D.F., from the list you posted earlier, it sounds like a corktape deckhand model, and that list is a good start. Just a few smallitems to add. Although minor, kinda tough to build a rod without them. sharp, single edge razor blades, or x-acto knife silicone free non pourous plastic mixing sticks, cups and fine finish brushes. (sometimes comes with the finish, depending on the brand and kit) aluminum foil to pour the finish onto after mixing, to extend the working potlife. disposable lighter to singe thread fuzzies, flame finish and install tip top measuring tape paper towels and q-tips denatured alcohol or acetone, to degrease blank before finish and cleanup mistakes white china marker, or scribe to mark wrap locations....etc dividers (like a circle compass with 2 sharp points) for wrap layout easy release masking tape for guide placement testing and holding guides in place to wrap small file, benchtop belt sander, grinder or dremel tool for dressing guide feet scissors for cutting thread, corktape, shrink tube nail clippers with a smooth handle for clipping thread and burnishing thread gaps (using smooth handle) heat gun for shrink tube on cork tape ends and reel pad. a small propane torch can be used for this,but not reccomended. epoxy to install butt cap Obviously, most of this stuff is redily available around the house,but needs to be there at the work area before you start. When dealing with epoxy, time is critical. If you have live epoxy and need a Q-tip...and have to hunt one down...by time you find one its isualy too late. Ok dude....(or anyone else who wants to jump in and try their hand at rod buildin) when you have everything ready, give me the word..and lets get this forum hoppin!