Author: Matthew West

Rod Finishing Tips

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clarityFinishes are the key to a good-looking and long-lasting rod if you use the proper techniques.

Experiment! You’ve got to experiment to see which finishes will suit your temperament as a rodmaker as well as the peculiarities of your environment: temperature, humidity & the like.
All of these affect results!

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We Buy Vintage Silk Threads!

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Rodmakers, restorationists, & collectors, Golden Witch is actively seeking to expand our line of vintage silks.  If you have a collection, we’re interested in buying it. Our purpose is two-fold.  We are seeking to develop a more complete “library” of old silk spools so we can better match vintage colors with contemporary offerings for those times when you need a very close match on either a restoration or a reproduction.  We will also resell vintage silks when they are available in sufficient quantity.  Please email us at to discuss your collection.