Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

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Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

Post by letumgo » Fri May 03, 2019 12:03 pm

The first time I watched Mark Libertone tying soft hackles and flymphs, he demonstrated the process of making Leisenring spun bodies with this tool. It is a piece of artist board (white on one side/black on the other), cut into a rectangular strip with slots at each end for the waxed silk.

Mark gave this to me, after his tying demonstration. He once had a sketch on his old website showing how he made spun bodies.

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I will post measurements later, in case anyone else wants to make their own version.

Anyway, I've been meaning to share this, as a bit of fly tying history and to show a travel size alternate the the dubbing block.
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Re: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat May 04, 2019 7:26 am

Nice bit of history. I'd like to see the measurements, Ray. Thanks.
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Re: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

Post by chase creek » Sat May 04, 2019 8:56 am

I'd like to see the dimensions, too, Ray. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

Post by DOUGSDEN » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:05 pm

This is very interesting! I did not know this tool existed! I have seen similar marks on William Anderson's beautiful spinning blocks. Does anyone else have marks like these on their blocks?
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Re: Mark Libertone's Tool for Creating Spun Bodies

Post by fly_fischa » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:33 pm

Thanks for sharing this Ray, so cool and lovey that you had the opportunity to have that exchange with Mark.
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