The Art of Fly Reel Design with RhinoCAM®

Fly Reel DesignPete Sorenson is a retired technology instructor with 42 years in the classroom. Currently, Pete conducts workshops and teacher training for Robert McNeel & Associates and has been using RhinoCAM® for over 5 years now.
The fly reel design shown here was inspired by Michael L.J. Hackney’s book The Reelsmith’s Primer: The Art of Hand-crafting Fly Fishing Reels (The Whitefish Press (Cincinnati, OH) (2010).
The brass and aluminum components in Pete’s fly reel design shown here were machined using RhinoCAM® toolpaths. Note the pocketing and contour detail in the aluminum side plates machined using a 1/16” end mill.

Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse is an Application Engineer with MecSoft Corporation. Don brings over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM operations in both automotive and mold design applications. Don also has extensive experience in documenting CAD/CAM products and is actively involved with writing the on-line help as well as creating training tutorials for MecSoft's products.
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