Vintage Cradle Frame Stripping Guides – PRODUCTION ON PAUSE



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[Vintage 14mm Cradle Frame] Stripping Guides are here. Beautiful. Thanks … see you next time, Marco S. (Italy)



Hi Folks, we are no longer producing this line – for the time being. Once the shop is moved and set up again, I expect to resume production on these and many other of our Golden Witch and Arcane Component Works parts. After an item is listed as ‘Production On Pause,’ please don’t request that we make an exception for you; the tools to make each paused item are already boxed up and ready to move in a shipping container. Thanks for your understanding and patience as we shift from a full-time operation to a semi-retired part-time operation. I expect our sabbatical will last the entirety of 2023, with operations firing up again in early 2024. – Russ


GW’s Vintage Cradle Frame Stripping Guide.  The cradle frame is a more traditional frame design, featuring a rounded apex on each wing, and a foot that is flattened prior to grinding and tapering. This is a distinctly “vintage” looking frame, making it ideal for restorations or reproductions where this older aesthetic is desired, however some “modernist” bamboo and graphite rodmakers simply prefer this frame style and use them on otherwise contemporary rods.

Pre-WWII Rings; Modern Bezels, Hydro-Welded™ Frames; Crafted In-House.

Vintage, Pre-WWII Red Rings 10mm and 14mm – a mix of agate and agatine, no material choice.


Note: We are now working up prototype Cradle Frames in our new, second generation, Hydro-Welded™ Frames.  The Cradle variant of the new frames is more expensive than the regular (High/Standard/Medium) variants of the new frame because the feet on Cradle Frames, like Low Frames, must be annealed and pressure formed prior to grinding and tapering – more steps.  We’ll post photos after some bold client has us make one or two.  This means that all current photos are showing the first generation frames.

Click here for a ramble on our first generation stripping guide frame styles!

Made in the USA

Made in the USA, using our frames, bezels, & labor, with vintage German rings.

For more information on our second generation, Hydro-Welded Frames, please see these pages:

Hydro-Welded Guides

Hydro-Welded Guide Frames – Production Notes


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10mm, 14mm



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Made in USA