Wednesday May 2010 Class: Glue up! Strips and Cork

Again, John is ahead in his bamboo rod build.   We had both of his rod sections glued up right after lunch.  Both sections of his bamboo fly rod were dry fit first, in order to achieve the finest fit.  There was a good deal of dialog between the two of us concerning the exact reason for dry fitting the strips first.  The image below to the left shows the concentration required to nest up the glued strips into the perfect rod section.

John using Urac 185 to glue up bamboo fly rod section

Garrison style gluing binder used for bamboo rod sectionsJohn shares a lighter moment with the instructor while gluing up his cork grip

John glues up his cork grip for 8 foot Upper Sac Special

John gluing up bamboo rod section

Posted by on May 12th, 2010

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