Restoration of EVH 423 6/0

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Ray Hencken
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Restoration of EVH 423 6/0

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Here are pictures of an Edward vom Hofe 423 6/0 salmon reel that came to me in rough shape. After a good amount of time spent on disassembly, cleaning, and hand polishing, the before and after pictures are shown.
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Way to go, Ray! Nice save! Gotta thank the Vom Hofe’s for using good materials and construction that would put up with such abuse! I’m glad the reel found the right home! :bow:
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Looks awesome! Love that particular Vom Hofe model, too, it exudes class.
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Very nice!
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What a nice transformation. Well done, Ray!
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Ray, I have a good friend I coached high school wrestling with named “Wagstaff,” so that reel caught my eye. Superb work!

What did EVH or the engraver use for the red ink highlight? I assume the red was applied to a white ink primer?

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Not to jump Ray’s response but I imagine what you see as white on the uncleaned reel is some old polish or crud and red is all they used. I have never been able to get an answer on what the red material is, but it is incredibly durable. If you take a toothpick and spin it in the drag marking holes and usually by tracing it through the engraving, you can wake the red up where you thought it was gone!
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Very Pretty Work Ray ! Love working on good stuff myself. Doug

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Absolutely gorgeous!

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Hi Ray, very nice work. Would you share how you repaired the separated bands on the front and rear plates.
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