I hadn't seen this guy with the rod and reel but.. For a counter I bought a pedometer at Dollar Tree, a reed switch and a small magnet. Total out put is $3 including the reel.

I'm planning on putting it all together in a day of two. I'll post pics when it's done.


Please post a build thread on that. I'm trying to picture how the pedometer and the other parts are arranged to make a counter.


I plan on sticking the magnet right to the spinner and place the reed switch on either a dowel next to the reel or possibly on the front of the reel mount. It really is only about having a magnetic field pass by the reed switch close enough to trigger the counter.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh, if the reel's bail is going "up & down" creating a neatly wound pickup isn't that going against "scatter winding"? Shocked

... then again, I don't know what I'm talking about. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Pettingill wrote:
Cool ... MacGyver would be proud!

In the pic it it looks like the rods eyelets might be positioned to the right and he is guiding the wire with his right index finger ... probably has the bail ring locked open too. ... or not ...
The guides are out of the picture. What you see is a decorative wrap, but the bail is in the open position. There may be a little roller soldered onto it to grab the wire.
The spool appears to be on the reel because I can see the silver trim ring that is around the spool's quick release button.
I have a feeling that there are screws that go through the spool's front flange and capture the pickup's height adjustment screw holes.
A shim between the bottom of the bobbin and the spool would keep it off the release button and jack it up into the right position for winding.
As far as keeping the wire from falling off the bobbin during winding?
The Abu Cardinal has a fairly narrow stroke and IIRC, it's just about pefect for a tall coil.
There are some reels out there days that have a stroke short enough for a short coil. Check out the US Reel spinners.
You would have to mod it a lot, but it has a very short stroke.

What happens if you hook a bass while you are winding bobbins? Confused
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