The NERBs Gatherings are a unique opportunity for rod builders to spend a day learning new techniques, getting hands on answers to problems they are having, seeing and purchasing new products & blanks, meeting other local builders, and having a fun time. Each topic is covered until the builders understand “how to”. This might take 10 minutes or it might take 3 hours, but rest assured you will leave the gathering with a detailed understanding of the techniques covered. There are a lot of gatherings scheduled for 2012, I hope to see builders come back to multiple gatherings and see their progress on their rods using the info learned from The NERBs.
For 2012-13 wrapping season (October - April) the admission is $40 which includes lunch, drinks, snacks, sometimes donuts and coffee & dessert.After your first gathering the admission is $20
October 6 9AM Staten Island- Microwave vs KR Concept comparison casting using Bushido blank - using high speed camera; CP & Epoxy Finish; Guide Repairs
October 7 10AM Staten Island- Dec Wraps & Dec Grips; CP & Epoxy
October 13 TBA- Grip making session in SI or NJ?
October 20 10AM Leominster, Mass- Dec Wraps & Dec Grips
October 27 10AM - Wisconsin/Iowa - Tri State Rodbuilders with Mark Blabaum - topics will include custom grip inlays in wood, cork & Foam, Decorative Wraps simple & Advanced. Contact Mark Blabaum at email@example.com
October 28 10AM - Chicago - hosted by Dan Makauskas & Al Ciner, topics will include custom grip inlays in wood, cork & Foam, Decorative Wraps simple & Advanced. ContactDan Makauskas at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 3 10AM Tabernacle, NJ- Selecting and building a surf rod. Wraps & Grips & whatever else people are interested in.