The best concise description of a split bamboo fly rod.

"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

tirsdag 17. april 2012

The new binder.

Well the new binder from J.D.Wagner came and it was time for testing and fine tuning the binder before gluing and binding the strips. Now it was just trying to find the right tension on the tensioning disc's. After some test binding without glue - it was time to just go for it with the glue. And I must say the binder did the job, the blanks came out pretty much strait with almost no twist's and bends.

The binder setup for Degere-Style, endless belt binding.
The blanks after some days in the drying cabinet, ready for sanding away the glue.

The binding tread removed and it's time to get a closer look at the blanks.

The first sanding.....nice feeling.