Rod Making Class Tuesday!

Paul has finished straightening and has roughed his strips.  He is now hard at it planing them out.

Hand planing a bamboo fly rod strip

Hand planing a bamboo fly rod strip

Paul checks strips for final dimensions:

Checking final planing for correct dimensions

Checking final planing for correct dimensions

Taking the final pass on the planing form.  Down to the steel.

Shavings from planing bamboo fly rod

Shavings from planing bamboo fly rod

Lots of shavings from bamboo strips!

Gluing binder used for dry fitting rod sections

Gluing binder used for dry fitting rod sections

Here Paul dry-fits his rod section in the gluing binder.

Taking the dry fit rod section out of the string

Taking the dry fit rod section out of the string

Dry-fit, checked for correct dimensions, Paul takes the rod section out of the string.

Posted by on October 21st, 2009

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