Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Thursday

The rod sections were glued up Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday morning, Paul placed the sections in the oven for curing at an  elevated temperature.  While this went on, Paul spent some time on the gap bed lathe profiling his cork grip.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Removing String from Rod Section

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Removing String from Rod Section

Here Paul goes through the moment of truth:  taking the rod section out of the string.

Next, Paul checks the rod sections for straightness:

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Checking Rod Section for Straightness

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Checking Rod Section for Straightness

A few moments checking the rod sections for straightness, and making a few necessary adjustments.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Ferruling Rod Section

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Ferruling Rod Section

Paul on the gap bed lathe turning ferrule stations.  Lathe is running at 60 rpm and the cutter runs at 20,000!

Here is an image of Paul dressing the ferrules for his bamboo fly rod on the Hardinge:

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Prepping Nickel Silver Ferrules

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Prepping Nickel Silver Ferrules

Paul tapers the ferrule tabs on his nickel silver ferrules.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Prepping Butt Section for Dip Tube

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Prepping Butt Section for Dip Tube

Paul has his butt section ready for dipping.  Here he places a string loop on the rod so that he can suspend the section over the dip tube.

Posted by on October 23rd, 2009

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